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Old 02-07-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default engine oil overfilled.

I had noticed that one day my oil was right at the Low mark on my oil dip stick. So i got freaked out and ran to the store and put 3 quarts of castrol gtx 5w-30 in the car. Me being the idiot i am, didnt check it after every bottle. So now i have more oil than Full. This is where my oil is. ()L----------()F---()---X . There are 3 notches on the dip stick. Mine is where the x is. Should i drain some oil out asap, or will the excess oil burn out of the exhaust. I dont have an oil leak, becuase its been stuck at overfilled for 4-5 days now. I had the dealer put a new oil pan on and they said to keep an eye on the oil to make sure none leaks and so when i checked it and saw it was LOW i ran and filled it up. It must have burned some oil while it was a fresh oil pan but now its fine and im stuck with too much oil in my car. What should i do ? Its damn cold outside to change my oil
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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Up to maybe 1/2 quart overfilled is no big deal, more than that may cause problems. Drain some out to bring the level back down to "F", don't count on it "burning out of the exhaust", it doesn't work like that.
Why would you think a new oil pan would cause elevated consumption, assuming there are no leaks?
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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Drain it. Some excess will make it's way into your intake system (including intercooler) and coat it with oil unless you have an oil catchcan.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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ill go ahead and let some out tommorrow morning. Should i not push my car hard tonight?
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Old 02-07-2004, 08:16 PM   #5
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Best not to if it's really that overfilled.
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:33 PM   #6
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ok took some out and now its perfect
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:14 PM   #7
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For future reference, it only takes one quart to go from L to F.
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Old 02-14-2004, 01:25 PM   #8
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If it's a older car it'll give you a whole lotta smog with that excess oil
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