2005 Astro oil Level over filled

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Old 01-07-06, 06:00 PM
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2005 Astro oil Level over filled

Just bought 2005 AWD Astro (used). Dealer did oil change and overfilled it. It is about a 3/4- 1 inch over the MAX line. It is leaking. I work nights and didn't notice it for 3 days about 150 miles

I am bringing it in Monday, but I would like to know what kind if any damage this can cause. I don't want to bring it in and they change it again and they say everything is OK. I would rather hear from you guys.

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Jim
 
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Old 01-07-06, 07:29 PM
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3/4-1" over the line would only represent about a quart overfilled. I'm a little surprised it caused any problems. Where is it leaking from?
 
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Old 01-07-06, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy
3/4-1" over the line would only represent about a quart overfilled. I'm a little surprised it caused any problems. Where is it leaking from?
Not quite sure. It looks like it is right around the pan, I don't see any oil up above that area.

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Old 01-07-06, 08:29 PM
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he might have spilled some? quart over shouldn't have hurt it
 
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Old 01-07-06, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by v8driver
he might have spilled some? quart over shouldn't have hurt it
But if overfilled would it leak? I will wipe it down and see if it returns.
 
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Old 01-07-06, 11:59 PM
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it shouldn't, if overfilled, just has more oil in it, shouldn't change oil pressure at all or by much, or cause seals to leak. i've overfilled by a quart or more before lots of times.
 
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Old 01-08-06, 06:39 PM
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Likely just some spilled or a real leak exists but not due to 1 qt high. I saw one filled 3 qts high and it blew the front and rear seals.
 
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