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Old 11-14-2001, 11:39 PM   #10
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Placerville, CA USA
'04 08 Tribeca, SVX
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All flames aside.

The big risk in over-filling the crankcase is oil cavitation. The oil level being high enough that the crankshaft moving through the oil like an egg-beater whips air into the oil and makes it froth. The resulting damage may not be realized for a long time as the primary path of the oil is to the crank bearings first. If any damage was done, you would not know without a tear-down or until pre-mature bearing failure, which may not occur until twenty or thirty thousand miles.

Sorry to rain on anyones parade.
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