I have a 2007 Holden Barina.
About 2 months ago my engine was constantly over heating and I was having to top it up with water at least every third day. Took it to the mechanic who said he thought that one of the hoses had a hole so he replaced it, but said to keep an eye on it as it could also have been the radiator leaking.
I had no problems until yesterday. There was white smoke and a bad smell coming from my engine. However, the temperature gauge hadn't risen at all…
I'm taking it back to the mechanic this week but would like some opinions first as I really don't want to get ripped off (I have no clue about anything car related).