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Oil Overfill. by jpeeler
Started on: 01-31-2014 12:37 PM
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86gt used a pf-52e and five quarts. Thought that was OK. But after running for five mins and then checking it next day its above the add mark maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Anything to be concerned anout?
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It is overfilled but a 1/4 to 1/2 a quart over isnt enough to hurt. IMO
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Not too concerning, but if you are like me and want it on the line, just remove the filter (engine off of course) and dump the oil in it, place filter back on engine and fire back up and shut off to recheck. Might need to do it more then once.

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I I remember, it normally takes 4.5 quarts to refill after a change. It takes a little more if you use the larger oil filter. If I ever overfill a car, I just open the drain and let a little out. Dont take the plug all the way out or youll dump a lot out in a few seconds. Plan on spilling some all over your hand, and the floor if you dont have a big enough pan. That being said, like already mentioned...1/2 qt over shouldnt hurt it, if its too much it will blow it out.
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I've you've had the car long enough to know if it uses any oil between changes... if it does, you'll be that much farther ahead

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Originally posted by 2.5:

I've you've had the car long enough to know if it uses any oil between changes... if it does, you'll be that much father ahead



Good point.

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Originally posted by 2.5:

I've you've had the car long enough to know if it uses any oil between changes... if it does, you'll be that much father ahead



Funny you should say that. It does leak and I got slack and did not check it and drained only 3.5qts. My only real concern was if that was to high to the crank.
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Originally posted by Lambo nut:

...just remove the filter (engine off of course) and dump the oil in it, place filter back on engine and fire back up and shut off to recheck.


I think it would be a helluva lot easier (and less messy) to just remove the drain plug and dump out a measured quantity.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

I think it would be a helluva lot easier (and less messy) to just remove the drain plug and dump out a measured quantity.


No more messy than removing the filter when doing the oil change itself.
If it is easier for you to crawl under the car, remove the drain plug with one hand while trying to hold something to catch and measure it in the other while laying on your back in an awkward position, then it would be to unscrew a filter, dump its contents in a drain pan, then screw it back on, I say go for it.

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Originally posted by Lambo nut:

No more messy than removing the filter when doing the oil change itself.


Yeah, but who the heck wants to make that kind of mess any more often than necessary?

I hate removing the oil filter from a Fiero, be it a duke or a V6. The filter's on that damn angle and oil dumps all over the cradle. I hate it I tell ya!

 
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If it is easier for you to crawl under the car, remove the drain plug with one hand while trying to hold something to catch and measure it in the other while laying on your back in an awkward position, then it would be to unscrew a filter, dump its contents in a drain pan, then screw it back on, I say go for it.


Are you able to unscrew the oil filter, dump its contents in a drain pan, then screw it back on while standing above the car? If so, I say go for it.
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One of my SLs was a pita to get out the drain plug. I ended up taking it and matching it up to a screw in petcock (like on a radiator or air compressor). When I wanted to change the oil, I just slipped a hose over the end and opened it with my fingers. Didnt spill a drop. They do make a remote drain that screws in and you just pull a handle like a hood release. I had one like that on my 454 boat because you couldnt get a wrench onto the drain .

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Mechanics have told me over filled is worst than a little under. I have removed oil before by just loosening the drain plug I didnt have to take it all the way out.
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