MCS 2007 coolant help please. - 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
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MCS 2007 coolant bleed help please. Liquizen Maintenance & MINI Care 1 Jan 21st, 2014 05:57 PM
Coolant leak 2007 Cooper paulmclean General Discussion 2 Oct 1st, 2013 10:02 AM
Fiting an Alloy coolant header tank on Gen 1 MCS ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 4 May 14th, 2013 09:39 PM
2007 R56 MCS Turbo blowing/damaged Sharkn3t Second Generation MINI Cooper S 6 Jan 23rd, 2013 11:02 AM
R56 2007 MCS Engine Oil?? AmyVee Maintenance & MINI Care 12 Aug 26th, 2012 05:39 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 12th, 2014, 02:07 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Local Time: 04:55 AM
MCS 2007 coolant help please.

Hi everyone.
Yesterday while on a drive , one of the coolant hoses failed and dumped water and coolant everywhere. The car was recovered and is now at home.
Tomorrow I will try and get a new hose , refill and hope all is ok.

Is there anything when refilling to be careful of? Any hints and tips?

Where is the bleed valve for the cooling system?

You help would be most appreciated.

Regards
Neil
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 13th, 2014, 08:49 AM
cjm's Avatar
cjm
........
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 121
Local Time: 05:55 AM
United Kingdom Male View cjm's Classified Ads
Most advice on the forum(s) for Gen 2 seems to be :-

1. drain by separating the hoses under the rad.
2. turn the ignition switch on but not with the engine running.
3. set cabin heater to high temp + low fan speed.
4. carefully pour 50% diluted (G48 for me) blue coolant slowly, squeezing any soft hose parts to release trapped air. System volume is 6 litres
5. when 'max' level is reached screw down the coolant cap + start up.
6. allow to warm up + then let it cool + top up as necessary.
7. bleed with warm engine off; a long screwdriver to the bleed screw on the top of the thermostat (needs looking for!) - careful! max 3 turns or you lose the screw - till escaping air is replaced by coolant. (OR leave it open while filling, but monitor it?)
8. I found I needed to carry diluted coolant to add over the next couple of days till it all settles. An extra bleed is a useful precaution. I topped up first thing in the morning. if possible keep a wary eye on engine temps at all times - I use Android/Torque app.
9. my Gen2 Haynes manual mentions venting the turbo pump by running the engine for 12min but as far as I can see this'll happen anyway + it isn't mentioned on any forum post I've seen...but could be useful as the extra bleed?

Hopefully others will add more info + tips they've found useful. MINIs are prone to airlocks so IMO it has to be done with care and at your own risk as a result of any advice offered...but it's not a 'black art' IMO, nor a 'lifetime fill'
Hope this helps. Remember it's for Gen2 BTW.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 13th, 2014, 05:41 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Local Time: 04:55 AM
Hi.
Thanks for the reply.

Strange things afoot. Have replaced hose. Done as per what people say but now the engine runs but the heater inside is blowing continuous cold air.

Could this mean air block or something worse.

Regards
Neil
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
MCS 2007 coolant bleed help please. Liquizen Maintenance & MINI Care 1 Jan 21st, 2014 05:57 PM
Coolant leak 2007 Cooper paulmclean General Discussion 2 Oct 1st, 2013 10:02 AM
Fiting an Alloy coolant header tank on Gen 1 MCS ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 4 May 14th, 2013 09:39 PM
2007 R56 MCS Turbo blowing/damaged Sharkn3t Second Generation MINI Cooper S 6 Jan 23rd, 2013 11:02 AM
R56 2007 MCS Engine Oil?? AmyVee Maintenance & MINI Care 12 Aug 26th, 2012 05:39 PM

» Recent Threads
Anyone know what this knob does?
Dec 20th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by Cooper S Jon
Today 12:41 AM
9 Replies, 415 Views
New Owner with a Question.
Dec 18th, 2014 01:44 AM
Last post by SteveB00
Yesterday 10:20 PM
2 Replies, 375 Views
Newbie help POWER SEEMS WEAK????
Yesterday 09:33 PM
Last post by Antb1986
Yesterday 09:33 PM
0 Replies, 103 Views
2005 mini base starting issues
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Last post by ger2005mini
Yesterday 09:12 PM
0 Replies, 108 Views
Gearbox noise
Nov 30th, 2014 04:01 PM
by Tomdev
Last post by Tomdev
Yesterday 08:37 PM
4 Replies, 462 Views
2003 MINI cooper S
Yesterday 08:13 PM
Last post by Haakonnor
Yesterday 08:16 PM
1 Replies, 114 Views
PPI in Northern California?
Yesterday 07:26 PM
Last post by scrapple5
Yesterday 07:26 PM
0 Replies, 98 Views
Light loose steering then EML light. Possible hump back bridge issue
Dec 20th, 2014 04:44 PM
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 07:13 PM
1 Replies, 272 Views
Clutch Slipping
Dec 14th, 2014 04:48 PM
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 07:09 PM
3 Replies, 280 Views
Exterior light on top of boot door
Yesterday 06:33 PM
Last post by Fatzburger
Yesterday 06:33 PM
0 Replies, 110 Views
Key button Door Unlock
Dec 19th, 2014 06:48 PM
Last post by ssoliman
Yesterday 04:05 PM
2 Replies, 242 Views
Using Torque to locate HPFP issues
Yesterday 03:39 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 03:39 PM
0 Replies, 116 Views
2002 R50 cooper metallic noise at anything over idle
Yesterday 12:34 PM
Last post by Gonewest
Yesterday 12:34 PM
0 Replies, 141 Views
Help please: Humpback bridge whoops steering odd and EML light
Dec 20th, 2014 04:39 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:09 PM
1 Replies, 200 Views
Wanted: ride in a NRF shod R56 Cooper S
Yesterday 11:35 AM
by Farms
Last post by Farms
Yesterday 11:35 AM
0 Replies, 133 Views
Cooper S headlight removal
Yesterday 09:43 AM
Last post by Milpol
Yesterday 09:55 AM
1 Replies, 137 Views
Boot won't open manually
May 12th, 2014 07:55 PM
Last post by SSHampton
Yesterday 09:06 AM
9 Replies, 1,469 Views
How best to sell Mini
Dec 13th, 2014 01:00 PM
Last post by UtilityGuy
Yesterday 01:04 AM
4 Replies, 703 Views
HELP PLEASE- Any way to disable alarm on 2007 Mini Cooper D using the KEY?
Dec 20th, 2014 09:07 PM
Last post by jhutton0912
Dec 20th, 2014 09:07 PM
0 Replies, 176 Views
R56 MCS JCW cooling system problem?
Nov 15th, 2014 05:11 AM
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Dec 20th, 2014 12:00 PM
1 Replies, 555 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:55 AM.



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