over filling oil on car

Asked by GuruCR3KN Apr 16, 2019 at 02:14 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: General

Mechanic overfilling oil by 1 quart on 2008 chevy impala 3.9. engine. now
have oil leak which he says is either head gasket or manifold gasket. could
overfilling of oil cause a failure of the gasket?

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11 year old car unlikely 1qt overfill caused a head gasket leak or manifold leak. probably been leaking / seeping for sometime.

355,315

If this was a sudden occurrence he might be to blame. Was oil spraying all over the place or was it just a drip?

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