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Hi, Today, being as groggy as I was, i accidentally put a little bit of windshield wiper fluid in the surge tank in my cobalt, it honestly wasn't a lot (prolly less than a whole cup) but I just dont want my car to explode. Think I will be ok?:amazed:
 

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I think you'll be fine. If you really want, you can flush the system and refill it. It's not very hard to do.

I'm assuming you drove the car with it in there?
 

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Yea, i drove from the local walmart (about 9 miles from home) and up my hill (about 2 miles at a pretty good curve) and it was ok, how do i flush and where can i get the right fluid for it at?
 

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Should be able to get it at the auto parts store. Just get jugs of 50/50 Dexcool. I got Prestone Dexcool 50/50. I forget how many gallons the coolant system takes.

Know how to flush it?
 

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@Travis, I hope so. Its honestly not a lot, probably 1/4 of your average drinking glass to *doubtfully* 1/2. I spilled most of it on the fuse box and the master cylinder than anything.
 

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no clue how to flush
I don't know if it would be worth the time and money involved in flushing it, since it probably won't hurt the car at all.

But basically, what you do, is drain the coolant out of the radiator hose, and turn the engine on (probably should do it when it's cold, and hasn't been started for a long time) till no more coolant comes out, then go ahead and shut it off. Then you can put the hose back on, tighten it, and fill it all with coolant. Might have to fill it a couple times, since the engine has to be filled and will suck down a lot of the coolant.

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@Travis, I hope so. Its honestly not a lot, probably 1/4 of your average drinking glass to *doubtfully* 1/2. I spilled most of it on the fuse box and the master cylinder than anything.
Don't worry about it then, you're fine.
 

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yeah its such a small amount that i really don't see it hurting anything. like if you think about it 1/4 cup vs allllll the dexcool shouldn't be too bad
 

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LOL yea, thanks guys for cooling my conscience, I appreciate all the help the community gives :D
 
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