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Received a 2006 Cooper S from my older aunt as a gift given she doest drive anymore. Low mileage <15000. Has gone in for regular servicing.

Was driving it the other day and noticed that the engine started to heat up and quickly hit top of the gauge. The car started to rattle and make rattling noise. Any idea of what could be wrong? I hear the fan blowing but when i popped the hood i could feel the heat from the block.

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Get your mechanic to check the thermostat, they were a common thing to go on those cars.

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That knocking isn't good!!

Did it sound okay when she cooled down??

Does it have antifreeze & oil in it!?

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That does sound unpleasant. In my experience very low mileage cars can be as much or more of a problem than high milers. 1,350 miles per year? Incredible.

Sorry not a lot of help.
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looks like the coolant was damn near empty. Any recommendations on coolant? I know a few blogs recommended the bmw coolant / Peak.
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That knocking isn't good!!

Did it sound okay when she cooled down??
Who the Auntie or the car

Basic weekly checks are oil, water and tyre pressure. If you keep an eye on these then other problems can often be spotted!
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looks like the coolant was damn near empty. Any recommendations on coolant? I know a few blogs recommended the bmw coolant / Peak.
If your coolant was empty i think some further investigation would be required.

Expansion bottles can crack and leak and thermostat and housing can crack and leak. Keep an eye on the coolant levels.

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looks like the coolant was damn near empty. Any recommendations on coolant? I know a few blogs recommended the bmw coolant / Peak.
water free coolant is the best for any car but a lot more expensive, but need to make sure you dont have a leak before using it,, its that good that even when car is hot with fans running i cant unscrew header tank lid and not explosion of steam and water as dont have water keeps water system running good.
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Who the Auntie or the car

Basic weekly checks are oil, water and tyre pressure. If you keep an eye on these then other problems can often be spotted!
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