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    In her wisdom, my mother in-law has poured antifreeze into the oil compartment on her 1.2 corsa.

    Is this as awful as it sounds? will a simple change of "oil" do the trick?

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    Hi m8, take a look at the following thread..

    http://forum.rac.co.uk/showthread.php?t=324

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    Don't drive it or start it until the oil is out and some new in, but follow the instructions in the link posted as it's pretty well 100% spot on advice.

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    brilliant thanks guys i know what i'll be doing tomorrow

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    Ha ha classic

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    yep, do several oil changes to remove all traces of the antifreeze from the sump and engine oil system..and tell her where to add it the next time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by R13hard View Post
    In her wisdom, my mother in-law has poured antifreeze into the oil compartment on her 1.2 corsa.

    Is that called the engine ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Is that called the engine ??
    If you wanna be pedantic, no.... the compartment that hold the oil is the SUMP!!!!

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    thats the word i was looking for!

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    at least the oil wont freeze in harsh winter conditions.

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