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Oil change How much oil do I use to refill mower after oil & filter change?

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Probably about 1 1/2 quart ... you will have to confirm the fill with the dip stick. Do not over fill .. Put in 1 quart ... start the engine ... let it run for 30 seconds of so ... shut it off and check the dip stick.

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