What if I put my oil in the ATf oil place????

Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 06:27 PM about the 2006 BMW X3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

By mistake I put my engine synthinic oil into the automatic transmission fluid
spot, what to do now???

7 Answers

299,085

I think you mean the Power steering reservoir which says ATF on top. If you didn't start the car yet you can turkey baster most of the oil out , I use a clean soap dispenser pump, it fits much better, pump into a small container or bowl. Then refill with the proper ATF, (Dex/Merc)., check the level on the cap/stick. Start the car then and turn the steering wheel lock to lock and recheck the level of the fluid. Top off if needed.

1 people found this helpful.
115,305

Engine oil in the transmission would mean draining and replacing all the fluid. If you started the car I would have it towed to a place that can do a transmission flush.

I did the same thing...had to have my transmission flushed. And add new.

I have a 2002 Windstar Van 204k miles and started with a minor leak of coolant. Oil is getting into the coolant. Used kW Head gasket repair solution and did what it said and now the leak is worse. Any ideas on this and what can be done?

85,375

On the Windstar, don't be driving it if the coolant is getting into the oil, it will mess up your bearings, The head gaskets and appropriate work need to be done to stop the leak.If oil is getting into the coolant, then coolant is getting into the oil.

115,305

Time for a new head gasket or two on the Windstar. Anything else will not fix the problem.

Thanks for your input. I thought as well but was hoping there was another solution.

Your Answer:

X3

Looking for a Used X3 in your area?

CarGurus has 12,394 nationwide X3 listings starting at $2,499.

ZIP:

BMW X3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    430
  • #2
    Gaberial Coorey
    Reputation
    150
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW X5
364 Great Deals out of 18,439 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,012 Great Deals out of 30,053 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 5 Series
386 Great Deals out of 16,720 listings starting at $1,653
Used Lexus RX 350
339 Great Deals out of 19,015 listings starting at $4,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,103 Great Deals out of 77,988 listings starting at $900
Used Acura RDX
201 Great Deals out of 12,132 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda CR-V
702 Great Deals out of 75,749 listings starting at $100
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
217 Great Deals out of 5,373 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW X3 For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 5,093 listings starting at $37,495
2017 BMW X3 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 982 listings starting at $23,274
2016 BMW X3 For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 515 listings starting at $20,585
2015 BMW X3 For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 726 listings starting at $15,995
2014 BMW X3 For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 459 listings starting at $13,550

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.