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I mistakenly put coolant in my 2005 BMW's oil tank. I haven't turned on the engine yet. What should I do?

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Drain out the oil completely and it will be ok, no harm no foul. DO NOT START THE ENGINE OR CRANK IT OVER WITH THE STARTER!

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