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Mini fan failure

We are starting to see a pattern failure in Mini Cooper’s.  The radiator fan circuit  failure, first on the low speed circuit.  This usually manifests itself with an A/C problem.  This fan is very critical to your A/C system.  It comes on with the A/C compressor to cool the condenser and lower the high side pressure.  Usually this pressure works around 150-225 psi.  When the fan fails they will go over 450 psi and blow the refrigerant out the over pressure valve, or worse, blow a hose or other part in the system.  This is not only bad for the A/C system, but it causes stress on the engine as well.  This is the same fan that is used to cool the engine.  With the low speed circuit out, the engine gets much hotter before the control unit triggers the high speed circuit to cool it down.  If the high speed circuit goes, then we see total overheat, break down, and hopefully the driver is watching the temperature gauge, otherwise it can result in very serious engine damage.  If you bring your Mini in and mention this post we will check your fan function for free.  Happy...

Gephardt Approved

We are celebrating!  Independent Import Sales & Service is now “Gephardt Approved”!  Bill Gephardt and his crew have investigated our track record and background as well as investigated the way we treat our customers.  As a result they have added us to their very distinguished list of Gephardt Approved businesses.  As you can see from their website (www.GephardtApproved.com) they are very selective as to which companies they will endorse.  We are truly honored to be counted among this distinguished list.  As you know, your satisfaction is very important to us.  Our whole staff at Independent Import Sales & Service is dedicated to providing you with high quality service and value.  We are grateful for your positive feedback and loyalty over the years.  We are proud to display the Gephardt Approved logo on our shop sign, in our shop and on our website.  We look forward to continuing to serve you, your family, and friends.  We are pleased that you can also take pride in patronizing and referring your family and friends to a Gephardt Approved establishment.  Your referrals mean a great deal to us.  Whenever you send in your family or friends we go above and beyond to be sure they are happy.  To us it is the ultimate compliment when you send them in.  Our progress is largely made possible due to all of your referrals. And we are forever grateful to you for...