Oil filter for 2009 Merc 90hp four stroke?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Catfish Pursuit, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Was wondering if anyone has used Wix or Fram filters instead of the Mercury brand? I was looking on Wix's website and for some reason they don't have a cross reference. Thanks, Chris
     
  2. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Chris I think that filter had a check valve that Mercury has on theres that the others don't. Not sure if saving that little amount of cash is worth a messed up motor?
    Pete
     

  3. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Chris,
    I have used Fram for 3 years now on my Merc and not had any trouble and I do not think Fram are any other manfg would make a filter that would damage your motor because that would be lawsuit city Just my thoughts
     
  4. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Thanks, I use a System1 on my drag car but they're super expensive. I've always preferred Wix filters but can't find a part number for either them or Fram to cross reference. Chris