Got the same problem as I had last year, squealling/ grinding noise when dipping clutch to pull away at low speed.
Had the clutch replaced under warrenty last year at 15,000 miles. Done 10,000 on the new clutch and the noise has returned. Is it time for a new one? And what is it? When I told my dealer the problem last year he was quite happy to put a new GEARBOX in if neccessary, a she said 'Hell, its under warrenty" got a way with a replacement clutch tho.
maybe you need to modify your driving style. 15k and 10k is a lot of miles before a fault is discovered, i wouldnt bet against it being something to do with your driving, maybe. At least you're getting it replaced for free.
I just got my 04 MC-manual on Feb 28. And i have been trying to how to drive manual for a bit while. Something happened. The clutch is burned out and it smells weird. Finally the car towed away back to the dealership. Whats going on with my car? The car is on only 40 km. Isnt that funny? Well, sucks to be me!
mine does that sometimes too, I think it might be the flywheel. can't realy expain it, but look up our dual mass flywheel in your MINI nitty gritty handbook, its something to do with the way the flywheel twists to absorb engine shock going to the drivetrain.
They said they can hear the noise, and wondered whether it was due to our exhaust, being a Magnex. I think they were just being s. My wife, who uses the car all week, said it had nothing to do with the exhaust. They said they would check it again tomorrow, as it was booked in for two days.
The disturbing thing here is that they have suggested it is the exhaust which is b**sh*t !
We have been reporting the problem for over a year and this was before the exhaust was fitted !! I think either they simply don't know how to fix it or don't want to. Hope its the first of these.
Will let you know what they say tomorrow.
CHILLI RED, CHILLI PACK, MAGNEX & PIPERCROSS BAGS OF FUN
gone now but not forgotten, an s next time ?
Thanks Wrenny, the way I described the noise to the dealer was that the clutch/gearbox was squeaking on slow pull aways especially when pulling away on a slope, said that it sounded as if it was moaning when pulling away
Trouble is it isn't a frequent problem.
Mine could also be an exhaust problem though as they have already replaced one of the exahust mounts so could be a repeat of an initial problem - DOH
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