Oil level has risen?

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  1. ms500

    ms500 Banned

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    I checked the oil yesterday, and the level seems to have risen since before. The car was parked on level ground when I checked it.

    I had the oil changed about 1300 miles ago, and the level was filled to just under the maximum. Yesterday, it was just over maximum and I haven't added any oil since it was changed.

    The oil looked clean, and no different to when I last checked.

    Could I have misread it, or is there a reason the leve could rise?
     
  2. BTB 500

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    Same temperature both times? The level will be higher when hot.
     
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    ms500

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    Ah right, when I checked it yesterday the engine had been switched off for about 10 mins after driving 15 miles.

    I think it was probably a little cooler before.
     
  4. slav4o1

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    hope not but did the oil looked like pure oil, no antifreeze , Head Gasket i mean but hope not
     
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    It may be worth getting a bit of the oil drawn out. With the 320 engines (I believe) there was a service advisory reducing the amount of oil in the engine to preserve cylinder head gaskets.

    There's no real need to run with maximum oil and always best to leave a little room for expansion/error when filling it up

    Andy
     
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