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I think I broke my Park Avenue by overfilling the oil

12-06-2012, 02:26 PM
i put 5 quarts in a 3.8 park avenue and drove it a couple 100 miles, got up this morning tried to drive it and its stalling and wont run or idle, but will start and run for 2 to 5 seconds and idles down slowly and dies. Did I screwup bad by overfilling? I was losing a little bit of oil before the oil change. saw a drip on the old oil filter before i pulled it off.
If I drain out the extra oil now can I save myself grief?

Tech II
12-06-2012, 04:17 PM
It's funny, some 3.8's used 4.5 quarts, and some used 5.0 quarts with a filter change....don't know why.....that's why you always start the vehicle and shut it off....wait a few minutes(fill up your washer fluid, check coolant, check air filter)....then recheck level to see if it needs more....most used 4.5....

I seriously doubt 1/2 quart will cause a stalling problem.....for piece of mind just open the drain plug and let a little out.....

Stalling problem is unrelated to the oil......see if car runs with MAF disconnected....pull the vac line to the f/p regulator and check for fuel.....see if you reconnected your IAT sensor, if you removed the air snorkle....

12-06-2012, 06:17 PM
thanks for the reply. I hope its just coincidental. Gonna put a borrowed code checker on it tommorow before I do anything else, which blows cause I need it.

12-10-2012, 11:02 AM
What year is this Park Ave?

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