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Old 10-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smoke from engine after oil change?

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I changed the oil in my civic yesterday and took it out for a spin, after i brought it back i noticed smoke comming from the engine bay. When i look for the spot where the smoke is its comming from a brass looking hose under the exhaust manifold near the front of the engine, The oil was overfilled too. THis something i need to worry about?
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you spilled some oil somewhere on the motor its gona smoke, just hose it down and see if it still smokes once its dry
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay will doo, and what about overfilling the engine oil?

Will it hurt any i dont know how much i overfilled it, i had a 5 litre can of oil and used about 3 quarters of it.
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over filling will hurt your gas mileage more than anything. as for the smoke, as stated before, wash it off with some degreaser or brake cleaner.
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over filling the oil can be as bad for an engine as not having any in at all. refer to owners manual for quantity from empty.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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overfilling the oil can make it foam and render it useless


that tube in front is the dipstick, how are you checking your oil level if you dont know that "brass looking tube"??

3.8 liters is what I used in my d15, then Id check the oil the next few times I gassed up the car, and added a little as necessary. I always like to under fill it by about .2 liters, then add to get it to the perfect level
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overfilling the oil can lead to engine failure..I saw a civic where they overfilled the oil and blew a hole out in the front of the block
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at my shop we have had so many newbies in the lube racks overfill and underfill engines its not even funny. as for overfilled, i'm talking a quart over the max and from what the original poster described is pretty close and all i've seen is customers complain about gas mileage, especially hybrids. never seen an engine get destroyed for a quart over. now if you go over that i can see problems.
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Over filling is bad!
reduced performance and mileage+massive amounts of oil vapour can get in the intake and air box etc+leaking gaskets.
Always keep it in the middle between min and max.
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depends on the motor. sometimes a large tolerance is there. on some motors though, 1/2 a quart over or under can be noticed
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depends on the motor. sometimes a large tolerance is there. on some motors though, 1/2 a quart over or under can be noticed
well i work for toyota so i guess you can say they have a high tolerance. one time i had a 3.5 v6 avalon come in with a bad oil leak and had only 3 quarts out of 6 left and still running fine with no knocking!
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ya all the older honda and toyota motor dont mind a bit of oil variation. makes em great for people who arent always aware of motor conditions. one less thing to worry about sometimes
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at my shop we have had so many newbies in the lube racks overfill and underfill engines its not even funny. as for overfilled, i'm talking a quart over the max and from what the original poster described is pretty close and all i've seen is customers complain about gas mileage, especially hybrids. never seen an engine get destroyed for a quart over. now if you go over that i can see problems.
I've got you beat...

jackass i used to work with had a liek a 70 chevelle...didnt knwo shit abotu cars...but did an oil cahnge on it..came to work and is like..yea..changed the oil and filter and only had liek half a quart of oil in it..so i jsut put 5 quarts in and called it a day..whats the deal?

turns out he had just taken the oil filter off and didnt drain the pan..so he had damn near 10 quarts of oil in this fuckin car.
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I've got you beat...

jackass i used to work with had a liek a 70 chevelle...didnt knwo shit abotu cars...but did an oil cahnge on it..came to work and is like..yea..changed the oil and filter and only had liek half a quart of oil in it..so i jsut put 5 quarts in and called it a day..whats the deal?

turns out he had just taken the oil filter off and didnt drain the pan..so he had damn near 10 quarts of oil in this fuckin car.
lol take the keys away from him! but i got a better story, when i went thru the autotech program, some kid got hired at a local dealer before some of us and was bragging all this crap, well all he did was oil changes, so in his first week there he forgot to put oil back into the car after draining it and shipped it. the car made it a couple miles down the road before the engine seized! lol, he got fired and was so embarrassed he never came back to our autotech class. lol
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