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My oil was recently changed. Noticed level was high when I checked it the other day. Tried two times letting the engine cool down for 15-30mins parked on a flat service. Both times showed this level on the dipstick. I know it can be bad for the engine with high oil levels, not sure if this much high is an immediate concern?? I've tried not driving it much since until I can get it into the garage. I don't have the means right now to get under the car and drop some oil out of it or I would. Engine is sounding good and no performance issues.
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Holy crap... that's way too high! I'd get it back to the people who changed it pronto. That could be overfilled by over a quart!
I'll get it in asap. Unfortunately there's probably 800-900 miles on it since it was changed. Hopefully no damage. Not sure how I'd know.
 

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This is probably an extreme scenario -"When too much oil is added, the level in the oil pan becomes too high. That allows the crankshaft to come into contact with the oil and essentially aerate it. The result is a foamy, frothy substance that cannot properly lubricate the engine."
 

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Three comments.
1. Looks like you have the dipstick tipped back so the oil on it can run towards the handle (above the full mark).... Always keep the dip stick pointed down or slightly below level when checking.
2. Always make sure you check the oil with the vehicle on a level surface. Often it is best checked PRIOR to starting the vehicle in the morning so all the oil is drained down to the oil pan.
3. If the oil was recently changed, who did it and how was it done? If the oil plug was removed, oil drained, then the plug re-inserted AND the car was started/driven prior to the oil change, it is possible the oil was not allowed to properly drain. Many vehicles with auto stop/start (or ISG) features take longer to drain the oil as it is better to keep some oil in the engine longer once the vehicle is turned off (due to ISG features - you want oil throughout the engine when it restarts). One should let the oil drain for a few minutes once the oil plug is removed before re-inserting the oil plug. If the oil is not allowed to drain, then refilled with specified amount of oil, you can result in an over full situation. I would not go to one of the quick lube places for an oil change since they are all about how quickly they can get you in and out (don't let the oil completely drain). If the car has not been started for 10-15 minutes prior to an oil change, all the oil should be in the oil pan so in that case, you could drain and reinsert the plug without waiting.
Don't know if any of that applies, but something to consider.
 

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Three comments.
1. Looks like you have the dipstick tipped back so the oil on it can run towards the handle (above the full mark).... Always keep the dip stick pointed down or slightly below level when checking.
2. Always make sure you check the oil with the vehicle on a level surface. Often it is best checked PRIOR to starting the vehicle in the morning so all the oil is drained down to the oil pan.
3. If the oil was recently changed, who did it and how was it done? If the oil plug was removed, oil drained, then the plug re-inserted AND the car was started/driven prior to the oil change, it is possible the oil was not allowed to properly drain. Many vehicles with auto stop/start (or ISG) features take longer to drain the oil as it is better to keep some oil in the engine longer once the vehicle is turned off (due to ISG features - you want oil throughout the engine when it restarts). One should let the oil drain for a few minutes once the oil plug is removed before re-inserting the oil plug. If the oil is not allowed to drain, then refilled with specified amount of oil, you can result in an over full situation. I would not go to one of the quick lube places for an oil change since they are all about how quickly they can get you in and out (don't let the oil completely drain). If the car has not been started for 10-15 minutes prior to an oil change, all the oil should be in the oil pan so in that case, you could drain and reinsert the plug without waiting.
Don't know if any of that applies, but something to consider.
1. I may have a little but I know when I pulled it out the level was right around the same spot.
2. Yes car was level.
3. I just purchased the car a month ago previous dealer changed the oil before delivery. It was a remote buy so I can't take it back. Taking into a local garage this afternoon.
 

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This is probably an extreme scenario -"When too much oil is added, the level in the oil pan becomes too high. That allows the crankshaft to come into contact with the oil and essentially aerate it. The result is a foamy, frothy substance that cannot properly lubricate the engine."
^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^ Not only is @kiski 100% correct, it’s NOT extreme in any way. Engine designers know this and that’s exactly why most owner manuals include a notice or caution usually in bold print, saying Do Not Overfill in section for checking oil level. Engines are designed to maintain a pressurized microscopic film of oil between moving metal surfaces, not allowing metal to metal contact. Aerated foamed oil will allow some contact that then shaves off fine metal particles that circulate with the oil from then on leading to faster metal surface damage.

I'll get it in asap. Unfortunately there's probably 800-900 miles on it since it was changed. Hopefully no damage. Not sure how I'd know.
Most likely you won’t know for a long time (unknown), but for sure it will shorten engine life (also unknown). Not to mention the lower fuel mileage because if crank shaft beating it way thru a volume of oil.
 

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Looks to me it is about 2.5 litres over full and about right at the level where it is about to touch rotating items. You may be in luck as the oil level drops by approximately 2 litres soon as it starts. If you didn't slosh the oil around corners and up/down hills it probably wouldn't have contacted the moving components. Make sure of the measurement and take it back/drain some. A small tube down the dipstick hole can be used to siphon out extra oil. MItyVac?
 

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Best thing to do at this point is drain the oil, change the filter, and fill correctly. That being said, I have a 2021 Kona Limited with the 1.6L turbo engine I bought new with 4mi on the odometer. The owner's manual clearly states to fill with 4.75qts when performing an oil change with filter change. It has now had four oil changes, allowed to drain for at least 15 minutes, each with 4.75qts of oil, and the morning after each oil change the dipstick will read ~1/2" above full. And after 5K miles of driving, still 1/2" above full.

Either the dipstick is the wrong one, or the fill quantity is wrong.
 

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Looks to me it is about 2.5 litres over full and about right at the level where it is about to touch rotating items. You may be in luck as the oil level drops by approximately 2 litres soon as it starts. If you didn't slosh the oil around corners and up/down hills it probably wouldn't have contacted the moving components. Make sure of the measurement and take it back/drain some. A small tube down the dipstick hole can be used to siphon out extra oil. MItyVac?
I just took it into a local garage and the guy said he took about 1.5 liters out. He didn't like the look of the oil but said alot of cheap oils today look that way, kinda clear. Hopefully its not because there's gas present.
 

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...would also make me question whether the oil filter was removed / replaced during the oil change, and they just added the new oil based upon engine capacity. This would obviously result in more oil in the system than spec'd.
Ya good point no reason to trust the previous tech that changed the oil if he over filled by 1.5 liters. Now that the oil level is good I have a few days I can drive it but plan to go back in and change the oil and filter just to be safe. I've always been pro full synthetic but recently read there's not that much extra value for full synthetic with these new engines especially considering its twice the price.
 

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My oil was recently changed. Noticed level was high when I checked it the other day. Tried two times letting the engine cool down for 15-30mins parked on a flat service. Both times showed this level on the dipstick. I know it can be bad for the engine with high oil levels, not sure if this much high is an immediate concern?? I've tried not driving it much since until I can get it into the garage. I don't have the means right now to get under the car and drop some oil out of it or I would. Engine is sounding good and no performance issues.
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50 bux says your oil stinks of fuel.
That is VERY high....you should probably suck or dump some out.
 

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Three comments.
1. Looks like you have the dipstick tipped back so the oil on it can run towards the handle (above the full mark).... Always keep the dip stick pointed down or slightly below level when checking.
2. Always make sure you check the oil with the vehicle on a level surface. Often it is best checked PRIOR to starting the vehicle in the morning so all the oil is drained down to the oil pan.
3. If the oil was recently changed, who did it and how was it done? If the oil plug was removed, oil drained, then the plug re-inserted AND the car was started/driven prior to the oil change, it is possible the oil was not allowed to properly drain. Many vehicles with auto stop/start (or ISG) features take longer to drain the oil as it is better to keep some oil in the engine longer once the vehicle is turned off (due to ISG features - you want oil throughout the engine when it restarts). One should let the oil drain for a few minutes once the oil plug is removed before re-inserting the oil plug. If the oil is not allowed to drain, then refilled with specified amount of oil, you can result in an over full situation. I would not go to one of the quick lube places for an oil change since they are all about how quickly they can get you in and out (don't let the oil completely drain). If the car has not been started for 10-15 minutes prior to an oil change, all the oil should be in the oil pan so in that case, you could drain and reinsert the plug without waiting.
Don't know if any of that applies, but something to consider.
The dip stick is calibrated for normal running temp. Not a stone cold engine.
You read it cold you will get an inaccurate reading.
 

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Ya good point no reason to trust the previous tech that changed the oil if he over filled by 1.5 liters. Now that the oil level is good I have a few days I can drive it but plan to go back in and change the oil and filter just to be safe. I've always been pro full synthetic but recently read there's not that much extra value for full synthetic with these new engines especially considering its twice the price.
If you have Walmart in your Canadian area, check their prices on full synthetic. In Texas a five quart jug of Valvoline Full Synthetic is only about $2 more than conventional.
 

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Ya good point no reason to trust the previous tech that changed the oil if he over filled by 1.5 liters. Now that the oil level is good I have a few days I can drive it but plan to go back in and change the oil and filter just to be safe. I've always been pro full synthetic but recently read there's not that much extra value for full synthetic with these new engines especially considering its twice the price.
Glad you got the excess oil removed. That 2.0T requires full synthetic oil to maintain the warranty and prolong it's life.
 

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That ridiculous level was what I observed even after 1hr of engine stopped, which was impossible since I only poured 5L in :ROFLMAO:, and it was right after diy oil change and moved the SF back in the garage.
The level was as expected the next morning, before starting the engine. Therefore, always check in the morning, on the same parking spot.

I suspect the pure "oil" level is now low. Even if the level is ok, it doesn't mean much because of oil solution which occurs daily until a specific saturation level is reached, then the level stabilizes.
 
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