- Sep 19, 2005
Before starting my newly acquired 850 Commando for the first time in over a decade, I put three quarts of oil in the empty oil tank. It was a little over the full mark on the dipstick but I wasn't going anywhere and there is no aif filter yet to foul if a little blew out. After two minutes of running, I was surprised to find what looks like over half a quart pumped out on the floor. Was this caused by overfilling the tank or is something more serious going on? The oil level is still at the top of the tank, higher than before I started it, after leaking oil like the Exxon Valdez. Could there have been old oil in the sump that has now been pumped out? Any suggestions on why I appear to have more oil than when I started?