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Old 09-29-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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Washer fluid in the radiator

I accidentally put some windshield washer fluid in the radiator overflow because the caps were switched. I was wondering if this will cause a problem, and should I get the radiator flushed as soon as possible. I have very little mechanical experience, and no tools or space to do any work myself. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:01 AM   #2
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I accidentally put some windshield washer fluid in the radiator overflow because the caps were switched. I was wondering if this will cause a problem, and should I get the radiator flushed as soon as possible. I have very little mechanical experience, and no tools or space to do any work myself. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Caps were switched? Yeah, ok. You're a real dumbass, but you probably already know that.
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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I accidentally put some windshield washer fluid in the radiator overflow because the caps were switched. I was wondering if this will cause a problem, and should I get the radiator flushed as soon as possible. I have very little mechanical experience, and no tools or space to do any work myself. Your help is greatly appreciated.
If you only topped of the coolant level with washer fluid it won't really make a sh*ttin' bit of difference. If on the other hand you put in a large amount you need to get it out of there and refill with the proper coolant mix.

Ya gotta admit, it was a pretty stupid thing to do.
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