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I blundered while installing timing cover gasket. I didn't notice gasket shifting while installing it, until i started pouring in new coolant after the job. Coolant started draining out of timing cover. This is after I just did an oil change and filter. Waste of 25 dollars in oil and filter.

I dumped the oil and filter and saw probably about 2 quarts of coolant that mixed with the oil. I never ran the engine. So restricted the movement of the coolant.

Re did timing cover gasket, this time it was a good seal.

Again I put in new oil and filter. Ran for 10 miles. Everything ok. But wanted to be cautious. So I drained this new oil out and changed the filter again. Looked at the oil. It looked ok from my perspective, could be traces of coolant in there. I don't know. So I put new oil in and filter. That is where I stand now.

You think I am ok?
 

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Your fine - Good job on the catch though! Front timing covers aren't fun are they? :( As long as the engine was not run it didn't have a chance to contaminate the bearings.

Troy. :)
 

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Thanks for your input.

Your right timing cover is not fun, especially when i did the whole timing cover again. So many things to come off. bought new oil pan gasket also. I did learn allot.

As far the as the "catching the leak, it became so obvious, once I started pouring the coolant in the radiator, it came pouring out. I wasn't running the engine. Dumped the oil and filter as i said, after sealing it up but then did drive 10 miles after doing this with new oil and filter. Maybe I shouldn't have. But as said, I did another oil change and filter again after the 10 miles.

I wonder should i do another oil and dump again. Gets costly to do it again and don't want to do it again for sheer principle of the matter.
 

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I blundered while installing timing cover gasket. I didn't notice gasket shifting while installing it, until i started pouring in new coolant after the job. Coolant started draining out of timing cover. This is after I just did an oil change and filter. Waste of 25 dollars in oil and filter.

I dumped the oil and filter and saw probably about 2 quarts of coolant that mixed with the oil. I never ran the engine. So restricted the movement of the coolant.

Re did timing cover gasket, this time it was a good seal.

Again I put in new oil and filter. Ran for 10 miles. Everything ok. But wanted to be cautious. So I drained this new oil out and changed the filter again. Looked at the oil. It looked ok from my perspective, could be traces of coolant in there. I don't know. So I put new oil in and filter. That is where I stand now.

You think I am ok?
Good spotting saved you. Just keep the oile clean and watch the first few miles for color changes or funky oil dip stick!1:eek:
 

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As other have mentioned, you did right on what you have done so far. But don't worry about changing the oil again. As Downhill mentioned, just check the oil color in a little while to be 100% certain, but you should be find.
 

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Please don't steal, the government can't stand the competition. How true, how true. Thanks for your response.
 
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