I would only put water in an emergency situation where I don't have coolant available. The coolant helps the engine to not overheat and to not freezing, while that could happen if you just use water. If you don't have your vehicle's manual to know the specification of the coolant, you can use the generally available Prestone and add water according to the table on the coolant's recipient. (or you can buy the pre-mixed formula)
Is the question how to bleed a Buick 3800 cooling system? I would say open that little petcock by the themostat housing and release all the air as you fill the system with coolant. When coolant comes out instead of air all the air is out.
Low coolant? Cooling system airbound? Low coolant? Cooling system airbound?
Low coolant? Cooling fan not working? Bad thermostat? Cooling system airbound? Water pump not circulating coolant? Radiator core plugged or restricted? Bad radiator cap?
to check for leaks or in the case of the cooling system preasure cap to raise the boiling point of the coolant
Poor coolant circulation in the cooling system.
In the cooling system.
The coolant will not protect the cooling system against corrosion.
To bleed the cooling system on a 1996 Olds Cutlass, locate the bleed valve, which is on the front of the engine above the water pump. After making sure the cooling system is not under pressure, open the valve by turning it counterclockwise. Fill the radiator with coolant until no air comes out the bleed valve, and a stream of coolant begins to flow from there instead. Tighten the valve and close the system to finish the job.
Air can get into the cooling system when the coolant is replaced as either part of a maintenance schedule or when the system must be drained for a repair. When the coolant is replaced the coolant system must be "burped" to get any air out of the coolant lines. There are various ways to do this dependant upon the type of vehicle. A repair manual for your vehicle will describe the proper technique.
I believe that the coolant system capacity is 8.6 quarts ( 8.1 liters ) for your Explorer ( if it has air conditioning )
Sounds like you may have a bad head gasket.It will leak exhaust into the cooling system and create alot of pressure
The cooling system is a closed system. If there is smoke (probably steam) there must be a leak in the cooling system somewhere.
to increase the waters boiling point
there is none. look for the coolant expansion tank there is where you add coolant to the system.
You cooling system requires coolant in order to keep working properly, if you are wondering why your room is still hot even though you have the AC on; it is because your air conditioner is out of coolant. Just call your local heating and cooling specialist.
It raises the boiling point of the coolant
Actually, it always is when operational. The pressure is what moves the refrigerant or coolant (depending on whether you're referring to the air conditioning or the engine cooling system) through the system.The pressure raises the boiling point of the coolant.
Nothing will happen if you drain the cooling system and replace the coolant.
I would have the cooling system flushed and coolant replaced. DEF is very caustic.
Air bound means that there is an "air bubble" in the cooling system that is preventing coolant from circulating in the cooling/heating system. (air can be compressed fluid cannot)
They come from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water in the engine cooling system
The radiator cap controls cooling system pressure.The radiator cap controls cooling system pressure.
low coolant? Plugged or restricted radiator? Water pump not circulating coolant? Cooling fan not working? Thermostat not opening? Cooling system air bound?
Lack of coolant, lack of coolant flow, air in cooling system, lack of airflow over radiator,........