will putting too much oil in a car make it smoke from the exhaust / drive weird?
I can't believe I'm even helping them with this, but long story short my mom's car is a complete beater and my she still let's my little brother drive it even though it's on its last legs. It leaks oil like crazy.
So, yesterday, my brother puts in oil (2 quarts I think), and being an idiot, he doens't use teh stick properly and put too much in. When they started it after that, it felt weird and let out massive amounts of smoke from the exhaust.
I told them that, if it ran fine before hand, you put in oil and the dipstick said 'too much', now you have problems, just take some oil out!
But they're *dead broke*, so buying an oil filter wrench is out of the question, I told them maybe try syphoning it out.
Does that sound like what would cause their problem, too much oil? Seems pretty cut and dry to me, they put too much in, and directly after that it had a problem. Seems pretty simple lol. As far as explaining to them what to do next, I'm kind of at a loss... (it's an older/junker saturn if that matters, can't believe it's even made it this long! Really sad when you think about it that my fiance and I both have cars that are worth many, many, many times what my mom's/brohter's is. Guess that's teh way it goes sometimes!