Hi...after a few words of wisdom and advice if i may?
I recently purchased a mini one 2001 plate and on an outing i managed to hit a rather humungous pothole
Now it managed to damage both tyres which i replaced,further damaged my steering rack (which was already in need of replacing) but i have a couple of niggles that i cant solve.
The low tyre pressure light is still flashing,though only comes on after a mile into journey and the oddest one of all is the temperature gauge. When i start driving the car and the engine is cold the temp gauge reads extremely hot (goes almost all the way to top) and after 10 mins into the journey the gauge drops back down to halfway and doesnt move. Now it never did this before the bump so just wondering what is causing this?
i also just wanted to ask about the steering rack..my mini has always made a type of 'clunking' when the steering is full lock but after the bump its a lot louder...should i be worried?
Sorry for the long message and thanks in advance for any advice