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I have accidentally put 500mls of break fluid in my engine

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I have accidentally put 500mls of break fluid in my engine oil what do I do? Is it safe to drive to a garage?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.



Hopefully i can help..


Depends how far away your garage is,if quite some distance - personally i wouldn't start the engine - it would be best all round to seek a good reputable local mobile mechanic who can come out to the vehicle and drain the oil off for you - flush engine through with some cheap oil or good quality engine flush - then drain that off and then refill with good quality oil for that particular engine plus a new oil filter at the same time..I do hope this helps..If you need to ask anything else then just continue before you rate