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Old 02-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default AT fluid in oil??... SOB!

If for some stupid reason I accidentally put a couple of cap fulls worth of AT fluid down my oil filler, would it be okay just to flush it out with oil a couple of times and I'd be okay?

I used up the last of my big 5 quart jug of oil and I went for another (what I thought was half used) quart of oil... turned out to be an old quart that I filled with AT fluid when I replaced my power steering fluid. I started dumping and right as it was coming out i pulled it up... unfortunately I got a little bit in there...

Am I okay to flush it with oil, or do i need to remove the oil pan and clean it out?

I sure as hell don't dare to start the car even with a few cap fulls in there.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Caps?


You're fine.... the gear oil is heavy so if it gets in the oil pan... it will sink...


Just drain it..... and get a new oil filter too. What is basically going to happen is the gear oil is going to MIX with the oil you already have. Just drain it.... completely. You'll be okay.


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Old 02-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Yeah, cap fulls.. as in a small cap from a quart of oil. So not that much got in there.
Its not gear oil though, Its the Auto trans fluid, the thin red stuff.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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if you're real concerned about it, do an oil and filter change, start it up, drive it up and down the block to get everything moving, and do another oil and filter change.

it should be fine.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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buy a new filter. if you have atf in your motor its bad! this is what happened to the last guy who did it:
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
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buy a new filter. if you have atf in your motor its bad! this is what happened to the last guy who did it:
The last guy set off a nuclear holocaust?


Edit: i kid i kid.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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does oil go through the filter right after adding oil into the filler?.. Wait... now that I wrote that I see that maybe you guys thought I added it into the filter. No, I added it to the FILLER. So I don't see a need to change the filter since I haven't started the car up and the AT fluid never got that far.

I just finished flushing it out. I started with some old oil that I had. (yes this time it was actually oil)
I ran about 5 or 6 quarts to flush it out before adding new stuff.

Hopefully that helps. I'll let you know if I get a mushroom cloud though...
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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I see its too late already, but in retrospect, you would have been fine...
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the good quick input guys, I have read a lot of posts but this is the first time I've had to post an issue. Good community and help, thanks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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ops, thought you said filter.... but a little bit of atf wont do much when its mixed with about 5qrts of oil so you should be okay
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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Ive been told you can use ATF as an engine flush
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #12
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Nothing to worry about
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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ATF won't hurt anything... It's a lubricant. I've used it as an "engine flush" before, it has a high detergent profile, gets things good and clean.
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is this a real thread????

i dont believe it...
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #15
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Its true you can put a small amount of AT fluid into your motor oil and run it for a few mins and then drain the oil. It will clean out alot of sludge buildup almost instantly but I would immediately drain completely and refill using only motor oil. I've seen this done and its impressive but I wouldn't do it on my car just because I spoil it and am meticulous when it comes to fluids.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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is this a real thread????

i dont believe it...
Nope, it's all a bad dream. Now wake up before the noob stabs you!
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