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 Post subject: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm 
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This made me laugh.

I've been having a bit of bother with my modern (09 plate) clubman with a weird thing where the cooling fan comes on immediately it starts and then runs on for 3 or 4 minutes after I turn it off.

'tinternet threw up loads of theories as to possible causes, so I thought I'd join a modern MINI forum to ask, and described the full scenario, and folks there may have had similar issues and or suggest a fix.

I go one reply telling me: "You may be asking on the wrong car forum - this is a third generation MINI forum for cars from 2014, rather than the 2nd generation like your 2009 clubby."


Who'd have thought they were so different? Maybe the MINI is not that different to OUR cars after all...… :lol:

Onwards and upwards!

Al


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Sorry,

But this is a forum for MK1 & II minis, please take your comments about later marks to a suitable . . . . . blah, blah, blah. . . .

Hysterical.

Great post Al!

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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 pm 
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Did you sort it? If it follows BMW practice they'll be two temp sensors one which feeds the readout to the instrument pack and one which feeds the fans etc.


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:53 pm 
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and when I say 'I got one reply' I mean a single reply - this was not one of several. that was it!


Just as well I didn't ask how to fix the van, I'd have been tarred and feathered!

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Al


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
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Not that I want to further add to the deterioration of this fine forum by discussing MINIs, but I used to own a 2009 Gen2 JCW and had fan problems. See my (yoshac) post here with a hack to work around the problem: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/f ... ost4387895


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:22 pm 
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All BMW MINI 1st & 2nd Gen models from 2001 to 2013 have R-series model numbers assigned to them, a legacy of the Mini's original development with Rover Group.
All 3rd Gen models 2014 onwards now have BMW F-series model numbers assigned. Below you will find a table to help identify what series of MINI you have:
https://neominiparts.co.uk/mini-models- ... d-23-w.asp

The MINI2 Forum covers 1st (R50/R53), 2nd (R56/R55) & 3rd (F56) Generation MINI's:-
https://www.mini2.com/forums/mini-faults-fixes.733/

I am guessing you tried here (F56) :-
https://www.minif56.com/


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:46 pm 
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yup, the Mini F56 one.

I'll try on the Mini2 one to see if I have more luck, and look at Iain's suggestion

It's probably a relay, but where do you start????

Anyway, enough of this modern pish! back to the oldies!

Al


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 pm 
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My comparative review on changing a Mk1 mini thermostat vs the same job on a Gen2 MINI, in the May 2018 section of our club newsletter.

http://www.nemomini.org/nemo/nemoweb_archives.cfm


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 Post subject: Re: It's not just us!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:47 pm 
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That's hilarious!

Part of me dies every time I'm on a newer MINI forum and somebody refers to their 2003 car as a "Mk 1" or first generation. Uh....no. :lol:


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