2014 Ford F-150 To much oil.

Tiny
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  • 2014 FORD F-150
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 4,000 MILES
I change my oil. And added a little too much by accident. (Extra 2qts) Drove home and didn't work the weekend so car wasn't driven.(Sat for 2 days after oil change) But on my day to go to work I noticed oil in driveway. So went to worked drained some oil. (Think drained a little to much so many get have 2 add more) my question is the oil in driveway because I added a little much did u do any Damage to engine? And if so what do you think I damadge?

NOTE: at work ketp checking to see if anything was leaking. And there wasn't but I don't known if that's cause I drained to much oil out.

NOTE: checked oil filter and oil drain nut
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 9:44 PM

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Tiny
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I don't think I would panic just yet. First of all, how much oil on the ground are we talking about? On a lot of cars, oil will run down the side of the engine or into the frame rail when you remove the oil filter. That oil can drip for a while or when the car is sitting at just the right angle.

You'll have to look where the oil came from on the engine. When it is over-filled, the level can be high enough to get blown around by the spinning crankshaft. That aerates the oil which reduces its ability to separate mating parts and prevent wear, but it can make it foam up, and those bubbles can reach a place where they might get pushed out.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Would say maybe bout 1/2 of cup on ground. And my driveways does have a slope.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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I don't think I'd be too excited. Also, all engines use some oil between changes today, and to address the numerous complaints, you'll see on your dip stick now it says "Min" and "Max" instead of "Add" and "Full". The level is fine and there's no need to add any as long as it stays between those marks. We used to have to be very careful to hit exactly the "Full" mark, but the actual level would be low right after the engine was stopped and then a little high after some of that oil had a chance to run down from on top. We were always getting complaints of incorrect level after an oil change.

On your engine if you pour in the specified amount of oil, the level will be somewhere in the middle of those two marks, so you can see that it can likely easily accommodate an extra half a quart without concern. I'm leaning toward the oil on the ground is just normal runoff from the old filter. We get that in our shops all the time.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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Woke up this morning and found more fresh oil on ground. Think I should take it to a shop?
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Monday, March 16th, 2015 AT 4:54 AM
Tiny
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First check the oil filter and drain plug to be sure they're tight. If you can't tell where the oil is leaking from because the engine is covered in it, you can wash it with a spray can of engine degreaser. Drive a few miles, then check again for the source of the leak. If this continues, then see a mechanic just in case this is a simple problem that could turn serious if it's ignored.
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Monday, March 16th, 2015 AT 6:16 PM

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