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Overfilled the oil

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I checked the oil level and it was a bit low under FULL. That was when the car was at operating temperature and I checked it 10 min after I switched off the engine. (now I realise the mistake i made); I topped a bit of oil and immediately checked the dipstick, it didn't appear to have changed much.So I added a bit more and then i realised the mistake i made - I should have waited 10minutes (for the oil to drain) before i check the dipstick again.

Now the level of the oil is what is shown in the pic here:
Should I drain some, possibly from the oil filter?
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Looks ok to me, but no info on what car and engine this is?
 

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Check it again, that looks like a bit strange. How much extra did you pour in?
Oil should not take ten minutes to run down into the sump. More likely 2 minutes.
 

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Check both sides of the dipstick to find the real level and not the what the dipstick touched in the tube.
 

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Should be no problem on an Eco. It looks to be about 300mls over. Give it some time and with a little of the normal burn, and a leak if you have any, and it will be spot on in three months.
 

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Check it again, that looks like a bit strange. How much extra did you pour in?
Oil should not take ten minutes to run down into the sump. More likely 2 minutes.

I checked it few times......
I didn't think I added too much,but again, maybe I did?
Holden manual says:
When topping up the engine oil, allow approximately 10 minutes for the oil added to fully drain into the oil pan.
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Should be no problem on an Eco. It looks to be about 300mls over. Give it some time and with a little of the normal burn, and a leak if you have any, and it will be spot on in three months.
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ok, I have checked the oil level again.

here is the pic
IMG_3795.JPG

and I checked the other side of the dipstick, it was corresponding to where you can see the level in the pic.

I measured with a tape and it was 20mm above the FULL.
Now the Holden manual states :
add 50 ml of oil for each millimetre below the “FULL” mark on the dipstick

and assuming the same scale above FULL, that means that I have 1,000ml more than FULL.
What do you think guys?
 
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