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This question is regarding Volvo 2013 VNL64670. We have noticed the oil level is higher than the normal level by about 1''. Is this something that we need to be concerned? Btw, all 6 injectors are changed recently. The truck has about 387,000 miles on it.
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What engine do you have?

I'm presuming you have this oil build since the injector replacement? As in the oil was at normal level when checked after the replacement?

Does the oil smell like fuel or feel thin?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The engine is Volvo D13. The oil level before the injector replaced was about 3'' above the normal level and the oil was kind of thin and smell like fuel, but now since the oil changed after the replacement of the injectors I don't notice this.

I'm presuming the oil was filled to the full mark then and the oil is still building? The oil is not getting a milk look to it, is it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Doesn't have milk look. It seems remains at 1'' above the level. I drove about 500 miles after the service.

That sounds like heat expansion over overfilling then.

The engines do hold a little bit in the oil cooler and turbo after they drain out. If there was a sludge block in the oil cooler, then it will hold a small amount (usually 1/2 a quart) in the upper part of the engine in the head tubes and won't allow draining. That's why on those Volvo engines techs will fill them to the midline on the dip stick, sometimes leaving a quart out. Volvo engines do that and techs are still baffled why, but can only blame it on a sludge pocket in the oil cooler. That may be the case here if you are not getting any build on the level at all.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK. So it is can be considered normal for Volvo engine? We just don’t need to fill up oil upto the top level?

Correct. Fill it to the mid mark because it expands and holds oil in the upper. The Volvo is really bad about it especially the ones with the oil thermostats in the oil cooler.

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