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you'll get a warning light and message on the dash if this happens. not sure what will happen with it overfilled but I happen to have an evacuator so I sucked out about a qt from the dipstick hole.

guess the training isn't great
 

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Good to know there's an overfill warning. I talked to a dealer mechanic recently and found out that the simple drain and fill jobs go to a separate group of "junior" mechanics and they do make mistakes.
Always check the dipstick before you drive away. I was talking to a friend last weekend and her dealer didn't refill the oil at all!
 

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Since uou mention, I have never had a car so hard to read the dipstick as this. I cannot. I tried many things, inlcuding stopping the car, removing the dipstick, wiping clean, waiting 3 minutes, inserting as carefully as I could and it has oil up and down the stick far above the top fill line on both sides.

Got a trick for this?
 

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I think part of it is the low viscosity. Not as much seems to stick to the dipstick and what does is hard to see. It sometimes takes me a couple of tries to be confident I'm seeing the correct level.
If you let the oil get really dirty it will probably be much easier to see. :)
 

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I could easily see a difference in sheen. glossy where the oil was and I paid attention to where it was uniformly across the face of the dipstick. this is the clearly overfilled version.
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That's why nobody but me changes the oil, too many times there's issues, and it's a very simple DIY. Free oil changes aren't really free if you always have to confirm that it was done properly :(
 

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That's why nobody but me changes the oil, too many times there's issues, and it's a very simple DIY. Free oil changes aren't really free if you always have to confirm that it was done properly :(
Exactly this.
I also have the luxury of letting it drain for longer (30 minutes or so) if I want and giving it plenty of time to settle before looking at the dipstick as I'm not on the clock.
As a bonus, I have about half a quart left over if I need to top it up before the next oil change.
 

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Reading the dipstick with clean oil is often difficult. VW has warnings for too much and too little oil so reading the dipstick may be hard but it’s less necessary to do so.
My Jetta (basically same engine) warned me oil was low, and though the dipstick was hard to read, I could see it was low so added a quart. Warnings went away.
 
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