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Mini Cooper convertible is overheating, fan contiues after stop

A week ago I noticed that my fan kept running after I turned off the engine. Yesterday while stuck in traffic the temp gauge red lined. It cools off when I get moving again.

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  • thaskvitz Dec 18, 2008

    2006 MiniCooper just under 60K miles. I have this same problem, as soon as the cooper idles, (at a stop light) the engine fan will come on, then the cooper will begin to over heat. I have no heat no matter where the dial is located. As I watch the needle begin to move toward the red zone, I'll shut off the vehicle. This would not be under warranty....estimate cost to replace the thermostate $370.

  • massiveburn Jan 06, 2009

    Same problem here. I have 06 Cooper S Convert. and have taken it to the shop twice already for overheating. 40k miles! Although it's under warranty, Mini says they won't "fix" the problem permanently; they will only make the problem go away. Last time I took it in was late October 08; two months later, I'm bringing it in again, for the third time. I'm so frustrated! Love the car, hate the problem!

  • Mtmartian Jan 13, 2009

    I have a 2006 MC. I also have the problem with the engine overheating as well as a problem with the heater working intermittently. The heater works fine until I slow down or stop. Then it starts blowing cold air. When I'm in third gear, it blows cold air, but if I shift down into second, it will warm back up again. It's really weird. All fluid levels are filled and normal.

  • Serben Jan 14, 2009

    Car just started overheating in the last few weeks. I have a mini copper S 2006....I'll see if it is under warranty when I call tomorrow....

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Same issue here, the fan will automatic turn on when the engine is off. The temperature go to red zon when i was stuck on the traffic light, it drop back to normal when the car is in motion.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Temp gauge goes to the red,fan keeps running after stop and no heat. Car only has 21600 miles.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Same problem, 2006, 32k miles. I'm taking it in today, but why won't they "fix" the problem?

  • nlbrown623 Apr 09, 2009

    Mine started this week. I have a 2006 MINI Cooper S with 28,700 miles on it. I am taking it in on Monday. Thankfully mine is still under warranty.

  • April Mar 24, 2013

    I have had this same problem with my 2006 MINI for the last couple of months, took it in yesterday and was told that after my last service that quite possibly they didn't seal up the coolant cap correctly and air got caught in there and the bubble was not allowing the coolant to flow correctly. I also redlined at a stop light. The mechanic said that his VW has odd shaped seals as does the MINI as well and I live in Tucson where the weather is brutal. Hopefull it was a tweaked or cracked seal and as he said, there was simply an air bubble. Hope this helps and I sure hope this fixed my problem.

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I had the same problem two weeks ago. I have a 2006 Mini Cooper. Brought it into the shop. They changed out the themostat (under warranty). The service advisor said that the 2005 and 2006 Mini's had a problem with the themostat's.

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It has worked for me, opening the air bleeding valves. Remember to take the radiator cap off, remove the valve cap on the heater core hose, the water will fill the hose, then close this cap. Do the same with the upper radiator hose valve cap. pour water in the radiator until water comes out the valve, plug it, then top off the radiator until all air bubbles have stopped. I am happy for this fix ... as I was thinking thermostate or water pump. Apparently this is common with mini's ~ mine is an 04' model

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I have a 2006 MINI that has started to overheat as of 3 months ago, right after my last fluid service. It red lined yesterday and I drove it to the place where I get it serviced since I am out of warranty. The mechanic said that since the MINI has some odd shaped seals, that the seal had become stiff from age and the heat of Tucson and possibly not put back on properly and an air bubble was in my coolant tank and that bubble was not allowing coolant to flow properly. He said this is common in some foreign cars. I haven't really driven it much since yesterday when it was potentially fixed - at no charge YAY - but time will tell and I will report back.

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I had this exact same problem -- for about a year and a half! Replaced thermostat, replaced sensor twice, replaced overflow tank, replaced radiator cap, placed a grounding kit on the car in case the problem was electrical ... and was ABOUT to replace thermostat again and then the water pump when a new mechanic suggested we bleed air out of the cooling system. The heater core was PACKED with air, as was the upper hose valve area. Previous mechanic had been using a pressurized fill device to bleed the system and this had just been backing air into the heater core. There are two valves under the hood for bleeding air -- one on the heater core and one on the upper hose. It only takes a few minutes to fix this!

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