1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

ATF went into OIL Filler

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by jammdogg, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM
    #1
    jammdogg

    jammdogg [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Member:
    #18600
    Messages:
    790
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Hillsboro, OR
    Vehicle:
    13 Spruce Mica DCLB
    6" ProComp lift on 35 MT's. ARB Bumper.
    Sooooo, I checked to oil in wifes car (volvo S40 Turbo) and it has almost no oil. go to the garage, grab the Castrol MaxLife, and start to pour into oil filler.

    About halfway through the quart, I noticed that is is Automatic Transmission Fluid I am dumping in. (Inset flame here). In my defense the ATF and Maxlife oil have the same containers. Same color etc. I shoulda looked...

    I stopped, cursed up a storm, and added a quart of oil thinking that I wanted to dilute the ATF. Also hid wifes keys so she does not try to start car.

    My mechanic is about 5 miles away. If I run the car with the ATF and oil mixed, will I crater the engine? I do not have the necessary equipment to drain the oil.

    I am open to advice, and yes, I realize my intelligence is about to be called in into question...:(
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,120
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    PM Krazie SJ. Your first mistake was not dumping the tranny fluid into the coolant res.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM
    #3
    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Member:
    #10334
    Messages:
    6,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    NorAla
    Vehicle:
    13 F150 FX4, 99 jeep xj.
    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    WIN. thread close?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM
    #4
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,120
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Honestly, I wouldnt drive it, or start it for that matter. Drain the old shit out, and re fill with new, and you should be Ok.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:49 PM
    #5
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,947
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    x2, might as well change the filter as well.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:49 PM
    #6
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,399
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    All you need is a wrench and a couple of empty gallon containers.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM
    #7
    jammdogg

    jammdogg [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Member:
    #18600
    Messages:
    790
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Hillsboro, OR
    Vehicle:
    13 Spruce Mica DCLB
    6" ProComp lift on 35 MT's. ARB Bumper.
    Thanks for the info guys, and for not razzing me too badly! I will call mechanic in morning, but my guess is I will be doing the full oil change. Will be interesting, as I have never changed the oil in that car.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:14 PM
    #8
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    You're getting mean lately, you know that?

    I guess it's true what they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:35 PM
    #9
    seksilumpia

    seksilumpia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Member:
    #24905
    Messages:
    595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    El Dorado Hills
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD Sport DCSB
    Performance mods: TRD CAI, AFE throttle body spacer, Doug Thorley headers, TRD exhaust. Cosmetic mods: HID 10k head+3k fog lights, BHLM, T-rex 2 eyelids, billet grill (5 piece), 20% front window tint, 4% back window tint, tinted 3rd brake light, altezza tail lights, LED license plate lights, door skid protectors, slotted drilled rotors,plasti dip rims,painted rotor and drums. Interior mods: TRD seat covers, LED map and dome lights, 2 kicker 10' w/ 500 watt amp, pioneer door speakers,and Pioneer AVIC X930BT.
    thoroughly drain everything out of that oil pan and just continue oil change as normal..i hope that works out for you..do what the mechanic says because im car retarded so i always ask 2nd or 3rd opinions before i do something just to make sure its ok
     
  10. Apr 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM
    #10
    aficianado

    aficianado Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Member:
    #25015
    Messages:
    5,084
    Gender:
    Male
    bay area, california
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab. 4x4, TRD-OR
    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    just dump it and put in fresh oil.

    bonus points for you if you drain the tranny by mistake, trying to drain the tranny fluid out of the oil pan..BONUS!:D

    good luck. just do it. easy, read the owner's manual.
     
To Top