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Steam coming from engine

Backing up car and engine began to steam. turned car off and opened the hood. coolant tank was empty and water dripping from firewall. my question is this.... can i refill the coolant tank and run my car long enough to get it to the shop or should i get it towed?

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Hi,
how far away is the repairman? if its less than 2 miles then go ahead. fill up the coolant reservoir AND the radiator locate the radiator cap and fill it too. I dont recommend doing it if you cant fill up the radiator. go early in the morning before it gets hot. if it starts to boil shut it off at the lights. take extra water with you and a rag or gloves and of course the phone. good luck

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Water always can be used but wont last very long. fulling it up with water could work for about 10 mins at most. but as soon as possible full it up with coolant to last much longer. since its boiling point is much higher.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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