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How many people here use an aftermarket oil filter instead of an OE (Kohler or Briggs). When I change the oil on my Kohler engine I'm probably going to use a Purolator L35310 instead of the Kohler 12 050 01. Anyone see any problems with that?
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Hey Guys. Can these oil filters I read about in here be added to an 8 horse kohler or 10 & 12 briggs L head cast iron. and a 16 briggs V twin.And then instructions how to do it. P S , I forfot to mention,"another stupid question" !!!!
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EZDUZIT, You cannot add one of the filters to an L head engine because they use a slinger type oiling system. A slinger type system has a dipper attached to the connecting rod which picks up oil from the oil pan and slings it all over the inside of the crankcase. The ones with a filter use an oil pump which allows the pumping of the oil through the filter then to the bearings.
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Rod. Thanks for your answer.I honestly really knew that.But I thought one of our great members had figured out another way.I have seen so many variations of variations here,that I really get confused.A couple of things I do know for sure though,you can get an answer to just about any situation here and, if there was a contest for the most stupid questions posted here,you are reading the words of the winner,by far .LOL !
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The questions I have are 1) is this an actual cross referenced correct replacement part, or is it one that "screws on there"? 2)how much cheaper is it? If it's pretty close - I guarantee your dealer will appreciate you much more than Wal-Mart will if you buy a factory one. Just my thoughts. Tim
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I use a Fram PH7575 filter on my Kohler command, and the color of the filter is very close to the Agco-Allis 918 paint color, looks quite nice.
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After-market engine oil filters will preform just fine on out small engines as long as you do your routine maintenance. High micron/high filtration filters may clog faster and auctually limit the oil flow which leads to poor lubrication and overheating. Be especially wary of this on engines like the Kohler KT-17 and KT-17 Series II where the oil capacity is limited to start. Going along with this topic never use aftermarket filters on the Sunstrand Hydros even though they "fit". Generic filters on these hydro units will adversely affect the operation of the hydro and can cause expensive repairs at the worst and have you scratching your bald head and cussing your poor tractor at the very least. Off my cardboard soapbox for now!
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Hi, You asked about adding a filter to the K series engines etc. About 20 years ago Dixie Chopper, a company that is not afraid to try to break the mold. Check their Worlds Fastest Lawn Mower with the turbine engine out of a helicopter that was on the Tool Time show. In the early 80s they took a twin Briggs Vert shaft 18 on a 50 inch zero turn and took the Briggs muffler that was tucked up tight to the sump off. They then put a round muffler on pipes away from the sump. Next they took and electric fuel pump and pumped the oil out of the sump, through a filter and then through an oil cooler that was mounted above the flywheel so the blower pulled air through it, then back into the sump. This nearly tripled the life of these engines. First it dropped the oil temp significantly and it also filtered it. As a matter of fact many of the Briggs engines that have oil filters are not pressure oiled. They just pump the oil out of the sump and through the filter and back into the sump. It does make the engines last longer because it gets the dirt out of the oil. Some trivia I thought might be interesting. Al Eden
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I use a larger Fram filter on my KT17 and M20 (I don't remember the number) that gets me another 1/4 quart of oil in the engine (just short of 2 qts), plus gets me more surface area for cooling. And the color is right.
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