I have Peugeot Boxer van (435 onnicar) and its radiator coolant drains too fast(in one day, it's already empty). I.e. In the morning, if I fill up with water and at half of the day it's almost drain. The coolant itself is not getting hot but when you open the coolant after 2h of turn off the vehicle, while you opening, it behaves like when you open new Coca-Cola bottle after shaking a lot and lot and all the "gas" comes out. I don't know what this reaction is called but hope I "explained" it.
When the tap is completely opened, the water start coming back to the the coolant, somewhere from the tubes 🥴🥴🥴 and then goes down again.
I showed two mechanics and both of them said different things.
- The first one says, we have to open the engine because too much pressure is becoming in the motor and some ""alignment"" has to be done in the engine and also straps/chain has to be replace.
This mechanic has also replaced the radiator 5 months ago because it was broken for some well known reason. I am suspicious about it because the problem could be in the radiator and he doesn't want to admit it. (The radiator was not new, he took from somewhere and put it on my vehicle)
- The second mechanic said, that we need to replace the (Thermostat) and clean the radiator and the problem should be fixed.
Both mechanics showed me the water coming from the radiator to the coolant tank was not flowing continuously. Water was coming sometime, and some time doesn't. (Due to the pressure or something, maybe)
The water pipe coming from the engine to the coolant tank was flowing continuously, and the water was hot. (which seems to be correct)
Now I am confused, who should I follow.
I think, it's draining too fast due to overheat.