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Old 09-16-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Oil Level too high?

Hey guys-

I have a quick question. I changed the oil on my 02 Wrangler X last week and I may have put a little too much back in it. I checked the level a few times afterwards and you know how there are two holes in the dipstick (one tells you to add and the other says safe). The oil level was slightly above that 2nd hole, maybe like 0.25 of an inch (the safe one). My oil pressure gauge has been running about 50 psi.

Do you think I should drain a little out to be between the holes on the dipstick or just wait until the next oil change? I have read that too much oil can damage the engine but I didn't know if this would be an issue.

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Old 09-16-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
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Any thoughts on this?

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Old 09-16-2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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Do you remember the # of quarts you put in it?
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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Drain a little out. It's not good for it to be over full.
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:34 PM   #5
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I put in there 5.5 total quarts. I checked the dipstick this morning and it's about 0.25-0.5 inches above the "safe" hole.

You think I should drain a little out? Is that oil pressure too high for the engine?
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
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Ok, I drained about 1/2 quart out just now and the dipstick is just below the 2nd hole. Is this OK or should I drain more? The line that says "safe" is below this hole.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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well safe is safe...i guess it wouldn't hurt to drain a little out
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:14 PM   #8
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Sounds good to me where you're at now.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:07 PM   #9
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Weird that it was reading that much over when you only put 5.5 quarts in. TJ's hold 6.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:39 PM   #10
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Did you change your oil filter. If not your starting off with almost a quart of oil before you added 5.5 quarts.


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Old 09-22-2006, 02:01 PM   #11
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Yeah it was weird. I drained the oil and changed the filter and added back a 4.73L jug of Mobil 1. When I checked the dipstick, it was well over the safe line. I drained some out but it is still a little over that line. The oil pressure goes from 40 (middle of gauge) to about 50-52 when you are accelerating or the engine running at high RPMs.

Any suggestions??
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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AggieChris, I want to say that too much oil will not increase your oil pressure. so if your pressure is high there could be another problem. The pressures you mentioned are not out of line. Do you always use Mobil 1 or is this the first time?


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Old 09-23-2006, 08:58 AM   #13
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While the 4.0 holds 6, I've always been using 5.5 at each change to get the proper level.

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