So you’re fixing one or two things on your Porsche. It could be something so minor you’re fixing or you’re merely inspecting your car as part of regular servicing. Then it happens. You accidentally put too much oil in your Porsche. What happens next? Is there anything you can do to fix the mess? Will the car even start? Yes, there is something your mechanic can do and yes, the car will start. But like the old adage goes, too much of anything is poisonous. For starters, the gap of the gasket will become large. This will cause more oil to flow out. The consequences are simply dire. There’s however, much more into it than what meets the eye. Fortunately, the problem can always be fixed before it worsens. Read on to learn more.
Pressure On The Crankshaft Head And Tails
The crankshaft has couplers and ends, which are used to prevent oil from leaking out of the engine. This is vital because any leak around the crankshaft or near the flywheel can damage the engine if it left ignored. Too much oil also results to reduction of air in the engine. Note too that when the engine runs, the piston moves up and down so as to produce a thrust pressure. As this happens, oil produces a higher pressure, which is not good for the ends of the crankshaft. The gaskets won’t do much to help as they are fragile, so they let the oil spill out. The spill can be over the clutch, through the exhaust pipe or through the flywheel side.
As already mentioned, too much oil causes too much pressure in the engine. That is why you need quality engine cylinders. Keep in mind that the main role of the exhaust pipe is to reduce the pressure generated by the piston as it moves up and down. So instead of releasing or exhausting oil that can pollute the environment, it first removes oil vapor from the combustion chamber. It does this through the air inlet. Problem arises when there is too much oil in the engine. The excess oil will be forced to run back through the pipe and enter the combustion chamber via the inlet neck. This means the suction hose will be blocked by oil soot.
Curved Wrist And Crankshaft
Too much oil will cause the crane and the crankshaft to suffer more friction. On the face of it, this does not sound dangerous. But like any mechanic will tell you, excessive resistance caused by too much engine oil will case the wrist and the crankshaft to bend and eventually break.
Catalytic Converter Malfunction
You will know your car’s catalytic converter has a problem anytime you see thick black smoke coming off the exhaust. Re-circulation of oil back into the engine’s combustion chamber is what causes the thick, back and sometimes greasy smoke. This problem is not just bad for the catalytic converter. It is also bad diesel particle filter, commonly referred to as FAP. Fix this as soon as you can as it takes a short time to rupture turbo.