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#1 mac102004 ONLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 12:20 PM

I'm having some trouble with my Case 220. In high or low at any throttle speed it wants to surge quite badly. It gets worse the faster the engine is running. I wondering what the problem is, hopefully nothing expensive. I'm thinking it might just be the wrong oil in it and or it's low. What else could it be?

The PO was using ATF in it, I don't know if that is what is causing it? I read here that it needs 15w40 Rotella.

Edited by mac102004, September 05, 2011 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted September 05, 2011 - 06:51 PM

Definitely need to get that atf out. 15w-40 is the oil to use. That oil can be run year around. Two recommendations- Always post S/N when asking for help. There are a some differences in the tractors from serial number range to another range. Second, parts manuals, operators manuals and manuals for the engine can be found for free online. Read thru them and any other information as you work on this Gt. Case's with kohlers also have a smaller oil pan, be careful not to overfill. Keep us posted on your progress, help is available on this site.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Definitely change the oil to 15w40. You'll want to do it a couple times to get that thin fluid all out of there.
Here are the oil change instructions. The 5-6" oil level is for the newer tractors with the plastic tank under the battery. The level in the older machines was only one inch down.


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Posted September 05, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Anyone know how much oil this is going to take?

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:59 PM

It's about 6-7 quarts.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 03:22 PM

Got that ATF out of there and the 15w40 in it. Surging is gone :) Figured that it would fix it, but it's nice for it to actually work out for a change. Thanks for the help everyone.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:06 PM

If it has the metal tank under the battery, the level is 1/4" below the filler neck. This is 7 1/4" below the top of the neck on mine. These had a dipstick from the factory. Good chance it's missing. This is a good example for the S/N. Then accurate advise can be given.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 08:46 PM

It's a 1972. It has the metal tank in front above the oil cooler, no dip stick.

I can get the serial number if it's that big of a deal. I knew how full it had to be but did not know how to drain it or what was the correct oil. Everything is fine now, ATF is flushed like I said and no more surging issues.

Edited by MH81, September 06, 2011 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:35 PM

Good to hear your problems went away with proper lubrication. Also good to know that ATF is bad. Duly noted.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 09:40 AM

CP7 called it correct on that one, 1" down on the metal tank in front of the engine. No dipstick on those. Glad you got it going smooth.




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