I put too much engine oil in 09 Type S - Civinfo
  • 3 Post By Das
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 25th April 2019, 11:04 Thread Starter
CarAmateur's Avatar
Join Date: 25th April 2019
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
I put too much engine oil in 09 Type S

So last week my engine oil light came up, so I bought 5L of 5W30 and put it all in. Did not know you couldn't do that (yes I'm an idiot). Apparently I can release a load of the oil by unscrewing underneath the engine, even though it is already leaking, a mechanic tells me my engine capacity is 3.7L. Anyone have any thoughts for a quick fix on a budget? Cheers
CarAmateur is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 25th April 2019, 14:34
Join Date: 16th November 2016
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne GB
Posts: 88
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (0)
If youre not comfortable with the removing the drain cap, you can get a syphon to remove excess oil. Its fine if you take too much oil out as you can always top it up to the correct amount. This time, make sure you put say 50ml in at a time when coming near to the max mark.

I suggest you get the oil leak fixed. Rather than spend a bunch of money for a garage to find the problem, clean up the oil in the engine bay with brake cleaner etc. Then drive it for a few day and look for the source of the leak.
iMZee is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 25th April 2019, 14:44
Das's Avatar
Car: 2009 1.8 ES
Join Date: 3rd March 2018
Location: West Lothian SCOTLAND
Posts: 1,392
Thanks: 81
Thanked 166 Times in 163 Posts
iTrader: (7)
Sorry but if your not competent enough to put oil in there is no way you are competent enough to be considering removing it. Get someone who knows what they are doing to do it. Oh and don't drive it, you'll end up sending oil past the pistons and doing a good impression of the Red Arrows and ruining your Catalytic converter in the process too.
Farqui, M8TJT and SoichiroSan like this.
Das is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 3rd May 2019, 20:31
Car: 2009 1.8 ES-T
Join Date: 4th May 2017
Location: London ENGLAND
Posts: 64
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (0)
https://www.halfords.com/workshop-to...tate=pg:2/ct:r use this and use a milk bottle or something.
Alexander Gould is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 3rd May 2019, 23:55
Super Moderator
M8TJT's Avatar
Car: 10G 1.5 Civic Prestige
Join Date: 10th October 2015
Location: Bexhill, Sussex GB
Posts: 2,911
Thanks: 87
Thanked 220 Times in 212 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Will that go down the dipstick hole?
I'm with Das (post #3) on this one.

Or drain it all out and start again with some new oil. But fix the leak as well.
M8TJT is online now  

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > 2009 Civic (8G)

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HONDA Fault Codes OBD 2 igor2009 General Discussion (8G) 0 30th December 2014 16:18
Comparing Type S GT to Type R GT sparda_gm User Reviews 20 15th May 2010 15:11

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome