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I washed my new 3 week old Mini this morning at about noon and afterwards put her away in the garage.

I drove for about 5 mins at 5:30pm and when I arrived to my horror there is steam (I assume) billowing out the chrome vents at the front of the bonnet. I opened the bonnet and it looks as if it's coming from the radiator, I turned it on and off and again it billowed.. The temp gauge is normal..

Any idea if this is simply the water burning off from when I washed it, or should I be worried? :(
 

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MUGEN POWER
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jus steam from the water on yer radiator, perfectly fine!

yer exhaust will do it too so u can have steam from both ends!:p
 

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Ihad steam comming off my bonnet because of the sun. Kind of scares me really, always think my mini's gonna burn! :eek:
 

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It's typical for steam to come out of the intake scoop on S's after a wash, so I guess it's just looking for a vent to escape from.
 

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Mini Me GB said:
:D cool, thanks for your help.. Sorry for the panic but when you see your new baby not looking too well, panic sets in :D .. I thought when I opened the bonnet I was gonna have a blazing inferno to deal with!
You're not driving a Ford! Don't worry! Hehehe...erm.... :p
 

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heheh thats normal I use the jet washer on the engine at home and its normal :)
Just ur engine getting hot around the radiator
 

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Rich_IX said:
heheh thats normal I use the jet washer on the engine at home and its normal :)
Just ur engine getting hot around the radiator
I wudn't be jetwashing my engine!!:eek:
 

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It does look good when you're in traffic just after washing in and all the steam is billowing out like an ickle monster :D:D:D
 

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I wudn't be jetwashing my engine!!:eek:
Nothin wrong with a good jet wash every 5 months or so to get rid of the grease and grime I have never had any problems (Touch wood) with it and I was complimented by Martin L about how clean my engine was hehe. ;) :D
 

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Mini Me GB said:
:D cool, thanks for your help.. Sorry for the panic but when you see your new baby not looking too well, panic sets in :D .. I thought when I opened the bonnet I was gonna have a blazing inferno to deal with!
I know it was only steam - but you said you thought you were gonna have a blazing inferno. If you ever really suspect this - DON'T open the bonnet!
 
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