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Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 PM
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I had my oil changed at the dealer last week and im in the middle of a long trip so i checked it today, the oil level is above the hash marks all the way up to and on that top bump on the dipstick. This seems to be over filled, should i do something about this or is it no big deal?
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Not sure how much excess oil has been added, but a worst case scenario.....

Foaming, excess pressure on seals, induced air, possible O2 sensor damage and abnormal [excessive] emissions are a serious concern.

I would seriously drain out the excess ASAP.
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Overfilling of engine oil fluid is always bad practice for it doesn't allow room to breathe and will have to go somewhere like say up into your crankcase breather hose which goes back into your airbox tube back into your throttle body and makes a mess in fuel delivery all together. And shame on that lube tech at your dealership. If you want it done asap, then I would simply throw a drain pan underneath your truck and unscrew the oil drain plug until you get right to the last couple of threads (be CAREFUL if it's still HOT) and then pull out for a couple seconds and then put it back in. Man did that just sound like a sexual inuendo? Damn mechanics and their tools! Hahaha! Now it's going to get a little messy but with a little bit of determination, you'll get that fresh oil back to the proper level. But make sure you have a good hold on that drain plug while you let out a little oil otherwise you might let out too much and have to refill a bit. Or you can just take it back to the dealer where the tech will be embarassed of the come back and probably mess something else up.
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Well thanks, cant say this makes me feel much better seeing as i did 800miles of highway driving today and there is no dealer here and i have no convienient place to do this. ****ing dealers.
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Anyone know what size bolt head the plug is?
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13 mm and torque to 25 ft lbs....
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Yet another reason why I still change my own oil.
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Yet another reason why I still change my own oil.
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Depending on how much it's over filled it's not a big deal. If you drove 800 miles and noticed no problems it's fine. I would still correct it, but I wouldn't do it at a rest stop. I didn't really understand your description, but the low to high marks are roughly say 1" apart, if you're 1/4" above full it's not really a concern. If you're another 1" above full that's a lot of extra oil and will probably push past the piston rings and get burnt up. Again, not a huge concern but puts some extra pressure in the crankcase(hence the concern in the manual for the seals/gaskets) and if there's too much oil getting into the exhaust can damage the O2 sensors(again, hence the warning). The good news is it won't REALLY harm anything. The crankcase is vented and it'd be really unlucky of you to damage a seal/gasket, and worst case scenario you damage an O2 sensor(no mechanical engine damage)...
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