Mini feels flat - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 05:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 19th, 2014, 08:40 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 8
Local Time: 02:20 PM
United Kingdom Male
Mini feels flat

Hi have an 02 MCS with a 15% pulley, problem I have is it feels really flat in general driving.
If you rev it at idle it's quite delayed just feels heavy sluggish.
But if you floor it from a standstill once it's got going feels ok,its a part throttle issue.
Also since fitting the pulley and 1 grade colder plugs it just doesant feel as smooth. Could I use standard plugs.
I have done the RESET on the battery and also the Speedo
Any ideas please
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Feb 19th, 2014, 09:03 PM
heathwebbo's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Online
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Burton on Trent
Posts: 202
Local Time: 01:20 PM
United Kingdom Male
I would keep the colder plugs to be on the safe side but they shouldn't really make it less smooth. I would check round & make sure everything is connected properly like vac hoses. What is the air filter like ? It would benefit from a performance filter now you have changed the pulley.
To make it more responsive you could do what they call the VGS mod (Google R53 VGS mod) that made a noticeable difference to mine plus its cheap & easy to do
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Feb 19th, 2014, 09:24 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: London
Posts: 323
Local Time: 02:20 PM
United Kingdom Male
My mcs was a slug when I got it. Turnt out to be bypass valve. If you know where it is you can check if the spring springs back witch is what you want, I'd deffo get some fuel cleaner and maybe some cat cleaner in in the fuel before spending money. One at a time though
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 05:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

» Recent Threads
speed sensor
Yesterday 06:52 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:33 PM
1 Replies, 125 Views
heat problem
Aug 24th, 2014 10:04 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Today 12:31 PM
9 Replies, 597 Views
Can the dealer activate bluetooth option on a premium package
Today 12:16 PM
Last post by richsark
Today 12:16 PM
0 Replies, 25 Views
Detroit axle wheel hubs
Today 06:35 AM
Last post by mattmro444
Today 06:35 AM
0 Replies, 73 Views
replace water pump pulley only, or water pump too?
Today 03:50 AM
by erikor
Last post by erikor
Today 03:50 AM
0 Replies, 108 Views
Timing chain tensioner upgrade?
Aug 26th, 2014 11:05 PM
by ben2012
Last post by erikor
Today 03:37 AM
2 Replies, 264 Views
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts
Apr 14th, 2014 12:56 AM
Last post by AutoTrackDay
Today 02:07 AM
21 Replies, 2,877 Views
Trying to figure out where the last connector goes???
Yesterday 10:28 PM
by Eirhead
Last post by Eirhead
Yesterday 10:28 PM
0 Replies, 133 Views
New member seeking advice!!
Yesterday 07:50 PM
by Buick7
Last post by Buick7
Yesterday 07:50 PM
0 Replies, 163 Views
Cooper EML very odd!
Yesterday 05:33 PM
by maffup
Last post by maffup
Yesterday 05:33 PM
0 Replies, 175 Views
Need opinions. do I join the Mini family or the VW family.
Yesterday 10:17 AM
by jnapier
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 260 Views
Brake light with car on lift indicated.
Yesterday 02:01 PM
Last post by stexasmini1
Yesterday 02:01 PM
0 Replies, 166 Views
Can't post in Classifieds
Aug 26th, 2014 07:47 AM
by Jonny_5
Last post by Jonny_5
Yesterday 12:19 PM
4 Replies, 447 Views
how to extinguish brake wear warning light
Yesterday 01:44 AM
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 12:17 PM
3 Replies, 308 Views
Blanking plug for AUX install
Aug 6th, 2014 09:55 AM
Last post by excession
Yesterday 11:11 AM
2 Replies, 516 Views
PAssenger Door won't open from inside using the handle
Aug 9th, 2014 09:13 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:10 AM
2 Replies, 443 Views
Powe steering pump fan
Aug 26th, 2014 05:42 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:29 AM
3 Replies, 304 Views
What do you think of this mini? And a couple questions...
Jul 12th, 2014 08:44 AM
Last post by Moonwalker09
Yesterday 01:04 AM
4 Replies, 967 Views
My New Mini MCS
Mar 22nd, 2013 11:15 PM
by mossyS
Last post by KarenTMonn
Aug 26th, 2014 11:50 PM
6 Replies, 2,915 Views
TWINI - Twin engine R53 Endurance Race Car
Jul 18th, 2013 08:30 PM
by pooper
Last post by KarenTMonn
Aug 26th, 2014 11:37 PM
2 Replies, 2,676 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2