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post #1 of 42 Old 06-24-2009, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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They Overfilled My Oil!!!

I just did my oil change few days ago. Last night I check the oil level (cold engine) and it's about 1/4 above the max fill lline on the dip stick. The freaking !diots at the dealership can't even do the oil change correctly.

Should I take it back and have them drain some or is this ok?


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I always wondered what happens when you over fill oil.

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On another completely unrealated note I just noticed that you had a 88 supra turbo-- by any chance have pics of it? I love MK3s

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A 1/4 of what? If you mean a 1/4 of an inch or a 1/4 the length of the "XXXX" section of the dipstick, I would say no. I'm under the assumption that the "XXX" area denotes 1qt. of Oil. If we assume that the rate remains the same, being a 1/4 over (with either measure) would probably be between 1/4 of a qt to 1/2 a qt of Oil and it is not a big deal in my eyes.

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Just slightly overfilled won't cause any trouble. There was a post not too long ago on it, but overfilling by a lot can lead to major engine damage.

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You have a vented crank case... nothing will happen unless you get spillage from a breather tube
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A 1/4 of what? If you mean a 1/4 of an inch or a 1/4 the length of the "XXXX" section of the dipstick, I would say no. I'm under the assumption that the "XXX" area denotes 1qt. of Oil. If we assume that the rate remains the same, being a 1/4 over (with either measure) would probably be between 1/4 of a qt to 1/2 a qt of Oil and it is not a big deal in my eyes.
I meant to say 1/4 - 1/3 inch above the max fill line. I figured it's probably not a big deal but wanted confirm with forum experts so I can feel better.

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I'm not an expert, but if you go to BobIsTheOilGuy.com and read some stories about people who had their cars overfilled (in some cases with double the amount of oil recommended as in a total of 12qt instead of 6qt), after a drain and fill, their cars were back to normal.

EDIT: Don't go to the dealer for oil changes. They use some no name bulk oil BS. I like Pennzoil Yellow Bottle 5w20. If one day the price is right, I'll buy a some Pennzoil Platinum 5w20.

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The only problem with overfilling is if crankshaft touches the oil, which would turn it info froth, which means air in the oil... you get the picture (and it's not pretty). Problem is you never know when that will happen.

That much over the max line is borderline dangerous IMO, so I'd just drain enough to bring it to the max line. It's a quick job, you don't even have to lift the car, and won't even get dirty; it's cheap insurance IMO. Just clean the drain plug area well (so you can reuse some of the oil), loosen the drain plug a few turns and let it slowly drain 1/2-qt on a pre-measured container (a 2L milk jug cut off works well, where you pour a pre-measured 1/2L from your wife's kitchen arsenal and mark it with a sharpie), and stop when it reaches that line. Recheck level, repeat as necessary, and top off to max with the same oil, dispose of the rest, and you're done. And let us know how much it was over so everybody knows next time; it could be a quart or more, who knows. Oh, and don't ever take your car for oil changes again; DIY man, it's real easy, and you're going to do it right . Hope this helps.
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The only problem with overfilling is if crankshaft touches the oil, which would turn it info froth, which means air in the oil... you get the picture (and it's not pretty). Problem is you never know when that will happen.

That much over the max line is borderline dangerous IMO, so I'd just drain enough to bring it to the max line. It's a quick job, you don't even have to lift the car, and won't even get dirty; it's cheap insurance IMO. Just clean the drain plug area well (so you can reuse some of the oil), loosen the drain plug a few turns and let it slowly drain 1/2-qt on a pre-measured container (a 2L milk jug cut off works well, where you pour a pre-measured 1/2L from your wife's kitchen arsenal and mark it with a sharpie), and stop when it reaches that line. Recheck level, top off to max if necessary with the same oil, dispose of the rest, and you're done. Oh, and don't ever take your car for oil changes again; DIY man, it's real easy, and you're going to do it right . Hope this helps.
1/2 a quart over isn't going to do anything. Don't freak out possibly spill oil everywhere over it. If we're talking at least a quart, then maybe you should worry.

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EDIT: Don't go to the dealer for oil changes. They use some no name bulk oil BS. I like Pennzoil Yellow Bottle 5w20. If one day the price is right, I'll buy a some Pennzoil Platinum 5w20.
they don't use the honda motor oil? i really need to start changing my mom's oil myself

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The only problem with overfilling is if crankshaft touches the oil, which would turn it info froth, which means air in the oil... you get the picture (and it's not pretty). Problem is you never know when that will happen.
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If it isn't out of the way, I would take it back to the dealer to show them what they did. Ask to speak to the Service Manager. If they ask to fix it, say that you will never trust them again to do such a simple task.

You would think that in times like these Dealers would bend over backwards for their customers.

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If you fill up oil all the way to the crankshaft, the crankshaft will churn up the oil, resulting in a loss in performance, and less lubrication due to the air bubbles in the system. However, 1/2 a quart won't bring the oil up to the crankshaft.

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I'm on the "dont worry about it" side.

Sounds like its about 1qt overfilled, which is really stupid on the part of the dealer. They did change the oil filter, right??? Worth a look...

The crankshaft clearance to the oil isnt as tight as some make it sound. Also remember the oil height is lower when the engine is running. So there is more forgiveness in oil height than many think.

And should the oil level be so high it does hit the crank, your first issues are rarely severe. MPG and may be some oil seepage.

When your talking QUARTS over, then you'll have something to worry about!
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. They did change the oil filter, right??? Worth a look...
I doubt they did which is prob why its a little overfilled. Def take a look and if they didn't change it ask for some free oil changes, touch up paint etc.

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