Lawnmower oil filters

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by BrianGreen, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. BrianGreen

    BrianGreen SSG Brian Green

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    i have a JD LA145 and the damn JD oil filters are expensive. Looking at the oil filter for my 22RE, it is the same diameter and looks like the same threads. Just going to be a little longer than the JD one (more oil volume).

    Anybody see any issue with just running the same purolator filter that my Yota runs on my lawnmower?
     
  2. a_kelley

    a_kelley mister mechanical fixer

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    You can run any filter that screws on and seals.
     
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  3. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    JOHN DEERE OIL FILTER CROSS REFERENCE


    If you're not hung up on using Purolator (some people use them because of the partial NC connection), you can get filters from the other partially-NC filter brand and use Wix. The nice thing about Wix is that you can probably get that filter for the 22RE for sub-$4 on RockAuto. RockAuto unfortunately doesn't stock Purolator.
     
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  4. Tim C

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    And I've put a Napa 1348 filter (Toyota) on a couple of riding mower engines over the years.

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  5. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    For cross reference that's also the Wix 51348, as Wix private-lebels the filters for NAPA but NAPA drops the "5" prefix.
     
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  6. Tim C

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    Or carquest 84348 which is wix too, lol. We recently switched from Napa to carquest at work because the local Napa owner pissed off the boss. I'm having to relearn all the numbers, but at least the last 3 are the same.

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  7. Fabrik8

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    Not anymore as of a few years ago; they're Purolator or one of a few other brands, depending on the filter. They have kept the Wix base part numbers even though Wix no longer manufacturers them.

    I only know this because I bought a few dozen Carquest filters through a clearance buyout at RockAuto during the Advance transition when they changed the packaging or something (maybe that's when they did the manufacturer switch?), and I did some research at the time before buying. I ended up throwing away a third of them because they were a mixture of the Carquest red and blue under the same part number. I wanted good filters for cheap, not mediocre filters for cheap, so no reason to keep the mediocre ones for the $1.25 each I paid for them. The good were all Wix manufactured and look identical to the Wix and NAPA Gold cartridge filters. The ones I threw away were the NAPA Silver equivalent with the different media and pleat count, also Wix manufactured.
     
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  8. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    My JD uses the Napa Gold 1374 [Wix] filter. I've never bought a JD filter. Also run the [Wix] Napa filter on the hydrumatic. Napa can be a little pricey too, just depends on the Company name you give them.
     
  9. a_kelley

    a_kelley mister mechanical fixer

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    Fwiw, carquest red filters (Purolator afaik is supplier, and has been since advance bought cq) meet or exceed oe spec & everything I touch gets one with an oil change & include drain back valve if it is spec'd.
     
  10. R Q

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    Actually the oil is more important than the filters on small engines. Kawasaki oil has a lot of zinc in it which is good. Be sure to use oil that matches or surpasses the recommended oil. What motor is in it?
     
  11. jeepyjman

    jeepyjman Well-Known Member

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    I never knew that. I always just use 5w40 synthetic in mine. (fx601v)
     
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  12. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    Yep, If you have a Kohler motor you better run the recommended Kohler oil or the Kawasaki oil or it will screw up your motor! I have done it! It definitely matters!
     
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  13. a_kelley

    a_kelley mister mechanical fixer

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    Blue stp bottle has zinc in it.. cheap too.
     
  14. thecj3man

    thecj3man Well-Known Member

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    I ran the Napa / Wix 1348 on the Kohler engine and the hydrostatic rear axle on my Snapper for a couple years. One day while getting a couple the guy at Napa told me I should stock up while they were on sale since they would fit my Toyota truck too. Since then I have used Toyota filters on the Snapper since I buy them by the case on the Internet.
     
  15. Dirt Mcgert

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    Years ago when I ran a landscaping outfit , I would buy bulk oil filters from the commercial department at the local O'riles , I think the P/N was 114 or 116 , I was told they are listed to fit a Scion . they were less and $2 each , never had an issue , plus they would fit the kawasaki and kholer engines with no leaks
     
  16. rodney eppes

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    Never tried the "exchange", but I had a 1995 Corolla that seemed to have the same size filter!
     

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