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Over filled the engine oil #4513879
09/12/17 04:26 AM
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Lorism Offline OP
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In my Nissan I put in 5L where it only takes about 4.75L - will this harm anything?

Thanks

Last edited by Lorism; 09/12/17 04:28 AM.

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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513884
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I would drain the excess out. That might be a bit too much. Although how high is it on the dipstick?


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513885
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1/4 of a liter. What is that -- about 8 ounces -- one cup ?

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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
1/4 of a liter. What is that -- about 8 ounces -- one cup ?
A liter is .95 of a quart. So practically a 1/4 of a quart.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513896
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So small of an overfill would never cause issues. Silly to leave 0.25L in a bottle.

Yes Merkava, 250ml is one cup.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #4513897
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Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
1/4 of a liter. What is that -- about 8 ounces -- one cup ?
A liter is .95 of a quart. So practically a 1/4 of a quart.


A Litre is more than a quart. One quart is .946 of a Litre.

The OP's engine takes 4.75L which is pretty much bang on 5 quart.

Last edited by KL31; 09/12/17 04:57 AM.

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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513898
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I wouldn't worry about it. I owned a few cars over the years with 4 1/2 qt. sumps and added 5 quarts. One vehicle went well over 200K miles, NY roads killed it, the other is still going strong with about 140k miles on it.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513901
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A cup won't worry it.

Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513918
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~8oz, no worries. Have an Accord with 4.5qt spec, always use a full 5qt jug. Running strong. Hate having 1/2qt left, ruins my diy oil change feng shui. Fwiw, when dealer did one or two ocs, they did same.

Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513933
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Originally Posted By: Lorism
In my Nissan I put in 5L where it only takes about 4.75L - will this harm anything?


no.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513952
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I am currently over filled by 1 quart in my 2002 5.3L V-8. I will let you know if it blows up.

Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513977
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Ok thanks all.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513979
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You're fine - drive on.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Lorism] #4513995
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Sigh. This AGAIN? That's what, the 10th guy that's overfilled oil in the last week or so.

Just take what you need out to the car and leave the rest in storage for crying out loud.


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Re: Over filled the engine oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4514001
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Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
I am currently over filled by 1 quart in my 2002 5.3L V-8. I will let you know if it blows up.

It could grenade from a lack of lubrication as the excess oil foams up with air


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