cheap parts sources sought

Looking for several cheap parts sources for garden tractor accessories like oil and air filters.
I know the NAPA p/ns my engine uses, but would like to find sources of less expensive ones.
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I've found NAPA products to be pretty reasonably priced and (I feel) if you use something 'cheaper' you will likely end up with an item of questionable quality. I would not jeopardize my equipment by using inferior quality filters. Since you've identified the NAPA products you need, just go shopping for a good price.
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If you can find an automotive oil filter that will fit your engine you can save a few dollars since the auto filters are sold in much larger quantities which drives the prices down. Get the largest (longest) one that fits. The extra size means extra filter capacity, and additional cooling surface.
Make sure the threads are an exact match - don't use a 20mm thread on an engine that wants 3/4" thread. You can tell if there's a mismatch because the filter will be loose and wobbly as you are spinning it on.
I'm told that the SuperTech oil filters that WalMart carries are actually pretty good quality. And they're only 2 bucks each. Chances are there's one to fit your engine.
Just make sure you change the filter before it clogs up, because the bypass valve pressure setting may be wrong if it's not an exact match.
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Ether Jones wrote:

So, you're advocating trying to match an oil filter to an engine by trial and error? Seeing how the threads match by if it's wobbly after you screw it on? You need one filter a year and they aren't that expensive. Unless a filter is listed in a reference guide for that engine, I sure wouldn't screw around.
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RB wrote:

Try here:
http://www.jackssmallengines.com /
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