High temp light followed by oil pressure light

10

Asked by Sep 01, 2014 at 01:02 PM about the 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving down the highway and the temp light came on. Pulled right into the gas
station and allowed it to cool. Checked fluid and was low. Bought coolant and filled it
back up. Started it and light was off. Tried to get it fifteen miles home. No lights came on
on the highway. As i was getting of the highway 15 miles later. The low oil pressure light
came on and started flashing. I noticed the car felt a little slugish. Coasted ia gas station.
A quarter of a mile from where the light first flashed. Checked the oil and it seemed to be
a little low. Added some oil. Looked under the car and on the ground. No sign of a leak.
Got in the car to start it and check the light and the car just kept turning but wouldnt start.
I got out and looked and the radiator fluid was all on the ground. Looked under the car
and the bottom hose was cut in two. Had the car towed home.

2 Answers

10

Besides fixing the hose on the coolant system and taking care of that problem. What else could be the problem or cause of the low oil light and reason the car wont start

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

When you added water, you should have the engine running. And you should have been burping the coolant system (vent screw). You added water to a hot engine, creating steam. You then experienced low oil pressure after u drove off. Is your oil a white creamy froth, or any condition other than smooth and oily? 1. Adding water to a hot motor created steam. 2. Steam vented by blowing out the "freeze plug" under the valve cover. Once the plug was loose, radiator water poured into your lifter valley and ran into the oil pan. 3. As you drove, the crankshaft mixed the oil into a latte, and the oil pump could not move it, your CEL low oil light came on. 4. The engine would not fire up after that event, because the oil pressure sensor would not allow it (self preservation mode). Fix: 1. Put in a new freeze plug (remove VC and pour water into radiator, look for water flow around the valve springs). 2. Using very hot 5W30, flush and backflush the oiling system. I use a 2.5 gal pressure pot, remove oil pump and oil filter housing. 3. Reassemble all, add new hot oil, disconnect coils and spin motor. Check for oil flow movement. 4. Fill radiator with boiling water, start the car. Change oil and water, using the hottest liquids u can produce. Run and change oil and water until both are clean. 5. Drain water and refill w distilled water and antifreeze. Note: Freeze plug failure is common. Steam blows it right out of the hole. Hole looks like a bolt head pocket, so a missing aluminum plug is not noticed. $10 fix, and lots of new oil and lots of labor.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • High temp light followed by oil pressure light 2 answers

    I was driving down the highway and the temp light came on. Pulled right into the gas station and allowed it to cool. Checked fluid and was low. Bought coolant and filled it back up. Started it and l...

    2009 MINI Cooper Clubman Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine light on 3 answers

    I have 2008 Cooper clubman. I went to to some maintenance such as oil change, air fitter. 3 days later the engine light came on. I switched on heater around 20 mins after switched off car I got oil...

    2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Oil change 6 answers

    Hey guys, Yesterday I did an oil change on my mini and something appears to have gone wrong. I didn't take out much oil maybe a quart but I replaced it with roughly 4 like I was told to do so with...

    2010 MINI Cooper Clubman Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Has anyone overloaded a Mini Cooper clubman s and had the half motor light come on yellow? 1 answer

    While driving for a trip. The half yellow engine light came on it went off and then stayed on. Read manual and thought that maybe we were overloaded. We bought this mini used and are just learning ...

    2011 MINI Cooper Clubman S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil stick location 2017 clubmans mini

    were's the oil stick

    2017 MINI Cooper Clubman ALL4

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search MINI Cooper Clubman Questions

MINI Cooper Clubman Experts

#1 Vince Lee
Vince Lee
Reputation 180
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 150
#3 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
216 Great Deals out of 9,942 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Beetle
190 Great Deals out of 9,456 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,262 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
809 Great Deals out of 88,112 listings starting at $1,299
Used Jeep Wrangler
260 Great Deals out of 16,543 listings starting at $2,590
Used Volkswagen GTI
99 Great Deals out of 7,260 listings starting at $2,400
Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,757 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
541 Great Deals out of 45,846 listings starting at $1,999
Used FIAT 500
66 Great Deals out of 5,633 listings starting at $3,495
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
425 Great Deals out of 25,479 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
856 Great Deals out of 70,589 listings starting at $1,874

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper Clubman Base For Sale
428 listings starting at $22,500
2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Base For Sale
158 listings starting at $19,876
2014 MINI Cooper Clubman Base For Sale
58 listings starting at $10,899
2013 MINI Cooper Clubman Base For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 39 listings starting at $6,200
2012 MINI Cooper Clubman Base For Sale
27 listings starting at $6,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.