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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 8:51pm - #290596 
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is this bad?

Is it bad or is there harm if I filled the engine oil over the full dot? because i just checked the engine oil level and it was a bit over the dot.. any harm done?
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stefanoc Oct 3, 9:00pm - #290597 

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not really. its just gonna burn it. ur gonna see some dark smoke coming out of ur exhaust. i would recommend you drive around until the smoke stops.
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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 9:23pm - #290598 
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ok now my engine light is on i dont know wat to do confused
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Blue_Bomber Oct 3, 10:21pm - #290599 
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Get it checked at Autozone.
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Psquared Oct 3, 11:06pm - #290600 
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UHHHHHH why don't you drain some out. confused It's not rocket science.
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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 11:07pm - #290601 
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itz a hassle to do..
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2003cbgts Oct 3, 11:14pm - #290602 

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yea but thats a small hassle compared to the hassle of putting in a new engine..
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Speed4TheNeed Oct 3, 11:20pm - #290603 

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^^ it's not gonna cause you to blow ur engine.

as already said it's just going to burn off and you'll see black smoke coming out from your exhaust.

you may have thrown a CEL because your cat picked up some excess fumes but i wouldn't worry about it...drive your car around the city a bit and when you get back reset ur ECU (unplug ur negative battery terminal for a few minutes)..you should be fine.

if the cel comes back on after you've burned the excess oil, then take it to autozone..they do a free obdII scan
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hephaestus Oct 3, 11:36pm - #290604 
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With previous experience with some junker cars. I ran some of those way low for some time and over. It's nothing to worry about if you're a little over. Don't worry about that. I'm just curious, after reading your first post, why you are throwing a CEL. I don't believe that has to do with a little overfill of the oil. How much past the dot are you? 1 or 2 inches or like a millimeter? I would be a little worry if I changed my oil, threw a CEL, and didn't know if a little over the dot is OK. According to your statements. Maybe you shouldn't have changed your own oil and spent $19.99 to have someone else do it or maybe you did something wrong with the change (I don't know how). You got the right filter, correct? Sorry I can't help more and I don't mean to be a hard ass either. I wish you the best of luck in your situation.
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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 11:45pm - #290605 
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it was just a lil bit over... and just a hour ago my check engine light came on but now itz gone =P weird eh? but i also noticed my engine coolent is low.. so that might have been the problem and i'm pretty sure i did the oil change rite
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Blue_Bomber Oct 4, 12:06am - #290606 
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Some people run with a full quart extra at the track to keep the oil system from running dry, so a little over the top mark won't hurt anything.
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hephaestus Oct 4, 12:46am - #290607 
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^^^ correct as always. I'm just happy this person's CEL is gone. I hope it doesn't come back either. It's always good and not much trouble to at least check and top off all the fluids on any car especially for a Celica if you don't get Toyota's maintenance checks. Since we are talking about Celica's.
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 4, 12:52am - #290608 
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If you filled it to the full line & then added a gallon you might have a real problem. A little over doesn't make any difference.
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ragingpaseo Oct 4, 10:58am - #290609 
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Some people run with a full quart extra at the track to keep the oil system from running dry, so a little over the top mark won't hurt anything.

exactly... thumbsup
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