Overfilled, drained some, still too full?

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Was a little hasty and overfilled my oil when changing it today. '02 Honda Civic EP3, uses the "two indicator holes" type of dipstick. I drained out the excess, but I'm wondering if I need to drain a bit more. Couldn't get a good picture of it without three hands, but this is an accurate representation of it. This reading is after the engine cooled for an hour or so in 10C weather.
 
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Most all engines can handle a slight over fill. A half quart won't hurt anything. Some older engines can take a whole quart over fill with no problems. Many engines are also spec'd for odd capacities, i.e. 4.3 qts. etc. Most folks just round off to 4.5 or even 5 qt. Let it be. My 2¢
 
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If your engine was cooling for only 1 hour, the oil still had temperature. At that reading you are not overfull. Drive with confidence and pay more attention next time laugh
 
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