Last Sun night, my car couldn't start (despite turning the key many times) & appears to be rather warm in passenger area: see the 2nd attachment on how the meter/dashboard of the car looked like at that time.
Towed to workshop next day who said 2 motors (that circulate coolant or air??) needed to be replaced so they're replaced but next day, it gets heated up & when I checked the coolant, it's empty. So I top up with water (instead of coolant) to the full & checked if there's leakage but no leakage is visible.
Next day, found that there's no water anymore so I top up with almost 2L of water & drop to the workshop:
the mechanic pointed out to me (refer to 1st attachment, yellow-highlighted area) that boiling water is seeping out: he said that the engine is malfunction, generating too much heat thus the boiling water expand & seep out through the yellow-highlighted area.
He said need to overhaul the engine or change another engine & he can't think of any other options.
Anyone has any other opinions or how I could fix this without incurring huge expenses.
In the meantime, he suggested I could top up with water every 30-40 mins but it's going to be too hot
& dangerous to open the cap (see 1st photo, bottom right corner) : will it be Ok if I leave the cap open
so that I can stop the car every 30mins by the roadside to top up water to cool the engine?
My car is Honda Airwave 2009 model