Home Forum FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Like/Follow Us here: 
Go Back   totalMINI Forums - MINI Forum > totalTalk > totalDiscussion
Reload this Page R56 Colant Temp Sensor Replacement

Click here to visit our sponsors

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
R56 Colant Temp Sensor Replacement
  (#1 (permalink))
Biker Dave is Offline
Biker Dave is on a distinguished road
Posts: 110
Thanks: 28
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oxford
Default R56 Colant Temp Sensor Replacement - 17th November 2017, 05:39 PM

Just replacing the temp sensor today and hit an issue when refitting the green clip, no I haven't lost it but magnetic wands are very useful!!

The sensor doesn't sit deep enough down when the rubber washer is fitted meaning the clip won't sit over the top of the sensor and the sensor just comes out. Even without the washer fitted the clip is a snug fit so trying to add the depth of the washer is causing me aggro. I have tried to refit the original and even this wont now sit low enough.

Is it simply a case of pushing down real hard on the sensor and then the clip will go? I don't want to break the sensor! The housing is in the engine still so as we all know access is very limited, why they didn't put the clip further round 90 deg i'll never know
Reply With Quote
  (#2 (permalink))
zf44 is Offline
CM SD ALL4 & Roadster SD
zf44 is on a distinguished road
zf44's Avatar
Posts: 1,138
Thanks: 93
Thanked 308 Times in 269 Posts
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Gloucestershire
Default 18th November 2017, 08:13 AM

Iím not sure if this helps which provides a step by step guide. Part way through the guide it warns about positioning issues with the sensor.

MINI Cooper R56 Coolant Temperature and Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement (2007-2011) | Pelican Parts DIY Maintenance Article

2013/13 Mini Roadster 2.0 Cooper SD.
2016/16 Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper SD All4.

2013/13 Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper SD All4.

~ Our CM SD All4
~ 10,000 miles report
~ 20,000 miles report
~ 30,000 miles report
~ 40,000 miles report

2011/11 Mini Countryman 1.6 Cooper D 2WD.

~ 25,000 miles report
~ 35,000 miles report
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zf44 For This Useful Post:
Biker Dave (18th November 2017)

coolant, temperature

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC2
vBulletin Skin developed by: