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    over done it with the oil!

    I know this thread is in the wrong place, but i thought i would get a better responce here, as i need urgent advice

    The oil was a little low for my liking, so i got a litre bottle from halfords of the correct grade diesel engine oil, I topped it up, and at the time it seemed to be spot on, perhaps though i didnt wait long enough for the oil to travel down to the sump. As when i checked it a little while later, it was over full. by about 1/4 litre, since i only put about 1/2 litre oil in, in the first place. Would this harm the engine, and should i drain some out? or leave it?
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
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    How long after stopping the engine did you wait before checking the level?

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    i put the oil in about 15 mins after stopping the engine, and when i came back to check it again it had been stopped for about 30 minutes after a 20 mile journey. The last engines i changed oil in where Peugeot/ Citreon engines, and the oil goes down to the sump pretty quickly. Dont get me wrong, ive changed oil in cars many times and know what ime doing, however i require just the consequences of what happens if its over filled
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    Have to ask

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    You'll need to drain some out.

    Leaving it overfulls a big No no.

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    forgive me if im bein stupid but got told on another forum with my old escort td that it would just burn off (awaiting severe slating)

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    too much oil raises the oil pressure when the car is upto running temperature can cause leaks in various places. but you can go slightly over the max mark safely. i would drain some though

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    cheers guys, its what i thought myself, i didnt notice until after the 20 mile journey to the scrap yard in Rhuabon. but tomorrow ille get the car up and drain a little oil out of it, I think its about 1/4 litre overfull, I was also told though that the extra oil would burn off, and others telling me it will leak past seals, so ime not gonna take any chances
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
    And Now a Diesel on Discs all round!

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=162503

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    If in doubt drain it out

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