Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Carolina - Columbia area
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Yeah, I was very careful to get the level perfect when I changed the oil & filter a couple of months ago. This car is hardly ever driven, so, it was only 100 or 200 miles ago.
Now, I have a CEL. A typical thing to check when you get a CEL is the oil level, to see if it's too low. Much to my surprise, the level, while idling and hot, is very much too high! So now, I'm trying to determine why, and how? And does it have anything to do with the CEL? How can it be too high??? I can only surmise that I totally botched the oil fill, but that is really hard to believe, because I'm a mechanical design engineer, and I was being very careful to get it just right, topping it off of course while the engine was idling and fairly hot. So, I'm really puzzled how it got much too high!!
And yes, the pressure gauge shows a very healthy oil pressure. So, the pump must be ok.
When my OBDII reader gets here, I'll know what the fault codes are, and go from there. And evidently I need to drain the excess oil. Very strange.