Rough Idle at 1000 RPM - 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
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 24th, 2003, 09:40 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2
Local Time: 03:26 PM
United States View hou_mini's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Velvet Cooper Rough Idle at 1000 RPM

When my MC turned 2000 miles old, I started getting a rough idle when the RPM's would drop down to about 1000. The whole car shakes and I have to give it gas to keep it from dying. I called the dealer and they told me this is a "known issue" and it needed a software upgrade. After the software upgrade it ran great for a couple of days and then started acting up again. After another call to the dealer I was told "yeah I know the software upgrade doesn't fix it, but MINI is working on a solution". Three weeks have passed since and still no answer. Anyone else with the same problem/fix/ideas?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 24th, 2003, 12:42 PM
wongakh's Avatar
Mini Black
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 240
Local Time: 05:26 AM
Hong Kong View wongakh's Solid Black & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
A typical answer from dealer! I am not sure what do you mean by "rough idle", but my rev would drop real low for few seconds (500rpm, I thought it would stall) when clutch during stopping the car, and during reverse.

Took the car to the dealer for SW upgraded and it seems the problem doesn't happened that often.

Alan

Alfa 147 GTA
Mini Cooper
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jun 24th, 2003, 02:11 PM
sort77's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 16
Local Time: 01:26 PM
United States
check out all the many many threads on stalling engines and join the club. mine started with a rough idle and got so bad in 2 and a half weeks that it would stall MULTIPLE times in traffic.trasmission disengaged or in nuetral.

yeah if you look at the MCS 6 speed engine stall you will see my long rant. So much for getting a new car to not have to deal with quirky problems... I think i would have done better with my old jeep with the blown head gasket.

Just because I like soccer,
doesn't mean I like your team.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jun 24th, 2003, 11:57 PM
bakerjc's Avatar
MINI2 Master Baiter
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,406
Local Time: 01:26 AM
Vanuatu
Rough Idle....

My 2003 MC also came down with this. Random problems, ie stalling at times, repeated need to start the car before it would hold an idle, rough idling needing to gas the pedal while at a stop light, cutout of full power (car would idle, but would have no "ooomph").

Lights on the dash (both "Service Engine Soon" and the EML) coming on, going out, staying on until multiple restarts.

Car at the time had approx 8600 miles logged.

A call to my dealer (MINI of Peabody (these guys are the best, by the way...)), they had me in in a very short time. The replaced the wiring harness in the engine compartment and the throttle body. Problem looks like it was from the electrical connection to the throttle body. Did a bunch of other stuff too, they really took care of me and the MINI.

I've talked with others that have had the same problem and the same fix. I've put another 1500 miles on the car since the repair, all is well.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jun 25th, 2003, 04:27 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cramerton, NC
Posts: 238
Local Time: 05:26 PM
United States
My 2003 April build MCS has never stalled, but I have had the RPM's get erratic while idling with the AC on, and the car shudder a bit as if it was going to stall.

I have a dealer appt coming soon.

See ya,
JS
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jun 25th, 2003, 04:32 AM
cooper4us's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,423
Local Time: 04:26 PM
United States View cooper4us's Pepper White & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
You all need to get the latest software update for the engine management computer. Currently this is version 33.2 but in another thread there is a claim that version 34 is already out (At least it is in Europe).

Stay tuned.

'02 MINI Cooper CVT
On Order: 2004 MCS (Est production date: 9/5/03)
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

» Hot Topics This Week
2nd Gen Front Grilles - (249 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (17 replies)
Runflats?! - (14 replies)
» Recent Threads
Advice on serviceable items....
Today 08:36 PM
by TonyR53
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:11 PM
1 Replies, 16 Views
Anyone know what could be wrong with my cooper s?
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by Webbd050
Today 08:32 PM
0 Replies, 23 Views
2011 Cooper S - Oil Pan Skid Plate
Today 06:01 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 06:08 PM
1 Replies, 77 Views
R53 basic mods
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Last post by Restyle
Today 05:43 PM
2 Replies, 259 Views
Hey admins!
Aug 31st, 2014 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by The Nun
Today 05:35 PM
8 Replies, 418 Views
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Aug 23rd, 2014 01:07 PM
Last post by **KOOPERS57**
Today 04:42 PM
6 Replies, 667 Views
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 04:18 PM
4 Replies, 374 Views
New car seats
Today 03:13 PM
Last post by Markal93
Today 03:13 PM
0 Replies, 120 Views
Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip September 20-21 2014
Jun 21st, 2014 11:55 PM
Last post by m3dragon
Today 02:48 PM
2 Replies, 718 Views
2nd Gen Front Grilles
Dec 31st, 2007 03:15 PM
Last post by jwhite0393
Today 12:37 PM
249 Replies, 44,807 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by davidscott
Today 12:31 PM
14 Replies, 1,551 Views
Carbon build up on inlet valves
Dec 11th, 2012 01:53 PM
Last post by cristo
Today 11:51 AM
17 Replies, 3,683 Views
Changing my seats!
Today 11:42 AM
Last post by Markal93
Today 11:42 AM
0 Replies, 149 Views
Sell dumps Many Country For ATM Cashout: http://www.vcvv.org/
Today 10:38 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:38 AM
0 Replies, 128 Views
SELL CVV GOOD balance !!! http://sellccvv.com/
Today 10:37 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:37 AM
0 Replies, 105 Views
Stop start problem
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:36 AM
2 Replies, 273 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Aug 29th, 2014 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Yesterday 11:39 PM
8 Replies, 536 Views
Facelift LED rear lights
Nov 12th, 2010 04:02 PM
by ARC
Last post by Willhall1989
Yesterday 11:14 PM
2 Replies, 1,570 Views
Air con valve?
Aug 8th, 2014 08:03 PM
Last post by leslie green
Yesterday 10:07 PM
2 Replies, 446 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26 PM.



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