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crank case seal broke leaked..several oil changes..bearings be damaged

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crank case seal broke leaked antifreeze into oil if fixed and all antifreeze is removed thru several oil changes will the bearings be damaged
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
Typically the antifreeze will not damage the bearings. It would take a lot of antifreeze and have to be driven in this condition for a while to cause damage. The only times I have seen the engine damaged from coolant in this manner is when the engine is run hot.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it ran hot a couple of times why brought it to mechanic but stopped every time it got hot and then continued when cool
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
As long as it didn't over heat? Heat is what causes the problem. If not hearing any engine noises should be fine. I don't know how hot it got, but typically will hear noise if the bearings are needing replaced.
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