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Old 03-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Well am at it again, I just pulled of the supercharger and figured it was time to fix a small leak from the LIM, Now after draining all the coolant there was a little bit that spilt into the motor when I pulled the LIM off, I cleaned up almost all of the coolant, are there any other precautions that I should take, I know an oil change is in place after its back together, let me know what you guys would do.

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I drained the oil right after i pulled the lim, refilled it, put the motor back together, ran it for a bit, then changed the oil and filter. Not sure this is the best method, just what i did.
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Run it for 50 miles or so, then change the oil. The contaminants are more of a concern (chunks of gasket, sealant, carbon, etc) than a little coolant. The coolant will steam off fairly quickly.

If you lost less than a tablespoon in there, don't worry about it. Especially since it'* not DEX.
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I did just what willwren did, but I ran it for about 100 miles.
I used cheap Advanced Auto oil and filter for the "purge".
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