Last week all my coolant leaked out over night and I filled up the tank with water the next morning to see if it would leak again but it didn’t over a span of a week. A friend suggested I change the thermostat and refill the coolant, which I did and then some issues started arising. First my previous thermostat’s highest temperature would be 212 and now that I have put a new one the temperature goes as high as 242, the second issues is that it had green coolant which of course I changed to the orange kind recommended at the store. The only positive is that it doesn’t seem to be leaving from anywhere. Now I’m not really sure how to proceed from here, any advice?
Last thing I wanted to say is that I don’t really know too much about cars so be a little patient with me as I do some trial and error to analyze the problem