2002 Mini Cooper Q&A

2002 Mini Cooper Question: car is overheating when idles but cools off to normal while drving

everytime the car idles for 5 minutes or more it overheats There is plenty of coolant in the overflow -
Answer 1
Front fans commonly burn out, check to see if you have fan speed one when a/c is switch on, if no, suspect fan is faulty and around $700 AUD part only. Fan speed 2 is to be checked by a BMW dealership tester unit. Could also be faulty thermostat -
Answer 2
may also be a blown fuse - 2002 mini power steering pump fan and radiator fan share the same 5amp fuse -(main fuse box under hood near batter) - check that - also check to make sure nothing has gotten into the power steering pump fan - under engine (and exposed to road debris - gotta wonder what that engineer was smoking) if that fan is jammed will cause fuse to blow Good luck -