had oil change and they overfilled, how do i correct and will it cause any damage

Larry Eames

Asked by Nov 28, 2013 at 05:54 PM about the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

will overfilling oil cause damage and how do i correct

5 Answers

An overfull crankcase will cause the crankshaft to dip in to the oil in the pan and whip it it to a foam like a blender. Yes it can and will cause damage. I hesitate to advise you to drive it back to where you had it done..it needs to be drained to the proper level before starting.

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Larry Eames

thank you...will take somewhere else

Colin Rivet

I had this happen to me so I went under and loosend the oil drain plug without taking it out and let some oil out until a got it down to safe level.the worst part is it was done a dealership.


agree as to not driving in this condition. If you have an oil vactube, you can snake it down the oil dipstick tube and suction the excess. Always check oil level on the level with engine warm /After removing the overage.

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don't overfill

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