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Does Water Pump Failure Get Water in the Oil?
 
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Question:
Does Water Pump Failure Get Water in the Oil?
If the water pump goes out can water get into the oil? What can happen? If it has been 2-3 weeks since this may have happened.  Is it too late for an oil change?
-- Sheryl Coker, Lakeland, FL
Answer:
It depends on the how the water pump failed. If you were riding down the highway and lost all your coolant because of the failure, then you may have caused other engine issues such as warping or cracking the block. This could cause coolant to get into your oil. But changing your oil would be cheap insurance just in case. We suggest you take the car to a mechanic.
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