Oil Overfill?

Asked by Nov 17, 2013 at 06:42 PM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I accidentally ovefilled my  6-cylinder Outback with too much oil--probably about a quart too much. Will that do any harm? Do I need to drain it off (a pain for me to do)?

2 Answers

110,035

If it was mine I would drain the oil out. To much oil can cause all kinds of issues that are a lot more of a pain than just draining out a quart of oil. IMO anyways.

92,915

Yes drain it out, if your oil filter is easy to get to remove and drain it, then reinstall it, start the engine, make sure there are no oil leaks, shut it down and recheck oil level, if it is still too high do it again.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 6,610
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 2,030
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 1,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
356 Great Deals out of 29,331 listings starting at $1,750
Used Subaru Impreza
187 Great Deals out of 17,838 listings starting at $1,250
Used Subaru Legacy
199 Great Deals out of 15,855 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
896 Great Deals out of 61,171 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota RAV4
740 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Highlander
346 Great Deals out of 24,768 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
249 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
541 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Pilot
381 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,023 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
27 Great Deals out of 1,216 listings starting at $4,455
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 4,074 listings starting at $26,577
2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $27,977
2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $22,985
2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $15,738
2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $11,497

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.