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I accidentally got water in the oil part of the engine

I was trying to put water in the radiator and put it in the wrong hole. What should I do? This happened approximately two days ago. Please help me

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  • Cesar Bikic
    Cesar Bikic May 11, 2010

    If You all ready run the engine you are going to change the oil and the filter, but if you did not just drain the oil and add nee oil, start the motor warm it up than turn it off pull the deep stick and look at the oil color, if You notice that Your oil is Grey or white, replace the filter and the oil again til the color goes away

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    What "hole" did you put the water in? Power steering? Oil? Windshield washer fluid? WHere?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is the present problem? did u drain the oil out right away?



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Definitely DO NOT start the car...drain the oil pan, replace the plug, and refill with the proper amount of oil. Start the car and run until the engine temp is at the normal range for at least 15 minutes. Then drain the oil, change the filter, and refill with fresh oil.

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