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Hello, what are your outside temps where you are? did engine overheat and if so, how long , how high? is engine running smooth?
well, hard to say, I doubt engine damage per your description, Todays engines can take a good bit, Filed with water, runs ok, no smoke, runs smooth is a VERY good indicator engine is likley just fine, Missing? then possible headgasket blew when overheated.So, 2 choices. you can leave plain water in it as long as temps outside remain high, Coolant does help cool a bit, hard to explain better than water so, for short term? water is 100% fine especially as you are driving to see if any engine issues, Which I doubt, Once confirmed engine is ok? I highly recommend getting coolant in the engine, NOT just water, Coolant also aids in preventing corrosion, rust and so on, water does not. water is short term only
absolutely. NO harm done and do suggest doing that, Wait and be sure all is ok, just keep in mind coolant does a little more than just keep from freezing, Hope this makes sense