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post #1 of 6 Old 01-23-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Honda question

Hi a month or so ago I picked up a used accord from a lady my father worked with.. and for the price I couldnt find anything running usually, and everything works great, passes inspection, and runs/ drives decent.. needs some work but about a grand worth and it should be perfect, but is driveable as is.. anyways.. it needs a valve cover gasket so it leaks oil.. not much so I decided to check the oil as she said it was changed 3 days before I bought it and there are no level marks on the dipstick.. just 2 holes way down on the stick.. which im assuming are full and low.. but I wipe the dipstick off and insert it and the oil level is like 2-3 inches above the top hole. Which makes me wonder if its overfilled or ?? I wish someone knew how honda does it as this is my first foreign car ever.. other than that it I have no complaints, after tires, cv joints, and a general tune and fluid change, and the leaky gasket it should be a great car.. runs like a swiss watch.. but bogs when you get on it hard.. so I think it may need a tune eventually, uses no oil or shows no signs of being overfilled?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-30-2012, 12:21 PM
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Ha! That's a good question, as you know, I don't know much about foreign either. Have you checked out any forums about hondas?


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Hi a month or so ago I picked up a used accord from a lady my father worked with.. and for the price I couldnt find anything running usually, and everything works great, passes inspection, and runs/ drives decent.. needs some work but about a grand worth and it should be perfect, but is driveable as is.. anyways.. it needs a valve cover gasket so it leaks oil.. not much so I decided to check the oil as she said it was changed 3 days before I bought it and there are no level marks on the dipstick.. just 2 holes way down on the stick.. which im assuming are full and low.. but I wipe the dipstick off and insert it and the oil level is like 2-3 inches above the top hole. Which makes me wonder if its overfilled or ?? I wish someone knew how honda does it as this is my first foreign car ever.. other than that it I have no complaints, after tires, cv joints, and a general tune and fluid change, and the leaky gasket it should be a great car.. runs like a swiss watch.. but bogs when you get on it hard.. so I think it may need a tune eventually, uses no oil or shows no signs of being overfilled?
You're overfilled. Oil level needs to be between the two holes.

How's your oil level now?
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-02-2012, 06:17 AM
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Checking oil is an important part of maintaining a vehicle. The best time to check your oil is when the car has not been running for at least 5 -10 minutes and its very bad to overfill your engine with oil. Its better to be a little low than it is to be over full.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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well hopefully it is just over filled, 2 two three inches is insane, Does it all look nice and clean? A cracked head or maybe a leaking fuel sytem can fill your crank case with fuel or antifreeze, smell it does it smell like gas ? Or Antifreeze ? Either way you need drain it NOW DONOT DRVE IT, you can destroy the engine.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2012, 05:12 PM
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well hopefully it is just over filled, 2 two three inches is insane, Does it all look nice and clean? A cracked head or maybe a leaking fuel sytem can fill your crank case with fuel or antifreeze, smell it does it smell like gas ? Or Antifreeze ? Either way you need drain it NOW DONOT DRVE IT, you can destroy the engine.
agreed. You'll know by checking the oil if you got coolant in it.
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