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Old 05-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Too much oil...bad??

Did my oil change for the bike today. Accidently put a little too much oil in the bike...about 2mm over the full mark. It takes forever then bam full and bam over just like that..kinda hard to gauge..

Is a lil over bad for the engine or do I need to drain it out? Thanks guys.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Might depend on the bike
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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It's a super duper hitec, fastest bike in the world 2008 ninja 250r )
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NO WORRIES!!
i put extra oil about the same every time i do my oil change.
you will always burn oil, so you need to top it off every 1,000 miles anyways, depend on how you ride it.
but this is just my opinion.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #5
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On some engines if the level is too high the crank will be splashing in the oil and if the splashing is bad enough it has a tendency to act like a blender and cause the oil to foam up. If the oil foams up then it doesn't draw into the sump and oil pump properly and it doesn't lubricate the internals the way it should.

Windage trays are a good thing.
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NO WORRIES!!
i put extra oil about the same every time i do my oil change.
you will always burn oil, so you need to top it off every 1,000 miles anyways, depend on how you ride it.
but this is just my opinion.


None of the bikes i own (with low or high mileage) consume oil. you "shouldnt" need to top it off every 1k miles, and you "shouldnt" be drinking oil.

(maybe because i dont ride yammi?)
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the min/max lines on the window are there for a reason. you dont want air bubbles in your oil from overfilling it. HOWEVER, if it is just barely barely over the line with the bike straight up on level ground, you will be ok.
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You would have to drive it for awhile so do not worry about it.
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Be honest how you are checking , is the bike 100% in the correct position.

Granted its probably OK just a little over - I have done it several times on several bikes and its always been a non issue.

But best advise is
Set the level correct.

Try Loosening the drain plug and just let a little out until is right.

You will feel better about it and you won't risk it getting air whipped through it by the crank.

The Oil swishes all around when the bike is ridden - the mfg set the level for a reason.

Hopefully the seal washer will re seal.
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Be honest how you are checking , is the bike 100% in the correct position.

Granted its probably OK just a little over - I have done it several times on several bikes and its always been a non issue.

But best advise is
Set the level correct.

Try Loosening the drain plug and just let a little out until is right.

You will feel better about it and you won't risk it getting air whipped through it by the crank.

The Oil swishes all around when the bike is ridden - the mfg set the level for a reason.

Hopefully the seal washer will re seal.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #11
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I thought you were supposed to fill it up til it runs out.
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just a little shouldn hurt

once I put way to much in mine and decided to suck it out with a straw

motul taste like
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just a little shouldn hurt

once I put way to much in mine and decided to suck it out with a straw

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I hope you don't overfill your coolant reservoir
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this one made me laugh thinking back about it.

I was helping this chick change her fuel filter on her ford truck

it is the inline canister type. were both under the truck and I'm about ready to use the wrench to loosed the first nut holding the line to the can...I tell her, "now you should be careful at this part because the fuel is under pressure and can squirt out, I should have gotton saftey goggles"

I move my face to what I think is out of the line of fire, and I'll be darned if the jet of gasoline didn't go straight into my right eye "see, just like that"
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drained some out to be on safe side..thanks all.
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Get a turkey baster and suck some of the oil out.

I don't think 2mm over the line would've hurt though.
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