Too much engine oil? - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand


Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand > GENERAL > General Jeep Chat


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-02-2019
lujabe  lujabe is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 316
Likes: 37
Liked 134 Times in 79 Posts
Default Too much engine oil?

So collected my Jeep after a service - dipped the oil because for a series of reasons I have no confidence or trust in the local Jeep service dept.

On the dipstick, the oil is well over the maximum mark - per the pic. Would you consider this acceptable? I have a couple of warranty issues Iím going to rip into them about and Iím not sure if I should be doing the same over the engine oil level...

__________________

2015 KL Cherokee Trailhawk
  #2  
Old 04-02-2019
bjm  bjm is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: yamba 2464 nsw
Posts: 583
What Jeep do I drive?: WH
Likes: 24
Liked 113 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Looks like they have definately over filled.Have you checked it a number of times.cold and hot.?I own a 2010 WH GC notorious for trying to get a correct oil level reading,have had it nearly half a litre overfull with no problems. My 2012 WK2 takes 7.8 litres not 8.5 as shown in Penrites catalogue.However 8.5 is correct for 2013 on.
Sponsored Posts
  #3  
Old 04-02-2019
layback40's Avatar
layback40  layback40 is offline
Grumpy Old XJ Dsl Owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Victoria
Posts: 13,466
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 3,693
Liked 6,107 Times in 4,038 Posts
Default

If it was a diesel I would be very concerned as runaway is possible with overfill. Petrol is not so much an issue.
Make sure you check it when warm ( I think thats right) & been sitting for around 15 minutes on flat ground.
Overfill by the dealer may be an attempt to hide an oil use issue.
__________________
98&01XJ VMs,06 KJCRD,I no longer question authority,I annoy it.More effect,less effort.10000Club
  #4  
Old 04-02-2019
lujabe  lujabe is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 316
Likes: 37
Liked 134 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by layback40 View Post
If it was a diesel I would be very concerned as runaway is possible with overfill. Petrol is not so much an issue.
Make sure you check it when warm ( I think thats right) & been sitting for around 15 minutes on flat ground.
Overfill by the dealer may be an attempt to hide an oil use issue.
Yeah, thatís my thinking. Probably not likely to cause damage, but given what they charged me for the service the least they can do is get the oil between the lines... Butbgivem the thing has just run out of warranty I donít want to risk the sh1tfight that will ensue on the off chance an issue does crop up as a result.

I checked it shortly before the service and was bang-on the max line - to my knowledge itís never used any noticeable oil. I donít think thereís any attempt to cover up anything - I think itís laziness/sloppiness, at best.
__________________

2015 KL Cherokee Trailhawk
Sponsored Posts
  #5  
Old 04-02-2019
bjm  bjm is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: yamba 2464 nsw
Posts: 583
What Jeep do I drive?: WH
Likes: 24
Liked 113 Times in 77 Posts
Default

lucky you didnt own a twin turbo L C a few years ago.Some were using around 1 litre per thousand ks!knew a guy who had to carry 20 litres of oil every time he went away.Toyota denied in many cases there was no problem.Even sealed the dipsticks ,dealers were found out overfilling at services consequently it didnt look like vehicle using any oil !,
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


» Advertisements_AS2


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:35 AM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR © 2002 - 2019 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.ausjeep.com www.ausjeep.com.au www.midlifemate.com ausjeepforum.com Jeep Wrangler JL Australia release
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=