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Old 11-01-2011, 05:56 PM
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Been off the forum for the better part of the past week, so any suggestions might be a bit late to help you or your daughter...

These turbocharged MINI's make a bunch of burping and farting noises after they're shut down, so it's possible the noise you're hearing is normal. It's difficult to really say without actually hearing the noise myself.

One thing that leaped to my mind when reading your initial post was the water pump, which is a known weak component on the MINI. When they're failing, they can sometimes make a funny squeal on shutdown.

In general, this forum is not going to be a lot of help on the MINI; a much more active MINI forum is North American Motoring. You might try posting there and see if anyone can help!

Good luck!
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