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What happens if they over filled the oil?

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I had a 60K service done on my car recently and they had overfilled the engine oil by 1 tick on the electronic indicator and about 1/8 of an inch on the dip stick.

I have driven the car about 100 miles with this condition until they drained the oil out to the correct level. In your opinion, what damage has this done?


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A couple of years ago I found out the answer to your question first hand. Before a race two of us added oil to my 3.6L 996. About 3 laps into a 90 minute enduro I turned into a 100 mph mosquito fogger. Oddly it happened within 100 feet of where I had totaled my car in the same race a year earlier. Assuming I had blown the engine I pulled to the side and watched cars fly through the kink at Road America from the wall for the remaining 1 hour and 20 minutes of the race. When we got the car home we fired it up, cleared out the oil and it's been winning races ever since.


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