Expansion Tank - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > Second Generation Faults & Fixes


Second Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fiting an Alloy coolant header tank on Gen 1 MCS ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 4 May 14th, 2013 08:39 PM
Expansion tank cap stuck shut! AnnaMarie Maintenance & MINI Care 4 Feb 12th, 2013 05:28 PM
Expansion tank split oil leak related? Shanos Maintenance & MINI Care 5 Feb 5th, 2013 01:22 PM
Catch tank, excessive water fillup trono Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Dec 19th, 2012 05:32 PM
Best place for new expansion tank and thermostat r53 mcs jamie m General Discussion 1 Oct 15th, 2012 03:28 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 18th, 2014, 08:56 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 05:19 PM
United Kingdom
Expansion Tank

A friend of mine has just bought a R57 (2008) Mini. He was concerned when he lifted the bonnet that the Expansion tank cap was a flip type rather than a screw type. Also he noticed that the tank was empty. It was filled up and taken for a short drive and level checked afterwards and all looked ok.

Is it correct to have a flip lid on an expansion tank?

I know early models suffered with tank problems but is there other problems ?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Feb 18th, 2014, 09:53 PM
heathwebbo's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Online
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Burton on Trent
Posts: 201
Local Time: 05:19 PM
United Kingdom Male
It was the early cooper s with the expansion tank problems as they had the pressure cap on the tank. The other models do have a flip lid, if you follow the pipes from your friends tank to the thermostat housing you will see it has the pressure cap there. Thats if its the same set up as the earlier models I presume it is. The level in his expansion tank shouldn't be low though I should keep an eye on that
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Feb 18th, 2014, 11:05 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,667
Local Time: 06:19 PM
United Kingdom Male
R50 Minis had a flip cap as mentioned above, not sure about R57:
You can check parts and diagrams fitted here if you search with VIN number:
RealOEM.com * Online BMW Parts Catalog
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fiting an Alloy coolant header tank on Gen 1 MCS ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 4 May 14th, 2013 08:39 PM
Expansion tank cap stuck shut! AnnaMarie Maintenance & MINI Care 4 Feb 12th, 2013 05:28 PM
Expansion tank split oil leak related? Shanos Maintenance & MINI Care 5 Feb 5th, 2013 01:22 PM
Catch tank, excessive water fillup trono Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Dec 19th, 2012 05:32 PM
Best place for new expansion tank and thermostat r53 mcs jamie m General Discussion 1 Oct 15th, 2012 03:28 PM

» Recent Threads
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Today 01:07 PM
Last post by SeanC
Today 04:37 PM
1 Replies, 84 Views
Window Motor
Yesterday 04:40 PM
Last post by SeanC
Today 03:47 PM
2 Replies, 176 Views
Information about visibility pack
Mar 23rd, 2014 02:13 AM
by olivier
Last post by zeitgeist
Today 03:20 PM
6 Replies, 932 Views
Locking Itself
Aug 2nd, 2014 04:59 PM
by Sejanus
Last post by SuperSport1966
Today 03:07 PM
10 Replies, 865 Views
2002 Mini One Auto - internal electrics???
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Loo44
Last post by Loo44
Today 02:03 PM
5 Replies, 277 Views
crankshaft pulley failure
Today 01:38 PM
Last post by r50cooper.ritch
Today 01:38 PM
0 Replies, 71 Views
2014 Mini -- ERROR MSGS, SHUTDOWNS, NO ANSWERS AFTER 9 WEEKS IN SHOP
Aug 1st, 2014 01:13 PM
Last post by sjp3003
Today 03:36 AM
4 Replies, 634 Views
2010 Nav does not show "software update" what now?
Today 03:24 AM
by rauls4
Last post by rauls4
Today 03:24 AM
0 Replies, 140 Views
02 MINI S tune up.
Aug 15th, 2014 01:58 PM
Last post by 02minicoops
Today 02:31 AM
4 Replies, 472 Views
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts
Apr 14th, 2014 12:56 AM
Last post by AutoTrackDay
Today 12:29 AM
20 Replies, 2,720 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by Guitarmaker
Yesterday 09:08 PM
10 Replies, 1,073 Views
engine will not start properly
Aug 12th, 2014 02:37 PM
by genik
Last post by race4aliving
Yesterday 08:40 PM
2 Replies, 344 Views
A question about power steering pumps
Aug 11th, 2014 07:04 PM
by MiniBoi
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 06:28 PM
6 Replies, 569 Views
Problem with Passenger Seat
Apr 7th, 2007 06:01 PM
Last post by paulcoz
Yesterday 05:05 PM
6 Replies, 4,544 Views
Rear wiper start/stop
Sep 22nd, 2012 02:00 PM
by 12ORY
Last post by paulcoz
Yesterday 04:57 PM
4 Replies, 2,318 Views
Run flat tyre warning
Yesterday 02:15 PM
Last post by steamraiser2
Yesterday 04:48 PM
3 Replies, 189 Views
Rear Wiper Stop Position
Jun 7th, 2014 06:15 PM
by paulcoz
Last post by paulcoz
Yesterday 04:46 PM
9 Replies, 594 Views
Vibration from steering wheel and braking
Aug 20th, 2014 04:02 PM
by MiniBoi
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 04:20 PM
3 Replies, 309 Views
reading lamps not working
Yesterday 04:11 PM
by captdut
Last post by captdut
Yesterday 04:11 PM
0 Replies, 118 Views
Mini losing oil but no leaks!!
Mar 10th, 2012 03:43 PM
by Braduz
Last post by vixx666
Yesterday 03:06 PM
5 Replies, 3,542 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:19 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2