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Old 02-15-2013, 08:18 PM
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He also said the reason it reads low is cause of the cold weather causing the oil to swell and thicken up.

If this is exactly what he told you...... Me thinks you need to find another dealer.......
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:36 PM
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Unfortunately that Kaw dipstick is practically worthless when you start using oil or leaking oil. If you think you got a problem I woudl have a oil pressure cutout installed on the engine. It is just almost impossible to tell where it is on the dip stick. Sadly they don't think they have a problem but as soon as Kohler gets their new line of engines we can tank these guys.
are u saying its possible that its at the right level but that i wont know since kawasaki dipsticks
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:38 PM
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are u saying its possible that its at the right level but that i wont know since kawasaki dipsticks
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kawi dipsticks give false readings?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:46 PM
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are u saying its possible that its at the right level but that i wont know since kawasaki dipsticks
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Yes but I always worried that there was less oil than the stick was indicating. And people warned against overfilling it with oil.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:04 PM
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Yes but I always worried that there was less oil than the stick was indicating. And people warned against overfilling it with oil.
Do you think the length changes on its own? If its put straight why would it not read correctly?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:27 PM
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The FX691 has a capacity of 2.2 qts with filter change--that would be between 68 and 69 fl. oz. It ought to be a simple task to establish a baseline or verify the validity of the dipstick when you do an oil/filter change. Add the prescribed amount of oil and check oil level with the dipstick. Keep in mind that oil level is checked WITHOUT the cap being screwed down on the fill tube. If the filter is not changed the capacity is 1.9 qts or 61 iz.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:59 PM
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Do you think the length changes on its own? If its put straight why would it not read correctly?
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The oil doesn't stick properly to the plastic like it does with the metal dipstick that Kohler has. When you slide the plastic one in it pulls oil from the side of the tube and can give false reading I think.
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