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I have a 2005 Mini cooper s with milage of 38K it has been serviced regularly by Mini, however when the car is sat still and running for instance in traffic the car will overheat if left on it will over heat to 120 however i always switch the car of and the fans kick in, when driving the car it does not over heat it is when you come to a stop and the car is running or if driving slowly the car may start to overheat, occassionally it may also blow out cold air through the heaters at random, i have been on the motor and the car is all warmed up and it goes from hot air to cold air instantly. Please can you advise what may be the problem. Thanks

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You first want to check that you have the proper level of coolant. The air blowing over the engine as you drive faster speeds is enough to help cool the engine, however at stop the heat just lingers around the engine. If the coolant is slightly low I would expect to see this. Coolant is also what is used to heat the car, so if it was low it also make sense that you may get gaps in heating the cabin. Hopefully the coolant is just low and this is an easy fix.

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    It has coolant.... however it is drinking it fast.... iv had someone look at it quickly and checked it for leaks and it is not leaking....
    Its over heating rather a lot it is reaching its maximum while sat in traffic or driving slowly.... if i switch it off or drive it cools down as im aware the charger works on air intake... when switched of the fans come on all ok and it cools...

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