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Coolant in the oil pan???

Old 04-25-2008, 09:04 PM
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I'm in the process of putting a new cam in my 66 coupe. When I took the timing cover off some of coolant from the block ran into the oil pan. Not a large amount but enought to make me wonder. I'm a novice at this engine work and was wondering how concerned I should be and what, if anything, I should do?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:09 PM
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Drain it out.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:32 AM
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Ditto. Just change your oil before you fire it up.
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:41 AM
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change your oil. You should be fine. That is no big deal. Especially if you didn't drive the car after coolant got in there.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
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Thanks guys....
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:45 PM
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A good rule of thumb if youre starting to work on engines, always keep extra oil and coolant on hand, because almost everything you do youll lose coolant, or contaminate your oil with coolant or some other foreign objects.
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