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Newbie question, I know but I tried search. Long road trip, few decent gas stations, filled up this morning on leaving and the car was cold. Oil barely reached the tip of the dipstick (last oil change about 1600 mi ago). I waffled a bit and then put in 1/2 quart. Checked 2 hours later, hot and it was over the full mark. So really two questions:
1. Do I need to try and drain some oil since it's up to 1/2q high?
2. How hot...
3. If you HAVE to check cold, how much can you expect the oil level to go up as it warms?
 

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More importantly the ground should be level.
 
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