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I have a 2004 Toyata Highlander that occasionally gets an oil overfill from the dealership. On the dipstick (after the car has been running) marks halfway between the full mark and the double cutouts (divots)on the dipstick. Should I return to the dealer to have some of the oil drained. I have always been told not to overfill, but what is safe?

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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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