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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is oil level too high a problem?

I just bought a 2006 Vegas Jackpot. I checked the oil level per the manual and the dipstick reads what appears to be about a half quart high. The manual says too much oil may cause damage. Do I need to drain out the extra oil so that the level is no higher than the "FULL" mark or does it really matter?
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Drain it out!!
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Okay, thanks for your advice. If the previous owner had run with this for the last 100 miles or so (I have no way of knowing, but the oil looks and feels recent and it has 2600 miles on it), might it have caused any damage?
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The main damage would be to seals and gaskets. You should be ok.
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The main damage would be to seals and gaskets. You should be ok.
Yikes..Okay, I'll drain some out before I run it again. Thanks for your help!
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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

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Damn, thats a GREAT idea!!!
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[QUOTE=stevie3x;3354]Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

Thanks, Steve! I haven't drained it yet, so I really appreciate your suggestion. These forums are awesome!
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I have 2 Turkey basters... Cheap right at the grocery store...

I use one for oil, tranny fluid, power steering fluid, etc... The other I keep specifically for brake fluid.

Even though I clean them both after use, I don't want to take the chance of cross contamination in the brake system.

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[QUOTE=Amsoil Dealer Group;3385]I have 2 Turkey basters... Cheap right at the grocery store...

I use one for oil, tranny fluid, power steering fluid, etc... The other I keep specifically for brake fluid.

Even though I clean them both after use, I don't want to take the chance of cross contamination in the brake system.

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Ahhh, hadn't thought of that one either. It makes sense to keep them separate too. Thanks for another great idea!
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