"My oil level is increasing. Why?"

If the oil level is actually increasing, it would most likely be due to unburned fuel components getting past the piston rings and into the oil.  Typically, this occurs when a motor is not operated long enough to reach normal operating temperature or only run at very low speeds.  Trolling, for instance, for extended periods of time can cause this effect.  Running the motor long enough to reach operating temperature, or, when trolling, an occasional high speed run will usually resolve the issue.  Of course, a cooling system issue that does not allow the motor to reach normal operating temperature could be at fault and must be corrected.

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