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Old 09-01-2016, 06:14 AM
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Your oil level gauge should read between one half and two thirds full, with engine warmed up and idling on level ground.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:57 PM
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Certainly overfilled, if that where your level lies while idling on a level surface. As said already, oil temp seems high too. Do you know if; a) oil is passing to your oil cooler (thermostat opens valve to front cooler @ second 8pm graduation) and b) the oil cooler fan works?
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:14 PM
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seeing your oil stick, Certainly overfilled. For the oil temp, if it point to 9- 9:15, at that time, the oil fan should start running, so the oil temp will not going up. and once to open road, it will drop down to below 9 o'clock position. It is normal.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:12 AM
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Took the car to the mechanic this weekend. He removed around 1/2 litre oil. The temp did drop a bit but after watching the catch idle for around 15 minutes of so, puffs of Blue smoke still appeared from time to time. He felt it something internal, perhaps the cylinders, although said it wasn't serious yet.

Not good news but finally got there. Thanks all
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:28 PM
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If you had an over-fill, then some oil may be in the intake manifold/plenum. It doesn't do any harm and will eventually get burned off. If you want to clean it, you can remove one side of the intake and then you may find oil in the lower horizontal portion of the intake plenum. You can then wipe it out.
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