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Hey all,

When I get into my F-Type and scroll through to the Vehicle Information panel in the dash, with the engine turned Off, after NOT having driven the car, under the Oil Level Section it says:

Oil overfilled - See Owner’s manual.

I just happened to notice this by accident. When I refer to the owner’s manual online, it says that this is an Emergency situation and the car has to immediately be taken to the nearest JLR dealer, etc., etc.

The car was last serviced by the local JLR dealer here in November so they would have been the ones responsible for adding too much oil. I reached out to them and they told me to come by and have some oil taken out.

My question is: Is this an emergency situation that needs to be taken care of ASAP; or, is it just the normal process of cold oil that has been sitting around to take up more volume/space? I’ve been driving the car for 5 months with no problems whatsoever but obviously, I don’t want to take any kind of unnecessary risks when it comes to the health of engine.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks guys!

-Jon
 

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Ok....Any reason why? Just looking for a quick response before I drain a quart of oil at the JLR dealership...
 

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There seem to be more technically involved members on that forum.
Possible you might get inciteful response, especially regarding possible problems related to over-filling..
I would make sure JLR documents the fact that they overfilled it and drained out any excess, in case of future possible claims.
 

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Hey all,

When I get into my F-Type and scroll through to the Vehicle Information panel in the dash, with the engine turned Off, after NOT having driven the car, under the Oil Level Section it says:

Oil overfilled - See Owner’s manual.

I just happened to notice this by accident. When I refer to the owner’s manual online, it says that this is an Emergency situation and the car has to immediately be taken to the nearest JLR dealer, etc., etc.

The car was last serviced by the local JLR dealer here in November so they would have been the ones responsible for adding too much oil. I reached out to them and they told me to come by and have some oil taken out.

My question is: Is this an emergency situation that needs to be taken care of ASAP; or, is it just the normal process of cold oil that has been sitting around to take up more volume/space? I’ve been driving the car for 5 months with no problems whatsoever but obviously, I don’t want to take any kind of unnecessary risks when it comes to the health of engine.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks guys!

-Jon
Hi Jon, like you, I sure miss the simple dipstick. But there is only one way to correctly check your oil electronically. First and most importantly, run your engine to operating temperature. Then shut it off and wait for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn on your ignition only and run through your menu until you reach the oil check utility. Once you’re there you will see a true measurement. In my experience with my F type S, this will take care of your concern. At a minimum, you can determine if it’s truly overfilled or not. Hope this is helpful.

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Hey all,

When I get into my F-Type and scroll through to the Vehicle Information panel in the dash, with the engine turned Off, after NOT having driven the car, under the Oil Level Section it says:

Oil overfilled - See Owner’s manual.

I just happened to notice this by accident. When I refer to the owner’s manual online, it says that this is an Emergency situation and the car has to immediately be taken to the nearest JLR dealer, etc., etc.

The car was last serviced by the local JLR dealer here in November so they would have been the ones responsible for adding too much oil. I reached out to them and they told me to come by and have some oil taken out.

My question is: Is this an emergency situation that needs to be taken care of ASAP; or, is it just the normal process of cold oil that has been sitting around to take up more volume/space? I’ve been driving the car for 5 months with no problems whatsoever but obviously, I don’t want to take any kind of unnecessary risks when it comes to the health of engine.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks guys!

-Jon
Hey all,

When I get into my F-Type and scroll through to the Vehicle Information panel in the dash, with the engine turned Off, after NOT having driven the car, under the Oil Level Section it says:

Oil overfilled - See Owner’s manual.

I just happened to notice this by accident. When I refer to the owner’s manual online, it says that this is an Emergency situation and the car has to immediately be taken to the nearest JLR dealer, etc., etc.

The car was last serviced by the local JLR dealer here in November so they would have been the ones responsible for adding too much oil. I reached out to them and they told me to come by and have some oil taken out.

My question is: Is this an emergency situation that needs to be taken care of ASAP; or, is it just the normal process of cold oil that has been sitting around to take up more volume/space? I’ve been driving the car for 5 months with no problems whatsoever but obviously, I don’t want to take any kind of unnecessary risks when it comes to the health of engine.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks guys!

-Jon
Jon,

I'm kinda late to this party but I agree with Chris. Wouldn't do any hard driving until this has been resolved. This machine is high pressure and too much oil WILL damage it. Idle it for about 10 minutes then let set for about 10 more then go into setting to determine your oil level. Yes, no stick sucks. I would question as to why it has been overfilled if that is the case and report them to JaguarUSA for documentation purposes.
 

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I do not understand the JLR procedure for determining oil level.
My F-Type (MY21) reads the same whether measured totally cold (after sitting a day) or after the specified 10-15 minutes from hot.
This is totally logical to me.
The car needs to sit long enough after running to allow "all" oil to run down to the sump but that same amount of oil stays there with the engine totally cold.
Perhaps there is slight heat oil expansion factor to consider which may be slightly more relevnt in extreemly cold environments.
 

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I do not understand the JLR procedure for determining oil level.
My F-Type (MY21) reads the same whether measured totally cold (after sitting a day) or after the specified 10-15 minutes from hot.
This is totally logical to me.
The car needs to sit long enough after running to allow "all" oil to run down to the sump but that same amount of oil stays there with the engine totally cold.
Perhaps there is slight heat oil expansion factor to consider which may be slightly more relevnt in extreemly cold environments.
I know. It’s crazy. I also found out recently that most authorized JLR service departments actually utilize a good old fashioned dip stick which apparently is made available from the factory only to them as a “special” tool and is not available to the public. I guess that would make too much sense.
At any rate let me tell you how I found out how to properly check my oil level the hard way.
After a long cold sit, I innocently checked the oil level electronically and after only 700 miles since my last oil change and with only about 20K miles on my F-type S, it registered a half quart down. This was a bit alarming and I immediately set about correcting the issue by topping up exactly 1/2 quart and after a short wait I turned on the ignition only and ran the utility again. Having yet started the engine mind you, it now read “Oil overfilled”. Frustrated, I sucked out the added half quart of oil through the tube that would otherwise be used for a damn dipstick but is now only plugged with a yellow cap and called my
dealer for advice. I received explicit instructions about warming up the engine (gently) to operating temp first followed by shutting down for exactly 10 minutes before checking the utility again. Well it worked. The oil level was where it should be and I‘ve not had an issue since so long as I follow the correct albeit strange procedure. Make sense? Of course not. But that’s a Jag for ya...
Best,
Chris
 
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