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#4485586 - 08/11/17 10:32 AM Engine overfilled.
shDK Offline


Registered: 04/03/13
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Loc: Denmark
Hi all.

Is it a problem that the engineoil is overfilled by the dealer. It is 1 cm over Max . We saw it when checking the oil during a 1100 km. Roadtrip. It has driven 4000 km with the level that way.

Søren

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#4485594 - 08/11/17 10:34 AM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
TmanP Offline


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Nope, 1 cm over max is totally fine! Don't worry about it.
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#4485604 - 08/11/17 10:49 AM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
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No worries. One liter overfilled could be.
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#4485609 - 08/11/17 10:54 AM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
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You guys just jumping in...

We don't know what type of car he even has.

Might be fine, might not be. Any bubbles on the dipstick after driving? Any smoke? My car would smoke like [censored] if it was that overfilled.
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#4485623 - 08/11/17 11:15 AM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: rooflessVW]
shDK Offline


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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
You guys just jumping in...

We don't know what type of car he even has.

Might be fine, might not be. Any bubbles on the dipstick after driving? Any smoke? My car would smoke like [censored] if it was that overfilled.


There are no smoke. And no foam/bobbles i can see.

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#4485636 - 08/11/17 11:34 AM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
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Originally Posted By: shDK
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
You guys just jumping in...

We don't know what type of car he even has.

Might be fine, might not be. Any bubbles on the dipstick after driving? Any smoke? My car would smoke like [censored] if it was that overfilled.

There are no smoke. And no foam/bobbles i can see.

Well good! Then you're probably fine, but I couldn't honestly say for sure. The marks on the dipstick are there for a reason. What type of car/engine? What does the owners manual say about an overfill condition? The more information, the better.
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#4485707 - 08/11/17 12:53 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
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If you are worried , try a transfer pump ;

https://www.harborfreight.com/multi-use-transfer-pump-63144.html

It comes with 2 larger orange hoses & a little black hose & adapter . I think the little black hose is small enough it may go down the dip stick tube . If it will , just pump out a little .

I have used it to pump out ATF , then refill with new / clean transmission fluid .

Best of Luck ! :[-)



Edited by WyrTwister (08/11/17 12:53 PM)
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#4485720 - 08/11/17 01:08 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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It's entirely up to you. If it is bothering you, just drain out a pint and see where it ends up on the stick. I doubt it but you may have to drain out another pint. I'd just use a qt jar as my catch pan.
I doubt it is overfilled by a qt but nothing surprises me anymore.

Me personally, I'd forget about it. But just so you know how twisted I can be, I buggered up the screw heads that hold a brake rotor on. Had to use an impact wrench to remove them. I couldn't take it thinking my rotors could live without those "meaningless" screws I drove 2 hours to get the Lexus/Toyota OEM screws. My point is, overfilling a little oil is not on my radar of concern but those 2 screws which mean virtually nothing were very important to me. If it bothers you, you gotta drain it out to the line on the stick. And I understand your "pain."

oops, time for my medicine...
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#4485739 - 08/11/17 01:23 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
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I see absolutely no problems with this. Ed
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#4485754 - 08/11/17 01:33 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
smithrob9999 Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
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Loc: Texas
My Camry holds something like 4.75 so I just end up rounding up to 5. It shows very slightly over, no issues in 60,000 miles. After 10,000 miles it's shows exactly the same spot. It has a slight amount of VVTI chatter on startup so I figured anything that helps the pump get oil there couldn't be bad.

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#4485768 - 08/11/17 01:48 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
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Loc: Nebraska
I recall a few years back on the "Car Talk" radio show and Tom and Ray were discussing oil overfills and they said that a quarter of an inch on most dipsticks equals a quarter of a quart. And adding an extra quarter of a quart, or even half a quart, won't hurt anything, but when it is a quart over then foaming happens and foam will not lubricate very well.
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#4485816 - 08/11/17 02:37 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
Urshurak776 Offline


Registered: 08/21/12
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Loc: North Carolina
My wife's Santa Fe takes 4.9 quarts, so yeah, the whole 5 quart jug goes in. I pre-fill the oil filter too.


Edited by Urshurak776 (08/11/17 02:37 PM)
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#4485817 - 08/11/17 02:37 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: shDK

There are no smoke. And no foam/bobbles that I can see.


That is good news!

10mm over max on my dipstick is about .3 liter

No worries
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#4485833 - 08/11/17 03:04 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: Linctex]
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I finally figure out how much to add to my 3800 in the Buick to keep it from going over the full line and it turned out to be exactly 4 quarts with a filter change. It bugged me that putting in 4.5 quarts always made it about 3/8 about the full line so first I took 12 ounce out of the 5qt jug and it was still over so the last time I took out a whole quart and it's right on the line. So I'm guessing a half quart gets left in the engine after draining it, or the dip stick is off.
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#4485842 - 08/11/17 03:12 PM Re: Engine overfilled. [Re: shDK]
Carbon Offline


Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 554
Loc: near Chicago
I used to let the oil settle for a long time before checking the dipstick. The owner's manual says to wait 5 minutes.

See if it does not look as overfilled if you check 5 minutes after running the engine.


Edited by Carbon (08/11/17 03:13 PM)

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