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Old 01-04-2006, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
MACJAC
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Engine & Transmission Fluid

OOPS!

I put Auto. Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) by mistake in my engine.

I drained all the oid from the drain pan and then added 4 qt.'s of Motor
Oil BEFORE starting it, though.

Should the engine be o.k. or should I take it in and have the oil changed
at a lube place?

Thanks.

The ATF was Valvoline's MAXLIFE stuff.

MAC

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Old 01-04-2006, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
Kenneth J. Harris
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What you did was fine--draining the old oil got rid of the ATF and any
trace that was left will be diluted so much by the new 4 quarts that
there will be no problems. I'm not even sure that running with the one
quart of ATF would have caused anything serious. In any case, your
situation was certainly better than having added a quart of motor oil to
the transmission instead of ATF.

Ken

MACJAC wrote:
> OOPS!
>
> I put Auto. Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) by mistake in my engine.
>
> I drained all the oid from the drain pan and then added 4 qt.'s of Motor
> Oil BEFORE starting it, though.
>
> Should the engine be o.k. or should I take it in and have the oil changed
> at a lube place?
>
> Thanks.
>
> The ATF was Valvoline's MAXLIFE stuff.
>
> MAC
>

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Old 01-04-2006, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
Hairy
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"Kenneth J. Harris" <kharris@suffolk.lib.ny.us> wrote in message
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> What you did was fine--draining the old oil got rid of the ATF and any
> trace that was left will be diluted so much by the new 4 quarts that
> there will be no problems. I'm not even sure that running with the one
> quart of ATF would have caused anything serious. In any case, your
> situation was certainly better than having added a quart of motor oil to
> the transmission instead of ATF.
>
> Ken


I agree. Won't hurt a thing.

Dave


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Old 01-04-2006, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
Alan E. Seelbach
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"MACJAC" <michaeljcajc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:dbbf72f0255f8958d170de46614ba132@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> OOPS!
>
> I put Auto. Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) by mistake in my engine.
>
> I drained all the oid from the drain pan and then added 4 qt.'s of Motor
> Oil BEFORE starting it, though.
>
> Should the engine be o.k. or should I take it in and have the oil changed
> at a lube place?
>
> Thanks.
>
> The ATF was Valvoline's MAXLIFE stuff.
>
> MAC


I do not know the answer, but it looks according to the 1st two replies that
you'll be OK. My only reason for replying is just to say at times we all do
weird things. About 15 years ago, I added anti-freeze to the windshield
washer tank. AND my neighbor filled his Volkswagen diesel Rabbit with
gasoline.

Al in Poughkeepsie <---the windshield washer tank NEVER froze :-)


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Old 01-04-2006, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
stevie
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Re: Engine & Transmission Fluid

well, i once got in the attic to insulate my water pipes. i insulated the
gas pipes (water pipes ran thru cement foundation).

go ahead and laugh, but my gas pipes never froze.
"Alan E. Seelbach" <alseelbach@optonline.net> wrote in message
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"MACJAC" <michaeljcajc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:dbbf72f0255f8958d170de46614ba132@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> OOPS!
>
> I put Auto. Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) by mistake in my engine.
>
> I drained all the oid from the drain pan and then added 4 qt.'s of Motor
> Oil BEFORE starting it, though.
>
> Should the engine be o.k. or should I take it in and have the oil changed
> at a lube place?
>
> Thanks.
>
> The ATF was Valvoline's MAXLIFE stuff.
>
> MAC


I do not know the answer, but it looks according to the 1st two replies that
you'll be OK. My only reason for replying is just to say at times we all do
weird things. About 15 years ago, I added anti-freeze to the windshield
washer tank. AND my neighbor filled his Volkswagen diesel Rabbit with
gasoline.

Al in Poughkeepsie <---the windshield washer tank NEVER froze :-)



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Old 01-07-2006, 00:01   #6 (permalink)
MACJAC
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Re: Engine & Transmission Fluid

thanks

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