I'm new to the forum. I drive an 03 mini cooper base. I recently had work done on my cylinder head. (burnt valves). I just got the car back two days ago. I've driven it 2 times since with no troubles. Today I was driving along and all of a sudden my temp gauge goes up, I pull over just as it begins to blink red and shut it down. Upon opening the hood I see I have no coolant in the reservoir. Of course I called the tow truck and had it towed home. Its wet near the front of the car....in the vicinity of where the air filter sits only under the car.
I guess I have a couple questions:
Do the hoses need to be removed in order to get the cylinder head off. The mechanic said he had to pull the front bumper, etc. I'm wondering if maybe a hose wasn't connected properly and it blew off....
I'm not sure what hose it is or where it exactly blew out from. Is this something I could potentially fix myself easily? Anybody have any tutorials?
Obviously if it's something that may have happened because of the work the mechanic did i'll be taking it back for him to fix if it's his mistake.
I just want to know if its a fluke thing or if it could be related before I call him and put my foot in my mouth.