I HAVE JUST ACCIDENTALLY PUT WINDSHIELD WIPER ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 20,000 miles

I have just accidentally put windshield wiper fluid about 60 0unces in my engine coolant reservoir syphoned off most of it however still some sitting in there, will this hurt my engine we are just coming up on a huge winter storm cannot take it to be flushed, will I be okay to drive it.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 5:05 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Don't panic. Eventually it will evaporate. What's worse is engine oil or transmission fluid in the cooling system because it will rot rubber hoses. Coolant in engine oil will melt the first layer of metal on engine bearings. That is real serious. The most common is to read about petroleum products like oil, transmission fluid, and grease getting in the brake fluid. That will immediately turn into a real expensive repair.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 5:21 PM

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