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Effects of overfilling your car with more engine oil than recommended

Vehicles rely on engine oil to prevent wear and friction in moving parts. Using the right motor oil can have a significant impact on your car's performance. One of the many ways engine oil helps an engine run smoothly over time is by preventing it from wearing out.

According to Mechanicbase, it's not safe to either overfill or underfill the engine oil in your vehicle. Use synthetic or natural oil; it makes no difference. The type and quantity of engine oil recommended by the car's manufacturer must be used. Overfilling the oil capacity of an engine can have catastrophic results. There will be unnecessary strain on your engine due of its diminished performance. Overfilling a tank is like taking an overdose of drugs.

The following are possible outcomes if you overfill the engine oil in your gasoline-powered vehicle.

Because oil was poured into the burners at a high pressure, it is releasing a blue haze. If the crankcase pressure is too high, oil will leak through the oil filter seal, the rocker cover gasket, the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV), and the oil pressure switches.

These turbos have leaking oil seals (turbocharged engines). Overfilling the oil tank causes the turbo oil return line to smoke, which can be seen as a blue smoke plume (turbocharged engines).

The catalyst is harmed when oil is sucked down the exhaust pipe.

Failure of oxygen sensors due to oil pollution (oil being made to flow forcefully down the exhaust). Inoperable oil control rings in the pistons. Constantly deformed conrods (extreme cases if adequate oil is pushed into the combustion chambers, resulting in a hydrolock).

There is a need to replace the oil pump because it has been damaged. engine block damage (potentially catastrophic if the kinetic energy of the bent conrods has nowhere to go besides laterally, cracking through the block).

There is a lack of oil (serious cases, if the crank webs are physically present in the oil, dipping it into a froth, resulting in inadequate oil flow).

Broken crank main seals (front and rear, due to high amount of crank pressure).

Under extreme conditions, oil can be blasted into a red-hot exhaust after being forced out of the dipstick tube and/or PCV at high RPM.

Do not listen to mechanics who say you need 5 liters of oil instead of the 4 liters specified by the maker. If you keep driving around with an overly full tank, your automobile will get even more damage.

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