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Overfilled, drained some, still too full? #5244393 10/19/19 05:16 PM
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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.

Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5244397 10/19/19 05:20 PM
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That's perfect, leave it alone.

Good job!

Last edited by Char Baby; 10/19/19 05:21 PM.

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Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5244436 10/19/19 06:15 PM
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Nailed it, don’t touch it.


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Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5244568 10/19/19 09:10 PM
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Good work by you. If you had a Fumoto valve, correcting it would have been easier.


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Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5244632 10/20/19 12:05 AM
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just overfilled my tractor by about 1/4 of between over the F.....I'll just let it eat.

Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5245164 10/20/19 03:22 PM
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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.

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Re: Overfilled, drained some, still too full? [Re: OCDriver] #5245841 10/21/19 09:53 AM
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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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