Accidently put half of turtle wax car soap in my coolant reservoir

Tiny
OVERLORDTORTUGA
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  • 2010 MAZDA 3
  • 0.5L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 163,430 MILES
Is it okay to drive it still for two days?
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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It will most likely be ok but what I don't know is how the wax and ethylene glycol will react. There is a chance that is could cause gelling. If it does then it will clog the radiator and other components.

I would make sure you get the cooling system flushed as soon as possible.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolant-flush-and-refill-all-cars

Please let us know if you have other questions or how this turns out. Thanks
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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 AT 8:08 PM

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