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Got the oil changed today by someone else. Dropped the car off, came back, and all looked fine. Drove home just to double check the oil fill/top off it necessary, and I keep pulling the dipstick out, and its about two times as high as the high mark on the stick, and I keep wiping the dipstick/re-checking the oil, and it kept doing that. Then I realized the guy filled the oil too high. Sigh... Then I look down onto the skid plate and see that the guy opened the filter after closing the nut/plate below, spilling oil all over the inside of the engine/plate area. Another sigh...<p>So tomorrow, I'll open it up and clean it. But what do I do about the oil? Can I open the nut and put it back quickly to drain just a little, or do I have to drain the entire thing and re-fill it?
 

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Re: Oil Overfill (vivek9856)

You should be able to get some oil out and then re-close it, but it's a messy job. Now you know not to go some place where some high school drop out is changing oil ;-) <p>Having said that, the last time the dealer changed my oil, the paperwork only said 6 quarts, and I noticed that the stick was not at the full mark.
 

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Re: Oil Overfill (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You should be able to get some oil out and then re-close it, but it's a messy job. Now you know not to go some place where some high school drop out is changing oil ;-) </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Guess he went back to the Sears experts again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil Overfill (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Guess he went back to the Sears experts again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No Magoon - the Sears experts were the guys who aligned my car once, redid it, and didn't get it right either time and had to give me a refund. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The guy who did this was our mechanic dude who apparently didn't know what he was doing today, because 99% of the time, he does an excellent job. Might have been hungover or something. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>But I got under the car and drained some oil myself, and I got lazy, drained how much I thought I should, and closed it up from the bottom, and when I lowered the car and checked the oil, it was still above the max fill line. Oh well. What can happen? <p>I don't care much though. Not my car after one month, so not my problem!
 

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Re: Oil Overfill (vivek9856)

A little extra is not a big deal. But a lot could cause serious problems with too much internal pressure on oil seals and the like.
 

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Re: Oil Overfill (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A little extra is not a big deal. But a lot could cause serious problems with too much internal pressure on oil seals and the like.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The big killer when it comes to overfilling the sump is aeration of the oil caused by the whipping action of the crank throws and con rods as they spin through the too-high oil level and work up a nice oily froth. The aerated oil doesn't pump nor flow all that well which in turn starves the engine of lubrication and kills it dead. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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