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Had new acadia for 10 days. Just checked the engine oil, it's about 1cm above the max line. Is it too much? Will it do some damage to the engine?

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That much over shouldn't make any difference to the engine. Enjoy your new vehicle!
 

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That sort of depends when you check the oil.

If the engine is cold, and hasn't been run for a day or so, the oil drains back into the sump area, and you can get a "higher than normal" reading because of the oil drain-back from the lines and passages artificially increases the oil level in the sump from what it would be if the engine was running.

It's best to check the oil when the engine is cold like that just to make sure the oil level is at least not low, but you should check the oil after the engine has been run and the oil has been pulled into all the passages and lines and then make sure the oil level is within the cross-hatch mark on the dipstick. The second check of the oil after the motor's been run is the best way to make sure the oil level is optimum.
 
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