Umiamz said:My Up appears to have been slightly over-filled by VW - it's way over the top of the hatched area. It hasn't gone down at all after 2000 miles, either.
My previous car, a Fabia vRS, needed topping up every few hundred miles.
Same when I collected my up!. The manual says it's a big deal (p. 185 in mine): "Do not start the engine if the engine oil level is above area (A). Seek expert assistance. The catalytic converter and the engine could otherwise be damaged." I syphoned out my excess via the dipstick tube using this.Umiamz said:My Up appears to have been slightly over-filled by VW - it's way over the top of the hatched area.
"Do not start the engine""¦"Beevee said:You should have taken the car
It seemed daft to use the one place in the world I knew not to be so hot on the subject of oil levels, when I could remove the excess myselfback to the dealer and made them do it.
I emailed them straight away, in the hope that they could review their procedures before overfilling anyone else's car.You would then have had a record that it had to be done in case a future problem occurs with the catalytic converter.
Ah ""“ I assumed for some reason (I might have read it somewhere) that they were transported with minimal oil and topped up by the dealer.Umiamz said:I assumed mine was filled at the factory.
(My manual is the 05.2013 edition, according to the front cover.) The 05.2013 Citigo manual says (p. 124): "The oil level must on no account extend beyond the range [A]. Risk of damaging the exhaust system!" but like yours, doesn't say what you should/shouldn't do if the level is too high.Just checked it 10 minutes after the drive home and it's at the top of the A area in the manual. Doesn't say anything about not driving but does say that you mustn't put any more in.
Hopefully someone else will know, but meanwhile I'm assuming I totally made it up, since I see that (some?) Golfs are filled in the factory.+2/3 e said: