QUOTE (xxxmonoxidechild @ Aug 16 2008, 03:04 PM)
wow... your dad obviousely isnt even capable of doing an oil change if he did that!
assuming your resevoir was just low, and it didnt find its way into your steering rack or pump, id just pull the line off the bottom of the tank, drain it, and refill. but if you were extremely low enough for it to reach the other parts, its a bit more work.[/b]
I'd be a little concerned, water is heavier than oil, and most likely the anti-freeze has settled to the bottom of the reservoir.
Most likely you'll be OK just draining the tank by pulling the hose off the bottom of it and refilling with fresh P/S fluid, but I'd keep a close check on the contition of the fluid for a few days. If you see any foaming or strange discoloration in the fluid then you'd be best off flushing the whole system.
You might educate dad a bit about looking carefully before adding any fluids to anything. The Mazda6 is a bit unorthodox with the P/S cap being right where the radiator cap would be in a more conventional car.......but still, ya gotta look.!!
Just remember, he meant well, and you should appreciate the fact that he cares enough to try and keep your car in good shape for you.