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I put rain x in the coolant reservoir #4468009
07/23/17 01:00 PM
07/23/17 01:00 PM
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monster1 Offline OP
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Yep. I got complacent and started filling the coolant reservoir with rain x windshield cleaner. In my defense they both have a yellow cap. Anyway I used my vacuum pump to get most of the contaminated coolant from the reservoir and then flushed the tank out till the water was clear. I only poured maybe 16 ounce in the tank before I realized what I was doing. It's in my dodge ram Cummins 5.9. Just consulting you guys before I waste money flushing my entire system to satisfy my OCD nature. Thoughts?

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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468013
07/23/17 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: monster1
I used my vacuum pump to get most of the contaminated coolant from the reservoir and then flushed the tank out till the water was clear.


You are good to go!


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468015
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No experience (yet) with this. The main ingredient in RainX is water , a little soap an something slippery for breaking surface tension. Almost like water pump lube and cleaner. I doubt RainX will cause any harm.


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468032
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Originally Posted By: monster1
I put rain x in the coolant reservoir (SMFH)


What's SMFH ?

Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: Warstud] #4468036
07/23/17 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Originally Posted By: monster1
I put rain x in the coolant reservoir (SMFH)

What's SMFH ?

Shaking My Foodang Head.


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468040
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I don't see how any of the stuff could get out of the reservoir and into the radiator assuming you weren't burping an air bubble out of the radiator. You should be good to go!


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468089
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That would tick me off. Good save!

Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468092
07/23/17 03:03 PM
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Does your reservoir come off? Mine comes off where it can be dumped and cleaned.


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468117
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You're fine. Even if you left it, you would have been fine.

Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468135
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Do not be too hard on yourself. Happens more than you think and happens a lot with Ford owners that have the combo coolant and washer fluid one piece tanks.



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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468137
07/23/17 03:56 PM
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is your location california or canada?

IF california you are fine.

If canada and its the 35% alcohol blend stuff.... you are still fine.


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468153
07/23/17 04:24 PM
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Assuming you didn't run the vehicle, not much of a chance that the system could mix with the overflow. Id want to rinse the overflow, and it may be a good excuse to change the coolant, but I wouldn't be very worried.

Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468264
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You will be just fine. Any trace left over will be a non issue.

My non mechanical younger brother removed the oil filler cap, and poured a gallon of antifreeze in. It clearly was not enough to fill it up, so he grabbed the hose and filled to the top.

Hard to believe, but true. His wife had been adding water daily due to a leak, and he thought he saw how she did it. (he is a professor of philosophy)

It seems the engine did start, ran horribly and that was the end of that old Toyota.


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Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468315
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sounds like a great additive....

Re: I put rain x in the coolant reservoir [Re: monster1] #4468327
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Now be sure to check your Halogen fluid and top off your blinker fluid as well! crazy


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