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    Oil Overfill

    I took my car into an audi specialist about two weeks or 1K ago for a service and just checked the oil level tonight. It is sitting very high

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    At least 1/2 a litre over. Obviously, I am keen to get that Oil out of there asap, but does anybody know what size socket I will need, and any tips of extracting some oil, without it all pouring out???
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    just loosen the oil sump nut and let some oil to run out.

    When did you check the oil level? when it was hot?

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    Checked the oil about 5 mins after the engine had stopped, and again about 30 mins after the engine had stopped. Not good, but hopefully no long term damage!
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    wont he need a new sump plug aswell?
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    If he loossens it with a proper socket, I don't think he will need a new one. tighten to 30Nm

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    Overfilling with oil rarely damages anything except sometimes the catalytic converter.
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    I shouldn't think so, if I can help it I will avoid pulling the plug completly out anyway, just wondered what size socket I would need, and what the potential damage would be of being about 1cm over the full mark....if any?
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    Thanks lads, will go to halfords and get a socket (what size do I need)?
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    17mm i think.
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    buy a socket set

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    to ram down the guy at the Audi specialists throat..
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