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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-18-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By wiseblood
"Mechanic?" I don't get to see a mechanic. I see...

"Mechanic?" I don't get to see a mechanic. I see a "Service Advisor."

Mechanics are hidden in the back, far away from the customers.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-17-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By wiseblood
Only 38k miles. So, Mini again agreed to...

Only 38k miles.

So, Mini again agreed to replace the clutch. They did not tell me what the problem was. I asked, and they said that determining the root cause was the job of Mini engineers -- not...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-06-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By wiseblood
Bumping this thread... My 2009 Clubman S just...

Bumping this thread... My 2009 Clubman S just started making that screeching sound again. :mad:

Service scheduled. Plus, I'm going to do my best to warn Mini that if they don't find the root...
Forum: How to 06-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,259
Posted By wiseblood
These videos no longer work! Can anyone help me...

These videos no longer work! Can anyone help me find a better source for learning how to disassemble the dash?

FWIW, I'm trying to run a 12v electrical connection right over the dash for my GPS.
Forum: New York/New England 04-11-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By wiseblood
Mini Track Day! NY/NJ vicinity

Hey All!

My wife dropped a bombshell on me yesterday. She said she'd like to take the Mini to a track. :grin:

I'm a patron of motorcycle trackdays, but I can't seem to find any equivalent...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By wiseblood
I will certainly try. I feel a bit ashamed to...

I will certainly try. I feel a bit ashamed to ask them to hold the parts for me. :o It's a bit like looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Nonetheless, I'm also concerned about this recurring in a...
Forum: R55 :: Clubman Talk (2008+) 01-13-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By wiseblood
Wrenching on a 2009 Clubman S

Hi All --

Can anyone point me to resources for wrenching on my own Clubman S?

I do quite a bit (about 98%) of my own maintenance on my motorcycles, but I've never worked on a car before......
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,928
Posted By wiseblood
BTW, The dealer is Mini Manhattan...

BTW, The dealer is Mini Manhattan (http://www.mininyc.com/).

:thumbsup:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,928
Posted By wiseblood
Yes!

The dealer came back to me and said they'd fix this on a one-time basis. Truly, truly appreciated! :eek: :nod:

I hope they do find some root cause. It's scary to think that something in my...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,928
Posted By wiseblood
Throwout bearings

Does anyone know:

1. Would a bad throwout bearing cause the clutch / flywheel to wear out

2. Is it possible to tell if a throwout bearing was the root cause of a clutch problem?


Seems that...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,928
Posted By wiseblood
I read that on another thread here. Though... ...

I read that on another thread here. Though... *sigh*... I don't know how much luck I'm going to have convincing them of that.

Edit: I should also add, the dealer is adding in the cost of new...
Forum: 1st Gear 01-13-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By wiseblood
New from New York City

Hi All --

I finally registered an account after anon-o-lurking for a while. Sadly, I'm doing so because I'm having a problem...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,928
Posted By wiseblood
Clutch problem on one-year-old 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman S (R55)

First post... don't you just hate that? :mad:

A few weeks back, I started to hear a small screeching sound when pulling away from a start, just as I released the clutch. I made a note of that,...
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