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Old 06-01-2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
Personally, I would have stopped at after the 7th bottle, as the capacity is 6,5 litres. If it was still low, the warning light would illuminate eventually. Excess oil means insufficient oil pressure which is usualy a more serious condition than being half or one litre low.
how does having excess oil in the pan decrease oil pressure?

With the engine running and up to temperature, anywhere from 3-4 quarts are being pumped throughout the motor having 1-2 extra quarts in the pan would raise the level minimally. I would concerned about the front chain drive being more submerged in oil causing a drag on the engine or creating cavitation in the oil bath causing foaming, but this is highly unlikely unless you spend most of your days above 4k rpm.
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