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Oil overfill 99 camry LE, engine oil overfilled by mechanic. dipstick showing 1 inch over full mark.I revisited the mechanic showing the overfill, he saw and said "its overfilled by 1/2 quarts but is ok". Should I be worried?

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Not for 1/2 quart
If it is up on the dip stick more than 1/8" over full
I would loosen the drain plug & let some out
1" above full is at least a quart or more & yes
let some out

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

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Check the oil with the engine warm & off. An accidental overfill of 1/2 quart will not hurt the engine. BUT, 2-3 quarts overfull will result in issues, and I would recommend draining that overfill out. But, 1/2 quart is really nothing to worry about.

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SOURCE: Mercedes SLK230 overfilling oil warning

5.6 liters here in the UK, could be a faulty sensor but try the oil first, easy enough to drain, jack up the rear passenger side so it gets all the oil out when draining.
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SOURCE: worried the mechanic overfilled the oil.

are you checking the oil while the truck has been running?

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: driving with overfilled oil, rattling noise.

It likely has little foam in it...most oils have an anti-foaming agent as part of their formula. just drain the pan and re-fill till it's at the proper level. Use a very clean pan and don't drop any road dirt from undercariage in there. Save and use extra for between service top off.

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SOURCE: 2006 chevy aveo. the dipstick reads oil is full.

You have oil in the plug holes because the seals that are supposed to keep oil out are leaking-you need to remove the valve cover to replace them.

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