What temperature should my MINI run at?

Is 106 degrees celsius too hot for the engine of my 2007 MINI? The warning light has not come on but the bonnet gets very hot.

Asked on 21 September 2022 by Sharon

Answered by Alan Ross
The temperature will depend on the ambient temp and your driving style. For example, heavy traffic or driving the car hard and fast will make the engine work hard and get hotter.

Having said that we would normally expect the temp to be around 101-105C. The fan should kick in around 105 and stop at 101C. At 120C the fan should be on at high speed. As a precaution, we would check the coolant level (when the engine is cold) and if necessary top it up.
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