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I've had a bit of an issue and am quite worried... I did an oil check the other week and there was no oil whatsoever on the dipstick (not too worried since I rarely drive the car), so I bought a 4 litre bottle of oil to fill it up.

Being rather clumsy and with little thought I just poured the whole 4 litres into the engine and am worried I have put too much oil in. If I check the dipstick, the whole plastic orange tip has oil on it (so a good 1.5cm above the actual measurement lines on the dipstick).

I took the car for a quick spin and it sounds / drives fine however am still rather concerned and have now gone from too little oil to too much.

Hope someone with some technical knowledge could guide me? Thanks
 

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Is there a quick way to do it.. I don't have a ramp and don't want to undo a bolt and get a face full of oil! :p
 

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Is there a quick way to do it.. I don't have a ramp and don't want to undo a bolt and get a face full of oil! :p
You're going to have to get underneath and drain some out that way im afraid, if your careful you wont get covered in oil :lol: .
 

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Jack up, undo the bolt a little bit, then unscrew it by hand slowly, as oil starts to drip out, leave it for a while. Oil will drain without the bolt being fully removed. Its fairly simple. Then re tighten.

Its not rocket science, you may get some oil on your hand, but if your worried about getting a little dirty then you need to get bigger balls :lol:
 

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I'm guessing from the dipstick it has about 2litres too much now... would it be okay to drive it a few miles down to a garage or would you really not recommend me even starting it?
 

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Dont go no where in it... get down to screwfix an buy that pump alski mentions... stick it in the dip stick hole and pump it out...

If you dont your in for trouble eventually.

If this was me tho id drain the lot and refil witht he correct amount.
 

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Only got a jack.. I don't consider it particularly safe getting under the car with 1 or 2 jacks and nothing solid..
Use your initiative, park half on a nice big kerb and you'll be able to get under the to the drain plug, or get some house bricks under the front wheels and lower the can onto them, so the weight of the cat isnt on the jack.
 
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