Jan 20th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Hello. new to the club, so be gentle with me. I have just bought a 2008 cooper s. in astro black. and I have been doing a bit of tlc under the bonnet. oil change. ect.and noticed the air intake pipe loose.so i tightend it up,drove to work and back.a couple ot times,and i have just checked to see if it was ok.and bloody hell. its hanging off again ??. I work in the turbo-charger indus. and know this is not a good thing to have open. sucking anything in there would damage the turbo. whats the problem. any ideas would be helpful.
Jan 20th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Hey and welcome! A few guys here have mentioned the same thing. Maybe check with your local Mini dealer if there is a fix. The car should be under warranty. Post some pics now ;)
Jan 20th, 2012, 04:27 PM
The turbo inlet pipe is a known problem I have seen 4 of my mates cars on 2007 and 2008 r56's. all those cars were done under warrante. The rubber adaptor in the end of the hose deteriorates. And the design fault is that the inlet on the turbo housing is to short which makes the problem worse.
Hope his helps
Jan 20th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Hi, thanks for the info. I will pop into loyds mini blackpool. and see what they think of the inlet pipe. I might ask about this recall message. and ask about getting it sorted. :D
Jan 20th, 2012, 10:50 PM
If your going in to lloyds pop in to the parts dep and have a chat with chris odea if he is working he is a top guy Knows the minis inside out, does some good deals and discount to.
Apr 1st, 2012, 02:43 PM
hello. I have just bought this of e-bay. Its a HKS Induction filter.
I have it fitted now. and what a difference it makes. I now have what sounds like a blow-off sound. on overboost. its great. Has anyone not had there re-call done. I have spoken to lloyd's at blackpool. and they did not fill me with a huge amount of confidance. it was NO you cannot have a courtesy car. just drive down here, and we will fit the water pump.while you wait. it should only take 2 hours. I asked if they would empty the radiator and re-fill it with new antfreeze ect. and he said no. they would just top it up,if needed. I have NOT yet had this done. I am worried they could leave an air bubble in the system, they should empty the radiator.and refill I think. has anyone else got any views on tihis. cheers .
Apr 1st, 2012, 03:47 PM
best thing i found to stop it coming of. take the pipe off boil the kettle and put the pipe in there till the rubber is stop then do the clip up or take the pipe of pull out the rubber reducer get a hot air gun heat up both parts then put it bk together and do the clip up tight either methods have worked for me.
Mar 10th, 2013, 10:29 AM
I had this problem, tried the fixes proposed ie boil kettle, clean thoroughly etc and these helped for a few days but always slipped back off. Even though car still under warranty, bmw wanted £90 just to inspect even though I told them it was very obvious. Then had Rye motors near wigan have a look, said they had seen this often. £12 and 1/2hr later car was done and never moved a mm since. Not sure what they did but it worked