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I put oil into the radiator, what do I do?

I accidentally put oil into the radiator, what do I do?

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OK no big deal you are not the first and you wont be the last.
First thing have you run the engine since putting it in the radiator if not good...iF YES then it will take a little longer. but dont worrie
Take the bottom hose off the radiator and turn the heater to hot let out all the water and some oil will come out but not much as it will stick to the sides of the engine and radiator etc .
Refit bottom hose and tighten up the clamp then remove the thermostat and refit the top hose Now fill with water to 3 " from the top Now add 2 egg cups of washing up soap suds to radiator refit cap and start and run till the temp gauge gets to 1/4 up and then turn off and let it cool down for 1/2 hr and drain again ,and do the same 2 more times .
them on the 3rd drain it should be clean water and refit hose and check all clamps and wash thermostat and refit (the same way it came out)
refill with either coolant or Antifreeze and with heater still on hot start and run and all will be OK..
Let me know how you get on RON

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Get to a facility that has a power flush system. Your system will need a thorough flushing under power. This facility should have an additive to help dissolve the oil.

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SOURCE: what can happen if you accidentally put oil in the

it isn't recomed but a small amount shouldn't hurt it in short term but should be flushed as soon as possable

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