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11-03-2012 10:12:58

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Sorry that info is WRONG you most have a very poor brand of manual there since the 1954 NAA owners manual on page 6 says it takes 5qts for the oil pan and ADD 1 qt for the filter so 6 total. By the way this is not a reprint manual it is the one you got with the tractor when new

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John in La

11-03-2012 10:37:48

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 Re: dip stick in reply to old, 11-03-2012 10:12:58  

The picture in my last post is from section 1 page 6.

I can only go by what the book says.
Can we see scans of your book.

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11-03-2012 19:33:22

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 Re: dip stick in reply to John in La, 11-03-2012 10:37:48  

There were two owners manuals issued for the NAA. Yours is the first one published in 1952, form number T400-K52. The second one with the red cover is form number SE5943, published in 1954. I've read them both cover to cover and the red one is a better manual. Explanations are more clear and the writing is easier to follow.

I just checked the oil capacity specs in both books and the red 1954 edition does add an additional quart over the first manual with the tan cover.

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11-04-2012 04:51:30

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 Re: dip stick in reply to Jim.UT, 11-03-2012 19:33:22  
Thanks, Jim.

That seems to explain the controversy.


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11-03-2012 10:53:34

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 Re: dip stick in reply to John in La, 11-03-2012 10:37:48  

Funny here is the cap. page out of the 1954 NAA not reprint owners manual I have. Your manual doesn't even look close to the manual I have as for the front cover. My manual cover page is Red

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John in la

11-03-2012 13:34:36

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 Re: dip stick in reply to old, 11-03-2012 10:53:34  
We may both be right.

I looked around to find a answer. I noticed that your book is 1954 and mine is first run 1952 when the tractors first came out.

In 1952 at serial #18094 they changed the tube but left the stick and pan the same. It went from 10.47 inches long to 11.25 inches long. This in turn would raise the stick 0.78 inches.
So more oil would be needed to read full on the stick. I wonder if .78 inches works out to one quart.

Ford may have found out 5 qts was not cutting it and changed it to 6 qts.

The question I now have is why the 600 to 801 manual says 5 qts but I am not able to access that info right now.
Like Dean my 801 is suppose to hold 5 qts but I believe 5.5 is more about right.

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11-03-2012 17:09:34

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 Re: dip stick in reply to John in la, 11-03-2012 13:34:36  
Bottom line is that engine oil level is not an exact science nor need it be. The "operating range" crosshatch encompasses about a quart.


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John in La

11-03-2012 17:20:44

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 Re: dip stick in reply to Dean, 11-03-2012 17:09:34  
Yes as long as you have enough oil in it that it keeps the inlet covered while using the tractor; and not so much as the crank hits it you are in the right range.

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