Idiot reporting here.
I had to travel to a cold area, and dropped by AutoZone to buy Rain-X all season window washer fluid (1 gallon) at 5 bucks.
I drained the washer fluid, and opened my Acura MDX bonnet. Then I searched for where to pour this brand new Rain-X orange color liquid in. Luckily I found cap, opened it, and started to pour. But after pouring about one cup of Rain-X, the reservoir filled up.
Strange - usually it used to take the full one gallon of the liquid. Suspcious of what I have done to my car, I asked the Auto-Zone employee, who kindly confirmed that reservoir is for brake fluid not for windshield washer. IDIOT!
I immediately drove my car to a nearby mechanic, who said it will take $120 to replace the brake fluid but they don’t have time until 8 days later. I called another mechanic who said who have never done that before, and cannot tell how much it is going to cost unless they open it up.
I called my friend mechanic, far from where I travel, and he told me to use Turkey baster to suck the brake liquid reservoir as much as possible, and then fill it up with newly bought brake fluid.
So did I. But before I could do that, I had to drive local town about 30 plus minutes to buy parts and brake liquid. During that time, I did not feel any strange things when I used brakes.
So here come my question.
- Did I earn some time before I can drive my car back to my home town (250 miles) and visit my friend mechanic?
- Or I should stop driving my car immediately and let my car towed to the mechanic? And stay here until the local mechanics have time to fix my car?
- Is the freezing temperature going to make my braking system work worse?
Please advise me with you best info… I admit many of my behaviors were idiotic.