After the final test at the factory, the oil is removed from the engine to comply with Federal shipping laws. Therefore, it is necessary to put oil into the engine before attempting to start it.
The crankcase capacity is approximately 1.25 liters (1.33 quarts). The oil Dipstick has two marks on it (3/12)
. The upper one is the "full" mark and the lower one indicates "add oil." The distance between the two marks is equivalent to approximately 0.18 liters (0.19 quarts). NEVER, NEVER
, overfill the engine. The best operating condition will be with the oil level slightly below the "full" mark.
The oil fill cap is located on the top of the gear cover (3/11)
. There is no oil filter on this engine.
The American Petroleum Institute classifies oil according to application. Within these classifications there are good, better, and outstanding oils for use in small diesel engines. We recommend a product marketed by Chevron Oil Co. called DELO-400. We suggest a multi-viscosity 15W-40 weight for all season use.