Was my engine overfilled? (Pics)

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You can submit payment (credit card) on the form in the bottle when you return it or just enter the payment on their website with your account. Easy peasy. They'll send you several sample kits.
thanks so much that does sound easy!

That is exactly the same as mine, I would think if it was an entire quart over it would be higher up.
It there any particular reason why you feel it should be higher if they put a full quart extra? I don’t know where exactly the dip stick enters the engine or whether it’s at an angle to provide more resolution so I’d love to know if there’s something you know lol





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thanks so much that does sound easy!


It there any particular reason why you feel it should be higher if they put a full quart extra? I don’t know where exactly the dip stick enters the engine or whether it’s at an angle to provide more resolution so I’d love to know if there’s something you know lol
Not that you asked me, but from my experience with dealer oil changes that looks about 1 quart overfilled to me. That’s about where mine was after my first dealer 6 quart oil change (checked in the dealer’s driveway).

After they “corrected” it it was right at the junction of the wire and and the rounded part. I think that was still slightly overfilled and I drained about 5-1/2 quarts when I changed it myself. On mine if I put in exactly 5 quarts it will be at the very top of the cross hatched area.
 

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I got my first oil change recently at the dealer and the guy writing the paperwork noted in the paper that the Jeeps takes 5quarts but after the oil change I saw the invoice and the quantity for the oils was 6 and I went up to him and asked him why it’s six when it should be five and he said something about the lines needing to be filled too? That sounded a little odd to me but I didn’t continue it and I left.

Today I was about to leave for a leisurely little road trip and randomly decided to check the level. I had initiated remote start so the engine was warmed up. I checked the oil about one minute after I shut off the engine.

Is my engine severely overfilled or did I check it incorrectly??
I removed the dipstick and fully cleaned it about five times and rechecked and got the same results shown in the photos.

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it looks good
 

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I wished I'd saved the picture but when I checked my stick after a few months from the oil change it was an inch past that. I dropped 7 quarts out when i proceeded to change it myself.
I think the dealers just count off seconds while the oil flows in. wtf?
 

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I wished I'd saved the picture but when I checked my stick after a few months from the oil change it was an inch past that. I dropped 7 quarts out when i proceeded to change it myself.
I think the dealers just count off seconds while the oil flows in. wtf?
Wow, that's crazy! That dealership sounds like a bunch of ding dongs among ding dongs.
 
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I wished I'd saved the picture but when I checked my stick after a few months from the oil change it was an inch past that. I dropped 7 quarts out when i proceeded to change it myself.
I think the dealers just count off seconds while the oil flows in. wtf?
Holy crap. Mine’s already almost half an inch onto the wire, I can’t imagine another inch on top of that!

But after some reading I did recently, it appears that the worst that can happen is the crankshaft starts hitting the puddle of oil on the bottom as it rotates, which can at worst cause some cavitation and bubbling of the oil, which may slightly lower the life of bearings and seals (if that bubbling ever reaches up there).

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d wager a guess you’d need to be somewhere along the lines of having 50% more oil in ur engine before your crankshaft starts to make contact with the puddle when it rotates. Barring super car engines and whatnot.
 

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Anything past the red is over filled

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Mine always look like this and I do my own oil changes. 5qts pennzoil jug. I dont think it is that accurate.

I never get over 5qts of oil when draining and I let it drain for a very long time.
 

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. But back then, we had a dirt alley in those days. So we would change Our oil, then spread the dirty oil in the alley way.
Theres a dirt patch on my house where NOTHING grows. Ive tried every plant in the planet including california natives. Everything dies. Now I know why.
 

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@DanW posted that his friend who worked on the pentastar design confirmed +|- a quart will not harm anything. I’m anal, though, and it would bother me.
As long as the crank shaft is not contacting the oil, which could cause air to mix with the oil, creating a "froth", there shouldn't be any problem. I'd like to hear from a Pentastar engineer, mechaninc/motorhead that an additinal quart is not an issue. I have a Chevy SSR. People smarter than I recommned 6 quarts instead of 5 because of the screwy Trailblazer oil pan that has the deepest part of the oil pan at the front of the truck instead of the rear (can you say oil starvation at fast acceleration?). Crankshaft does not contact the oil even with 6 quarts of oil.
 

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I wasn’t talking about selling though, I was talking about if something went wrong with my engine/drivetrain and I went to the dealership for warranty work
You are perfectly fine doing your own maintenance on your vehicles. keep your recipes and records. The manufacture must prove lack of maintenance in order to deny your claim.
As far as an extra quart of oil in your crankcase, just drive it, you won't hurt a thing.
I buy new or newer vehicles so I don't have to check my oil between changes. I do look under my vehicle for leaks or dripping but once I am sure my vehicle does not use more than a quart between changes, I just drive it. I do periodically look under the hood to look for issues but that's it. BTW, extra oil is Extra cooling,😝
 

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I had to school my local dealer service manager and his mechanics the other day. When I asked how many quarts my 2020 JLUR takes they told me 6. I pulled out my iPad and showed the manager the tech bulletin saying that the oil pans had changed and some now only take 5 quarts. We went out into the shop and he had the mechanic working on my Jeep stop at 5 quarts and check it. Sure enough..... full with 5! So, now they know and will start checking others. The manager thanked me and apologized for over filling it the first time.

https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/articles/355-oil-capacity-and-drain-back-rate
 

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You have to double check their work always before leaving the lot. The problem is that the Jeep techs are told to put in 5.8 Qts from their shop manuals. Owners manual and dipstick states 5 Qts. Not quite sure why the discrepancy, but it’s ducking annoying as hell.
 

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