I have recently, changed the following on my Mini to Resolve my overheating issue:
- Water pump
- thermostat (and housing)
- top and bottom rad hoses
- New aluminium Radiator
- electronic ignition
- timing chain
- Bypass water hose
- Engine flush, and added the blue Coolant afterwards
- Removed the heater (as I don’t need it)
And all the gaskets that are associated with.
I had the timing checked, and also the carb mixture was ok.
Now the Mini still overheats and I can’t find the source of it. It overheats really really fast, after 8-9 minutes from cold, the top hose is very hot to touch.
After this, I thought to replace the head gasket (which was the only thing left) and I removed the head today and the head gasket was in good condition!
Really frustrated by this, could anyone give any advice on this ? And also, now that the head is out, shall I skim it and replace the head gasket as well ?