Overfilled oil on 147 JTDm
Not long had the Alfa; topping up the oil, and not used to how slowly diesel oil is to drain down, I've overfilled (oil is just up to the bendy bit on the dipstick). Do I need to get the excess taken out?
When I got it, I had the car serviced by an Alfa specialist, and the oil level on the dash said maximum, so I assumed that was correct. Today, one bar was not illuminated, so I decided to top up the oil. 250 mls went in, waited 5 minutes, no change in the indicator, nor on the dipstick, a bit more and a bit more (1 liter total added). Still no change. Went back, 45 minutes later, and it now says maximum, and plenty of oil on the dipstick.
Now I read that the oil should not be at maximum. On a petrol car, I wouldn't worry too much, but on a diesel, apparently the excess oil can be drawn in, and the engine just run off the oil, until it runs out of oil.....
Should I worry?