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I am the type of person that does everything himself,,,thus changing the oil in the Rhino. And there is no way that I am going to spend the money to buy a Yamaha oil filter.

So below is a list of different oil filters by different manufactures.

Yamaha OEM #5gh-13440-00-00
Wix #51358 ?????Advanced Auto Parts, or Carquest
Purolator #ML16819 "Pep Boys"
Fram #TG7317 or PH7317 "Checker, Autozone,,pretty much everywhere"
K&N #KN-303 "Checker, Autozone,,pretty much everywhere, but not cheap"
Supertech #ST-7317 "Wal-Mart"
Napa #SFI-23156 Uhhhh Napa...


Walamrt is the cheapest on there filters, 2 to 3 bucks, everyone else is about 6 bucks, except for the K & N which is 12 to 13 bucks.
 

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Are you sure that WIX is correct? I use WIX for my car and I wanted one for my rhino. I installed one that I thought cross referenced and as soon as I started the rhino, the oil gushed out everywhere. I can't remember the issue but it looked the same only there was something preventing the seal from bottoming out.

Here's another one to consider. Honda filter

 

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I will check that out.... I bought the Frams today, just a side note most of the one lsted at longer than the stock one. More filtering...
 

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I know Fram is readily available but I might have chosen a different one. Fram has a bad rep for poor quality internally.
 

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Here is some information:
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters.html

This guy deconstructed all the popular brands of oil filter and investigated how they were made.
Fram Extra Guard

Years ago Fram was a quality filter manufacturer. Now their standard filter (the radioactive-orange cans) is one of the worst out there. It features cardboard end caps for the filter element that are glued in place. The rubber anti-drainback valve seals against the cardboard and frequently leaks, causing dirty oil to drain back into the pan. The bypass valves are plastic and are sometimes not molded correctly, which allows them to leak all the time. The stamped-metal threaded end is weakly constructed and it has smaller and fewer oil inlet holes, which may restrict flow. I had one of these filters fail in my previous car. The filter element collapsed and bits of filter and glue were circulating through my system. The oil passage to the head became blocked and the head got so hot from oil starvation that it actually melted the vacuum lines connected to it as well as the wires near it.


Fram Double Guard

Another bad filter idea brought to you by your friends at Fram. The filter itself is a slightly improved design over the Fram Extra Guard, but still uses the same filter element. It has a silicone anti-drainback valve, a quality pressure relief valve, and enough inlet holes for good flow. The big problem is that they are trying to cash in on the Slick 50 craze. They impregnate the filter element with bits of Teflon like that found in Slick 50. As with Slick 50, Teflon is a solid and does not belong in an engine. It cannot get into the parts of the engine that oil can and therefore does nothing. Also, as the filter gets dirty, it ends up filtering the Teflon right out. Dupont (the manufacturer of Teflon) does not recommend Teflon for use in internal combustion engines. Please do not waste your money on this filter.
Fram Tough Guard

Even with all the problems of the other Fram filters, this one is not too bad. It has a heavier filter element with more surface area, a silicone anti-drainback valve, the cheap pressure relief valve, but with a clever integral screen to keep out large particles, and enough inlet holes for good flow. The only other drawback to this filter is that it is capped on each end with cardboard instead of metal. Looking in through the center outlet does not reveal any paper end caps, but they are there. I personally do not use this filter, but the design didn't have enough bad qualities to cause me to tell others to avoid it.

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Why not the Yamaha Filter?
 

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I have always used the K&N Filter... Ride Now doesnt sell it but I pick mine up at that ATV place by TNT Carwash that always changes its name...

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