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I did exactly that last month putting about a 1/2 quart before i realized. As long as you havent started the engine use a siphon to extract as much of the oil as possible Drain radiator refill with clean water and use a prestone back flush kit, refill with 50/50 antifreeze and you should be alright I havent had any problems at all.

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