Same here, I used oil out of a gallon jug but I noticed is closer to 3 quarts than to 2 quarts.
It appears that Yamaha made a mistake in the manual . The European version of the manual calls for 2.6 liters of oil that equates to 2.7... us quarts.
As a general rule use the dipstick for correct oil level not just measure how much oil you pour in there. Make sure you're at the top of the safe zone. Check it before each ride, it only takes a minute.
Thanks Rollin, Thats exactly what I did, I filled it to the top of the safe zone. I noticed that someone on the Grizzly forum had the same question and a few guys said they also needed to add close to 3 quarts and some guys said they only needed to add 2.2 quarts. Seems weird??
Yeah, the way the dipstick is slanted and with very clean oil I can see where it's kinda hard to read an exact level. I don't know how other people are reading the oil level but after an oil+filter change I run the engine for a minute and then let it sit for at least 15 min before I check it. Half a quart can be the difference between filling the new oil filter and oil level sitting at the bottom of the safe zone ?
Gonna make my fifth attempt at replying to this thread. The other 4 never saw the board , for what ever reason. There is a recall on some 2016 kodiaks because they have the wrong dipstick. Check your vin at the dealer. Mine was not affected.
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