too much oil

can you tell me how much is too much? i added a little too much oil in the engine. i added just a little above the normal level

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chewb40 knastet inn: :

Too much, _is_ too much. If you added too much in a cold engine, its worse than in a warm engine. How much is /a little/ ?
If /a little/ is a little to much, you may risk the engine seals. If it is way too much, you're going to blow the head gasket.
Fix it - better safe, than sorry. Drain from the plug, or suck via the inspection hole.
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Way too much may also damage the catalytic converter. I think that this warning is in your owner's manual.
How much extra do you have in there? You could just drain out a little. There are some vacuum devices that can suck some oil out through the dipstick tube. And some people use this tool to actually drain all/most of the oil out of the bottom of the engine when they "change" the oil.

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above max by........... 3mm - ok 5mm - not serious 7mm - hmmmmmmmm 10mm - hmmmmmmmmmmmmm 15mm - drain some out.
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Lez Pawl wrote:

Flowing out the dipstick tube - way too damn much.
:)
E.P.
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chewb40 wrote:

'Too much' is just a bit more than 'more than adequate'.
Huw
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i put in around 3 to 4 mm extra.....so im hoping its ok......

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