Hi, I need some help, I did something very stupid, and accidentally
pour some anti freezze in my dads bmw in the atf container, do I need
to flush it, or actually have it flushed, or would it be ok, i did not
pour that much in just abput 16 to 20 oz at the most, please help, I
need to take care of this before he gets backin town
Which "ATF Container"? If you mean a black round one with a round cap..
usually located on the right as you look into the engine compartment,
you've contaminated the power steering system. It would seem hard to get
16-20 Oz in.
Or - did you fill the automatic transmission with anti-freeze?
Did you run the car?
In either case - I think you'll need the help of a professional to fix
this - not fixing it may cost thousands of dollars in repairs. I suspect
you're slightly out of your depth here - so open the yellow pages and
look for "Auto - Import Repairs" and start calling. I'd suggest having
the car flatbedded to them - trying to drive it may cause some very
On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:00:52 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
Call the dealership and ask them that question. How lucky do you feel?
If you poured ethylene glycol into the automatic transmission fluid,
and attempt to drive that car even a few blocks, the likely hood of a
rebuild transmission is in your immediate future. How big is your dad,
and how does he react when he gets angry? Have you seen the movie
"Ferris Bueler's day off"?
Financially very bad.
See, oil wants to float on top of water. When you put water into a
hydraulic system, it will go to the lowest possible point that it can
Right now, that point is in the reservoir, and MAYBE possibly a little
in the pump. If you drain the reservoir and the tank, put it all back
together, and refill it, it'll get it all out.
Once you start the engine and the pump starts turning, it will mix
everything in the system up, and the water is once again going to
go to the lowest place it can get to, which in this case is probably
the hydraulic actuators on the rack. Draining THAT is a lot more work.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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