Originally Posted by ConnorBarlow02 View Post
the coolent is now above max??
I feel your pain! Mine does this. The other day it was on the drive, cold, and I checked the fluid level and topped it back up to just about directly below the Max line. When I've run the car, it's about 2cm above the Max line - have Mini found a way to make water?!
Mine too was 'fixed'. Now if I hear it burbling (usually just getting stuck in traffic or a long drive-through queue at McDonald's is enough to set it off) I know to check it when I'm back at home or before a journey longer than about 5-10 miles because I can guarantee that the fluid will have dropped down again. I have to do a 60 mile round trip twice a weekend every other weekend and I always always check the fluid before I do either journey.
I'm not sure if can afford to send it to the garage again to look at the problem again as now the roof has stopped working so I'll likely need the money for that! I'm hoping that since the engine doesn't appear to be getting hot enough for the fan to come on, it must be surviving ok, but that's not the way I'd like it.
Oh and the passenger door handle has stopped working again (this would be the third time I've had that 'fixed' as well).
Honestly, I had an S reg one years ago and whilst the sills and foot wells were rotten, the head gasket needed constantly replacing and she'd turn her lights off unexpectedly without any prior notice, it still had less problems than the modern Mini's. Which isn't saying a lot for BMW really is it.
Like many others, I've spent (and based on the current value of my Mini) over 50% of the value of the car now, on repairs to keep it running. I think that's pretty poor. It seems the idea of owning a Mini should possibly just remain an idea.