COLOR=RpyalBlue]xxx[/COLORi have a september 2002 cooper S with only 1150 miles on it.
when i drivie the car the engine temperature gauge is perfect, bang in the middle as should be, but when i swtich off the car after a drive of say 10 mins or more then the engine fan goes on to cool the car down.
is this normal? i mean , it is not particularly hot now, the climate control was off, and i drive slowly since it is still running in
this stupid fan has gone off in my car when driving from the driveway into the garage in the middle of winter when the temperature was under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It can stay on for days until I unplug it. Of course the dealer can never replicate the problem. I have gotten very use to unpluging it when it stays on for greater than 15 minutes after turning the engine off.
The bad news is, is that when you plug it back in, even when it has not been started for days, it will still go back on... some sensor problem. If I drive it far enough that it legitimately heats up, then it will turn itself off upon stopping the engine.
I think it's important to differentiate here. It is normal for the MINI to turn the cooling fan on automatically even when the engine and ignition are off. It doesn't even necessarily have to be a particularly hot day for this to happen.
It is NOT normal of course for the cooling fan to remain on indefinitely and drain the battery. That indicates a problem, obviously. However, the fan is working normally if it comes on after the engine has been shut off and eventually shuts itself off.
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