Fan running after shutting off car - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fan keeps running when car off! kingjayson1 First Generation Faults & Fixes 5 May 1st, 2010 11:21 PM
Fan running after shutting off car. Normal? cheswick Second Generation Faults & Fixes 4 Nov 30th, 2009 04:31 PM
Fan running after engine is off? themoose333 Second Generation MINI Cooper 3 May 8th, 2007 12:28 AM
PS fan not running Zipperblues First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 May 22nd, 2006 02:13 AM
Fan running after engine is off? andrewyang General Discussion 4 Oct 5th, 2002 10:42 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 30th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Yuf's Mini's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8
Local Time: 02:34 AM
Australia Male
Hi
I have a 2006 Mini Cooper Cabrio S. I live in Melbourne Australia.
In the last year, only a handful of times I've experienced the fan running after the ignition is turned off.

However, in the past couple of weeks, the fan kicks in almost every time after turning off the engine.

In addition, when driving, and idling at a red light, the temperature gauge will shoot up and redline, but with the fan kicking in on high, it will eventually drop back down. Or once I start driving again, it will drop down to middle again.

I will check the Coolant level in the morning, hopefully I find that it is low, and this is causing the temperature to redline.

If this is the case, do I need to purchase special coolant from Mini? Or what should I be looking for? Is this something I can top up myself?
Or should I take it in to Mini to let them top it up and flush etc?

thanks,
yuf

Last edited by MINIAC; Jun 30th, 2010 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Duplicate posts merged
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 30th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Steeve
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Far Corfe
Posts: 361
Local Time: 04:34 PM
United Kingdom View steeve's Classified Ads
When you shut off the engine the coolant stops circulating, consequently the heat from the block transfers into the coolant in the block and head raising the temperature significantly, its enough to trigger the fan to switch on until the temperature drops. Designed to do this, happens more in hot weather or if you have been driving hard.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jun 30th, 2010, 05:42 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 62
Local Time: 05:34 PM
View maybury's Classified Ads
I find this happens every now and then to my car (fan coming on after the ignition is off) but im sure there is nothing to worry about but about your temperature gauge hitting the red mark, this happended to me I took my car to BMW and they said that the thermostat and the housing will have to be replaced replaced (luckly under warranty) and the problem has not happend since.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jun 30th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Bhozar's Avatar
Overly excited!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Worcestershire
Posts: 1,364
Local Time: 05:34 PM
United Kingdom Male View Bhozar's Electric Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View Bhozar's Classified Ads
It's very bad news if the temp gauge is hitting redline often. The gauge doesn't really have any scale to it, it's either warming up, in the middle or overheating. Get it looked at ASAP. You dont want to keep doing that in case you warp your cylinder head or worse.

My fan often comes on after I have been driving enthusiastically and then get stuck in slow traffic or park up. Never any other time.


14.438 @ 98.53
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jul 1st, 2010, 04:34 AM
im_dave's Avatar
trust me, I'm a doctor...
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 258
Local Time: 02:34 AM
Australia Male View im_dave's Dark Silver & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View im_dave's Classified Ads
Funny you should mention. I have a 2004 (MY05) MCS with the exact same problem in Melbourne. I have taken it into BMW Doncaster who have said that it is a faulty thermostat which needs to be replaced (~$450 she quoted me)... it is currently getting fixed as we speak so hopefully that is it. I have also read that it could be the low speed radiator fan not functioning properly due to ?faulty fan or ?faulty fuse. Best to get it checked.

long live the supercharger
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jul 1st, 2010, 09:35 AM
Yuf's Mini's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8
Local Time: 02:34 AM
Australia Male
Thanks everyone. I have looked into the Mini Manual booklet - and under Coolant - it gives a bit of basic info (locating where the Coolant goes). I've opened up the cap to where the Coolant is housed and found that it was very low (bottom end of minimal).
I then called BMW Brighton and they said to just top it up with water. They recommend topping up with water between services - and they do the full flush and add new coolant at the time of service.

I've driven the Cabrio S today - and so far so good. The fan has not kicked in high at all. Fingers crossed this is the extent of it. Will check it in a weeks time to make sure there's no leakage of coolant.

Cheers.
Yuf
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fan keeps running when car off! kingjayson1 First Generation Faults & Fixes 5 May 1st, 2010 11:21 PM
Fan running after shutting off car. Normal? cheswick Second Generation Faults & Fixes 4 Nov 30th, 2009 04:31 PM
Fan running after engine is off? themoose333 Second Generation MINI Cooper 3 May 8th, 2007 12:28 AM
PS fan not running Zipperblues First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 May 22nd, 2006 02:13 AM
Fan running after engine is off? andrewyang General Discussion 4 Oct 5th, 2002 10:42 AM

» Recent Threads
Key button Door Unlock
Dec 19th, 2014 06:48 PM
Last post by ssoliman
Today 04:05 PM
2 Replies, 169 Views
Using Torque to locate HPFP issues
Today 03:39 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Today 03:39 PM
0 Replies, 13 Views
2002 R50 cooper metallic noise at anything over idle
Today 12:34 PM
Last post by Gonewest
Today 12:34 PM
0 Replies, 55 Views
Help please: Humpback bridge whoops steering odd and EML light
Yesterday 04:39 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:09 PM
1 Replies, 146 Views
Wanted: ride in a NRF shod R56 Cooper S
Today 11:35 AM
by Farms
Last post by Farms
Today 11:35 AM
0 Replies, 58 Views
Anyone know what this knob does?
Yesterday 12:19 PM
Last post by Dermottdog
Today 10:18 AM
7 Replies, 287 Views
Cooper S headlight removal
Today 09:43 AM
Last post by Milpol
Today 09:55 AM
1 Replies, 79 Views
Boot won't open manually
May 12th, 2014 07:55 PM
Last post by SSHampton
Today 09:06 AM
9 Replies, 1,420 Views
New Owner with a Question.
Dec 18th, 2014 01:44 AM
Last post by robbo mcs
Today 09:05 AM
1 Replies, 271 Views
How best to sell Mini
Dec 13th, 2014 01:00 PM
Last post by UtilityGuy
Today 01:04 AM
4 Replies, 654 Views
Light loose steering then EML light. Possible hump back bridge issue
Yesterday 04:44 PM
Last post by Davenegus
Yesterday 04:44 PM
0 Replies, 153 Views
R56 MCS JCW cooling system problem?
Nov 15th, 2014 05:11 AM
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Yesterday 12:00 PM
1 Replies, 527 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 04:01 PM
Last post by whaap
Yesterday 11:56 AM
89 Replies, 35,016 Views
Airbag resistor value: 3.9 Ohms ? For sure ?
Nov 21st, 2003 09:18 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:07 AM
4 Replies, 1,962 Views
Missing Functions
Dec 19th, 2014 12:57 AM
Last post by SteveB00
Yesterday 09:43 AM
9 Replies, 359 Views
engine will not start properly
Aug 12th, 2014 03:37 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 06:13 AM
5 Replies, 974 Views
mini cooper 2007 won't start
Yesterday 02:19 AM
by mc4400
Last post by mc4400
Yesterday 02:19 AM
0 Replies, 182 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Oct 29th, 2014 11:39 PM
Last post by scrappyloz
Yesterday 01:41 AM
4 Replies, 789 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:34 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2