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Experience:  Vehicle Technician at Richmond Motor Services
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The engin is instantly overheated and when the car is parked

Customer Question

the engin is instantly overheated and when the car is parked after being given for a while the fan goezs into overdrive
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: I have and the coolant doesn't seem to be going anywhere could it be blocked ?
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: its the Mini Cooper park lane addition WF55 YNH
JA: What year is your MINI?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I I am reasonably capable but have not tried to fix it my self
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: is the a way to know if its the thermostat?
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Phillip H replied 10 days ago.

Hiya

Is the temperature gauge showing hot?

Regards

Phillip

Expert:  Phillip H replied 5 days ago.

Hiya

Not sure if you are still wanting any help however the only advice I can give you without knowing any furter information is to check the Thermostat housing which is bolted to the Right Hand Side of the Engine as you look at it from the front. These are electronically controlled and have been known to give issues in the past.

You will often find a fault code to accompany the fault if you carry ou a diagnostic check.

Regards

Phillip