Smoke from bonnet when stationary - MINI Cooper Forum

Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2014, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Local Time: 10:04 PM
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 
Smoke from bonnet when stationary

Hi ,
I have a mini cooper s 2008 r56 and just got a 60k servicing done a couple of months ago. The dealer said there was a small leak in the oil section but not serious.
Lately when standing stationary at a traffic light the car starts smoking from the bonnet . This is after the first 10-20 min of driving the car that day. I checked the oil level before driving and it was a bit above the maximum.
In my garage I have a huge black stain so prob pointing to an oil leak? Or could it be something else.
Another thing is that when I come back home there is a bit of a burning smell coming from the car. I am not a car expert does anyone have an idea what is goin on exactly?

thanks,
dimbie2014 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:08 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
Jimmyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Local Time: 10:04 PM
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 
Yes, yes,yes and yes to all of the above, the oil stain in your garage should have really told you that you have a leak....unless you have knocked over a pot of black paint !!!
Jimmyboy is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:35 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
heathwebbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Burton on Trent
Local Time: 10:04 PM
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
It sounds like you have a bit more than a small leak. I would suggest getting it looked at at an independent garage (a lot cheaper than BMW) to find out where the leak is coming from sometimes it can be an easy cheap fix. After getting it fixed I would get the whole engine cleaned off or you will get the smoke & smell for a while after
heathwebbo is online now  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 2014, 10:11 AM
MINI2 Senior
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Local Time: 11:04 PM
Posts: 352
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Yes you have an oil leak it sounds like its dripping onto the hot exhaust causing the smoke and burning smell....don't leave it get it fixed.
drozd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags:


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom graphics for R52 bonnet? clockworks First Generation MINI Exterior 0 Apr 21st, 2014 06:29 PM
Bonnet fitment question Ellies Mini General Discussion 4 Dec 4th, 2012 11:30 PM
bonnet latch wont click solidsponge First Generation Faults & Fixes 12 Nov 5th, 2012 03:27 PM
Bonnet Stripes - Dealership Replacement JasonJay First Generation MINI Exterior 1 Aug 24th, 2012 02:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome