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Will over filling the oil by 2 quarts on a 1999 ford escort caause it to lock up tight enuff not to turn over?

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Over filling is as bad as not having enough oil. i am assuming that it threw a rod or something, if the engine is seized. you can check and see it has any oil, and try to break the engine free with a breaker bar. If not then you will have to either buy a rebuilt or used engine. Hope this helps tim

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It should'nt ....but why did you do that?

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • snoopydean33 Sep 03, 2010

    I didn't, the neighbors wife did it. I told him his problem wasn't a vacume lock, it was a blown head gasket. He believed me when he pulled his plugs and saw the water sitting on top of #4 piston

  • Ted Schore Sep 03, 2010

    So how does overfilling with oil get water into number 4 cylinder? The water in the cylinder is what "locked" it up, not overfilled with oil. liquids dont compress, so he may have a bent rod. This car is ready for the scrap heap, as no 99 escort is worth the amount that an engine is going to cost.

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