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hello
i just bought me a v220 it have been going 145000km and i love it :D

BUT! i have a problem. it use alot of water for every 500km the water light comes up in the dash and i have to fill around 1-2 liter water on it --i have checked the oil and it looks fine and there isent alot of white smoke when im driving, yesterday i had it on the lift to see if i could find any leaks but unfortunely not any at all total dry --- :surrender:

it doesent get hot at all even i keep dring 200km with the water light on

anyone have an idea where my water is going ?? :crybaby2:

i just have put some radiator sealer in it hope it will work

hope someone can help me and it wount be a expensive solution
 

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Pressure test the system 20 PSI Max (any half competent garage must have a tester or buy one). Look for the green leaks after an hour or so. If the pressure drops quickly you'll have a fountain somewhere

However, when nearly new (2000) , the hard to see hose clip at the bottom of the plastic tank fell apart.....and...most connections weeped (wept?)....especially the big ones under the engine centre. Tiresome it was.

Still not perfect, so I replaced the ridiculous-pressure rad-cap with one of 7 or 8 PSI. If you're not climbing alps in mid-summer with a trailer and full load there's no need for enough pressure to inflate a tyre. No coolant loss now for several years. 50% anti-freeze raises the boiling point too...not that it's ever anywhere near close.

The level should be to the bottom of the tank and no higher or coolant will blow out.....bit daft but that's correct.
 

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Could i ask where you got that radiatior cap, was it off another make/model or is there a vito cap for this purpose???

Thanx,

Gordon
 

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Hi Gordon,

It's a very standard cap measuring 27 mm from top to bottom of suck valve. Older Peugeot 205s (not using the new-fangled French version cap) used a cap of 8 or 9 PSI
which is the right dimension....as did a whole host of Brit cars.

Try eBay for a new one....I do not think you'll have a problem...and dirt cheap...or a crashed car....just ensure the rubber face is there, is not cracked (Peugeot!), and seals.

Regards FTD
 
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