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2013 Hatchback (R56) Stuttering at ignition.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:08 PM
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2013 Hatchback (R56) Stuttering at ignition.

Hey all! New here and new Mini owner.

So I bought my Mini used in November 2018. 2013 with 65k miles. It has ran totally fine up until this morning.

Drove all the way to work, shut it off and gave the keys to the valet (I'm not fancy I swear). He went to start it up and move it, when i heard the sound of it stuttering and not fully firing up. So I hop back in give it try and same thing, start to fire up, stutters and then fails. Gave it about 30 seconds and it turned over fine and started up. But also the check engine light popped on. COOL!

Work ends and I head home. Thankfully fired up just fine. The whole drive listening and to her and doing my normal drive. No issues at all. Get home and shut her down, then notice that the radiator fan is CRANKING, now I know it does this kinda, but not this loud or long. So just to test I tried turning her back on and boom same problem, stutter but not fully starting.

My first thought was (because of the radiator fan) that maybe she was overheating. Let her cool down and then checked the fluid and was definitely low, which makes sense since i had noticed some leaks on the driveway, but not any crazy amount. So then I go to Autozone and get some more fluid and top her off. Go for a little drive to get it all circulating, but still have the same problem.

Now it may just take a little time and I'm gonna check the levels in the morning. But also checking all avenues before investing more money. Next stop will be an OBD2 reader, if necessary.

Hoping you guys can help. Thanks ahead of time.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:30 AM
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OBD reading is first after topping the coolant. It might be a simple misfire for bad/going bad coil or spark plug. get the codes checked out first them you'll know what you're dealing with
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:06 AM
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My R60 is doing the same thing, happened twice now. What OBD reader do you recommend?
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:16 AM
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My R60 is doing the same thing, happened twice now. What OBD reader do you recommend?
personally, i have carsoft i910, but it wont read beyond 2012 models. For what's it worth, I recommend ISTAD with K+Dcan cable.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:27 AM
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I am happy with schwaben tool from ECS, a site supplier.
 
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thanks all. It now will not stay running so I can not use my son's OBD on it to get the codes. 2011 Countryman all4
 
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Why would you need the car running to check the codes. If its a manual just press the start button with out pushing the clutch in and it should allow you to pull the codes. Your symptoms sound like a failing High Pressure Fuel Pump.
 
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