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Old 22 Nov 2009, 04:01 pm
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Default Dealer overfilled my 1999 Honda CIvic, what should I do?

Took my car in to the dealer on Friday for an oil change. 1999 Honda Civic EX Cpe. On Sat, I decided to check the oil level on the dipstick, and noticed it was overfilled by almost 1 quart!! Should i take it back and make them drain some out??? Could it have caused damage (was driven about 15 miles before checked)??? Advice appreciated! THNX
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Old 22 Nov 2009, 04:16 pm
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I would take it back to the dealer, how do you know is over by 1 quart of oil?

too much oil can cause problems
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Old 22 Nov 2009, 04:31 pm
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I don't know why, but this complaint is becoming very common. Maybe people like you are taking better care of their cars and not blindly trusting dealers. It isn't likely to cause damage in those few miles, but on the freeway it can lead to oil foaming and air being in the nice close-tolerance bearings where oil should be.

By all means take it back. The oil should not be below the "add" line and should not be above the "full" line. If they would not give it to you a quart below the bottom line why would they give it to you a quart above the top line?
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