Oil Filter Cross-reference?

fritz1255(PA)July 13, 2006

My dad and I both have Craftsman lawn tractors. Mine has a Briggs & Stratton engine, his has a Kohler. I was able to find a cross-reference for mine years ago so I could use a readily-available automotive oil filter as opposed to special-ordering, but have not been able to find one for his. The Kohler website is (big surprise) not helpful - they want you to buy their filters. I have the filter number, but I don't know if it is an "OEM" number or not. Any ideas?

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deerslayer(Z5 NE IL KBG)

The item below was posted several months ago.

-Deerslayer

* Posted by bill_kapaun Z8 Orygun (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 26, 06 at 15:20

"Briggs type" 3/4" X 16 threads 8-11 PSI Bypass
Gasket 2.734"OD 2.430"ID 0.226" thick
Length" Wix Purolator Hastings Kohler B&S Baldwin JD TEC MotorCraft AC Fram
2.3" 57035 NA LF503 2805001 492932 B7165 ? 36563 NA NA? NA
2.7" 51056 L35310 LF302 1205001 492056 B1410 AM125424 36262 NA PF2210 PH8172
3.4" 51348 L10241 LF157 5205002 491056 BT223 AM101207 ? FL793 PF53 PH3614

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 9:21AM
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fritz1255(PA)

Thanks! Very helpful, I will keep this info. Is the listed length of the filter the exterior length?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 10:26AM
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deerslayer(Z5 NE IL KBG)

Yes, it is exterior length. BTW, NAPAs filters are made by WIX. To find the NAPA part number, put the B&S or Kohler part number into the non-NAPA part number box on the home page of NAPA online.

-Deerslayer

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 10:53AM
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jerry_nj

Does Fram provide a similar service: B&S/Kohler PN to Fram?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 11:28AM
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don21

Seriously, who would want a Fram filter . . . . even if they were FREE??

Don

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 11:44AM
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deerslayer(Z5 NE IL KBG)

Jerry, yes they do. Here's a link.

Fram Xref

Here's what I received when I selected Briggs & Stratton.

Competitor Part Number FRAM Part Number
120485 PH8170
296188 CA74
390492 CA8439
392308 CA8442
393725 CA8437
394018 CA7726
394358 G4164
396424 CA8442
491021 CA8436
491056 PH3614
491519 CA8435
492056 PH8170
492932 PH8170
493909 CA8443
496510 PH43
496894 CA8443

-Deerslayer

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 11:47AM
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deerslayer(Z5 NE IL KBG)

"Seriously, who would want a Fram filter . . . . even if they were FREE??"

Don makes a very good point. The WIX/NAPA filters are far superior.

-Deerslayer

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 11:51AM
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tom_k_de

Says who,and better at what??? Just wondering.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 4:14PM
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deerslayer(Z5 NE IL KBG)

Ahhhh...a doubting Thomas. Here's a link to an oil filter study. Read what the author has to say about "Filters to Avoid" at the bottom of the page.

Oil Filter Study

-Deerslayer

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 4:47PM
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jshort

If you put a filter name/number in google you will get some hits. These are usually accompanied by other manufacturers #'s..you can them use them to find others.
manufacturers website cross reference charts are also helpful.

Ebay also helped me out with this..my deere dealer went from 4.25 to 6.50 to 9.20 since I bought my tractor a few years ago. I was able to score a 1/2 dozen on ebay for 5.25 ea. shipped to my house.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 5:57PM
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fritz1255(PA)

Tried to get a replacement filter at both Walmart and Pepboys - none available, so I am back where I started. The specific filters I was looking for are Purolator L35310, AC PF2210, or Fram 8172 (to replace Kohler 1205001). Are these some type of odd size? They are available by mail order, but that's what I was hoping to avoid. Any ideas?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 7:55AM
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machiem(Z8 WA)

The 2.3" and 2.7" are small engine size. The 3.4" is an automotive size.

If you can fit the 3.4" tall filter, buy that one. It's readily avaialable at almost any store that sells filters.

If you can't remember the part number, search for an oil filter for a Yugo. It's easy to remember that one.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 10:22AM
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walt2002

"Seriously, who would want a Fram filter "

Well I have used them mostly for about 50 years. You got any you'd like to send me, I'll pay postage. I usually trade off whatever I am using them on because I got tired of the car/truck/mower, never because of lube problem.

Walt Conner

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 12:40PM
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pappap428

fritz
I took the numbers off my original Kohler filter and went to Auto-Zone. They put the Kohler numbers in their computer and gave me an STP filter that is the same thing. NAPA can do this also but their filters are a couple bucks more than the STP at Auto-Zone. There probably a little better but I change my oil twice a year and I use the STP filters. When I check my oil it always looks clean. Auto -Zone can cross referrence the spark plugs and the fuel filter to but they weren't able to find the air filter, I have to buy them at Sears. I've always been told that STP makes a good oil filter so I use them and they seem to work fine. If you live in PA you should have an Auto-Zone close by. Remember to use 10/30 WT. oil when you change it. If you have a push mower they almost all use straight 30WT oil. Hope this helps you out. Good luck ! Pap.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 1:19PM
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daveyt

I recently purchased a Craftsman Lawn Tractor that uses a B&S #492632 oil filter in the Intek 24 HP V-Twin. By searching this forum, I found that I can use a NAPA FIL7035 equivalent. When I went to purchase one at the local NAPA store, the salesman suggested that I could use another, cheaper filter instead. It is about twice as long, hence has added filtering capacity, but costs about 1/2 as much because it is a commonly-used auto filter [sorry, I didn't get the NAPA FIL #]; he said it was otherwise equivalent. I do have the space to use a longer filter.

Does anyone have any comments regarding this substitution?

Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 2:05PM
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bill_kapaun

A 4.8" long filter is a -
Wix/NAPA (5)1516, MotorCraft FL-400 equivalent.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 3:19PM
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fernslinger

That "oil filter study" is nearly worthless. The last update to the site was 4 years ago and it is just his personal opinion. No where near a scientific study that would sway my opinion either way..

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 6:42PM
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larryf

THe Napa stores I have visited usually have the filters for small engines.

Do not assume the longer filter has more filtering medium. The best NAPA filter for a Briggs is the short stubby. Additionally the 2003 Briggs update manual has some information on page 18.

The premium yellow filter (part # 696854) has 96 sq inches of filtering medium and filters particles down to 25 microns.

The Standard length oil filter (part # 492932) has 48 sq inches of filter medium and filters particles down to 36 microns. NAPA offers a filter at a lower price as a replacement for this filter.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 7:16PM
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bill_kapaun

Wix/NAPA Gold/CarQuest Premium-
All the SAME filter
57035 28 micron
51056 19 micron
51348 19 micron
51516 20 micron

http://www.wixfilters.com

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 8:42PM
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ceo3747

I NEED CROSS REFERENCE FOR KOHLER OIL FILTER 52 050 02 THANK YOU

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 1:31PM
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machiem(Z8 WA)

The second post in this message has your info. Look at the last line.

Copied and re-pasted below:

"Briggs type" 3/4" X 16 threads 8-11 PSI Bypass
Gasket 2.734"OD 2.430"ID 0.226" thick
Length" Wix Purolator Hastings Kohler B&S Baldwin JD TEC MotorCraft AC Fram
2.3" 57035 NA LF503 2805001 492932 B7165 ? 36563 NA NA? NA
2.7" 51056 L35310 LF302 1205001 492056 B1410 AM125424 36262 NA PF2210 PH8172
3.4" 51348 L10241 LF157 5205002 491056 BT223 AM101207 ? FL793 PF53 PH3614

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 1:46PM
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bushleague(MA)

Both engines take the same filter, ST3614 Super Tech from Wally, $2.48. Why pay more?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 9:42PM
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skdeere

can anyone cross tecumseh part 740057B oil filter or tell me which filters fit the new Tecumseh 20 HP used in Yard Works

Thanks

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 11:02PM
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bill_kapaun

That Tecumseh filter has the same specs as the Briggs/Kohler filters. Use the appropriate length.
Some Tecs have a different gasket size, so one must check.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 3:05AM
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teenangel

Go to the FRAM website at www.fram.com and try there. You can enter the PN in the competitor block. For instance,if you enter 5205002 (Kohler's PN) the database comes back with PH7575 and if you go to that filter, there are a bunch of crosses for other mfgs. Try it!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2008 at 2:36AM
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matt_in_mi(5)

For those looking for a replacement for their oem 52-050-02 oil filter, check out Advance Auto Parts as they sell a Purolator Premium Plus oil filter for about $3 that matches. (#L10241) They also carry a K&N filter that also matches, but is around $13 each.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 12:55PM
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ejskipper

Any ideas on a cross-reference for an Oil filter for a Guardian 15000kw generator by Generac Power Systems, Inc.?
The engine is suppose to be manufactured by them also (yeah, right!!!) so they want you to use only their filters - what a crock! They've got a captive market here in Florida because everyone has one!!! The part number they gave for "Their" filter is: 070185B. I've checked everywhere that I know with no results. I know someone has got to have something on this since there are so many of these out there!!The engine ID No. is OE6221 and its a 992cc/30hp unit. Thanks..........Skip...

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 5:31PM
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machiem(Z8 WA)

I put 070185B part number in at wixfilters.com and came up with 51394.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 8:05PM
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bill_kapaun

A 51394 would be considered a "Kawasaki" filter, although it fits other applications.
Kawasaki 3/4" X 16 threads Gasket 2.475"OD 2.173"ID 0.233" thick.
Length" Wix Purolator Hastings Baldwin AC MotorCraft JD Walmart
2.98" 51394 L14476 LF410 B33 PF1233 FL836 AM107423 ST4967
3.4" 51396 L14477 LF413 B37 NA NA NA ST4386

WIX makes NAPA Gold and CarQuest Blue filters. (identical except for the paint job)
For a NAPA filter, use the last 4 digits of the Wix#
For a CarQuest filter, replace the first 2 digits of the Wix# with 85.
Example. Wix 51348 becomes CarQuest 85348 or NAPA Gold 1348.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 10:50PM
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dlj71

I have a 2007 John Deere lawn mower tractor with a 21hp briggs and stratton 2 cylinder engine. Can't see paying $15 for a filter part number GY20577. Need a cross reference.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 9:18PM
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bill_kapaun

Maybe look at the 2nd post?
That's the 2.7" long filter.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 9:53PM
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krazybob

Not to hijack this thread, but I changed the oil and filter for the first time today in my 20hp Kohler engine in my 42" lawn tractor. I've changed many oil filters over the years in many types of engines, auto and otherwise, but that was the toughest filter I've ever had to remove !!!! I almost tore it in two before I got it to start coming loose. Then I installed the new filter, ( I danged near fell over when they charged me $13 at Sears ! ) but to get that filter to seal without leaking, I had to tighten it way beyond what I should have had to do. Has anyone else ran into this problem?
Krazy~

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 5:08PM
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slk10030_yahoo_com

Hello I need some help with cross referencing oil filters for a couple of walk behind mowers with Kawasaki engines they are : FC420V and FC460V I have used Kawasaki filters but they are expensive and I have used Napa but I don't remember the number. The last filters I bought were off brands and I don't think they even have a number. Can someone give me a list of good oil filter numbers I like to shop now at Autozone but they didn't seem to have any filters except some off brand called value something. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:35PM
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ggoyeneche

Try Kawasaki 49065-2078 or 49065-7010. Normal price $10 to $12. Tulsa Engine Warehouse about $9. Even cheaper on Ebay if you're OK with off-brand.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 9:59AM
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cdonrton_gmail_com

A friend is using a AM107423 filter on a LX255 Deere. I found the AM125424 on the Deere website. anyone know the difference?
He's 75 and I'm trying to help him out and get the correct one. All I seem to find is cross refs for each one and not descriptions
Thanks

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 6:33PM
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bill_kapaun

Kawasaki 3/4" X 16 threads Gasket 2.475"OD 2.173"ID 0.233" thick.

Length" Wix Purolator Hastings Baldwin AC MotorCraft JD Walmart

2.98" 51394 L14476 LF410 B33 PF1233 FL836 AM107423 ST4967

3.4" 51396 L14477 LF413 B37 NA NA NA ST4386

WIX makes NAPA Gold and CarQuest Blue filters. (identical except for the paint job)

For a NAPA filter, use the last 4 digits of the Wix#

For a CarQuest filter, replace the first 2 digits of the Wix# with 85.

Example. Wix 51348 becomes CarQuest 85348 or NAPA Gold 1348.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 2:19PM
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rsteb2_frontiernet_net

What I would like, is a cross reference chart that would cross ref. a Kawaski 17 H.P. Cub Cadet model #1527 filter # 49065-710 to any filter that will fit. I would be happy paying less than $16.95 for a Fram or any other filter.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 10:35AM
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smoe30_yahoo_com

What I would like, is a cross reference chart that would cross ref. a Kawaski 17 H.P. Cub Cadet model #1527 filter # 49065-710 to any filter that will fit. I would be happy paying less than $16.95 for a Fram or any other filter.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 10:54AM
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bill_kapaun

You have one! Get out your measuring tape and determine your current filter is about 3" long and then pick the 1st one on the list....

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:08PM
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fishing757

I have a Craftsman riding mower, B & S engine.....Craftsman oil filter # 33935. Is there a Fram, Purolator or other brand which cross-references with this (and if so, what is its #)?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 2:50PM
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mownie(7)

Purolator PL10241

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 3:09PM
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