I recently overfilled my 2l TS Lusso with oil. It's about 1/2 an inch over the top indicator.
A stupid bloody mistake I know....
I was very late for work so I drove off, keeping (where ever possible) under 2Krpm.
Checked it again at work after we knocked off, to make sure I hadn't exagerated it to myself .....more or less at the same. The engine is still pristine, I bought her at 33K with full dealer service history - very lovingly cared for by one previous owner.
There are no weeps or leaks that I can see so far - my journey home was under 2Krpm with half of Lithuania's cargo drivers wanting to kill me, stuck behind me.
After reading numerous posts about the infamous sump plug, ease of stripping threads, not tight enough....endless oil leaks....etc - I decided I would not pursue that course.
Found some water tubing hose and simply thought I could syphon the excess through the dipstick - WRONG !!!!
After almost an hour, on my knees, numerous mouth fulls of dirty oil, I'd managed to drain about 2 thimbles full.
In full heath robinson mode I tried to rig a 12v washer pump to the battery, with the pipes carefully attached - unfortunately it had the pressure of an asthmatic hedge hog....so that wouldn't work.
My local pharmacy didn't have a syringe bigger than 10cc's.
I managed to pull the plastic tubing through the spout of a turkey baster.....but the suction is not strong enough, even with the engine warm.
I have resorted to sucking the end of the baster, until I see the oil rise up and then blow it out into an old oil bottle. After an afternoon of this nonesense (and feeling nauseous !) I have shifted about 180ml. A slight difference on the dipstick level - whoopee.
My Lusso is actually due for a service and the nearest Alfa specialist is 40miles away and he is booked up for 2 weeks.
I will not consider any other 'general ' garages charging me £50.00 to possibly strip my sump plug and return it to me overfilled again!!.
As the issue is too much pressure, with too much oil, what if I left the filler cap 'slightly loose' so that the excess pressure can be regulated in that way? After a few hundred miles, when it gets to normal levels, I can just tighten the filler cap and don't be so bloody stupid next time ?