Too much oil in Saturn?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marc silva, May 12, 2005.

  1. marc silva

    marc silva Guest

    I took my 96 Saturn to the dealer for an oil change and the next day when I
    checked the dip stick the oil level was about 1/4 inch above the crossed
    lines on the dipstick. I checked and rechecked this and it always came up
    the same. Is this normal? Could they have put in too much oil? Should the
    oil level read only to the top of the crossed lines or what?

    marc silva, May 12, 2005
  2. marc silva

    shoppa Guest

    I checked the dip stick the oil level was about 1/4 inch above
    Way too much oil can cause foaming. (I think the dipstick warns "do
    not overfill".) But an extra quarter inch on the dipstick is not a big

    shoppa, May 12, 2005
  3. marc silva

    marx404 Guest

    1/4 " over the top part of the FULL hatch lines shouldn't hurt anything. I
    assume that you are checking the oil with the engine cold and the car on a
    level surface? 1/4" isnt enough to worry about, and if it's a twin cam,
    it'll problably use some oil after a month or two of driving.

    marx404, May 12, 2005
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