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Old Jul 3rd, 2014, 07:58 PM
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Have a leak from radiator on my 02 Cooper, do I change it myself or get a garage to do and is it advisable to change anything else while changing the rad?
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It all depends how good you are with spanners, you would have to take off the front bumper & crash bar first to get to it then its relatively easy to remove & replace. It will then need bleeding to make sure all the air is removed from the system.
Some change the thermostat housing & thermostat at the same time as they can sometimes leak
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Hi ya

Pretty simple job if you are competent with the tools bumper and carrier off and your under trays will need to be removed to

just use the correct coolant you can get this from halfords

Halfords | Comma G48 Antifreeze and Coolant Conc 2L

50/50 mix

I would personally check your first stage fan resistor while you are there.

Repair Kit Resistor Radiator Fan Fits Mini Cooper | eBay

Take your time to bleed it and make shore you have the Incar heater on high and fan on med when you are bleeding it

http://www.mini2.com/forum/maintenan...screw-plz.html

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Hope this helps
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Thanks very much I'll give it a go at the weekend
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Quote: Originally Posted by marque (original)

Wow, undoing the bumper adjustment bolts to remove the bumper
What's the point of that?
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