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Old 09-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Too much oil in 2014?

Embarrassed but hoping this helps someone else. Did my oil change on 2014 2 door and as I did the whole oil up, run engine, wait, check dance I apparently became impatient/used to my TJ (always took full 6qts). Ended up adding an entire 6qts. Well a week later I check my oil and it's about an inch into the cable. So I know I'm slightly over - I'd guess a quarter quart maybe.

What I need to better understand - is this harmful? I know waaaay too much oil is dangerous. But is such a smaller amount? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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Actually, the 3.6 Pentastar does take 6 quarts of oil. Take a look at the owners manual, that is what is specified. Every time I do an oil change, I pour in 6 quarts.

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Old 09-05-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Right, right. But that assumes you can extract 100% of your old oil which isn't the case.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:51 AM   #4
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There should not be enough oil left in the engine to really make much of a difference. I would not worry about having that little bit of extra oil in the engine.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #5
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Embarrassed but hoping this helps someone else. Did my oil change on 2014 2 door and as I did the whole oil up, run engine, wait, check dance I apparently became impatient/used to my TJ (always took full 6qts). Ended up adding an entire 6qts. Well a week later I check my oil and it's about an inch into the cable. So I know I'm slightly over - I'd guess a quarter quart maybe.

What I need to better understand - is this harmful? I know waaaay too much oil is dangerous. But is such a smaller amount? Thanks in advance.
How long did you let the oil drain?
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #6
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til it was only a drop every 15 seconds or so. Did the standard: pull drain plug, let drain mostly, then do the filter and install new one, then wait a few more and replace drain plug and add oil.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
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It's not a problem.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
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I'd try and let the oil drain at least 30 minutes, or more next time. Having said that being over by 1/2 a qt is not an issue. More than that and I would be checking the dipstick right after shutting the engine down for tiny bubbles, which can happen when there's too much oil in the sump.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:28 PM   #9
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i do 6 quarts(a gallon +2 quarts) into my 14. No problems. I let it drain about an hour though, but I bet in the extra 45 minutes I let it drain I get about 2 oz of oil more. I usually get distracted by another project/lunch/bull shitting with a buddy/phone call and just come back to the oil later on.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #10
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Cool thanks guys!

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