Having problems with your 2004 Mini Cooper ?
Mini overheating - 2004 Mini Cooper
More than likely the thermostat is leaking. The MINI thermostat is known to fail in high numbers. depending if it is a Cooper S if you look under the air box, below the filler for the radiator, you may see a bright blue fluid staining the back side of the motor. If it is a Cooper, its in the same place but is a lot harder to see b/c the battery sits in the way. if you do not see any coolant in that location if you look on the front of the motor and see any staining it means you have a leaking water pump/seal.
You need to make sure your thermostat is not sticking and make sure you have the right amount cooling in it and the heater hose are not plug and the heater core as well if all is good you need to have it pressure tested to make sure you do not have a bad head gasket or head itself give these websites a try www.alldatiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car find out what it is soon because you do not want to do damage to your motor wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2004 Mini Cooper
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