Aug 30th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Hi. I have an engine problem with my first generation mini one diesel (2004). When I start the engine from cold, the car sounds particularly rough until it has been driven for several minutes. I have had the car serviced at a non-mini garage and they are unable to detect any problems with their diagnostics machine (although they accept there is something wrong with the car). I am interested to know if others have encountered this problem and what it might be? Many thanks, Tony
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:01 PM
Hi Tony, Any other clues? Any drop in power? How many miles has the car done.
My first check would be alternator bearings or drive belt pulley.
Sep 20th, 2009, 03:54 PM
disconnect the maf then try it, if better need new maf sensor
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:52 PM
I am experiencing the exact same problem. The noise is getting worse and worse with every startup and I'm starting to get more than a little concerned. It's starting to sound like a tractor until it's been driven at higher revs (over or around 2,000 RPM) for a few minutes.
Has anyone any idea?
My Mini One D is a 2004 model, with 43,000 miles.
Apr 15th, 2010, 09:44 PM
I'd go with R2d2 comments unless other info supplied. Alternator bearings make it way noisy!