temperature going up to redline in 2006 S - 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
2006 Mini Cooper boot lid problems sflmb206 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 4th, 2012 08:22 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 12th, 2014, 05:17 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 06:51 AM
United States
temperature going up to redline in 2006 S

Hi Guys!
So I recently just bought a 2006 MINI cooper S (as in recent I mean just paid my first car payment yesterday). I am loving this car, but I have been having a bit of trouble with the coolant system. I noticed the other day that the temperature went to redline when I parked my car. I looked at the coolant the next morning and it was extremely low. I took it to precision tune and had the coolant flushed and refilled and they kept it overnight for leaks and weren't able to find any. I took it home and all was well until I was driving home tonight and even with it being cool out the temperature went almost to redline when I was driving (before it was only in idle and parked). I am so confused as to what this problem may be and I am really hoping its nothing serious. The fan was kicking on high before when the car was off for about 30 seconds to cool it down so I'm not really thinking that. I filled up the coolant and had that taken care of...so any ideas? I am new to MINI and a car dummy and I really am not looking to pay any expensive repairs on my first new(ish) car.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 12th, 2014, 09:39 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 76
Local Time: 07:51 AM
United Kingdom
So has it's lost coolant again?

Check the condition of all hose, as at idle a split hose might not totally show itself until the engine is working at higher rpm's. Is there any tell tale signs of water lose around the header tank? Again at idle this might not show until the engine is working and the water system pressurises, also work checking the header tank cap.

You really need to make sure that the fans are kicking in properly and for long enough. Doubt it would be the thermostat as they are designed to fail in an open state.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 12th, 2014, 10:16 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Posts: 286
Local Time: 07:51 AM
United Kingdom Male
Could be the water pump, common fault.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 12th, 2014, 04:01 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,194
Local Time: 07:51 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

If could be a few things causing the problem with out seeing the car it's very hard to tell
Is it still loosing coolant that's the first thing if so how's much ?

You must make shore the system is bled properly and in car heater on full heat when bleeding the cooling system on these minis, or you will have problems. The right type coolant is a must to

If it's not loosing coolant but getting hot and over heating

You could have a bad thermostat
First stage cooling fan not working at 105deg c which would not be helped but the thermostat.
Totally shot supercharger belt or tensioner.
A bad supercharger, the water pump drive gears wear out and it does not run the water pump properly causing it to over heat.

If you are loosing coolant good places to look are
coolant expansion tank around the bonded joint
The gearbox case just below the thermostat housing the housing crack and leak.
Remove the engine under tray to check around the rad properly.

If you carry on driving the car and it keeps over heating you are going to damage the engine. My advice would also get a hydrocarbon check done on the coolant and keep an eye on your oil make shore it does not look like yogurt

This should give you some where to start
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 13th, 2014, 05:23 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 06:51 AM
United States
Hi Guys!
I was pretty worried about the car and was able to find a place nearby that does work in MINI. They immediately found the problem... thermostat housing was leaking coolant everywhere. They are fixing today and its going to be about $300 total. Sigh. Guess this is a pretty common problem with MINI which is relieving that it isn't just my car. Upsets me that the other place I took it "pressurized" it and couldn't find a leak. Will not be taking it back there!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 13th, 2014, 05:32 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,194
Local Time: 07:51 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by caskey09 (original)
Hi Guys!
I was pretty worried about the car and was able to find a place nearby that does work in MINI. They immediately found the problem... thermostat housing was leaking coolant everywhere. They are fixing today and its going to be about $300 total. Sigh. Guess this is a pretty common problem with MINI which is relieving that it isn't just my car. Upsets me that the other place I took it "pressurized" it and couldn't find a leak. Will not be taking it back there!

Hi ya glad you found the problem :-)
Unfortunately I do not understand how these so called garages can miss these things, they must just panic when they see a mini and go blank.

Anyway when you get the car back just keep an eye on the coolant it may take a day or so for it to settle down and get the remaking air out the system.
Glad to here it's on the mend :-)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , ,



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
2006 Mini Cooper boot lid problems sflmb206 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 4th, 2012 08:22 AM

» Recent Threads
Sudden Clutch Failure @48K miles
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by bofus
Last post by bofus
Yesterday 10:01 PM
0 Replies, 84 Views
egr valve?
Nov 19th, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by jones2788
Yesterday 07:09 PM
2 Replies, 271 Views
coolant liquid above max
Yesterday 05:53 PM
by genik
Last post by Dermottdog
Yesterday 06:45 PM
1 Replies, 88 Views
engine will not start properly
Aug 12th, 2014 03:37 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 05:50 PM
3 Replies, 640 Views
behind the intake manifold
Yesterday 05:47 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 05:47 PM
0 Replies, 64 Views
Ch4 Hollyoaks Train Crash...... (with a Mini)
Yesterday 02:47 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 05:13 PM
1 Replies, 113 Views
Mini dealer or Independant for used Mini - Southern Ontario
Yesterday 05:01 PM
by Avro
Last post by Avro
Yesterday 05:01 PM
0 Replies, 77 Views
More Ship Tracking
Jul 24th, 2005 11:25 PM
by nclorax
Last post by wh1tby
Yesterday 04:18 PM
29 Replies, 23,389 Views
The Mini Story at the BMW Museum
Yesterday 03:20 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 03:20 PM
0 Replies, 113 Views
window problem can't find fix
Nov 22nd, 2014 02:02 PM
by Bryno
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 02:41 PM
3 Replies, 261 Views
Correct tyre pressure
Yesterday 11:00 AM
by Niv2
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 02:10 PM
3 Replies, 144 Views
k&n air filters/induction kits - mini one r50
Yesterday 01:35 PM
by JDallow
Last post by JDallow
Yesterday 01:35 PM
0 Replies, 100 Views
Intercooler
Yesterday 11:13 AM
Last post by Kbizzle84
Yesterday 11:13 AM
0 Replies, 105 Views
Tightest Parallel Park Record Broken By China’S Han Yue - Guinness World Records
Yesterday 11:06 AM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:06 AM
0 Replies, 88 Views
BMW 2012 mini one LCI 1.6 petrol
Yesterday 10:58 AM
Last post by baines.j2
Yesterday 10:58 AM
0 Replies, 101 Views
Transmission failed
Nov 12th, 2014 12:48 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:57 AM
3 Replies, 445 Views
help!! my 2007 mini bonnet release cable snapped.
Nov 22nd, 2014 05:21 PM
by dtoru
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 10:05 AM
1 Replies, 192 Views
MAF sensor
Nov 22nd, 2014 02:16 PM
by selma
Last post by selma
Yesterday 08:38 AM
5 Replies, 258 Views
2007 Mini Cooper R56 MAF Sensor issue
Sep 19th, 2014 07:27 AM
Last post by Omibal07
Yesterday 05:38 AM
1 Replies, 713 Views
MINI Remote Central Locking Won't Unlock
Oct 25th, 2014 06:33 PM
by KrisL
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 01:35 AM
2 Replies, 471 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:51 AM.



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