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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, new 09 JCW owner looking for some advice on coolant leaks. First, I had a coolant pipe leak. Replaced all old coolant pipes with brand new silicone ones. Second, a leak from the 90 degree plastic connector on the return coolant pipe. Replaced. Now, I have a major coolant leak coming from...
  2. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Are Mini’s supposed to use blue coolant? Also, Is the right stuff OAT or HOAT? I’ve been looking into flushing the cooling system in my R56, just as preventative maintenance, but mine has been running orange coolant for as long as I’ve owned it. There shouldn’t be any issue of running orange...
  3. First Generation Works
    Hi ladies and gentlemen I have my r53 jcw and need a replacement coolant tank was going to go for a alloy one but don’t want to get a crap one and suggestions and even better if you know where there’s one in the hampshire uk area thanks dan
  4. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hey! Strange one here...well I think it is! Few weeks ago, my coolant tank was completely empty. I refilled it, and it took loads of coolant to refill. Few days later, empty again, so I repeated process. Not using as much this time to refill. Then it stayed full for days, then it emptied...
  5. MINI Cooper
    Good morning guys! I have an r50 Cooper 2004. That’s got a few problems that currently I can’t afford to fix but to diagnose I have the time. I had some trouble with overheating and was using maybe 10 litres of water and coolant a day!! So I checked the oil to make sure of no milky substance to...
  6. Second Generation MINI One
    Hi just some background info. I have a 2008 mini one first r56 3/4 weeks ago had a an orange coolant light on my mini dash and then a red one few seconds later. Checked coolant and found out my coolant tank was EMPTY bone dry. Found some coolant topped it up but it had seem to gone again and...
  7. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi guys, this is my first post here, i’ve been searching around but i cant really same to find anything with the exact same problem i have. So i just bought a mini cooper s 2008 and it has a few issues with it, so on the drive home it seemed pretty fine but it was lacking power, but we drove it...
  8. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, new to the forum and MINI ownership. I've owned a 2006 R50 for just over a month and recently had an overheating issue. It started out with the fan overrunning after turning the car off but the temp gauge didn't go up. This happened for a couple of days without any sign of the temp going...
  9. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I could use some help with identifying a radiator leak which I believe is coming from the bottom of this finned looking cylinder in the attached pictures. Can someone identify what this part is, and if not obvious in its name, what part of the system it is so i may research how to replace it or...
  10. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Update my car is fixed, it was a 4 way water hose that was corroded
  11. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi, Can anyone identify this part on my 2010 Cooper S.
  12. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hello, In the process of diagnosing why the stage 1 fan doesn't come on my 2001 Mini One, fuses seem fine and relays I switched about in the engine bay. Been through plenty of articles here, and most point to a resistor and a repair kit (stage 2 fan came on during the heatwave recently while in...
  13. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I have a 2008 mini clubman cooper engine code N12B16A. A couple of days ago the temp light came on amber just as I arrived home, the next day it came on amber and then red and I took it straight to the garage I normally use where they identified oil in the coolant expansion tank that has...
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