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Old 12-22-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Someone Help! Oil over fill from Jiffylube

Okay, I was in a hurry and decided to have someone else do my oil change this time. I brought the oil (Motul Synthetic 5w-30) and filter. Before I let them start I told them to becareful, the bottles are liters not quarts. Well...shows how bright I was letting someone else work on my suby.... they emptied all 5 bottles into my engine!

So, the question is: How detrimental is overfilling the engine oil to the car?
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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Anyone??
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:29 PM   #3
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check how high it is on the dipstick.... if its too high drain some of the oil. you should be ok if its only a little above the F
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:30 PM   #4
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It can hurt you if its way overfilled. Can cause frothing of the oil-check how high it is on the dipstick.... if its too high drain some of the oil. you should be ok if its only a little above the F
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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Overfill is bad. The oil can foam up starving the oil pump. That's what I have been told not sure if it is a myth or not but others will probably concur. Just open the drain plug a little and let some out. Use a rubber glove to eliminate too much on your hands.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:38 PM   #6
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It is full full, above the notch full
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:52 PM   #7
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It is full full, above the notch full
Like was already said if it's only a little bit you're probably going to be okay. But if it's more than a few mm you should pull the plug and drain a little bit of the oil out.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #8
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take it back and make them drain some out so you dont get dirty.

dipstick
first hole = low
second hole = full cold
notch = full hot (engine at temp)

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Old 12-22-2004, 07:37 PM   #9
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You're what, a 1/2 quart too high, maybe a bit less? Not sure what I'd do about it, probably let a little out (easier said than done without making a mess).

But I agree this shouldn't be your problem.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #10
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Jiffy did that to me with my 3000gt

soo much smoke came out my tail pipe
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #11
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gotta love the geniouses(sp) that work at jiffy lube. i went there before i had a suby now that i care about my car i make sure i do my own. even to the point where i would rather change it early to make sure i have the time
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:02 AM   #12
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An easier way than loosening the drain plug is to take off the oil filter, dump out the oil, and put it back on. And never ever go to Jiffy Lube again!
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Old 12-23-2004, 03:59 AM   #13
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You should point out to them that they should not lube up their jiffies while working on cars they don't own; it's bad form and very unprofessional.
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:00 PM   #14
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I heard from a used car lot owner (read... stupid owners) that way overfilling the oil will eventually kill the oil pump. Too much pressure or something.

I third not going to Jiffy Lube... ever. Most dealerships have deals on oil changes, they sometimes try to compete with those quicky places. But they will try to find more things wrong with your car or recommend maintenance. Just tell them your headlight fluid level is fine, you topped it off last month.
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I heard from a used car lot owner (read... stupid owners) that way overfilling the oil will eventually kill the oil pump. Too much pressure or something.

I third not going to Jiffy Lube... ever. Most dealerships have deals on oil changes, they sometimes try to compete with those quicky places. But they will try to find more things wrong with your car or recommend maintenance. Just tell them your headlight fluid level is fine, you topped it off last month.
I can easily tell you're a Rooster Teeth fan by the ending of your comment.

Yeah, I have issues with Jiffy Lube, they seem to have the wrong year and model, so I'm having to go back and get them to drain the quart they overfilled off.
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I can tell you're new here as you bumped a thread from 2004...

Also, Rooster Teeth FTW.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #17
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Yeah take the car back...nearly 10 years later lolz
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take them to court!

haha bump for old thread.
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Tape the shop vac hose to the dip stick tube ( with the dip stick removed ) and pull it out that way. If it above the tube bottom it's far too high, if not your fine. You may get a little bit of smoke after a real hard pull but that is all.

Be thankful they gave you more then not enough!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:39 AM   #20
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:42 AM   #21
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Well now that it's bumped up I want to know if the helpless engine survived.
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Jiffylube? JIFFYLUBE? YOU TOOK YOUR CAR TO JIFFYLUBE?!??!

You sir were asking for it. And yes I am aware this thread is almost 10 years old. Damn, the internet is getting old...
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:11 AM   #24
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I'd rather run the oil a little longer than have some goon at a shop change it. Them overfilling it probably caused more harm to the engine than if you would have just ran the old oil and waited to do it yourself.
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