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The rate of oil consumption is unrelated to the condition of the cooling system thermostat. If oil consumption has recently increased, and you detect oil vapors in the cabin, it is likely that there is an oil leak. If the...
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Car struggles to start, idles very low after startup.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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I replaced MINI C engine,. Car started normally before even with a blown head . Now car only cranks I believe it's a bad ECM . I j
Hi Mac. Thanks for contacting us today. When you replace an engine on a modern car, you need to have the ECU reprogrammed to link with the electronic controls that monitor and operate the ignition and fuel system. You should...
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my mini cooper 2004 has been overheating and rattling
You might be spot on about the radiator, or there may be a leak somewhere in the system that you can't see. The mini has a pretty complicated system so there are a lot of possibilities. I think you should...
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Mini cooper 2007 1.6p slow acceration 2500-3500 rpm
Hi Oliver. Thanks for sending in your question today. Most of the time, this type of acceleration issue is caused by a fuel restriction, either a damaged or worn out fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or clogged fuel injectors. It...
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How often should i change brake pads for my mini 1.6 turbo?
The longevity of brake pads can sometimes vary widely. In some cases, they may last 50,000 miles or more. In other extreme cases, they may only last up to 25,000 or may last as long as 75,000 miles. Generally, things...
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My mini r53 makes a weird sound from the front suspension when driving over rough roads at low speed.
You're probably right. The most common noise to come from the front struts comes from the thrust bearings. The thrust bearings support the weight of the car at the top of the struts and allow the struts to turn easily....
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car won't start after timing chain replaced
This would depend on the value of the vehicle and how much money you have into it all together. Oftentimes if the vehicle's value is lower than the amount of money that you have into it it is often better...
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Car started normally, after shut off, had trouble starting, ran for another 10 minutes once shut off fan kept running loud.
You should have the engine checked for overheating as this may be reason cooling fan stays on. You should check coolant level to see if it is low and if it is low then check for coolant leaks. If not...
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Check engine light on inhibitor switch
Hi there. Thanks for sending in your question. It's less likely that the inhibit switch is the source of your vibrations or symptoms. It's more likely that something else, such as worn out engine mounts, a vacuum leak or a...
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When should I get my tires changed?
Tires generally should not be left in service on a car for more than 10 years after the date of manufacture molded onto the tire sidewall. Once tires reach 4/32 inch of remaining tread depth, it is wise to start...
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mini cooper smells like burning rubber
It is possible that you have sprung an oil leak. With this oil leak is leaking onto the exhaust, this can opt and smell similar to burning rubber. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to...
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The freeze plug failed and coolant mixed with oil. The tech says because it would be impossible to clean out all the gunk, I need
If the engine was run with coolant mixing with the oil it can damage the internal engine bearings and pistons. If it is severe enough the engine would need to be replaced or the entire engine rebuilt and all parts...
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MULTIPLE MISFIRE CYLINDER CODES DETECTED 2012 MINI COOPER S
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Engine oil capacity
The oil capacity on your vehicle is a little over 5 quarts, which means your vehicle was at least 3 quarts low on oil. This can cause severe engine damage, ultimately leading to the motor not starting. Unfortunately, since there...
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About to buy a 2014 / 60K mini countryman s - What are average annual repair costs?
Unfortunately repair costs can vary significantly based on not just the vehicle but also the location that you live in. The parts can be quite expensive for these vehicles as many parts are manufactured by BMW. Also depending on how...
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My headlight bulb on 2008 mini cooper dont turn on even after replacing a new one and the fuse are all ok,what can be the problem?
Using a voltmeter, check for battery voltage at the bulb socket with the headlight switch on (be careful not to short circuit the bulb terminals). If you detect battery voltage at the bulb socket, that means the the bulb holder...
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My Mini Cooper s 2008 clutch is stuck half way down. I have bad rear brakes and low brake fluid and no Leaks
The clutch is hydraulic and may have a leak from the system causing the brake fluid to go low since it shares the same reservoir. You will need to have the brakes and clutch systems to see what one leaked...
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I have a 2014 Mini Cooper with 24,000 miles and the yellow engine light is on, the computer reader says P0304 - cylender 4 misfire
A faulty plug or coil are merely two of the causes of Diagnostic Trouble Code P0304. Other causes include a vacuum leak, leaking head gasket, malfunctioning fuel injector, or a burned valve. The secondary firing pattern of the cylinder (No....

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