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4 Symptoms That a Car is Overfilled with Oil




We are going to discuss the symptoms of the car with overfilled oil. These symptoms are not visually seen anywhere but they can affect performance periodically. Specific Oil levels should be maintained by car owners also they must be aware of oil level symptoms. As lubrication is the most important aspect of any engine or moving part, the optimum level of lubricant has to be there.

1 – Engine Exhaust smoke is visually seen

Smoke is produced due to excess oil burning within the engine in a combustion chamber. Excess oil results in more or unnecessary lubrication to moving engine parts. Sometimes small gaps are overfilled with oil and oil gets into the combustion chamber while in running condition that causes the exhaust to be more visible as blue smoke.

2 – Burning Oil Smell

This burning smell can be easily noticeable. This symptom is occurred alongside with smoke. 

3 – Oil leakage 

If the engine oil leak is observed then you should keep a thing in mind that probably the engine oil may be overfilled. What amount of leakage is there and from where it’s gonna be leaking, only that part is noticeable. Engine head and oil pan are more affected areas. Oil seals within the engine also get impacted which further causes oil leakage. 

4 – Poor Performance

Any adverse condition with the oil directly affects engine performance. Foam is produced within the engine due to excessive oil. Every moving part can produce foam if there is an extra lubricant on it. Oil pressure also gets varied due to this reason.
This symptom is again classified into its core symptoms. They may be as follows

  • Noisy engine.
  • Trouble for speeding up the vehicle.
  • Misfires or stalling.
  • turbocharger gets affected. 

Note – You can check this level by dipstick which is given by every car manufacturer equipped anywhere above the engine. There are maximum and minimum sign notations on it in the sense to notice the level.


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