Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
Member
 
CYOUL8R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 34
My generator is a 5.0kw Onan Emerald Plus and I'm tired of paying $10.99 for the Onan oil filter. Does anyone have a cross reference for the Onan oil filter, part #122-06645 that I'm currently using, to another brand such as Fram, Puralator, Wix, etc.?
__________________

__________________
2001 Condor by R-Vision 33' 6" w/galley slide
CYOUL8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
Member
 
CYOUL8R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 34
My generator is a 5.0kw Onan Emerald Plus and I'm tired of paying $10.99 for the Onan oil filter. Does anyone have a cross reference for the Onan oil filter, part #122-06645 that I'm currently using, to another brand such as Fram, Puralator, Wix, etc.?
__________________

__________________
2001 Condor by R-Vision 33' 6" w/galley slide
CYOUL8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 770
The Onan filter has a valve that prevents a cold start without oil; the competitive filters may be cheaper but unlikely to be of equal quality. Here is a posting from Onan that better explains . So, just be sure you are getting apples to apples when you look at price.

______________________________________________

Oil Filters
Cummins Onan RV oil filters feature valves that allow oil to bypass the oil filter during cold starts, or if the filter becomes plugged. Other manufacturers' oil filters often do not have bypass valves. As these "will-fit" filters trap debris, oil pressure starvation can occur, leading to high oil pressures, failed gaskets and even engine damage. Other "will-fit" oil filters do contain bypass valves but they do not determine at what PSI the valve opens. If the setting is too high, the filter's paper element can be damaged during a cold start rendering it useless, or cause oil starvation to the engine.
__________________
Ecker
Ecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
JC2
Senior Member
 
JC2's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mo/Texas
Posts: 3,155
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ecker:
The Onan filter has a valve that prevents a cold start without oil; the competitive filters may be cheaper but unlikely to be of equal quality. Here is a posting from Onan that better explains . So, just be sure you are getting apples to apples when you look at price.

______________________________________________

Oil Filters
Cummins Onan RV oil filters feature valves that allow oil to bypass the oil filter during cold starts, or if the filter becomes plugged. Other manufacturers' oil filters often do not have bypass valves. As these "will-fit" filters trap debris, oil pressure starvation can occur, leading to high oil pressures, failed gaskets and even engine damage. Other "will-fit" oil filters do contain bypass valves but they do not determine at what PSI the valve opens. If the setting is too high, the filter's paper element can be damaged during a cold start rendering it useless, or cause oil starvation to the engine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with what Ecker is inferring to. While the price of the Onan OEM filter may seem high, it is a small price to pay considering what a possible inferior substitute could cause. If you in fact do go otherwise, ask the supplier if their filters have the valve in question inside their filters.
__________________
04 Newmar DSDP 4015-Cummins ISL 370hp-Spartan MM Chassis-2013 Chev Equinox AWD-Ready Brute Elite Towing System-FMCA 402879-SKP 120487
JC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 07:20 PM   #5
Member
 
CYOUL8R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 34
Interesting stuff! I did not know that. Thanks for the heads up!!!
__________________
2001 Condor by R-Vision 33' 6" w/galley slide
CYOUL8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,483
Yopu do not have to buy the Onan filter. Cross the Onan number to any GOOD aftermarket filter. Go to the webiste for that filter mfr. and it will tell you if it has a bypass valve and an anti drain back. I bet it does!!

Moisheh
__________________
Moisheh
2008 Dynasty 42' Diamond IV
2009 Silverado Toad
moisheh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
rogueii's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 603
If you do a lot of Dry Camping, in the state and national parks,with no electric hook ups, you might want to consider the value your "Working " generator ofers to you and pay the OEM price.
__________________
04 SeaBreese LX 8341 / Workhorse W-22 / GM 8.1 / Allison 5 Speed / Brazel's ULTRAPOWER Upgrade/Taylor Extreme Service PlusCables/DIYCAI
06 Honda CRV4/SE/all wheel drive with Falcon II / Roadmaster 9000 Braking System
rogueii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 10:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,483
When iot comes to some oil filters it is best to buy the OEM The Cummins Filtartion filters for any DP are one of the best on the market. Worth the price. When it comes to Onana it is not worth the price. I am not familiar with that particular generator but mots Onans use some sort of Japanese engine such as Kubota. Onan does not make any oilf ilters. They buy them on the open marketplace and they come from Japan and other Asian nations. Nothing high tech about these filters. Even companies such as Wix often do not make their own filters for Onan applications. They buy them from the same source as does Onan.


Moisheh
__________________
Moisheh
2008 Dynasty 42' Diamond IV
2009 Silverado Toad
moisheh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,716
My Onan 7500 Quiet Diesel uses an Onan 0122-0833. They run about $16.00 ++ at normal retail. It cross references to NAPA Gold 1064 that runs about $7.50-$9.50 retail. Any NAPA store should be able to find a cross reference to NAPA Gold for your Onan filter.
__________________

__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Onan 8kw oil filter change Nonno Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 08-09-2008 12:11 AM
Oil filter & Air filter part numbers... Richard 34A Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 20 08-15-2007 11:23 PM
Onan Fuel Filter? fun time Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 07-31-2007 04:28 PM
Allison trans. filter and Engine Oil Filter? FrontRangeRVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 17 05-22-2006 01:10 AM
Chang'g Oil & Filter in my Onan 7.5 Diesel Generator=PROBLEMS bolts missing Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 35 02-03-2005 06:37 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.