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Old 04-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Too much oil?

Did an oil and filter change yesterday. Only put in 8.25 quarts and the stick is reading a tad more than full. Will it burn off or should I drain some?

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Pull the filter housing, it holds about 1/2 quart.
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Will more than what's in the filter housing drain out?
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Will more than what's in the filter housing drain out?
Nope. My opinion, half a quart is a high estimate. More like 5-6 ounces.
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Cool, I didn't know that either. I just changed my oil and have been wanting to switch to the LN filter adaptor, now it will be a breeze and I can inspect the older filter.
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The book my indy uses indicates about a quarter of a quart more than my owner's manual says. And, a couple of times he has added too much. I use a long plastic tube and siphon the extra oil out of the opening where oil would normally be added. Sucks, but it works.
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Airline tubing for a fish tank?
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Dropping the filter takes 10-15 minutes start to finish, no siphoning, no oil dripping off a siphon hose.
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Definitely drain some. I personally prefer to have the level just below the full mark.

Keep in mind overfilling the oil level causes AOS failures.
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The tech guru for the local PCA suggests that if you track it, fill to the top of the orange marker.
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The book my indy uses indicates about a quarter of a quart more than my owner's manual says. And, a couple of times he has added too much. I use a long plastic tube and siphon the extra oil out of the opening where oil would normally be added. Sucks, but it works.
I would be cautious about putting plastic tubing down either the oil fill or dipstick tubes (on cars with them) as there are a lot of sharp edged things the tube can get hooked on and make it nearly impossible to pull it back out. We have had to take a couple sump covers off cars whose owners tried to use commenrical vacuum tank systems to suck the oil out without jacking the car up. Bad idea..........
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Airline tubing for a fish tank?
That's what I've used successfully. Takes a a couple of minutes without having to get under the car. But, if it's a bad idea, I certainly don't want to cause anyone a problem.
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The tech guru for the local PCA suggests that if you track it, fill to the top of the orange marker.
Dipstick or dash indicator?
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Randall, just wipe the dipstick 137 times. Done.
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I use a long plastic tube and siphon the extra oil out of the opening where oil would normally be added. Sucks, but it works.
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Dropped the filter housing and dumped some oil. It does make a bit of a mess though, so have your oil catch pan handy. Thanks everyone for the great ideas!
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Dropped the filter housing and dumped some oil. It does make a bit of a mess though, so have your oil catch pan handy. Thanks everyone for the great ideas!
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Definitely drain some. I personally prefer to have the level just below the full mark.

Keep in mind overfilling the oil level causes AOS failures.
This thread reminded me that my oil level was low- halfway between full and min. on the guage which I did on the last oil change. So be extra careful to avoid overfilling as it does not take much to overfill it. Yesterday I put a pint in and it moved the guage level to about 2 more bars. It is so easy to overfill it.

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