For more than a month, I have been noticing coolant leaking from the thermostat housing. This was identified by the dealer and another Mini specialist mechanic.
The dealer wanted the housing to be replaced out right ($1300 parts+labor) and the mechanic (his quote $650) suggested wait and watch.
- I have been filling in coolant once every three days. Wondering if this OK to get by for few more months?
- I mean should I just be filling coolant twice or thrice a week or should I get it fixed ?
- I'm currently driving short distances and If I drive long distances, will the coolant drain lot more. Is it dependent on the length time the engine runs?
- I have heard thermostat kicks in after a certain temp, does that mean the coolant from housing leaks when thermostat starts working?