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Old 06-02-2013, 11:15 AM
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As title states, I high pressured the engine after a coolant change. Not being careful a little after that, I begun to do an oil change and I opened the cap on the engine to pour the oil in, not realising that there Water sitting around the cap from the high pressure, and as I opened it about 50 mils or 4 table spoons water fell in with it.

Will this do any damage. Don't want to start the car until I know what to do.

Someone told me it's only a small amount and it should have a breather so the water will eventually evaporate because of the heat. Is this true?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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do yr oil change,run motor till warm and do another oil and filter change
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Eh, I wouldn't be concerned, it's only a little bit.
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unless the oil goes milky don't worry about it it will evaporate out.
i pour more out of my catch can than that due to water/meth injection.
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Well as soon as I put the water in the motor was reasonably warm. I just drained it and put new oil in and a new filter on aswell. Do I need to change the oil again??
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I'd keep an eye on it and if it doesn't look milky I'd leave it. I highly doubt there will be any traces of it
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Doesnt look milky. Hope i didnt do any damage
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You would not have done any damage, I would have just left the water in there and gone for a good run to evaporate it..... water would be gone
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