Hello Mini 2 community! I hope against hope i could find some 'intel' on this bizarre problem.
Here's the facts: Mini Cooper SD 2011 -- 80,000 KM Manual.
Purchased used in 2015 from a dealer
Every once in a while, although more often as time goes on -- if the car has been sitting for a while this happens, and even it's just overnight it still happens. Not everyday, but the frequency is now about once a week.
I'll be driving along, then suddenly smell, this very acrid odor, and then see 'vapor' come up from the hood. No warming lights, nothing. If i stop the car, the fan immediately comes on and will continue running for 5 minutes or so. Usually in a parking lot -- this draws a group of concerned citizens. I like to meet folks, but not under this situation.
Had the turbo replaced last year, as one expert said that's the problem. we have no oil leaks on the garage floor under the car. Every time we take it to the dealer they say there's nothing wrong.
Any insights?? I am super appreciate of any guidance...