Best Answer

No. As long as you don't go longer than 6 months on just water. You should check the water level in your recovery tank and radiator OFTEN. You should also change to a mix of water and anti-freeze as soon as possible. Water will freeze, damage engine components from expansion, and it can evaporate(leaving your engine eventually uncooled). Anti-freeze prevents the water from boiling into steam, which will ultimately empty your cooling system, and it prevents freezing. Water itself can also cause scale buildup on your engine, rust, calcium deposits, chlorine scales, etc.. mixing water with Anti-freeze also prevents those things from happening. It won't hurt to use just water, but anti-freeze should be your long term choice. And try to keep the ratio of anti-freeze and water to 50/50.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-03-11 08:24:03
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Will water in the coolant make a problem?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Why does water make a good coolant?

Water makes a good coolant because of its high specific heat.

When your coolant leaks out in the front of the motor and overheats what is the problem?

it is probably your water pump

Can water leaks make a car overheat?

If by water you mean engine coolant, yes. Loss of coolant, antifreeze, is a major cause of overheating.

Your 1997 Honda passport is overheating How do you diagnose what the problem is to make the proper repairs?

Low coolant? Radiator plugged or restricted? Cooling fan not working? Water pump not circulating coolant? Thermostat not opening? Cooling system airbound?

Can driving your car after you found gas in your coolant make the engine problem worse?


Why does a 1992 dodge stealth overheats while driving sixty?

check you water (coolant) level, make sure thermostat is working, radiator leaks, sensor problem

How can you make coolant?

One gallon and antifreeze and one gallon of water are needed to make coolant. They are then mixed together in a large bucket and then pour into your vehicles radiator.

Is it ok to put water in the coolant container of a 2007 Toyota Camry until getting coolant?

That's okay in an emergency but you should also be concerned why the coolant is that low. Have a trusted mechanic check it out soon cause you may have a more serious problem going on.

Can you drive your car without water but coolant Like you have coolant but no water in the water tank?


What would cause oil to get into water in a 97 1.9 DOHC engine?

you mean there is coolant in the oil or oil in the coolant either ways sounds like a head gasket problem.

Is the water reservior just for water or for coolant for the radiator?

Radiator coolant.

Your 1998 sebring is overheating after the fan sensor has been replaced and new coolant added Why?

It is possible that the coolant mixture is not correct- that can make a car run hot. It is possible for the water pump to go out. Also it is possible to be having a problem with the radiator fan.

89 Cadillac Seville seems to get really hot towhere the coolant bubbles in the reservoir what could be the problem?

Head gasket? Low coolant level? Water pump not circulating coolant? Thermostat not opening? Radiator plugged or restricted?

Can a car run if one of the bolts on the water pump is missing?

It can run but if it is leaking coolant it will cause a problem soon.

You have had overheating problem with your car and quickly you filled the coolant tank with water and after you drive one mile your car overheated again and the the coolant dried up really quick?

If you can't see where its coming from, it may be a cracked head, or a bas headgasket. Also, when you add water to the coolant tank, it doesn't immediately go into the radiator. After the car sits a while, the radiator starts to cool, creating a vacuum. Water/coolant is then pulled into the radiator from the coolant tank.

Can you mix coolant and water in Camaro?

you always should mix coolant with water if it is full coolant. most coolant today says 50/50 on the package and is pre mixed in which case no, but if it is straight 100% coolant, yes mix with water.

What would make you car loose water?

Assuming you mean coolant, coolant loss could be as simple as a loose hose clamp or as bad as blown head gasket or worse, a cracked head. Have a trusted mechanic pressure test the cooling system to help diagnose the problem.

How do you bleed coolant at 1999 Subaru Forester?

You should not need to bleed coolant. Ever. If the coolant is filling up on its own the stuff in there is not coolant and you have a big problem.

What kind of coolant for suburban 2001?

well it depends where you live. The most efficient coolant is plain old water, and if you live in an area that rarely freezes for more than a day or two at a time then that's all you should put in - just water. If you live in an area where freezing could be a problem then put in a mixture of 2 parts water, one part antifreeze/coolant. Any kind will do, they are all the same. All "coolant" is is water with a little antifreeze in it.

Why is water used as a coolant for the radiator in cars?

Water alone is not used as coolant for automobiles.

Can you put water in your coolant tank if you are out of coolant?


Is it ok to add water along with a antifreeze coolant?

50/50 mix of water and coolant is recommended.50/50 mix of water and coolant is recommended.

Why is the top hose from radiator to engine not letting water through what could be the problem?

Sounds Like A Bad Thermostat. Or The Hose Is In To Much Of A Curved Situtation. Suggest Make Sure Coolant Is Full, And Hose Is Not Collasped. Then Remove & Replace Thermostat. Still Have Problem, May Be Water Pump. Good Lucl

What does it mean when the coolant sensor comes on but there is coolant in a 2000 Chevy Malibu?

check coolant sensor float most common problem.

Why is my 2002 Toyota Echo overheating?

If there's no leak, an overheat is caused by a problem with coolant level, coolant circulation, or heat transfer. Fill the coolant level. If the problem recurs within a month, it was something other than low level. Circulation problems are caused by clogged radiators, bad water pumps, non-functioning thermostats.