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I'm in the process of buying a 2008 Mini Cooper S with 42,300 or so miles on it. I had a safety check done at a very good garage. I really don't like the local Mini Dealership. And since I'm hearing nightmare stories ...
for thermostat,radiator cap,water pump and pipe. Then they went down to $550 and said that was cost. engine drive $298 rear pads and rotators $570 is this a good deal and would all this be needed at 45,000 miles ?...
I have 126,000 miles on my Mini Cooper engine. I am curious to know how much longer I will be able to drive it until it will need a new engine or taken to a junkyard.
I have a 2006 mini cooper S that won't start. The first signal of a problem was I started the car and it made a loud noise. I drove it for about a mile and turned of the A/C and the car stopped making the noise. I pa...
My MINI has vacuum pump and full flow oil filter seals oil leaks. The leaks are dripping on to the exhaust pipe. Why would this cause smoking from under the car sometimes, but not other times? Is this dangerous?
I work in Bahrain. How long should an evaporator last for? the original one lasted over 6-7 years!
Just started out of the blue no local dealer any help would be nice?
Runs & drives fine. Reg maintenance on oil, tires, brakes, brake fluid etc. -> Fuel rail froze 3 or 4 times this winter. Car would run rough 'till warm, then fine after restart. (I'd let it idle for a few minutes then...
My Mini Cooper electronic shift malfunction light came on and I'm concerned because I'm a road trip what should I do? How bad could it be?
can the power steering pump be damaged after another car hits you at high velocity on the rear and silencer of a 2004 mini cooper s? thank you.
Every morning it now takes 3-4 goes to start like it's not getting enough revs or power to turn over. Has been doing this last few weeks. No error codes at all. Also if not driven all day while at work does same thi...
Also if I have to set in traffic for a long period it will start missing and some times ouit, but if I shut it off for 30 seconds or more then start it back up it runs ok.
the a/c doesn't come on checked the pressure it's good hooked up a scan tool and then u can control the system with the scan tool then it says it has a malfunction in the system control where i am in the caribbean the...
I was able to pull into a parking lot and stop and shut the car off. I then re-started the car and the gas gauge was showing a full tank and I proceed to work, with no problem. So, what happened ?? This was the first ...
The problem just started and the light will not go off. Is there a re-set for it?
It has less than 50,000 miles on it. It was making loud rattling noise, then suddenly engine died. Took it to the dealership and they say the timing belt was broken. They wanted to check too if there are damage to the...
The compressor - clutch is not turning. The AC blows hot air. AC light comes on, tried pressing the circulation button on and off, still hot air. Fuse is good. Also, can I replace this myself or does this have to ...
the bulbs on both sides have blown out.
Are the drive belt and the timing belt the same thing?
Steering seems fine, car has 128,000 kms. Also clutch is loud when engaged in first when car cold.
the clutch seems to be strong but it has to much free play. i have to have it on the floor before i can shift gears. also is the boost gauge vaccum or electric operated? right now it isn't working. i am trying to ...
the ABS, DSC, Runflat and Brake warning lights came on and wouldn't go off. And the speedo would 'flutter" every so often. The shop claims they did not touch the speed sensor for that wheel, and that its the ABS modul...
When above happened. My powerstearing failed and driving was difficult, but olso my lights of my heater unit went out and my speedometer, stayed, on 50km/h even after I braked to slow down and suddenly, all neadles dr...
I brought my mini cooper to East Bay Mini about 2 weeks ago for water pump recall. About 3 days later, every morning I started the car the sound of engine was very loud, but it was back to normal 5 minutes later. I th...
My Daughters Mini speedometer is off by 7 MPH. It reads 67 when she is doing 60. The car has the factory 205/45 17 Perelli tires and wheels. Is there a way to recalibrate the speedometer?