By January 20, 2009 Read More →

Brake Fluid In Coolant by Mistake!

I had a bit of a disaster. My friend borrowed my car and put brake fluid in my coolant reservoir. He drove the car about 100km to my house before I realised what happened when I could smell a strong smell from the exhaust. Please help!!! How bad will the damage be? I am having it towed tomorrow to have the system flushed but I am still really worried.


Hey there,

I don’t think any real damage has occurred, just get the cooling system flushed out and new coolant installed. Doing the reverse, coolant in the brake reservoir is a disaster!


Austin Davis

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