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Help on oil change...possible over fill

I just had my car serviced which included an oil change. Driving it home noticed a lot of smoke so I figured a bit of overfill, it then cleared up. Next day I noticed oil drips under car just beneath where oil filler is on passenger side of engine bay. These drips/leaks weren't there prior to oil change, can I assume its related to an overfill? Will it eventually stop? I noticed on invoice they charged me for 11.5 qts of oil, isn't that to much? If so, what now?

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Check the oil level warm and level. If too much you can use a fluid extractor to pull the extra right out of the fill spout
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Thx...would an overfill cause it to drip on the floor?
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Over filled oil?

Check your oil level. It's very easy to do. Park your car on level ground, warm up to engine to operating temp, leave engine running and check the dipstick in the oil tank. (engine compartment right-hand side) Oil level should be between the high and low mark. 11 quarts with a filter change is not that uncommon. They probably just spilled some oil on your valve cover and sheet-metal, it will stop dripping in a day or two. If the oil is over filled just get an oil drain pan, unscrew the plug on the bottom of your oil tank and let out a little oil. Recheck oil level in oil tank with engine running.

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"Thx...would an overfill cause it to drip on the floor?"

Probably not...
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"Thx...would an overfill cause it to drip on the floor?"

Probably not...
But if the mechanic was sloppy and missed the filler tube with about half a quart of oil, or spilled a bunch while unscrewing the filter (and never cleaned it up), you could have oil dripping on the ground in the back right of the car.
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Yes, thats exactly where drips are(back right side)
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Thx...would an overfill cause it to drip on the floor?
Hell yes it will... The oil separator will dump oil into your airbox and it will leak out on the passenger side.

Trust me I know... I pulled this crap within the first month of ownership on the 930.

Extract it with a fluid pump or just dump the oil and start over. Really sucky situation.
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If you measure (on the dipstick) that indeed you're overfilled, if you're quick with your hands it's possible to drain some from the bottom of the sump and stick the plug back the hole without too much of a mess.
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Or you could unscrew and empty the oil filter a few times until oil level is back within the mark.
Ofcourse you will have to fire up the engine for a few seconds to refill the oil filter before it can be emptied once more.

A little time consuming but more controllable than pulling the drain plug.
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