Hello everyone my name is Alfio and I'm writing from Italy.
Sorry if i disturb, but I have a problem with my 97 'Mini MPI: I completely rebuilt the engine, and I was testing the cooling circuit.
Once the fan started, I waited a few minutes and turned off the engine. But as soon as the engine was turned off, the water began to boil and level up in the expansion tank.
I have read a lot of discussions about it on the forum, but it seems that my problem has no solution.
All components are new (head gasket, radiator, thermostat and pump), but this "after boiling" phenomenon (should be caused by a loss of pressure in the circuit) persist.
If can help, the upper tube gets harder and harder as long the engine warm up and when the engine stops and water starts boiling the tube is very hot and very hard. Only after a few minutes (two or three) it becomes soft again and at the same time the water in the tank goes down and stops boiling (only few tiny bubbles).
Anyone can help me??? Thanks in advance