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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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What are the hazards of driving around a vehicle that has "too much" oil in it?

What can this damage, if anything, or why is it not recommended?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 10:22 AM
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Contact with the crankshaft will inject air bubbles (foam) into the oil, which will then be pumped throughout the engine and reduce lubrication.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 10:37 AM
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I've always been told it can help blow a head gasket as well.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 12:36 PM
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Ditto what coach said, air bubbles in the oil due to contact with the reciprocating assembly will reduce lubrication. It will also blow oil out the breathers and make a hell of a mess.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 12:45 PM
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Also too much oil like to blow out rear main seals!! and that is never any fun!!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 01, 12:47 PM
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I can personally attest to a rear main seal blowing because of too much oil. Idiot drained the front transfer case on my old truck and put 5 qts in the motor.

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