I've read so much in last few days about Mini's overheating and wondered if anybody had suffered the problem I have. I have owned my 2007 Cooper S for 2 years now. Three weeks ago when driving on Motorway the engine management light came on (yellow) and when I pulled up the engine cut out. Found it had lost its coolant and overheated, however at no time did the temperature gauge come on. The car was towed to nearest garage (not BMW) and had thermostat and housing replaced. Driving home from garage the engine management light again came on (yellow) and oil light (red). I pulled up immediately and left car overnight. When checked following day, again it had lost its coolant. Car taken to nearest garage (again, not BMW) who found that temp housing that had been fitted was faulty. This was replaced (again) but, despite not being driven any real distance, I continued to have problems with the car losing coolant. The car was then recovered to my nearest BMW garage. They have now told me that, not only is head warped but so is the block and I need an engine replacement. I'm gutted - before the car broke down there was no indication it was overheating and since thermostat replaced, I've only ever had intermittent and short lived yellow temperature warnings. The car has shown none of the usual indications of head gasket problems. As you can imagine, I'm in discussions with BMW on how this could have happened. Any help or similar experiences would be appreciated.