2003 Mini Cooper S Q&A
2003 Mini Cooper S Question: fan staying on
just bought a used mini cooper s.before purchasing I read all of the most common issues with them,one being power steering pump failure.After driving a while and returning home,the fan stayed on for about 3 minutes.Now this is my wife telling me so I don't know which fan it was.Is it normal,like some vehicles fan will come on after vehicle is off for additional cooling,or should there never be key off fan operation?I am a ford tech,and am used to things like relays sticking or pcms failing. - bmdouble
I hope you have small hands :) I wish I would when I work on these. This is normal. In addition to maintaining coolant temperature, the fan is used to cool the A/C refrigerant and where applicable, the ECVT gearbox oil. Make sure it has the original (BMW) blue coolant in the system! This is pretty much the only one what you can use in it. If there is green, red or any other coolant in it, perform a complete system flush and replace the coolant with the OE one, which has a lifetime of 4 years. Bentley Publishers has an OE repair manual for the Minis. http://www.bentleypublishers.com/mini/repair-information/mini-cooper-manual-w-hdbk-2002-2006.html It has all the repair and tech info that you might need in the future. I strongly suggest to get one, it will be a great help when it comes to repair. Enjoy your new toy! Zee - ZeeTech
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