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MY CAR SAYS LOW COOLANT AND I ADDED WATER AND NOW ITS OVERHEATING

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U probably have air in the system run the car with top off resevoir and give a little gas run while the thermostate is in open mode.see also if there is a bleeder valve.

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If you added plain water it's definitley going to overheat because the car is going to run hotter than the 212 degree boiling point of water. You need to add a 50/50 mix of water/coolant in order to have it operate in the normal range.

More importantly you need to find out why the coolant is low and where it is leaking from. Examine the entire system visually or perform a pressure test on it.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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