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Old 02-11-2015, 10:57 PM
Gfx Gfx is offline
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Default Coolant leak

Hello, I have a 2004 mini cooper s jcw, and recently started having a leak, I was able to drive it to the shop, it slightly over heated for about a minute at the stop light but as soon as I drove off it cooled back down, the shop is having a hard time finding the leak, its not the water pump, its coming from by where the super charger is, they pulled it out already, but I am wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on this? cooper has 100k miles. thank you all in advance.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:10 PM
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Mine uses a lot of coolant, but there is not visible leak. In my case it looks to be a bad head gasket. No water in the oil, but going into the cylinder.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:08 PM
cristo cristo is offline
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Isn't the water pump bolted right onto the supercharger?
Or is the leak on the other side?
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:01 PM
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yea, the waterpump is bolted directly on the supercharger. Be sure to check it
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