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Mini Cooper BURNING SMELL

2003 Mini Cooper Problem

The Problem:

WHEN I AM STOPPED AT LIGHTS ETC THERE IS A BURNING SMELL. I HAVE NOTICED THAT IT IS COMING FROM THE FRONT WHEELS. IS IT MY BRAKES ? THERE ARE NO WARNING LIGHTS DISPLAYED AND THE BRAKES ARE WORKING FINE.

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CarMini Cooper
Year2003
OwnerAMANDA GOULDING
Posted09/01/2008


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Solution 1

Phil67 | Legend | Since: Sep 2007 Posts: 264 | Fixes: 63 | View Profile/Car
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I have heard of a problem with the new mini's that the exhaust manifold and other parts of the engine get grass and mud and other bits of rubbish caught up, and it burns when the engine is hot. I would still get a garage to have a look though


Posted on Wednesday 9th of January 2008
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Solution 2

Bill903 | Driver | Since: Jun 2008 Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Profile/Car
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Check this NOW.
There is a tendency for the wiring harness that powers the heated windscreen washers to chaff and eventually short circuit. This happens at the passenger (left) side bottom of the bonnet where the wiring runs between the bonnet skin and its inner reinforcing pressings. The same circuit and fuse also powers the door mirrors. Eventually the fuse will blow ofcourse but worst case scenario harness could ignite. Check it ASAP.
To test: Lift bonnet>start engine>have 2nd person operate mirrors>check for smell.


Posted on Sunday 15th of June 2008
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