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I was about to use the tractor to stretch some fence. I checked the oil and found a bent dipstick with the end broken off. I am not sure how this happened. My only guess is too much oil unless it jammed into the cam shaft the last time I checked the oil. I drained the oil to find the pieces. (I was almost at 400 hrs so it was time anyway.) The specs call for 1.1 gallons of oil, and I drained ~1.5 gallons. With a magnet I was able to find the pieces. Hopefully, all of them. Another lesson learned. On one of the green tractor parts site, the price of a new dipstick is $117! 😲 I will call my dealer, because it shouldn't cost more than $20. Has anyone seen a destroyed dipstick before?