Engine oil overfill

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Old 23 Jul 2003, 07:34 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jean-Guy Paradis
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Default Engine oil overfill

I know the question was raised at some time on this group but I cant find
the comments anymore.
The question is: Will an "engine oil overfill" damage the engine or its
gaskets or anything else?
I had the oil changed at the dealer today. As I always did since i got this
car (Camry 2000 CE) purchased brand new. Today I found out when I got home
that the oil level on the dipstick was about one quarter of an inch above
the full mark. I actually was present when the guy filled her up again and
though he did not have anything to measure up the amount he was putting in,
he said he was relying on the compressor's noise delivering the oil to know
exactly the amount in. He said he has been doing this for years and never
had problems.
This overfill somewhat contradicts the owners manual which states that max
is max and not above. I know that I could remove the excess but does someone
know whether it is necessary or not.
Jean-Guy Paradis

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