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Old 01-19-2012, 11:08 AM
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remember its cold now in Iowa, and the fix is gonna happen next month when its still cold
The turbo still gets 1000F+ even if it's freezing out.
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:21 PM
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Looks like the second generation MINI is becoming the Ford Pinto of the 21st century.
Hey that was my first car! Even had Firestone 500 tires on it. Remember the blow out problems?
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:24 PM
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Build date is 11/10.
Talk about cutting it close....or did I? Recall notice states that the cut-off is October 27, 2010; however, the recall goes on to say that the electro-migration was confirmed the following month in November 2010.

Does anyone know if this means that BMW/MINI fixed the aux. water pump before they actually "confirmed" it?
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrenaliNate View Post
Build date is 11/10.
Talk about cutting it close....or did I? Recall notice states that the cut-off is October 27, 2010; however, the recall goes on to say that the electro-migration was confirmed the following month in November 2010.

Does anyone know if this means that BMW/MINI fixed the aux. water pump before they actually "confirmed" it?
Where did you see October 27th? The recall says this:


BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 MINI COOPER S, 2008-2011 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER JCW, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER JCW CLUBMAN, 2009-2011 COOPER JCW CONVERTIBLE, AND 2011 COOPER S COUNTRYMAN PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2006, THROUGH JANUARY 18, 2011.
 
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Spice Orange JCW View Post
Where did you see October 27th? The recall says this:


BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 MINI COOPER S, 2008-2011 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER JCW, 2009-2011 MINI COOPER JCW CLUBMAN, 2009-2011 COOPER JCW CONVERTIBLE, AND 2011 COOPER S COUNTRYMAN PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2006, THROUGH JANUARY 18, 2011.
The actual recall letter is available on a couple of the other MINI sites. Here's an excerpt of the section with the applicable manufacture dates:

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gil-galad View Post
The actual recall letter is available on a couple of the other MINI sites. Here's an excerpt of the section with the applicable manufacture dates:

This also leads me to wonder why they continued to use the faulty water pump on the CM through Jan. 2011 when they confirmed it as a problem back in October of 2010. I'm guessing they had already manufactured a number of them and didn't want to waste product.
 
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:46 AM
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Have to agree with the others .. a recall on any vehicle doesn't affect resale in any way.. It's just an inconvienience... Hell.. if this were the case, BMW wouldn't sell any motorcycles as EVERY new model has recalls... in some cases.. quite a few... It's just the nature of the beast. They're still the best bikes on the road.

With that said..does anyone have a clue as to how long it takes to replace the auxiliary water pump once it's in the shop? I'll have to drive a few hours to my closest dealer to get my recall done.. and unless they provide a loaner..I'll probably wait for it... Does anybody know?

BTW...Ordinarily I pull mine in the garage every day.. every night. Until the part is replaced, I'm gonna let it cool down a few hours BEFORE rolling it inside..
 

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:37 PM
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The Aux water pump only runs after you shutdown the enging and the main water pump is no longer circulating water through the turbo for cooling. The electric pump keeps water and I believe your oil moving though the turbo for while after you shut it off to keep the oil from coking or burning due to the turbo being hot from running. The water keeps running for while to help cool down the turbo. In the old days you were told to let your car idle for while after hard or fast driving before shutting it down to help let the turbo cool down some from hot running. The fire sounds like that when the electric motor kicks in that's when you can have an electrical fire, after the engine is off. You can hear a little winne for a few min after you shut off the engine.....normal.
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:47 AM
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You're right. Last night after some stop and go driving in town with mild winter weather at about 35* my pump was on after the car was turned off for about 5 minutes.

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The turbo still gets 1000F+ even if it's freezing out.
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Pirate007 View Post
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With that said..does anyone have a clue as to how long it takes to replace the auxiliary water pump once it's in the shop? I'll have to drive a few hours to my closest dealer to get my recall done.. and unless they provide a loaner..I'll probably wait for it... Does anybody know?
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I was told it will be a 2 hour job, no loaners. The dealerships are authorized to top the coolant off, no flush or any other free services...maybe a wash
 
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:35 PM
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Just out of curiosity... If the recall letters are supposed to go out in February (which I read in one of the news articles and has no bearing on the truth of when they go out), do y'all think our vehicles will be able to get fixed in time to go to MINIS ON THE DRAGON????
I just really don't want the Dragon to be breathing fire this year, if you catch my drift!
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:59 PM
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US dealers should have their internal VIN list from Mini now....just heard. They will reach out to owners directly I believe.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 AM
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Today will be day 3 of the repairs at my dealership. By the time I got there around 2:30pm I was the 10th car for the day to get it done. So it could be worth a call it go ahead and get it done before the letter, if they will let you.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by yetti96 View Post
Today will be day 3 of the repairs at my dealership. By the time I got there around 2:30pm I was the 10th car for the day to get it done. So it could be worth a call it go ahead and get it done before the letter, if they will let you.
Thanks for the heads up. I've got my scheduled for tomorrow morning. I'm certainly happy to see this taken care of and glad they're able to take care of it before I even got the mailings.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:30 AM
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The dealer ran my VIN and up popped the notice. They made an appointment to take my car in tomorrow morning, and offered up a loaner as well. I'm fortunate to have a consistently great dealer close to home.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:27 AM
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Yeah, got my call as expected, appt set (no loaners), next week, 90 mins. Glad our global HQ at BumperPlugs.com is only 2 minutes from the dealer.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:02 PM
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Called my dealer also, he said they have no replacement parts yet. Week or so maybe.
Also gave me a nice reassured feeling when he said "Don't park in your garage" why? "In case the car starts on fire" WTF!!! (Why The Face)!!!
Damn recalls anyways.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:19 AM
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I hadn't received my letter yet, but when I dropped mine off at Hendrick MINI in Charlotte for his free oil change, they went ahead and took care of it for me. It's comforting to know I won't go out in my driveway and find him ablaze this evening.
 
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Originally Posted by yetti96 View Post
Today will be day 3 of the repairs at my dealership. By the time I got there around 2:30pm I was the 10th car for the day to get it done. So it could be worth a call it go ahead and get it done before the letter, if they will let you.
Yetti, would you happen to have the P/N for the new pump?
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:43 PM
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Just thought I'd post this here too...posted it in another thread.

Just had a chance to look at my details and it is indeed part # 11-53-7-630368 listed. Hope this helps!
 
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Thanks cereal .
 
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My MA called, set up an appointment for the recall this Friday and to replace another driver's side visor for a broken vanity mirror door.
 
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I still haven't heard anything from my dealer or via mail. I guess I'll give them a call again to see what their schedule looks like.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:18 PM
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I'm having the wife park her car in the garage in the hopes of getting rid of two problems! House and car, not the wife

Appointment scheduled for next week.
 
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fuel pump

noob q here: i own a MCS production date 05/2007. how do i know if my car is recalled?
 

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