added water to radiator after driving

Asked by Salman Apr 15, 2017 at 05:20 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

added water to radiator after driving
i drove a hijet for about 10 -12 km at 85kph and came back
home after getting out of car I opened the radiator cap with
a cloth hot water came out I let the steam out for 5-10
minutes and added around 1.5 litres of tap water then
drove it for 8-10meters to park it will it be okay?
ps: I did not do so because the engine overheated or
something only did it because I thought I hadn't checked
the water before starting to drive
i heavent started it for 5 hours now
when I added water it kept on going back for 3-4times then
settled on top

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you may have air pocket in cooling system. try not to put tap water, it tends to corrode the cooling system. plus tap water will eventually evaporate. try using distilled water. with vehicle on, turn heater on full blast and fill till it overfills the radiator. make sure there no leaks.

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