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Old 03-30-2005, 03:02   #1 (permalink)
Andrew Renshaw
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Service and oil on a Defender 110CSW HELPPPPP

Hi all,

Took my Defender to my local garage and had a major service and parted with
245. Anyway, after a few miles it seemed a little noisy so checked the oil
and saw it was overfilled. It was well into the danger area on the dipstick.
So I got underneath and took about a litre and a half out. Engine became
nice and smooth again. (Next time I will service it myself).

I worked out I had done some 400 miles before this had been noticed. The
garage is all apologetic and has knocked a few quid off the bill.

Big question, could it have done some damage to pistons or oil seals? There
appears to be no oil burning and the oil has not gone down for the next 150
miles. There is no loss in power or any difference whatsoever that I can
detect.

I need to know if the engine needs to be checked as in a few months time I
will trust my life to the car. I am driving through Africa, including a
stint through the Sahara Desert..

Helpppppppppp.

Defender 110 CSW 12 seater, Diesel 200TDI 1991, 5 speed manual.

Yours

Andrew



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Old 03-30-2005, 03:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Service and oil on a Defender 110CSW HELPPPPP

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:03:12 GMT, "Andrew Renshaw" <andrew.hart.i hate
spam@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Took my Defender to my local garage and had a major service and parted with
>245. Anyway, after a few miles it seemed a little noisy so checked the oil
>and saw it was overfilled. It was well into the danger area on the dipstick.
>So I got underneath and took about a litre and a half out. Engine became
>nice and smooth again. (Next time I will service it myself).
>
>I worked out I had done some 400 miles before this had been noticed. The
>garage is all apologetic and has knocked a few quid off the bill.
>
>Big question, could it have done some damage to pistons or oil seals? There
>appears to be no oil burning and the oil has not gone down for the next 150
>miles. There is no loss in power or any difference whatsoever that I can
>detect.
>
>I need to know if the engine needs to be checked as in a few months time I
>will trust my life to the car. I am driving through Africa, including a
>stint through the Sahara Desert..
>
>Helpppppppppp.
>
>Defender 110 CSW 12 seater, Diesel 200TDI 1991, 5 speed manual.
>
>Yours
>
>Andrew


If there is, over the next few hundred miles, no sign or it using oil
nor sign of it burning oil then all should be well.
If it starts using oil then I suspect it's damaged some seals, perhaps
on the crankshaft.

chances are it'd be fine though.


Regards.
Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Service and oil on a Defender 110CSW HELPPPPP

In message <APu2e.299$ua5.277@newsfe2-gui.ntli.net>
"Andrew Renshaw" <andrew.hart.i hate spam@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Took my Defender to my local garage and had a major service and parted with
> 245. Anyway, after a few miles it seemed a little noisy so checked the oil
> and saw it was overfilled. It was well into the danger area on the dipstick.
> So I got underneath and took about a litre and a half out. Engine became
> nice and smooth again. (Next time I will service it myself).
>
> I worked out I had done some 400 miles before this had been noticed. The
> garage is all apologetic and has knocked a few quid off the bill.
>
> Big question, could it have done some damage to pistons or oil seals? There
> appears to be no oil burning and the oil has not gone down for the next 150
> miles. There is no loss in power or any difference whatsoever that I can
> detect.
>
> I need to know if the engine needs to be checked as in a few months time I
> will trust my life to the car. I am driving through Africa, including a
> stint through the Sahara Desert..
>
> Helpppppppppp.
>
> Defender 110 CSW 12 seater, Diesel 200TDI 1991, 5 speed manual.
>
> Yours
>
> Andrew
>
>
>


The big danger from over filling is pushing out the
oils seals - particularly cam seal. This can lead to the
cam belt becomming contaminated, which in turn can lead
to early failure. Short of shining a torch up the wading
plug hole to have a look for any oil, there's not a lot
you can do without taking the timing cover off.
Personaly, I'd say the chances of any long term damage
are minimal - I'm sure very many Tdi's get regularly over
filled due to the great length of time (up to 20mins with
a slightly warm engine) that it takes oil to reach the
sump.

Richard

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