A little frustrating this one "coolant" - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > Second Generation MINI Cooper S


Second Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Nov 14th, 2012, 12:03 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Local Time: 10:25 PM
United Kingdom
Question A little frustrating this one "coolant"

Hello,

I'm writing on behalf of our Daughter, she's got a 4 year old R56 and her warranty has just ended. In one week the car lost 1/2 pint of water, I topped it up again and the following week there was no coolant loss

She has had the car now for 2 years, bought from Halliwell Jones in Southport but every time there is a niggle with the car they want to charge her too much money so basically her good old Dad does the jobs that are needed. She called Halliwell Jones and they want 75 just to run a diognostic.

Now a while back when she 1st bought the Mini it was losing water, I found out what it was, the coolant cap was not on tight enough, the mini was fine for a while. Now the coolant cap would go 3 full turns then go tight then another 2 full turns would see it sealed.

2 weeks ago I told her to start with the cheapest to replace and that was to replace her coolant cap which is what we have done as I'm almost certain the old cap had been put on and cross threaded sometime, it just did not feel right when screwing on.

A couple days back I checked her coolant as she travels 100 miles a day round trip to work and there was a slight drop in the coolant tank. I've checked around for leaking water but can't find any sign which is frustrating.

I perform a check on her coolant and oil weekly as I've read around the forum that the Cooper S likes to use a bit of oil to

Just wanted to know if there is a known fault for this small leak ie thermostat...at the moment I'm annoyed not to find it like if it was a split hose I know if I replace it the job is finished.

She did say that two weeks when she was leaving work there was a small damp patch under her car near to the front bumper passenger side. I've seen nothing since, also asked her that he may have been a car there before her as it's a big car park. She was certain it was from her car.

Bit lost really, guessing I will just have to keep my eye on it for her but she wants it fixing properly as it's cost her a fortune.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Nov 26th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 05:25 PM
United States Male
Is the car a cooper s, turbocharged? You check the site often so you are probably aware of the 2nd water pump for the turbocharger. It so happened that when I took my car in for the recall the main water pump was leaking slightly as well. You may want to check the plastic reservoir tank as they tend to dry out and leak.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , , , ,



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

» Recent Threads
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Today 10:08 PM
Last post by dave_282
Today 10:08 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Today 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 68 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Today 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 122 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 946 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 247 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by Cantraig
Today 08:32 PM
0 Replies, 73 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Today 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 144 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Today 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 382 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 63 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 211 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 466 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 75 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Today 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Today 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 78 Views
odd front wheels
Today 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Today 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 128 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by karlos9191
Today 12:36 PM
2 Replies, 470 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Last post by ihughes
Today 09:35 AM
7 Replies, 578 Views
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Today 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by TreezaB
Today 08:41 AM
0 Replies, 126 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Oct 19th, 2014 08:06 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 07:11 AM
4 Replies, 461 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Today 03:51 AM
Last post by chrysler300
Today 03:51 AM
0 Replies, 152 Views
Will I get jipped?
Yesterday 11:14 PM
Last post by whaap
Today 03:03 AM
2 Replies, 206 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:25 PM.



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