1st Gen R53 Cooper S Found a puddle.......

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  1. moreorless

    moreorless New Member

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    under the front of the MINI Saturday.

    Coolant.

    Warranty expires in 2 days.

    Took it to Classic this morn.

    Loaned me an '09 JAC Clubman 6 speed.

    They replaced the thermostat and more importantly the housing. Known problem. They did 4 today alone.

    All better now.

    Had them check the oil pan for any seepage. None detected.
     
  2. BThayer23

    BThayer23 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know a 2006 MCS owner that hasn't had that work done. Some get lucky and catch it under warranty.
     
  3. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Yep. My housing was fine - but the integrated rubber seal on the thermostat was deformed. Fixed under warranty.
     
  4. orangecrush

    orangecrush New Member

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    Is it only on ya'lls old cars? :lol:

    Seriously though.... did they change the design on the second gens?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  5. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Second gen is totally different. We got leaky thermostats. You got clackety timing chains.
    I'll take the thermostat. :lol:
     
  6. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    And don't forget..............the leaky oil pan gasket.
     

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