2002-2006 Mini Cooper S (R53)
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02 MCS having issues

Old 07-21-2018, 01:36 AM
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I have deemed it my little red devil, as much as I love it she has started giving me issues. about 6 months ago the indicator light for water/temp started coming on randomly. I didn't think much of it because I'd fill it and wouldn't see it for a week or so. then I found the hose coming directly out of the over flow tank was cracked and leaking coolant everywhere. I replaced it and my car ran fine. about a month after that, I noticed progressively coolant disappearing from somewhere. found a bunch of cracked hoses within the upper/lower radiator and coolant areas. reolaced about 6 hoses in total. again, car ran fine for about a month. coolant then started disappearing again. before jumping to anything major I ran some hose sealer through it and it seemed to be ok for a few days, then, the check engine light came on and it started misfiring. threw p0301 cyl 1 misfire code.. I changed the plugs, wires, coil pack, light went off car ran so great... for a few days;( light came back on, misfire came back, now it's multiple misfires, and along with sporadic misfires, it's now randomly losing power and over heating. I will have the pedal to the floor in 1st gear and the car will just put and the temp light comes on. i pull over turn it off for a second then back on and it'll do ok till the car has sat overnight again. if you Are still reading, bless your soul 🤣 Any experienced r53 owners have an opinion? She has about 133xxx miles
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