Mini One Coolant Loss


Asked by Paul Feb 23, 2019 at 07:24 AM about the 2006 MINI Cooper

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Coolant needing topping up every other day.  Had
pressure test done, checked the thermostat
housing and no gunge in the oil cap.

On driving the car with a full coolant reservoir after
a while you can hear "bubbling" and when
checking, the reservoir is drained.

Had it in the garage 3 times already.

It's a Mini One (not sure if that's the same as the

Any suggestions ??

3 Answers


It's going back in on Thursday for an electrician to test the fan and yes they did mention possible head gasket issue (really hope it's not!!). Already done a pressure and leak test (don't know if it's the same as you've mentioned)


apparently, it may be that the radiator fan motor is up the spout !

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