R50 Auto over heating
Hope you can help me :
Wife’s ’02 cooper auto started smelling rubbery when hot a while ago. Checked everything and all seemed OK , temp gauge didn’t show hot and heater worked ok etc . So assumed it was old'ish hoses smell.
Eventually got call , heater not working ! Had run out of water so refilled and took into garage . They ended up replacing radiator , fans assy. , resistor block and head gasket with re-skim. All seemed OK after . They told me that the fault it had meant that the overheating didn’t show up via the temp gauge .
Now the car is still smelling rubbery when in traffic again although the temp gauge is OK and heater is fine. Only happened yesterday and so haven’t had a chance to check out fans are working. The 1st repair was in November last year.
But question is : is it true that the gauge may not be trusted with some faults ?
I don’t want to be shelling out again for an ’02 car …