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 Thermostat housing and cross pipe install.

 Created by: Camden
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 Posted: Jan 28, 2020 04:54AM
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Cool. Thank you.
TZ70748

dealer said part numbers.
11538699290 housing

11637589713 pipe
I came up with the following based on the vin number. Our G2NME1125 and G2NME1175 

11 53 8 699 290 and 11 53 7 589 713 - the pipe number is slightly different.

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Cool. Thank you.
TZ70748

dealer said part numbers.
11538699290 housing

11637589713 pipe

 Posted: Jan 27, 2020 08:34AM
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Thank you for the info. Seems I have to call the dealer to get the correct housing. Appears to be different types. How would you tell if a aftermarket part is  ads by the same manufacturer or the same quality. Anyone know where I can purchase these parts at oem or better at ? Housing and cross pipe. 
If you send us the last 7-digits of the vin number from your MINI, I can send you links to our offering of Thermostat housings and pipe for your MINI. kens (at) minimania.com

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Thank you for the info. Seems I have to call the dealer to get the correct housing. Appears to be different types. How would you tell if a aftermarket part is  ads by the same manufacturer or the same quality. Anyone know where I can purchase these parts at oem or better at ? Housing and cross pipe. 

 Posted: Jan 27, 2020 05:46AM
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Hello everyone. New to the forum.
i was hoping on some help and guidance on a issue I have with my 2010 Mini Cooper S.
I have noticed coolant puddling on the left side of the transmission and I see it dripping from the thermostat housing to the crossover tube where they connect. I am going to try to tackle this myself. My question is. Are factory parts better then aftermarket or where can I purchase good quality parts? Not to sure on the cheap eBay parts. (Thermo housing and coolant crossover pipe) wonder why the genuine parts failed. 39k miles on my cooper. Any advise will be well appreciated. Thank you
Many times, you can find aftermarket parts made by the same manufacturer that supplies MINI which means you get the same quality that is packaged differently. As you mentioned, I personally would be suspicious of cheap ebay parts.

It sounds like you are looking at the thermostat housing and the hard pipe that connects to the water pump.

As for why it may have failed, the problem may be with a simple seal and not the part itself. Regardless of mileage, you have a 10 year old car and it would not be unusual for a rubber seal to fail.

A lot of modern engine parts are being made of a plastic type material and given the extreme conditions that they operate under, I am not surprised they will eventually fail as well....

 Posted: Jan 26, 2020 09:20AM
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Hello everyone. New to the forum.
i was hoping on some help and guidance on a issue I have with my 2010 Mini Cooper S.
I have noticed coolant puddling on the left side of the transmission and I see it dripping from the thermostat housing to the crossover tube where they connect. I am going to try to tackle this myself. My question is. Are factory parts better then aftermarket or where can I purchase good quality parts? Not to sure on the cheap eBay parts. (Thermo housing and coolant crossover pipe) wonder why the genuine parts failed. 39k miles on my cooper. Any advise will be well appreciated. Thank you