8 KW Diesel generator oil filter question
On my past 8KW diesel generator any time I couldn't get to a Cummins shop for an Onan oil filter no. 122-0833 I could always use a Wix 51064 filter.
But for the initial 50 hour change on my 2015 Newmar the original filter I removed was just solid gray in color and had no markings whatsoever on it. So being over 100 miles from the nearest Cummins shop I bought a Wix 51064, which does cross reference to the 122-0833. But the Wix is about 1/2" larger in diameter and 1/4" taller and there just flat isn't enough room for it to fit in the space where the original filter was even though it worked fine on my past Onan.
I have used NAPA filters in the past so I went there but even though the one they sold me is the same size as the original the threads are different, fine instead of course like the original.
I called the Cummins Onan hot line and talked to the parts department which told me the 122-0833 is definitely the correct filter for my generator but that didn't help my current problem.
Anyone else had to face this problem, and if so did you find a solution, other than somehow getting an Onan filter?