May 15th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Hi there I have recently purchased a 52 plate cooper s and I was just wondering if it was normal for the engine to warm up very quickly, it gets up to half way on the gauge within 5 minutes.
Does anybody know how to change the temperature displays from centgrade to fahrenheit?
May 15th, 2012, 06:12 PM
5 mins is normal, most modern petrol cars warm up fast.
Cant help with the C to F change
May 15th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Modern car temp gauges like that on the Mini go to normal quickly but don't register any small changes in temperature accurately. A Scangauge2 below or similar gives exact temp readings if plugged into the OBD diagnostic socket.
ScanGauge2 ScanGauge II Code Reader (http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-cooper/scangauge_2_code_reader.html)
May 16th, 2012, 03:21 AM
The gauges are designed not to scare people :) My old Mini (2002 MC) used to sit in the middle of the gauge from 70 deg C to 110 deg C. So by the time it started to move above half way she was hot. :(