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Old 01-11-2005, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Overfilled my oil a little a couple days ago and my check engine light came
on today. Anyone know if that would trigger the check engine light? I know my
O2 sensor needs to be changed soon also. What's the best method to remove some
oil (besides not overfilling it in the first place)?
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crack the oil pan drain screw and let some come out

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Before you do that I think you should also unscrew the oil cap under the hood. Don't know if it makes a difference, but when you change your oil it does.
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in case you dont want to go under the car, which you have to in case you want to change the o2 sensor....

go to the local hardware store, and look for those white flexible nylon tubes, those used to connect the water line to the fridge so it has water for ice maker and water on the door,, you know the little one'


when youre there, there are several thincnesses, i think the best diameter that can fit on the dipstick is some that is under 1 cm. sorry for the metric, im not used to english...
anyway the idea here is to stick the tube on the dipstick pipe, then suck on it, of course dont let the oil reach your mouth,..
get enought pipe, so you make a sifon...

keep sucking oil, once is close to your mouth, close the pipe wiht you finger, then lower the pipe to the floor, since the opening is on a lower plane than the bottom of your engine, by gravity, it will keep flowing out until you stop it.

make sure you are letting the pipe drain on a container.
and yes do open the oil filler cap, so atmospheric air pressure enters the engine and the sifon system works,

seems kind of a stupid idea, but it worked great when i was on the road traveling just to realize that my moms ford focus had way too much oil on the tranny so the car couldnt shift well.

when to an ace store got an empty bottle of water and this this, i took some halp a quarter of fluid out and then the car drove back home beautifully.

try it out.
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