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If I put water in my radiator instead of antifreeze will it hurt my Ford Aerostar

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If it's below freezing yes above no

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SOURCE: water from radiator is boiling over to antifreeze

That is what the over flow reservoir is for. But if it is a lot of water than it could be a problem. If the engine runs hot and overheats from time to time and adding coolant does not help than there is something wrong. Just monitor the engine temp for a time to see if it is getting hot.

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If it leaking from there it sounds like a frost plug to me. Have you removed the panel under the glove box for the distributor to check for leaks at the rear of the intake?

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since it was such a small amount of anti freeze and water,anti freeze has a petrolem base and water would have sunk to the bottom of oil pan, change oil and filter and you should be ok

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thats a very good idea dex cool is garbage ! and no it wont hurt at all

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