I have a JD 210, year 1978 with the 10 hp Kohler purchased at estate auction last fall.
It had original owners manual which calls for 4 pints (two quarts) of oil.
So I put two quarts in and the dipstick shows overfill. I looked in the manual
again and noticed that the previous owner had penciled in the margin, "use 1 and 3/4 quarts".
That amount probably would read full on the dipstick.
Sooo....should I go by the manual and ignore the overfill on the dipstick?
Or fill to the full mark on the stick (as the previous owner apparently did) ?