Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Morgan Hill, CA, USA
I Ride: Cafe Racer, Commuter, a Dirty one, and a Land Speed Racer.
I thought we already decided that this particular dealership was a big steaming bucket of douche?
putting too much oil in an engine can (depending on how much oil) raise the level of the static oil that just sits in the pan waiting to be pumped to the point where rotating assemblies are now spinning in it and splashing around. if the oil reaches the crank shaft, it'll mix a bunch of bubbles into it and cause it to froth up, like foam on top of a beer. Picture pouring a beer really shittily so that there's only a thin layer of actual brew on the bottom of the glass, and a shit load of foam. Now drink that beer with a straw; its not too long before you run out of beer and start sucking air. In this case, your engine is now blowing air bubbles through your oil passages, which means that parts that need oil to stay alive aren't getting any, and before too long they give up. I've seen it happen: "I don't know why, I put six quarts of oil in it. My truck took six quarts, so I figured all engines did." "sir, this is a saturn, it takes four quarts." then the whole discussion about how more is not always better.
do not ride the bike until you have drained the extra oil. Go back down to the shop and hunt down the service manager, give him an earful, and let him know that because of their attitude and disregard for your vehicle, investment, time, and loyalty, you will no longer be doing business with them (unless they give you a brand new zx10 for free...it doesn't hurt to ask!). explain to them why, so that he knows what went wrong, and do it in a cool manner. don't go in there guns a blazin', but get your point across. Tell him that you were upset when they tried to charge you 150 bucks for something that didn't need to be done just because they didn't want to have to do warranty work, and that they fucked up that work to a point that did cost them money in extra materials, but that it could end up costing you a whole lot more money and possibly even your life when your motor seizes mid corner and you get hit by a semi truck; and because of this you are no longer able to trust them with your machine.
Setp one: Obtain 5-8 squares of clean, dry toilet paper.
Setp two: some prefer to neatly fold while others prefer the "wad" technique, but you need to condense the squares into a thicker unit of TP.
...do I really need to continue?