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woolveren
03-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Hi,

Last week, I had an oil change in my car 98 audi a4 1.8t. Today I checked the level on dipstick and the oil level is 0.6~1cm above the top mark.

Is this okay or do I need to drain the extra oil?

PS: I use the bigger Mann oil filter with Castrol syntec 5w40

Avant Nate
03-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Drain

donkeysaudi
03-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Drain
X2 there not a good idea to have it over.

woolveren
03-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Man, I drove around 740 miles with that level of oil.

is it going to be okay?

murdered APR a4
03-27-2012, 02:16 PM
Should be fine drain a little out not the whole lot of the oil but some until you reach desired level.....won't do too much damage but can screw up a ton of seals if left un-attended.

Seerlah
03-27-2012, 03:04 PM
The owner's manual calls for 4.3 quarts, but mine takes 4 quarts/1 gallon exact. Mine would also be too high if going by the owner's manual. 1 gallon places my oil exactly in the middle of the markings on the dip stick tube, if you want to start off with that next time you do your oil change. Then add more oil as necessary from there. I also use the larger Mann filter.

woolveren
03-28-2012, 06:39 AM
Drained the excess oil yesterday. Mechanic said it is okay and not a big deal to have oil level slightly more than the maximum mark.

Also he said that overfill actually means, oil is upto the top of the dipstick pushing the dipstick up from the original position during normal operation.:)

00SantorinS4
03-28-2012, 07:15 AM
My buddy had the PO overfill their 1.8t wagon by 2 quarts! The car had a NASTY tick/diesel sound and they sold the 02 passat wagon to him for 1 grand. We changed oil and filter, seafoamed and it hasn't done it since.
Plus K04'd/3 inch DP the thing is a monster and a hell of a car for 1 grand lol.

catbed
03-28-2012, 07:21 AM
Drained the excess oil yesterday. Mechanic said it is okay and not a big deal to have oil level slightly more than the maximum mark.

Also he said that overfill actually means, oil is upto the top of the dipstick pushing the dipstick up from the original position during normal operation.:)

If you have oil coming out of the top of your dipstick, you have SERIOUS problems lol. [:D]

woolveren
03-28-2012, 11:26 AM
If you have oil coming out of the top of your dipstick, you have SERIOUS problems lol. [:D]

Yep! But mine was just above the top mark :)

morzechowski
03-28-2012, 12:34 PM
I add 4 quarts and then drive it for about 20k until it gets thick, then I add a little water. Perfect oil level every time.

Seerlah
03-28-2012, 01:02 PM
^You are supposed to use flavored water. The engine does not take to kindly to just any regular old water.


















*note: if anybody ever adds water to their engine, do yourself a favor and start searching for a replacement engine right after

coolgraymemo
03-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Make sure the water is distilled.

murdered APR a4
03-28-2012, 01:37 PM
I use Dasani is that good enough????? I don't think so because now my engine isn't running right.......

SS92
03-28-2012, 01:46 PM
I use Dasani is that good enough????? I don't think so because now my engine isn't running right.......

I use perrier... My engine likes the french stuff. The carbonation adds 100hp to the butt dyno.

murdered APR a4
03-28-2012, 08:00 PM
I use perrier... My engine likes the french stuff. The carbonation adds 100hp to the butt dyno.

Shake and Bake......I ain't saying I like crepe's!!! LMAO

Seerlah
03-28-2012, 08:07 PM
I like to carry some Crisco cooking oil in my trunk for those "just in case" situations.








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