Fan not coming on, water leaking from expansion tank..
Hi all, this is my first post.
I have been to look at a 2002 mini cooper s John cooper works today.
Car was in very good condition, drive really well, no knocks or rattles.
However, after the test drive I left the car running while I had another look around the interior, when my wife noticed steam seeping through the bonnet.
Popped the bonnet to find the expansion tank leaking from what seems to be a crack in the bottom. I also noticed that the fan didn't come on.
We left the car cool, topped up with warm water and opened the coolest bleed valve and started the car up again.
Seller took it round the block to get it hot again, pulled up and same thing happened again.
I couldn't find a temp gauge, I checked the heater in side the car and it was blowing hot air well.
Not gunk in the expansion tank, no gunk to be seen at the oil filler cap, no gunk when I checked the dip stick.
Seller has said he will had the issue sorted and for me to come back next week to check all is in good order.
Has anyone got any info that can help me.. seller seems very genuine and offering to do what he can to rectify the problem. What should I check for when I go back??
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.