I just have had the software fix for the cold start done in the last few days. Arr the S now starts first time.
The first thing that I noted was, “Hay who stole my big hole in power in first gear that I use to have” Yep that’s right it’s almost gone, thank god no more high RPM’s to get going in first. The next thing I noted was “ who put these extra ponies in my engine.” Boy did it want to rev and lots smoother and harder in acceleration. Whole new car to drive, even more fun if that’s possible.
I have a few questions for anyone else that has this update done too?
Did you notice these other fixes (the ones above) besides the cold start? Or did they do something else to my MINI. Also have you got the one minus that I have found with this new software, which is when you go to change gear they have removed the little increase in RPM you used to get (well it is still there but much smaller and faster) which is good but they have replaced it with the engine seems to hold its RPM for about 3 seconds after you remove your foot off the gas pedal. I am still trying to get use to it when changing gears.
Im not sure if I had the software updated when my car was in for an oil change last week, or if its just the fact that Ive recently passed 2000kms, but the engine seems so much smoother(not that it wasnt before) and it also dosnt do the surging/hesitation thing anymore, plus it really feels like the power has increased.
Hmmm...I got the software upgrade, expecting that the acceleration issue would be solved along with the cold start issue. My MCS still didn't start on one or two occasions (after the upgrade), but has been starting well at other times.
I've noticed that shifting has been a little jerkier. Maybe it's because of this RPM thing that you've mentioned. I'll check it out.
Have you noticed if your fuel efficiency is dropping? My car seems to get poorer gas mileage. When I fill up my tank again, I'll calculate it and see if it's true or not.
i'm in Arlington as well. which dealer did the fix for you? was it a quick re-program or did they send you computer away to be reprogrammed? i've had the cold start issue every day for the past 2-3 weeks.
I went to Mini of Sterling. They kept my car for 6 days and didn't give me a loaner. They had to take the ECU out of my car and mail it to MINI National in New Jersey. They said that they would be able to do it in-house in a month or so (around September 20th). They've done a couple other MCS's and they have been averaging a week to do the upgrade.
I have not noted the fuel efficiency is any worst than before. But would not suprise me if this was the case, as their does seem to be a more power. Will take more note of how much fuel I am now using. But I have always seemed to get better than some on here. Best 6.1 l/100 and worst was 13.5 l/100.
I just talked to my dealer Keeler, Albany, NY yesterday and service said the cold start software fix had not been certified by EPA yet. Funny how Donut was able to get it done. Not a good sign that the customers know more than the service tech's.
Not certified by the EPA? Hmmm...that doesn't sound good--especially with the fact that all automobiles have to pass emissions testing where I live.
I just calculated my fuel efficiency. (I usually fill up at half a tank.) I got approximately 24.4mpg. I've been averaging between 22mpg and 26mpg, so I guess the drop in fuel efficiency was all in my imagination.
Hey Amigo donut you must be racing all the time to get that average thats what I get . I got a lead foot anyway I met the guy and he had told me that his "S" was getting him 36 mpg on the highway. I was blunt and told him NO WAY JOSE, and he swore by it, his average speed was 80 to 90. I'm going this weekend to Oralndo and Possibly to Ft.Lauderdale for the meet, you guys down there expect the ALL Silver(no Blk top) Cooper "S" with Space Cloth. I'll be bringing my eldest son and my parents who are visiting fro Puerto Rico. Hasta Luego!!(Till later for you that don't understand )
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