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post #1 of 30 Old 01-30-2010, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Changed oil today, What a mess!!

I get out to the garage today to change oil and without thinking, I dropped the oil and changed the filter. After a little bit, I looked underneath to check the status, and oil was all over the floor.
I know my pan holds enough, and it was empty when I started, so what did I do wrong?

I know that the engine should be warmed up before changing the oil, but is that what caused it to overflow my pan?

This is the second time that it has happened to me, but the first time I didnt have all the oil out of the catch pan before dropping the oil.



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Could be quite a bit of fuel dilution from a bad injector o-ring or two.

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Damn, I hope not. The oil smelled normal too, so lets hope not



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I had a 14Q bucket and I thought that would be enough. It filled to the brim and stoped there..... haha
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maybe there is a crack in your catch pan???

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maybe there is a crack in your catch pan???
Ummm, no, it was FULL and running over the top



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I had this happen, had to remove the center plug where the oil drains into the tank. It would come out of the truck faster than going into the tank. And the bigest one I could find, is just barely big enough.

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how much does you oil catch hold? i cut a 55 gal drum down to use as mine lol so it worked

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I have used the catch pan all the time when changing oil. this is only the second time that it has overflowed, and the first was my fault



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4" MRBP Turbo Back, No Muff, S&B Intake, Sinister EGR Delete, SCTX3, Edge Insight CTS, Blue Spring, Zoodad, Optima Yellow Tops, DIY Coolant Filter,ARPs, B&W Turnover Ball (W/ Companion Hitch), Ding Ding Mod, 2 1/2" Leveling Kit, 17" Wheels, BPD Fuel Filter Cover, AFE Rear Diff Cover, BPD Oil cooler & 58 Volt FICM, S&B Intake horn and coldside CAC tube
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