:withstupid: Yep, I agree.Originally posted by jacqui583@Oct 30 2002, 03:59 PM
Actually, you can have too much oil in there. That's why they have a min and max level on the dipstick.
The oil is needed to lubricate the gears and the chain. It also helps wash off any little filings. If you have too much oil in there, the gears would have more resistance as they are turning and the engine would have to work harder. Think of swinging your arms around in a circle like a windmill. Now think about doing this under water. Usually the oil level in gearboxes is set below the shaft and below the point of engagement so that less than half the gear rides in the oil.
If the oil level is too high, the gears will agitate the oil more and stir up the filings and stuff that would otherwise sit on the bottom, therefore increasing the likelyhood of them damaging the chain and gears.
I would also tend to think that it would have more of a tendency to overheat with too much oil.
It your a little over, I wouldn't worry about it. But I wouldn't just dump in the whole bottle.