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Put power sterring oil on antifreze by mistake

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Put power sterring oil on antifreze by mistake

Postby wnunes » May 3rd, 2015, 8:04 pm

Just purchased a 2004 Carver 360 Sport Sedan, and I by mistake put Power Stering Oil on my Antizreze reservoir, what should i do to fix the problem, can anyone help. You can call me stupid if you want :).


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Re: Put power sterring oil on antifreze by mistake

Postby waybomb » May 4th, 2015, 12:15 pm

Will not call you stupid! Just a stupid act.

How much stupid did you do?

If were a few ounces, probably makes a nice lube for the circulating pump.

Quarts? Probably be best to drain it all, run water in it/drain it a couple of times at least. Problem is the oil will float to the top and as the water drains, the oil will stick to the metal on the way down.

So maybe what you do is tap in to a block drain and pump water in with the reservoir cap open, and push the floating oil out after the engine has been non-operational for while?

I really don't know what else to do. Anybody else have any ideas?

Oh, and make some really big signs stating "Anti-Freeze only"............
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Re: Put power sterring oil on antifreze by mistake

Postby Hugo » May 4th, 2015, 9:57 pm

If you haven't ran it yet and mixed it all in get one of these or any other fluid extractor and suck it back out...


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