Cooling - Not a problem
As this is not an 'issue', i thought this was the best board to post to
Without making this post turn into a support group, i need some re-assurance if possible
So basically, i have a 2001 Mini Cooper that i absolutely adore. Of the 18 cars i have had, this is my favourite i would say. But a problem in my brain is stopping me from enjoying it to it's fullest and it isnt fair.
The problem is that i am constantly waiting for it to overheat...even when there are no signs it will, the cooling system is perfect and I know there is no reason for me to worry about it.
I NEVER worried about this sort of thing before until my last car (BMW 328i E46) had a fan issue and got hot a few times.
I have my Mini constantly plugged into a bluetooth OBD scanner that displays the coolant temp on my car and, as i believe it should, it goes to 96 degrees, drops to 90, back to 96 etc while driving and when i get stuck in traffic if creeps up to 99 after a while, at which point I start to panic, put the blowers on full speed and heat.
I have read in a few places that the fan will only kick in at 105-106 but i am scared it wont. I asked my mechanic to check it and he kindly let it get hot and confirmed the fan kicked in as it should but i am still petrified that it wont and i will boil the engine and cause huge traffic jams
I am sorry for the post, i am just so angry at myself for worrying about something that i know *should* be fine.
My worry is getting so bad that i am now leaving home early and coming home late in order to avoid being stopped in traffic.
I fear i need a psychiatrist as opposed to a forum but...
2002 Mini Cooper Pepper Pack