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, 01:03 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Local Time: 05:23 AM
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, 11:14 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 12:23 AM
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
High Centered My R56
Today 02:57 AM
Last post by qwiksilver
Today 02:57 AM
0 Replies, 46 Views
RC Italian Job 2014
Today 12:13 AM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Today 12:13 AM
0 Replies, 64 Views
exhaust manifold glowing red on cooper s
Sep 16th, 2008 12:24 AM
by craig87
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 10:35 PM
16 Replies, 4,832 Views
Supercharger Oil
Nov 25th, 2014 08:34 PM
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 10:25 PM
1 Replies, 155 Views
2011 Mini S Oil Change Light Reset
Nov 13th, 2014 03:44 PM
by wward7
Last post by Wildspark
Yesterday 09:44 PM
1 Replies, 316 Views
Expansion Tank - Alternatives?
Nov 25th, 2014 08:51 PM
Last post by Wildspark
Yesterday 09:39 PM
2 Replies, 176 Views
Bonnet Catch not Latching
Nov 25th, 2014 08:28 PM
Last post by tnoy66
Yesterday 09:25 PM
4 Replies, 223 Views
04 S won't start, battery reads fine, so does alternator
Nov 25th, 2014 10:02 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 09:06 PM
1 Replies, 155 Views
Burned exhaust valves on R56 Cooper S
Apr 20th, 2011 05:18 PM
Last post by Musx
Yesterday 08:44 PM
15 Replies, 13,161 Views
Finding Final Stage (Hedgehog) Resistor
Jul 29th, 2014 09:48 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:39 PM
7 Replies, 927 Views
Blower motor not working
Nov 14th, 2014 03:40 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:34 PM
4 Replies, 385 Views
Live feed when key in ignition
Yesterday 07:20 PM
by SteveM3
Last post by SteveM3
Yesterday 07:20 PM
0 Replies, 84 Views
heated windscreen
Nov 24th, 2014 11:19 AM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 05:41 PM
7 Replies, 416 Views
Dash light query
Nov 25th, 2014 02:03 PM
by Rab2766
Last post by Creepy coupe
Yesterday 03:36 PM
2 Replies, 191 Views
Fuel guage rising as I drive the car.
Yesterday 12:18 PM
by t1m123
Last post by t1m123
Yesterday 03:03 PM
2 Replies, 156 Views
egr valve?
Nov 19th, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by jones2788
Yesterday 02:50 PM
5 Replies, 495 Views
Sunroof Tilting
Yesterday 12:50 PM
Last post by Creepy coupe
Yesterday 12:50 PM
0 Replies, 113 Views
Selling cvv , fullz , track1&2, dumps , logins .!!!!!!
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Last post by rich.base
Yesterday 11:19 AM
0 Replies, 167 Views
Selling cvv , fullz , track1&2, dumps , logins .!!!!!!
Yesterday 11:16 AM
Last post by rich.base
Yesterday 11:16 AM
0 Replies, 76 Views
RS56 Cooper S Power Issues?
Nov 15th, 2014 12:18 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:14 AM
5 Replies, 543 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:23 AM.



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