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« on: February 06, 2017, 11:28:07 AM »

Hi all ,
I do own a vintage Shelby , but hope someone would not mind a brand X question as I trust the opinions on this forum and the answer might help others .  So I bought a 2008 vette 29k miles, the oil had been changed and I drove  it about 150 miles and checked oil level its over filled about 3/8 inch above the full mark. I know too much oil can damage engines, but will this amount be enough to do damage before next oil change  or should I drain off excess now.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 01:41:04 PM »

If it bothers or worries you, here's two EZ solutions.  1) Remove the oil filter and replace with a new one.  The amount in the filter should adjust the level to where you want it. 2) If you have a MityVac (hand vacuum pump), use adapters and a length of small diameter clear tubing to suck out a 1/2 pint or so of oil into a Mason Jar.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 01:51:43 PM »

Maybe "Corvette Mike" will see this and chime-in...

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 08:15:56 PM »

You do not have a problem.


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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 08:26:13 PM »

I agree with Z

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 10:14:11 PM »

Check your oil in another 150 miles and see if it's down to the full mark. Hysterical


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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 07:13:04 AM »

Thanks all for your thoughts, it does not sound that any damage would occur at that level of over fill.  I work to the thousandth of an inch every day and that much overfill was making me nuts.
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