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carlos50



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Oil Level Overfilled ?

Hi all

Checked the oil level for the first time today on my new to me 65 plate 5.0 S/C AB and surprisingly the oil level in the service menu told me that its overfilled - see handbook.

I checked it by travelling half hour to work then waiting about 15 mins then going out and checking, car on flat surface etc. so the correct procedure (I think). The car has 4850 miles until its next service, last one was done in June 2018 around 7k miles ago so all seems right, but really surprised that its overfilled given the mileage since last service etc. but not to say it wasn't topped up incorrectly pre purchase back on 22nd Feb.

The big question, how can I tell if its actually overfilled, by how much, just a duff reading (will ofcourse try it again later today) and if I continue getting overfilled messages how can I drain a bit off, is it sump plug removal?

Thanks

Carl

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roberlar



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I certainly wouldn't remove the sump plug, that won't end well ! I had a similar issue with my SDV8 which has an oil suction tube. Bought a 4 litre Silverline suction pump which worked perfectly and took less than five minutes. Can't remember if it was from Amazon or ebay. So first thing is to check if you have a suction tube on the 5.0. If so, this is definately the way to go.

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nubbin



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Lidl are currently selling oil drain kits which have a small electric pump to suck oil out of the engine. A lot easier than crawling under the car and draining the sump! They might have a few left, as they were on sale a week or two ago - 3 year warranty etc.

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carlos50



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Thanks for the comments guys, wheres the suction tube likely to be on the 5.0 motor, what does it look like please?

Carl

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carlos50



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Anyone know where the suction tube is on the 5.0 S/C, please?

Thanks

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carlos50



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Just checked it again after posting the last message and sure enough now says oil level ok,


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Charles89



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Interestingly I foolishly checked my level after a suspected oil leak, and it was low, so I stopped it up, now it's on maximum and I get this smell of burning oil in the cabin.. i wonder if i over filled it and now its causing this burning smell....?

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Fleagle_UK



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roberlar wrote:
I certainly wouldn't remove the sump plug, that won't end well ! I had a similar issue with my SDV8 which has an oil suction tube. Bought a 4 litre Silverline suction pump which worked perfectly and took less than five minutes. Can't remember if it was from Amazon or ebay. So first thing is to check if you have a suction tube on the 5.0. If so, this is definitely the way to go.



errrmm 2 questions - why wouldn't removing the sump plug end well ? - never had problems with numerous other cars but admittedly never tried on the SDV8 - so what's the problem?

also

Wheres the drain tube on a SDV8 or is it obvious?

thanks

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roberlar



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As I understand it, Carlos only wanted to remove a small amount of oil as the dipstick showed over filled. Getting the sump plug back in would be tricky to say the least !

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roberlar



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Ooops, missed the question re suction tube. Its at the front left hand side of the engine with a small black plastic cap which screws off in about one revolution. Easy to get to and fairly obvious

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With the cap off and pump connected..

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Charles89 wrote:
Interestingly I foolishly checked my level after a suspected oil leak, and it was low, so I stopped it up, now it's on maximum and I get this smell of burning oil in the cabin.. i wonder if i over filled it and now its causing this burning smell....?

Is oil leaking over the back of the engine onto the exhaust cross-over pipe? The o-rings on a pipe fitting at the back of the oil cooler housing and the oil cooler gaskets are prone to leaking due to not withstanding the heat.

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roberlar wrote:
Ooops, missed the question re suction tube. Its at the front left hand side of the engine with a small black plastic cap which screws off in about one revolution. Easy to get to and fairly obvious


Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Yep got it. Just where I thought it was.

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