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Old 02-03-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question: If the engine oil is too high

I got my oil changed at an apparently incompetent dealership. Driving home I noticed the tailpipe smoking white smoke. I got home and checked the level and the oil is like 1/3 up the dipstick.

The question is what damages can be done with:

- too much oil
- driving for about 8 miles maybe only half throttling it once or twice

What should I get the dealer to do to detect any potential harm having too much oil can cause? Compression test to see if the gasket is ok? Anything else? If it smokes then there's a break in the gasket right?


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Oh and the info screen says oil pressure is normal lol. What a useless piece of junk


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I have read it can damage the cats as the excess oil gets in the combustion chamber and into the cats. Also can cause excessive engine pressure and damage seals. How the hell do they manage to put more than 8 quarts of oil!? Geez man. Just another reason I don't let the dealer touch my crap. Whatever you do, don't let them say it's fine no problem. I would bet you wouldn't see the negative effects until your car is close to out of warranty. I would flip ***** on them.


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Dude take that car somewhere else and get the proper amount of oil put in it, quickly!


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Question: If the engine oil is too high

Lol. My cars out of warranty at 1000 miles. Yeah I'm just concerned with the gaskets. I haven't driven it hard or far to do too much damage to moving components I think.

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It slows the crank down, causing the engine to work harder.


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So the smoking is fine? Gasket is fine? I had this problem once with a Mitsu Eclipse. The dealer said the head gasket blew and swapped a new gasket for me


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It all depends on how soon you get the proper oil amount in it.


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The fact it's running is good. Makes me wonder if they drained the oil? I would get documentation of the event take some pictures of oil level. Have the dealer put in writing they will cover damages that result. Always check dipstick after service at time of pick up. At least there was oil. I've heard about people not getting any.

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The answer to both your questions is NO!


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If to much oil is in there take some out, to much oil is a no go.
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Get the excessive oil level down. You can run a quart high if you road race or auto cross to keep the oil starvation issue at bay but noting over that and if your just daily driving there simy is no need for that. Have the dealer tow it to the shop and drain it.
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The fact it's running is good. Makes me wonder if they drained the oil? I would get documentation of the event take some pictures of oil level. Have the dealer put in writing they will cover damages that result. Always check dipstick after service at time of pick up. At least there was oil. I've heard about people not getting any.

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This happens all the time at the quick in & out oil change shops. I recall a local investigative reporter scribing his initials in an oil filter to see if he got new one on his oil change...he didn't! Just be careful when it comes to this and use reputable shops.

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