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First off, +1 for your preface, the first step is admitting we have a problem :P If you did any damage by overfilling, there's not much you can do about it now. As I'm sure you've read, overfilling the engine will cause the oil to foam. Since the oil pump can't move air, you may have starved certain parts of the engine of vital lubricant, and burnt the oil ...


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Don't worry. You have lubed your engine very well. :D Check your air filter, change it if it is "oily". If your oil level now is correct, keep driving and enjoying. It might be a bit smoky for a while, but after a longer journey it'll be just fine. You can only start to worry if it will be smoky after another 20 - 30 miles.


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This is strictly theoretical (aka I could be completely wrong), but if an engine is literally filled to the brim as you described, very little damage would occur. Depending on the type of engine, once the starter is engaged the volume of the crankcase will remain fairly constant, as the volume lost by one piston moving down will be negated by another ...


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It depends on your car. In many cases you may be fine – certainly if you've caught it and aren't seeing problems there is a good chance that you're OK or will only have relatively minor problems. That said the folks who designed your car put a lot of thought into questions like "how much oil does it need?" and to be safe it would make sense to drain out the ...


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Unless your Engine is gunked up, and black sludge is prevalent, do not perform a flush. Just keep a regular maintenance of regular oil changes, and you will be fine. Flushing oil can do more damage to your Engine if your engine does not need it. I had a 150K Diesel VW Golf which I like a twit decided to do flush on, this caused it to smoke profusely. It had ...



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