| | Air Conditioner Whining Noise after a few secs
This is my first ever message on this forum after reading lots of stuff in preperation for buying a Mini.. I finally made the jump and bought a nice shiny Mini Cooper S.. Its a 54 plate so an old stylee MK1 one.. An awesome peice of kit it is.
It arrived a couple of weeks ago from the garage and I have a really annoying issue with the air conditioning on it. When I turn the AC on (I have the auto one) after about 4 or 5 seconds, I get this really loud annoying whining coming from somewhere under the bonnet. Turning the AC off makes it stop after a few seconds.
I had a look under the bonnet and couldnt really work out where the noise was coming from. I booked it into a Mini dealer to get it looked at as it is covered under the Cherished warranty, but 2 days before I was due to take it in, I had the car washed, and low and behold the noise went away so I cancelled the appointment. This lead me to believe it might be related to a belt somewhere and when it got damp from the carwash it resolved it. This weekend it came back again.
Are there any experts out there who has seen this before, is it something simple and quick that I can do myself, or should I just take it down the garage and get them to take a gander..