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Has a 2001 PT got a filter or system conditioner in the cooling system, and can you run it with just water for a couple of days, and if not, what damage will it cause? Reply to Thanks.

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Do not run without coolant, at least 50/50 water , coolant. The coolant also acts as a lubericant inside the water pump. If you seize that up, you will blow up your motor before you realize whats happening. If you plan on keeping it for a while get yourself a cheap code scanner, or a good repair manual from a parts store. The manual will tell you how to use a jumper wire , and a multi meter to pull your codes. I just pulled codes today in my 89' mercury, fixed the problem, and didnt cost me anything but my time.

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Note that you will not damage anything unless you don't turn it off when it gets too hot.

So start the car and let is idle to get warm - have the hood open and see if the fans come on. If the temp goes past normal and fans do not kick on, it's usually the fan relay (~$20) - these usually sit in the engine compartment fuse box. Also check the fan fuses - there should be two of them. If that doesn't work, then it would be the temp sensor.

However if your heater is blowing cold when the car is warm, sounds like there is an air-lock. This happens if you don't 'burp' the cooling system properly after flushing the system. Easiest way to check on this is if either the lower or upper radiator hose is not hot when the engine is hot.

Incidentally, if the thermostat is shot, you would not be able to 'burp' the system properly.

My bet is either the thermostat or airlock - or both.

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