Thread Rating:
  • 8 Vote(s) - 4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
How high is too high on dipstick?
#1
I have just been looking over the car before making a long journey and have found...
The oil level too high, it is on the twist bit on the dipstick so about 2 cm over the max indent.

I had the oil changed a month ago, and the garage forgot to change the filter that badly needed changing, so got them to do it later when I had some other work done. I was expecting the oil to be low and it was very so, I got my wife to fill it up, as I wasn’t there, and promptly forgot about it. Until now, so my question is do I need to completely drain it and re-fill?
Or is it ok to leave it is ?

Thanks in advance
Reply
#2
I would drain off a litre and then carefully top up with new to the correct level.
You dont want oil being forced into places it shouldnt go
Reply
#3
Yes good suggestion, I think it would give me more piece of mind too.
This might sound daft
But, to drain just a litre- will it mess with the sump nut and washer,
As obviously if I was going to drain it all I’d replace them?
As Its gonna be messy..
Reply
#4
I would humbly suggest that a "garage"that forgets to change the oil filter ain't much of a garage.I would change the lot again for peace of mind.Confusedalut:
Strawberry flavoured windows  Dodgy
[+] 2 users say Thank You to ron for this post
Reply
#5
Yeah.

I bet they even used one of those daft pumps to suck the old oil up through the dipstick tube, leaving the worst crud still in the sump...
(If they didn't, one of those pumps would be OK for removing the excess. But as you also need to swap the filter... )
Reply
#6
Drop the oil yourself and replace it along with the filter.

For absolute piece of mind pour back in a measured amount of new oil and you can then check the accuracy of your dipstick level markers, probably a bit of an old fashioned practice but it has it place.

Talk about old fashioned ways anyone remember the common practice of parking the vehicle over a drain in the road and dropping the oil into the drain ? Not that I've done it of course ! Mind you the environmental chaps would soon be on your case if you did it nowadays.
Reply
#7
(29-07-2013, 07:30 AM)geoff Wrote:  Drop the oil yourself and replace it along with the filter.

For absolute piece of mind pour back in a measured amount of new oil and you can then check the accuracy of your dipstick level markers, probably a bit of an old fashioned practice but it has it place.

Talk about old fashioned ways anyone remember the common practice of parking the vehicle over a drain in the road and dropping the oil into the drain ? Not that I've done it of course ! Mind you the environmental chaps would soon be on your case if you did it nowadays.

Maybe not good to put ideas like this out there.
Reply
#8
Sacrilege anyway -I use old oil/paraffin mix as chain oil in the chainsaws and as wood preservative for the sheds.
And in the flamethrower when the EA are snooping around.
[+] 2 users say Thank You to evdama for this post
Reply
#9
I agree too much lube isnt good Wink
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
Reply
#10
(29-07-2013, 01:14 PM)evdama Wrote:  Sacrilege anyway -I use old oil/paraffin mix as chain oil in the chainsaws and as wood preservative for the sheds.
And in the flamethrower when the EA are snooping around.

Mate of mine always paints his fence with old engine oil.
Not tried it myself.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.


  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
Bottom Ball joint
Last Post:jj9
Today 08:18 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 46
peugeot charger
Last Post:geoff
Today 06:35 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 113
cutting out HDi 1.6 diese...
Last Post:Col
Today 06:15 PM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 1425
Poor cold startup 1.9
Last Post:Top drive
Today 06:10 PM
» Replies: 34
» Views: 789
hello
Last Post:ron
Today 05:22 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 32
Lower Ball Joint
Last Post:brodfather11
Today 03:36 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 47
starting problem
Last Post:brodfather11
Today 03:32 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 37
Washers not working
Last Post:Redjoe100
Today 03:25 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 140
citroen berlingo alarm
Last Post:sks01773
Today 11:28 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 33
Reverse light switch prob...
Last Post:ffrenchie
Today 09:48 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 107

Locations of visitors to this page