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Old 01-02-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Factory Over-Fill???

Just changed the oil for the first time in my 2014 jk. Drained the oil and my 7 quart container slightly overflowed.... Has anyone else noticed an excessive factory fill? Is this normal? I replaced with 6 quarts and my dip stick shows full. The engine is also more quiet now. Car has 700 miles

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Just changed the oil for the first time in my 2014 jk. Drained the oil and my 7 quart container slightly overflowed.... Has anyone else noticed an excessive factory fill? Is this normal? I replaced with 6 quarts and my dip stick shows full. The engine is also more quiet now. Car has 700 miles
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...mine was overfull too...half quart...
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...Jeep...not car...when sombody calls a Jeep a car a kitten dies...if you call YOUR Jeep a car...a whole flock of kittens die...
Here in the great state of TEHHHASS we have some manly men, and there's one I know who drills oil by day and sips whiskey by night. His arms have the diameter of a fire hydrant, and a drop if his semen weighs more than bowling ball. This man refers to his '12 jk as a car, which is how I learned. I will amend my ways. Interesting that you were also overfilled...
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[QUOTE=TexasBob;7139097]and a drop if his semen weighs more than bowling ball. QUOTE]

Wow, and you know this how? I guess it's true about the old saying of only two things come from Texas.
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Yes sir. we also have a fair share of inter-familial marriages and romance, but we are best known for our 2 mainstays that rhyme with beer. Don't mess with TEHHHASSS!!

Also, has anyone else noticed a remarkably overfilled engine from the factory?
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My engine oil level was correct. But my front Dana 44 was overfull to the point, that on a hot day driving up in the mountains, it started to blow some oil out of the overflow breather hose. When I pulled the filler plug the following morning, when cold, the excessive oil just ran out.........

This is why it is always a good idea to check all levels when purchasing either a used, or new Wrangler/vehicle.........
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They were just preparing for oil consumption, luckally yours didn't drink it.



by the way, don't F*** with Texas (unless your doggin the cowboys or H-town Texans, then im ok with it)
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both my jeep cars were over full by 1 quart. 13 jku and 14 jkur both filled my 7 quart drain pan to the brim. I wonder if they tack that extra quart on the msrp or if it is a freebie. p.s. It never gets old calling a jeep a car lol.
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They were just preparing for oil consumption, luckally yours didn't drink it. by the way, don't F*** with Texas (unless your doggin the cowboys or H-town Texans, then im ok with it)
Yes that's what I was thinking, I wondered if it was a sort of protection from consumption. Agreed, don't f**k with Texas!
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both my jeep cars were over full by 1 quart. 13 jku and 14 jkur both filled my 7 quart drain pan to the brim. I wonder if they tack that extra quart on the msrp or if it is a freebie. p.s. It never gets old calling a jeep a car lol.
Yes this convinces me it is intentional, scared me at first but now it makes sense. Haha now I know never to utter the car word in these parts again, I feel like it is a newb right of passage
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My engine oil level was correct. But my front Dana 44 was overfull to the point, that on a hot day driving up in the mountains, it started to blow some oil out of the overflow breather hose. When I pulled the filler plug the following morning, when cold, the excessive oil just ran out......... This is why it is always a good idea to check all levels when purchasing either a used, or new Wrangler/vehicle.........
Dear god I can't believe it was overfilled to that extent.. Definitely a good reason to check fluid levels even on new cars
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Definitely a good reason to check fluid levels even on new cars
Also on new Jeeps, too.
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I bought a slightly used 2013 JKU from a jeep dealer and it had 7 quarts of oil in it instead of 6 as specified.
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Just changed the oil for the first time in my 2014 jk. Drained the oil and my 7 quart container slightly overflowed.... Has anyone else noticed an excessive factory fill? Is this normal? I replaced with 6 quarts and my dip stick shows full. The engine is also more quiet now. Car has 700 miles

So how many miles does the Jeep 2014 JK have?
And what kind of car do you have?
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Maybe the extra oil is expected to be soaked up by the casting sand.
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I didnt buy my jeep new but i find it funny that some people's jeeps are burning oil and others are over filled with it.

Maybe they're preparing for it to burn oil?

Maybe they don't really burn oil, the guy who was 1 quart low a couple weeks after he bought his jeep, they accidently put that quart in your jeep instead of his because yours was in front of his on the assembly line?

lmao.

Honestly, big rig shops have oil guns that have a little counter on them to tell them how much oil is pumped. I bet the assembly line has these. Wouldn't take much to be talking to someone while you're working, and whoops....its a quart over. No one will notice if i dont say anything. Atleast its not low on oil.

Are you really going to shut the line down because you over filled the oil on a jeep? And you know that guy's gonna get his butt chewed out for shutting the line down.

You'd think your dealer would check the oil before selling it too, wouldn't you? Isn't that why you're paying a $400 charge for prep?
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I bought a 2008 a couple months ago from dealer didn't check the oil level until a couple days later and mine was 2 quarts low. No leaks and not burning oil. So much for 72 point service check.
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See, your jeep was two quarts low and the two jeeps next to it were one quart high. lol.

I always check the oil before i leave the lot.

My jeep had a *broken front axle housing* that had been badly welded back together by the previous owner when i bought it at the dealer. Certified Pre Owned Vehicle...
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I bet the assembly line has these. Wouldn't take much to be talking to someone while you're working, and whoops....its a quart over. No one will notice if i dont say anything. Atleast its not low on oil.

Are you really going to shut the line down because you over filled the oil on a jeep? And you know that guy's gonna get his butt chewed out for shutting the line down.
I used to work "on the line" at a Chrysler assembly plant. The oil fill is automated. When the vehicle passes by the station where the oil is added the operator connects an overhead nozzle to the fill port and presses a start button. The computer monitors how much is added and shuts off the fill process when it reaches the setpoint.

Anyway, if it somehow accidentally did get overfilled the operator can tag it for it to be checked when it rolls off the line. They would not stop the main assembly line and lose $10,000 per minute of production (I was told that amount, anyway) for an overfilled engine oil.
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It's quite possible the person doing the PDI at the dealership is doing the overfilling of the oil. Maybe the dealer is using a prep man who checks the oil 30 seconds after turning the engine off, gets a low reading and goes to town adding oil. It is certainly a possibility, especially from what I've seen working at various dealerships.

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