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Got a new to me 2010 997.2 Carerra S.  This is my first Porsche having owned a series of BMWs. 

 

I watched a number of DIYs on the oil change and it seemed to go off without a hitch. 

 

I warmed up the engine prior and let it drain for about 3 hours while I attended to other things. I changed the filter and put in 10qts of oil. 

 

Now the oil level light says it is over full. I guess that is ok as it was eating about a quart a month which seems normal to a BMW owner.  I figured it would drop over a few weeks but it hasn't. 

 

Now about once every day or three since the oil change it asks me to measure the oil level.  Should I be concerned? It seems weird that the proper amount of oil would over top the gauge.  

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It's never a good idea to overfill the engine.

 

Unless I'm mistaken, with a filter change, 10 quarts is an overfill of one quart. I'd drain that and then see where you stand.

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8 hours ago, Carerra said:

Got a new to me 2010 997.2 Carerra S.  This is my first Porsche having owned a series of BMWs. 

 

I watched a number of DIYs on the oil change and it seemed to go off without a hitch. 

 

I warmed up the engine prior and let it drain for about 3 hours while I attended to other things. I changed the filter and put in 10qts of oil. 

 

Now the oil level light says it is over full. I guess that is ok as it was eating about a quart a month which seems normal to a BMW owner.  I figured it would drop over a few weeks but it hasn't. 

 

Now about once every day or three since the oil change it asks me to measure the oil level.  Should I be concerned? It seems weird that the proper amount of oil would over top the gauge.  

 

Yes, you should be concerned.  Overfilled enough, you can overwhelm the AOS and inhale liquid oil into a cylinder, which will kill your engine.  Drain some of the oil out, and adjust it to the correct level while you still have that option.

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Thanks for the advice.  I have some slightly cooked fingers, but It I got the oil level correct.

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