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Mini Cooper S (2009) high rev issue?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MiSJAH, 14 Feb 2019.

  1. MiSJAH

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2013

    Posts: 1,470

    Location: UK

    Hi Folks,

    My Mini Clubman Cooper S engine light keeps coming on at high revs if I give her a good thrashing.

    She also stutters above 3,500rpms.

    Any suggestions of cause or solutions would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. -westy-

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Nov 2002

    Posts: 12,348

    Location: UK

    Coil packs, spark plugs to start.
     
  3. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 3,715

    Step 1 would be to remove the spark plugs and visually inspect them, make sure they are gapped properly.
     
  4. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

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    Location: On the road....

    And stop thrashing it until you find out what’s up!
     
  5. MiSJAH

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2013

    Posts: 1,470

    Location: UK

    Yep, that's a good start. Plugs and coils are cheap enough to replace too.

    Is that you mother?






    (J/k, wilco).
     
  6. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Does it have timing chain rattle on startup?

    If so worth also getting the timing checked out, as mine was similar when the timing had jumped/stretched due to the poor tensioner.
     
  7. MiSJAH

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2013

    Posts: 1,470

    Location: UK

    Not that I've really noticed but will pay attention when I'm out tomorrow.

    Thanks.
     
  8. nas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,048

    Possibly the footwell module - have a google.
     
  9. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 May 2013

    Posts: 2,393

    Location: West Sussex, UK

    Could make numerous guesses, but would be much quicker and easier to have someone plug it in and diagnose it