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#1 Old 11-28-2012, 06:54 AM
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too much oil in X?

Driving into work today i get a check engine light
its an 03 X with 170K on the clock.

i'm a little obsessive with this so I havent had a chance to pull a code.

However 11 days ago? I put in a quart of oil as the oil was down pretty low.
after which when i drove it the day after i smelled some oil but it dissapeared very quickly.

Either way I put about 200 miles on it since then , now the check engine light is on

I figure I'll pull the code at lunch at an auto store, go home drain the oil and put in some new oil , hopefully clear the code by disconnecting the battery. and hopefully that will be that

is this reasonable? or could I have cause a larger issue by putting too much oil? that simply draining and refillling wont cure?

again I donthave the codes pulled yet so I'm just extrapolating here
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Too much oil won't set the light. Find out why the light is on first.
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#3 Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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sounds good shoul dhave something in 2 hours hopefully

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dont make it a habit of putting too much oil in your xterra unless you want to replace the rear main seal. never done it myself, but I hear its not an easy fix.

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#5 Old 11-28-2012, 07:25 PM
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X2 on the proper filling of the X. The X's Rear main seal usually is the first to blow when the engine has too much oil. I have never heard of oil setting a CEL so Let us know what code you get so we can get it back on the road for you.

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