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  1. Pat Riot

    Pat Riot Bobtail Member

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    so i have a 2016 VNL 670. I have owned it since 2021. I have had all the oil changes up until a few months ago done by a private mechanic...anywho ...recently I started going to a shop..this is not a Volvo shop just a truck repair they do lots of brands and happen to have an account with the local Fire Dept. So the last two times I had the oil changed when I check the dipstick it is like half an inch over the max fill line. When I called the service dept the guy there (an old guy and I might add a bit of a knowitall) said "the dipstick might not be accurate" "the engine calls for 10 gallons of oil...(or whatever) and that is what we put in".."don't worry if someone told you that you will blow all your seals"...like..ok ya...so ...is this service guy right? PS I measured a few days after the change. The truck had been sitting and engine was cold.
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Half an inch is really not a big deal. Its not right but I wouldn't spare it a second thought.
     
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  4. Siinman

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    Why not check it when you first get the truck back>? I mean you could tell them to poor some out right on the spot.

    Myself I would not be happy with it and would have them remove the oil. Doubt you will have a problem in the summer but in the winter time you very well could if engine was not warmed up before taking off.
     
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  5. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    what's the difference going to be in winter?
     
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  6. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    it ain't gonna bother anything
     
  7. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    While it's no big deal, that guys attitude would be enough to show me where I wouldn't spend another dollar.

    Great work is in the small details. It's obvious they don't see that
     
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  8. Siinman

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    The pressure will be pretty high if starting out without warming the truck up. Volvo does not like warming up truck and so if you drive that way you may get a surprise. Maybe not either but I would not be pressing my luck.
     
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  9. AModelCat

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    Oil pressure has nothing to do with the level in the sump. Well unless it was below the pickup tube.
     
  10. Siinman

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    However, diesel engines can be extremely sensitive to oil overfills. But what exactly happens to a diesel engine that’s experienced an excess in engine oil? We thought we’d explain it briefly here.

    Engine Damage
    It’s one of the most obvious symptoms when engine oil is in excess in a diesel engine, but it’s still an important thing to note. When the oil in the engine is overfilled, it can cause the engine to burn both the fuel and the oil at the same time, running the engine even when you’re trying to turn it off. The only way to stop this feedback loop is to plug the air intake valve. If this action doesn’t happen right away, the engine will run until both fluids are depleted and you’re left replacing the entire engine.

    Frothy Oil
    Another common issue with an overfill in a diesel engine is frothy oil. This happens because the crankshaft is now prone to more pressure, putting it in contact with the reservoir as it fills the pan. The speed of the machine then turns the oil into a froth, making it impossible for the pump to suck up the oil and distribute it correctly.

    Bent Rods
    If a tech ever overfills the engine oil in a diesel engine and the driver heads off with it, the oil pressure and lubricate changes will cause bent rods or even a valve pipe collapse. Unfortunately, the driver may not realize what is happening while out on the road, and if not addressed quickly, this damage can result in a total engine loss.

    Other Symptoms of Excess Oil
    Sometimes, the excess of oil in a diesel engine isn’t noticed right away. If you’re lucky enough, the added pressure isn’t enough to destroy the engine, but it is enough to cause some other glaring mechanical problems – All of which can be addressed using your Jaltest diagnostic kit.

    Some of these other symptoms of excess oil in a diesel engine include:

    • Leakage
    • A burning smell or smoke in the engine bay
    • Smoke in the exhaust system
    • An engine that runs loud
    • Check Engine Oil light illuminates on the dash
    Many of these issues with your commercial engines can be diagnosed quickly and repaired by in-house technicians before the issue causes any further damage to an engine.
     
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  11. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    absolutely those things can happen....But not at 1/2 inch over full. several inches maybe. it would have to be touching the crankshaft, and for that to happen when the engine is running and a lot of the oil is circulating in the engine and not sitting in the pan it would be gallons over full..
     
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