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checking engine oil

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by sect one, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. sect one

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    checking engine oil

    Discussion started by sect one - Jul 11, 2004

    i'm a complete dumbass when it comes to cars in my younger years ive ruined an engine etc etc so i went to check the oil on my car and i think i filled it too much its a little past the F (i'd say a half of an inch) and i am scared to drive on it wouldn't want to ruin this engine anyone out there hwo can help me? am i fine? can i drive on it or am i screwed
     
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  2. iloveboxcars

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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    Half an inch shouldn't be that bad.. but there is a difference between a max. fill and a fill to line. If it's max. fill you might want to drain some of it.
     
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  3. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    put your finger in it
     
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  4. ClueTwo

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    ClueTwo - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    DRAIN THE SHIT OUT....
     
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  5. T=E=A=S=E

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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    more is better... :)

    but if youre scared about it... just go get a spoon or some shit and scoop some out...
     
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    ClueTwo - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    Ahhh the ol' spoon technique..Good call Tease..
     
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  7. iloveboxcars

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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    more is not better.

    You cant use a spoon on most engines.


    That post better have been a joke tease.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    put some sand in it, to absorb the extra oil
     
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  9. metallix

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    metallix - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    !!!

    it depends
    sometimes it wont do anything
    sometimes it will
    if you over fill too much there will be a too high pressure and you might damage something...

    best bet is to drain some of it out. you definately dont want to do future oil changes on your own if you can't handle it. $20 will pay for oil change in most places!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. me IS cool

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    me IS cool - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    it's good to know how to change you own oil. Too much oil and you cause damage plus lots of white smoke. So if you see a lot of smoke after you change the oil drain some of it out.

    :king:
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    ofcourse.

    its common sense that you fill it up to the full mark, and dont go over it by much...

    thats what ive always done anyways.
     
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    rinse - Replied Jul 11, 2004

    take your ride for a spin. check your rearview now and then to see if your leaving a trail of smoke (unless you are james bond or playing spy hunter your car shouldnt come equipted with an smoke screen). if so, you have over filled your oil and burning the excess. if thats the case you should drain some.
     
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    JohnnyHorton - Replied Jul 12, 2004

    too much oil ruins the catalytic convertor...
    thats why you only fill oil up a half quart at a time, stop, check oil level and see how much more you need... repeat

    edit: use a funnel too so you don't get oil all over your block and smoke yourself out
     
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    TheoHuxtable - Replied Jul 12, 2004

    Having too much oil isn't really a bad thing. Especially if it's just "half an inch" past the line on the measurer. It'll eventually slowly go down as you drive more. If worse comes to worse, just unscrew the oil plug and let some out into a pan little by little. But I wouldn't go through the trouble. You'd be gettin yourself dirty for nothin' IMO.
     
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