Yanmar oil/fuel filters

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Are there any quality substitue filters for Yanmar for fuel and oil?
I have a Yanmar 6LY2 STE. Thanks in advance.

Mark in Mountainville NY:cool:
 

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NO they will blow up because of the oil pressure, didnt you go to the Yanmar class!!! LOL

Actually I have no idea but as an engineer did go to the 1 day familiarization class for fun and games, thats what they told me there. They said if I put a FRAM on it, it will fail and blow oil up all over my engine room...

That being said, I have to think that they make it, since people can put FRAM filters on it, but I really can't imagine that being true.

I did run a pair of 6LYA-STE's (350HP) from 2000-2002, about 1200-1600 hours on them and did always use Yanmar parts because they were readily available.

Looking to see what others say about this... more out of humor...
 

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Thanks for the feedback...not really trying to shave a buck...but if more convenient to get them at a Fram dealer (if equivalent ) then that would be good to know. Maybe I'll just load up on spare filters to have them.

Mark in Mountainville NY
 

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NO they will blow up because of the oil pressure, didnt you go to the Yanmar class!!! LOL

Actually I have no idea but as an engineer did go to the 1 day familiarization class for fun and games, thats what they told me there. They said if I put a FRAM on it, it will fail and blow oil up all over my engine room...

That being said, I have to think that they make it, since people can put FRAM filters on it, but I really can't imagine that being true.

I did run a pair of 6LYA-STE's (350HP) from 2000-2002, about 1200-1600 hours on them and did always use Yanmar parts because they were readily available.

Looking to see what others say about this... more out of humor...


I wouldnt put a FRAM filter on ANYTHING. They are by far the worst filter going for high pressure or high volume. The ONE TIME I used a fram on one of my race motors the son of a bitch internally collapsed. Luckily it happened right when I fired her and was staring at the oil pressure gauge.

Id rather run an empty filter housing in a bind that use a freaken fram. and yes it was one of their Hp race filters. F fram
 

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I am sure you can cross reference your filters to a Wix. Many of the engine filters are made by Wix and then have a different name put on them as you guys probably know. I have all my Mercruiser numbers crossed to Napa numbers, and Wix makes Napa filters. I know Hamiltons has many Wix filters crossed to different engine makes.
 

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Used WIX filters on my 41P Volvo for 15 years, sold the boat with 5200hrs on the engine with no problems.
 

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crossed all yanmar filters #s (fuel&oil) with wix/napa today. They are 1/3 of the price. Is it worth it? Factoring Yanmars 125hour reccommended change cycle vs. all other manufactors at 250hour or more.
 

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If you ever wonder, just cut open a Yanmar and then a Wix... at home science project, post the pictures...
 

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I have the numbers for Baldwin on the wall of my barn.

Will go and get them in the morning when it is not 14 deg

Baldwin are top quality
 

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I took the tip on Neimeic Marine and contacted them for filters, zincs and impeller.
Great service and knowledgeable as well. Thanks for the info on Wix as possible sub as well as others. I may take up the suggestion of cutting Yanmar and sub oil filter for comparison. I know that not all filters are created equal and using a premium filter is a small price to pay considering the overall cost of operating .
 

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Let me throw this in there...

There is no legal backing to this whatsoever but a number of friends during their warranty periods have always used the manufacturers filters. One reason is it always looks good if you have service, they see that you are using their products. Granted it doesnt mean anything but you often wonder if it leads to a little better service.

Lets say you are under warranty and a Fram filter blew up on you, then picture the warranty guy coming down viewing a FRAM filter or viewing a Yanmar or Cat filter.

Surely people will jump all over this but I'm just saying it doesnt hurt...

One of my biggest pet peaves is coming onboard a ship and seeing that it hasn't had sections of it serviced. I once came on a ship with a 400 hours on a Kalmar that was three years old, all of its filters were still "painted" from engine delivery. Blows my mind. Picture if they called for a service rep for a failure and he saw that.
 

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Let me throw this in there...

There is no legal backing to this whatsoever but a number of friends during their warranty periods have always used the manufacturers filters. One reason is it always looks good if you have service, they see that you are using their products. Granted it doesnt mean anything but you often wonder if it leads to a little better service.

Lets say you are under warranty and a Fram filter blew up on you, then picture the warranty guy coming down viewing a FRAM filter or viewing a Yanmar or Cat filter.

Surely people will jump all over this but I'm just saying it doesnt hurt...

One of my biggest pet peaves is coming onboard a ship and seeing that it hasn't had sections of it serviced. I once came on a ship with a 400 hours on a Kalmar that was three years old, all of its filters were still "painted" from engine delivery. Blows my mind. Picture if they called for a service rep for a failure and he saw that.


Buy maybe the PM said change the oil at 500 hours with no time frame....you think your gonna get top notch service with the talent in the field today......

I remember giving a ship friend crap about using "Volvo Penta Antifreeze" on his Volvo Penta engine.

But seriously, Wix makes a good product and many of these engine companies don't make there own filters.....Like Yanmar Oil. If you look at the label it probably says it is a Shell Product, maybe a Rimula they surely don't have thier own refinery and blend lube oil.
 
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