Overheating and head gaskets
Help!!...i have not owned a mini before and dont know about common issues.
I have a 2004 Cooper with 50,000 miles on the clock.
Recently the engine overheated and boiled out the coolant. I have now had a test done which indicates that the head gasket has failed leading to mixing of coolant and gasses. Before i consider replacing the gasket, i was wondering if there could be a more simple issue which could lead to the same problem of mixing in the coolant system?
My other thought is whether i should be replacing other elements of the coolant system along with the head gasket?
finally, can anyone suggest and indicative cost for the work.
Thanks in advance.