Checking the oil

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Checking the oil

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:50 pm

In the manual it refers to a dipstick on the 300, BUT I can't find one all i have are upper and lower test cocks. Is there one hid somewhere I can't see or did the test cocks replace it?
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Re: Checking the oil

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:54 pm

I’m not familiar with a 300 but if I had to guess it would be the other way around, the dipstick replacing the test cocks.
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Re: Checking the oil

Postby pokitisme » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 am

Well what I did for a cheap and easy fix and use this idea at your own risk was I just used a zip tie. You can find really long zip ties like 2 feet long. And if you're really nervous about it zip tie it to a screwdriver or something and dip it down in there. That way you won't lose the thing. But like I said it's just a cheap and easy fix to help you on your way
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Re: Checking the oil

Postby ajhbike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am

I think the answer is a tractor has either/or. I just use the pet cocks on the Super C and they work fine....until it is really cold and then it can be a long wait for the molasses... or run it for 15 minutes and then check.

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Re: Checking the oil

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:23 am

IH didn't add a dipstick to tractors until the 350. Older ones might have it if the owner added it, or the engine was replaced with one out of a combine.

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Re: Checking the oil

Postby Jim in SC » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:20 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:IH didn't add a dipstick to tractors until the 350. Older ones might have it if the owner added it, or the engine was replaced with one out of a combine.
One exception to this would be the Cub. I've had a Cub for a few years (a '51) and was used to checking the oil with it's dipstick, so when I got my '51 H, i looked and looked for a dipstick. Finally resorted to checking the manual ( :lol: ) and lo and behold, no dipstick!
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Re: Checking the oil

Postby ShawnAgne » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 pm

Ended up I just got the conversion kit.
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