Alternative to Fram PH8170 filter for a Briggs?

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Are there any alternatives you would recommend to a Fram PH8170 or Briggs and Stratton 492932 oil filter for a 25 hp V-twin Briggs and Stratton engine? At ~ $12-15 it looks as if these filters are relatively expensive because they are so short and have few applications. It looks like I can fit a 1-1.5" longer filter. Does anyone have a list of cross references for slightly longer filters?
 
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Originally Posted By: Throckmorton
Are there any alternatives you would recommend to a Fram PH8170 ... It looks like I can fit a 1-1.5" longer filter.
Try a PH3614. It's about 3/4" longer. Super Tech (a.k.a Napa Select) ST3614 will run about $3
 
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Why go for a longer filter of inferior construction? The PH8170 is very well built: metal end caps and all. How much filter volume does a little Briggs honestly need?
 
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Replacement oil filters for Fram PH8170: Baldwin B7165 Beck/Arnley 041-0767 041-8078 Bosch 0986452058 CARQUEST 85065 Champ LF503 CROSLAND 2099 CUB CADET 120-5008 Donaldson P502024 HASTINGS LF503 John Deere AM125424 AM125424C AM131948 GY20577 KAWASAKI 49065-7007 LISTER-PETTER 751-12870 LUBER-FINER PH3656 NAPA 1056 1056MP 7035 Tecumseh 36563 36961 740057 Wix 51056 57035
 
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I made a list years ago using Purolator numbers: Stock size (X-Small) - L35310 Small - L10241 Medium - L20195 Large - L30001 X-Large - L40017 I typically run the L10241 (uses 2 quarts right on the nose). Convert to any filter manufacturer you prefer.
 

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Originally Posted By: BrianF
Fram 3614 fits great in my Craftsman T3200. The top of the line Ultra is still cheaper than the 8170.
That's what I was thinking. I can probably get a toughguard TG3614 for less than the cost of a PH8170. I'm pretty certain the toughguard is a better filter too.
 
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I have the toughguard on as we speak. Even with the terrible regular Canadian prices, it was much cheaper and according to the filter dissections on this site they are a well built filter that, in my mind will have no issues running stock or longer changes. I have yet to see a toughguard or Ultra with torn media or in general garbage construction. I will run the TG for the 100 hour index and rip it open to have a look.
 
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The Fram 3600 or Purolator 20195 may fit, same base as the 3614, but nearly five inches long, The 3614 is three and a half inches long, It also holds eight more ounces of oil, the 3614 holds four more... I run the AutoZone STP blue S3600 on my Craftsman LT200 lawn tractor,
 
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Why go for a longer filter of inferior construction? How much filter volume does a little Briggs honestly need?
It does NOT need a bigger filter. He explained his purpose very clearly:
Originally Posted By: Throckmorton
At ~ $12-15 it looks as if these filters are relatively expensive because they are so short and have few applications.
I think a $3 super tech will be just fine, I've been running ST3614's on big Briggs, Onan and Kohler engines for years and years and years ......
 
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After hours of screwing around trying to save $6 I went to Home Depot and bought a nice heavy well made, B&S filter for my 20HP TWIN. I sleep well and will change it at ~ the 50 hours as recommended. You can op for a long life B&S filter, but, it is much more expensive. Ed
 
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Why go for a longer filter of inferior construction? How much filter volume does a little Briggs honestly need?
It does NOT need a bigger filter. He explained his purpose very clearly:
Originally Posted By: Throckmorton
At ~ $12-15 it looks as if these filters are relatively expensive because they are so short and have few applications.
The PH8170 is a $6 filter.
 

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Originally Posted By: tig1
I use the MC FL910S on my Briggs 21HP riding mower.
+1 mine is on a zero turn with the 21HP Briggs single cylinder
 
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