Yes, it was very similar to your video except after the third time it stopped running, it would never restart unless you waited about an hour to restart. However, the thermostat got my interest because once Mini mysteriously had it running the temperature dropped into single digits one night and when I went out to start the car it started right up (no hesitation or cutting out) and after one minute, I shut it off and noticed the cooling fan would run for 10 min. The following day I noticed that the heat would drop down to cold air at a stop light. The coolant level was fine and the next day it warmed up to 30+ outside and I never gave it any more thought.
Today it has been in the shop for seven weeks and unless something is found by next Wed I'm going to flatbed it up to the dealer to where they can at least contact Mini engineering.
Thanks for your reply.
Last edited by ls12go; Feb 9th, 2014 at 08:00 PM.