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sixtz4me

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Hey y'all, I have a 2023 JD Z320R with 12 hours on her. I changed the oil and filter last week as it is the end of my season. My problem is, the manual calls for 2.2 qts of oil. I refilled with 2.0 qts, and it is way over full. I smelled it off the dip stick for gas but can't really tell if it's gas or just the oil I smell. Anybody else having this issue? TIA.......Billy

Update: I spoke with JD service dept, and he said "dip sticks don't lie" drain it down to F and let it go. He says I probably didn't get all the old oil out! I'm not sure if I agree because 1/2 to 3/4 qt is quite a large amount.
 
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I always measure what I drain, old milk jug I marked the oz on.
I refilled with 2.0 qts, and it is way over full.
Have you started it up to fill the oil filter ?

Mine calls for 2.2 w/filter as well, you never get ALL the old oil out. 2 qts does mine fine w/filter.
 

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I always measure what I drain, old milk jug I marked the oz on.

Have you started it up to fill the oil filter ?

Mine calls for 2.2 w/filter as well, you never get ALL the old oil out. 2 qts does mine fine w/filter.
Thanks for the reply! Yes, I have started it up, and I doubt that the residual would be about a 1/2 quart.
 

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Thanks for the reply! Yes, I have started it up, and I doubt that the residual would be about a 1/2 quart.
Thanks for the reply! Yes, I have started it up, and I doubt that the residual would be about a 1/2 quart.
Thanks! I checked it before I drained and it was full. I poured the old oil in the empty qt. bottles and got maybe a qt. and a 1/4. I'm going to drain it again and check the consistency for gas. Although, I don't know how gas could be injected into the oil.
 

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Keep in mind, capacities are almost always stated ‘dry’. I.e no residual fluid. That’s typically 1st fill. Every now and then you’ll see see dry & service capacity stated. Not very often for small engines.
 

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Keep in mind, capacities are almost always stated ‘dry’. I.e no residual fluid. That’s typically 1st fill. Every now and then you’ll see see dry & service capacity stated. Not very often for small engines.
Thanks for the reply! I understand what you're saying, but I find it hard to believe there could be 1/2-3/4 qts of residual left behind! Maybe the .2 is possible.
 
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