I own a Suzuki Swift diesel. The engine is Fiat MultiJet 1.3 with engine oil capacity of 3.1 litres and I poured in 3.5 litres and drove for about 50 miles. Will this hurt my car's engine ?

  • What does the dip stick say? Is the level above max?
    – sweber
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 14:02
  • It is about 1cm above the max mark. I have drained out the excess oil and wanted to know the amount of damage it would have done while there was excess oil ? Thanx for prompt response. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 14:06

1 Answer 1


There should be absolutely no damage done to your engine. A little bit too much (and when I say a little bit, .4l of oil is a little bit ... an entire liter of oil would be too much) is not going to be a problem. You've not created any issues and you've drained the excess. You're golden.

  • Thanx for the prompt response. I wanted to tell that the engine is a small 1248cc diesel from Fiat. Isn't .4 L overfill too much for it and driving it for 50 miles with occasional over revs to redline wouldn't damage it ? Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 14:37
  • Should not be an issue. 1/2 a liter of oil really isn't that much oil. There is more than enough room in the pan to accommodate, even on the smallest of vehicle engines (a small engine in a lawn mower would be a different story). The only real issue with overfilling is if the oil gets high enough to allow the crankshaft to impact it. This causes a whole level of issues. Really, there should be nothing for you to worry about now. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 14:40
  • Thanx a lot! Thats a great relief for me. Its a new car and I care too much about my car. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 14:58
  • If you believe this answers your question, please consider clicking the checkmark and upvoting if you desire. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 15:01
  • I am new to stackexchange. My upvotes aren't considered....:P Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 15:07

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .