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What can I do if I accidently put water in the spot I was

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What can I do if I accidently put water in the spot I was suppose to put oil?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

It's not great idea to drive it with water in the oil. How much did you put in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
approx. eight cups
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did you receive this?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry, there was some kind of delay in the message. They both came through just now.

That's not a ton of water, but probably enough to really gum up the oil system if you drive with it in there. The oil and water will turn into a milky foam which does not lubricate very well. The engine in your G6 is machined to very close tolerances and it needs good lubrication to prevent bearing damage.

I probably wouldn't chance driving it. You could drain the water/oil out with some basic hand tools and then re-fill it with oil fairly easily. I can walk you through it if you want to try.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I just wanted to see if you need any additional help.

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