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post #1 of 2 Old 09-22-2006, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Oil filter size....

When we purchased our L130 from a dealer rather than one of those Big Box Stores it came with a bigger oil filter and gas filter than what they sell for replacement parts. I have been using the same size filters just by matching them up to what they sell at Lowes even though it's not stated that they are for my Kohler Command Pro 23 HP. They are the same as those that came on the machine and have been working fine. When I first got the L130 and checked the oil it seemed a bit high and at first I was thinking they added too much oil but now I think they were compensating for the bigger filter. Does this sound right?
If I continue to use those larger oil filters should I put a little bit more oil since the filter stores about double what the suggested replacement filter stores or just bring it to the full level?
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Re: Oil filter size....

Fill the oil until it raches the "FULL" line on the dipstick while the tractor is parked on a level surface. Don't be measuring out "X" number of ounces thinking that is exactly what is required. As you noted, the filters can vary in size depending on who made them etc. Best to have the level of the oil at the right spot (as per the dipstick) for the pick up tube to always be under even if on a moderate slope. Even in my cars and trucks, I fill to the dipstick and then run the engine a few moments, shut it down, wait a fer moments for the oil to settle and check again to see if I need to add to compensate for the empty filter that is now has oil in it. I would also do that for your tractor.

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