I have done some searching on the boards here before I posted this so sorry if I had missed one that had already sorted the problem.
I need help or atleast some suggestions please! My vectra has started losing water from the Reservoir at the back of the engine. Its clocked 103k and up till the last few months has been okay. I was driving home one night and the Water top up light came on (little orange one). I got home to have a look and the water was about half an inch from the cold line. So I topped it up.
700 odd miles later it came on again so I topped it up. This went on throughout august up till now but it varied between 700 and 1500 miles. Coupled with this the Temperature gauge on the dash wouldnt rise at all until I stopped in traffic where it go up to 90 but as soon as I was back on the motorway it would drop back to 0. If I have the heating on sometimes it wouldnt rise at all!
I topped it 70 miles ago and the past week has been cold and now its asking for more water!! WTF!!? I am worried as I top it up more with just normal water I am not going to have the correct AntiFreeze balance and it will freeze as winter sets in. What can I do?
I have put PTFE tape on the top of my bottle cap as I did think the thread had been cross threaded by me by mistake but this hasnt helped I only wound it round once or twice. No steam from the exhaust, no mayo.