damage from too much oil?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marx404, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Arg, I'm not sure about some mechanics. Gotta hold some ppl's hands no
    matter what, I'm afraid.

    Had my oil changed 3 days ago, I supply my own and filter. Gave the dummy in
    the shop a 5qt. Mobil1 bottle and a K&N gold filter. Got the car back,
    expecting 1 qt left in the bottle. SC2 holds 4qts, actually a little less
    with the smaller K&N filter. I should have been suspicious when I didn't get
    anything back, I should have checked the oil immediately!

    Guess where the other quart went? right, in the car with the other 4. I now
    have 5qt of oil in my SC2 and have been driving back and forth to work for 3
    days. I will have them drain the other qt out tomorrow ASAP. Hope nothing
    got damaged, should I be worried?
    marx404, Mar 11, 2007
  2. marx404

    SnoMan Guest

    I doubt that crank is even being slugged by oil. It usually takes at
    least a 50 to 75% overfill before problems develop. They are not as
    sensitive to overfill as some would leave you to believe. I would be
    tempted to leave oil in there unless you as constantly winding it to
    max RPM and creating extra windage in crankcase.
    SnoMan, Mar 12, 2007
  3. marx404

    BläBlä Guest

    Aside from the crank being slugged down, no not likely. Like Lane said,
    its better to be a little over the line than a little under. ;)
    BläBlä, Mar 12, 2007
  4. marx404

    Lane Guest

    I've been running a half to 3/4 of a quart over the full mark on the track
    for years with no problems. I don't think I'd worry too much about a quart
    on a street driven car.

    Plus, the motor will "correct" that problem shortly, won't it? Seems that
    most people have some oil consumption.

    Lane [ lane (at) evilplastic.com ]
    Lane, Mar 12, 2007
  5. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Thanks. Luckily, I have had no oil consumption issues on either this car or
    my '94 SL2. I took it easy on the poor car and took it into the shop pronto
    this morn. Had the dummies dump out the extra qt. I have checked it and so
    far no problems. Maybe it's psycho-sematic butI can feel the difference
    marx404, Mar 13, 2007
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