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Was adding coolant to engine grabbed wrong can added motor oil by mistake what to do???? less than a quart of engine oil went into surge tank engine was not running

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As long as it did not go into the actual cooling system, siphon out the contents of the reservoir and add a good dis-washing detergent (dawn is best). Use hot water. siphon out the contents again and repeat till it's reasonably clean.A tiny bit of oil in the cooling system won't hurt (a visible haze) but too much can cause the hoses to deteriorate from the inside.

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How do you bleed the air from the cooling system of a 1999 v6 pontiac grand am


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Notice: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL?"¢ is added to the system, the engine coolant will require change sooner: at 50 000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months.






  1. Close the radiator drain cock.


  2. If previously removed, install the engine block drain plugs.


  3. When installing the drain plugs, use pipe sealer GM P/N 12346004.




    Important: On vehicles equipped with the 3.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.



  4. Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.


  5. Start the engine with the pressure cap off. Run the engine until the upper radiator hose starts to get hot.


  6. If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.



  7. Important: After servicing the cooling system, and if the vehicle is equipped with an intermittent low coolant light, an occasional low coolant light may be encountered during some extreme driving maneuvers. This complaint should be eliminated by removing the surge tank cap and adding coolant to a level just at or above the full cold line when the system is cold.



  8. Install the cap onto the tank with hand tight pressure.



Recycling Procedure




Important: Dispose of used coolant in a proper fashion, such as in a used coolant holding tank. Never pour used coolant down the drain. Ethylene glycol antifreeze is a very toxic chemical. Disposing of ethylene glycol antifreeze into the sewer system is both illegal and ecologically unsound.



There is currently no approved method for recycling used DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant into new DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant. DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant can be recycled into new conventional coolant. Consult local listings for coolant recycling facilities in your area.

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Was adding coolant to engine grabbed wrong can added motor oil by mistake what to do???? less than a quart of engine oil went into surge tank engine was not running


Not to worry. Drain the oil out of the surge tank. If there is a hose attached to the bottom of the tank just let it drain inot a jug from there. Otherwise you'll have to take the tank off and drain it that way unless you have a shop vaccuum. Oil floats on water, suction it out with the shop vac. When you drain it let it drain for 1/2 hour or so and then hook it back up and fill with coolant. Oil in the coolant is not nearly as big a problem as the other way around. Hope this helps.

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You need to get under the car and look for the oil pan which should be directly below your motor. Put a large container that would hold at least 8 quarts of oil under the oil pan and use a wrench and remove the drain plug allowing all of the oil to drain into the pan. Once all drained, you might as well change the oil filter and add fresh oil to your vehicle. If you have never done it before, it is fairly simple in the regal but buy the oil filter so you know what your looking for. I believe the filter is on the front of your motor. Make sure you put a ring of oil on the seal of the new filter before installing and then spin it clockwise to put it on. Lastly re-insert the drain plug and fill the motor with 4 quarts of oil(expecting to add total of 5 quarts). Start the car for about 30 seconds and shut it off and check the oil level. if low add the 5th quart. Check under the car for any oil leaks. Not a hard fix. Good luck.

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