Oil Level

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DougM
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Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Currently Drives:: Megane 2 1.6

Oil Level

Postby DougM » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 pm

So this is a weird one. I have done an oil change, before I started the oil level showed half way between max and min. I emptied it out and got about 2.7 litres of oil out. I measured in litre bottles to make sure. I put 3 litres in and checked the dipstick again. It shows as massively overfilled, literally up to the handle. If you start the car it says oil level correct but I do not know if that would say otherwise if overfilled. I changed the filter as well so a small amount of oil was in that as well. The car itself seems fine I ran it for 10 minutes, no odd smells and its much quieter but the dipstick still shows as overfilled. I will leave it over night to see if its any different. I ought to add the engine was warm when I changed the oil. Any ideas?

Wojta
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Currently Drives:: Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 2010

Re: Oil Level

Postby Wojta » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:02 pm

how you drained oil ?

DougM
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Currently Drives:: Megane 2 1.6

Re: Oil Level

Postby DougM » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:10 pm

Sump plug left out until no oil was coming out.

vanmanpaul83
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Currently Drives:: Renault Megane 2 1.6 16v Maxim

Re: Oil Level

Postby vanmanpaul83 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:19 am

I checked your profile and this shows your car as being a 1.6 megane. This engine holds 4.8 litres of engine oil.

Did you happen to check the level of the dipstick before dropping out the oil?

DougM
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Currently Drives:: Megane 2 1.6

Re: Oil Level

Postby DougM » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:53 am

All resolved, I was being a plonker the issue was human error.

Wojta
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Currently Drives:: Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 2010

Re: Oil Level

Postby Wojta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:16 pm

Maybe dipstick is wrong from diferent engine


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