3.0td too much oil

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 17:10
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Recently did a service on my 3.0td III and overfilled the oil a bit, now it reads about 1 inch above full...any chance i could do damage if i leave it like that.

Reply's greatly appreciated...TY
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Reply By: biscuits - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 17:35

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 17:35
Not sure, but they dont put a "full" mark on the dipstick for the fun of it I'd imagine?
Just undo the sump plug and drain a little out?

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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:21

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:21
Good idea to drain a little out. The old school of thought used to be that if the crankshaft was splashing in the oil and frothing it up, then reduced oil pressure from the pump could harm the motor.These days with anti-frothing oils it's probably not so important, but for the sake of two minutes to run a little off, why temp fate. Rus.
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Reply By: Member - toohey - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:30

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:30
gid'ay govo
not good mate,when i drain mine imake sure oil is at operating temp.let it drain over night,then measurein the correct amount,in my case 6.7liters with filter change(navara) 1 inch over full is asking for trouble,drain it fast.
regards toohey.
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Reply By: hoyks - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:42

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 18:42
I over filled mine once.

Was driving up a sand hill on Stockton and bogged down short of the top. Backing down the engine started running on its lubricating oil, lost power and started revving uncontrollably. The needle headed past redline and was still going when I turned off the ignition and tried to stall it in 3rd. Eventually it dug its self in and slowed then stalled in a huge cloud of smoke. My mates on the other side of the hill thought I had set it alight by the amount of smoke.

The engine was sucking oil through the crank case breather hose and it was then turning to mist in the turbo there for bypassing the injection system and running away. Scared the crap out of me.

Haven’t had a problem since though as now I always fill to the line.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 19:17

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 19:17
yep a tojo got overfilled with oil at work and kept revving and feeding itself. Only a youngfella driving and didnt think to stall it. Filled the decline with smoke with everyone having to take refuge in refuge chambers. Mines rescue was mobalized with a nearby mines rescue on standbye ................ whoops
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 22:06

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 22:06
Yep, drain it for all of the above, but also you don't won't your oil pressure too high causing added strain on main seals and rings etc.
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