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    Default Overfilled Oil on 2.8

    Changed the Oil the other week. This evening checked the Oil level and noticed that the level was about 2-3 mm over the maximum mark.

    Should I drain a bit off to get this down to the Max mark? How significant is that 2-3 mm?

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    id say that youd be ok but im shore mark will be about to confirm if its ok

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    You'll be fine with that. It isn't seriously overfilled.
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    Cheers guys, wasn't sure but you've put my mind at rest.

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    Default oils well that ends well

    How much over is a serious overfill 5mm over the max?
    My oil is black and was told this was "normal" - is that coz they suck it out these days rather than drain it?
    The oil was changed at service 10k ago, but not sure if I want to leave it until the next service c20k.
    Was thinking of getting for an oil flush n change - is it worth it ??.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarfinBoy View Post
    How much over is a serious overfill 5mm over the max?
    My oil is black and was told this was "normal" - is that coz they suck it out these days rather than drain it?
    The oil was changed at service 10k ago, but not sure if I want to leave it until the next service c20k.
    Was thinking of getting for an oil flush n change - is it worth it ??.
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    On a diesel engine the oil will turn black after about 100 miles.normal..regarding overfill of oil...it takes a ltr of oil from the min mark to take it up to max..5mm over this make imo will make no difference.

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    personally, i'd never leave the oil in for 30K...it's far too long.. i 'know' it's wjhat VX printed in the book, but thats for cars that sit on the motorway all day every day..

    look at your annual mileage, and aim to change it very 6 months if you do a lot of short trips, or at least annually if you do longer runs...

    Personally, on my own cars, i like it changed every 6-8,000 miles...

    and as for overfilling...as Gary said. a couple of mm is okay.. 5 is starting to get a little bit high...thats nearly 1/4 of a litre overfilled..

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