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 Posted: Jul 2, 2018 02:54PM
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Thank you for replies. My question has been sufficiently answered. You guys are the busy. 

 Posted: Jul 2, 2018 06:48AM
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Originally Posted by Acidhalo
So, it seems that my AC and fan run louder than my engine.  Is this just a thing or is there something better I can replace my current stock setup with. Also, I do live in Las Vegas so we are at the prime of our heatwave.  Im sure in the spring and fall it will be a different story.  But if there is a quieter AC / fan unit I can install, im going to do that.

I own a 2009 Cooper S.
I think onetim and bluedragon above covers the correct answer....  some cars are quieter than others but not much you can do for the MINI.

Ken

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 06:34PM
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Yes, if the A/C is putting out enough cold air to keep you cool in summer Las Vegas hear, and the loud noise is the fan blowing air, not a grinding or rattling mechanical sound, then you are OK.

The A/C needs air flow over the condenser matrix to produce cold air. The hotter it gets, the more airflow is needed over the condenser. The only real way to reduce fan air noise is to use a fan that blows less air - and that means a less effective A/C. I'm not familiar with the MINI's, but I doubt BMW/MINI used a really inefficient and noisy fan.

Maybe extra sound insulation under the hood/bonnet might help.

Now if it roars when the temperature is 65° F outside, then there is probably something amiss.

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 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 07:41PM
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Prolly just a thing, the fan will be louder the the engine from outside the car, not so much the ac pump/clutch if it’s cool inside your good.

 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 07:19PM
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If you don't get an answer by Monday, Ken, one of the Mini Mania MINI gurus, should get back to you then when Mini Mania opens.

 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 05:14PM
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So, it seems that my AC and fan run louder than my engine.  Is this just a thing or is there something better I can replace my current stock setup with. Also, I do live in Las Vegas so we are at the prime of our heatwave.  Im sure in the spring and fall it will be a different story.  But if there is a quieter AC / fan unit I can install, im going to do that.

I own a 2009 Cooper S.