Oh not the chewbacca clutch?!
So I have had my Mini about 2 months now, and for a while now when cold and pulling away in first gear I can hear this screeching/chewbacca grown sound, after the car starts to get warm it is gone.
After reading what it could be it has got me worries as it could either be a glazed flywheel, thrust bearing etc etc. Pretty big stuff!
The other thing was the battery, after getting it checked by halfords is only 55% charged so I thought it could be the belt slipping as I don't do huge amounts of miles, and it occurs more when I turn a corner so maybe with the power steering pump running aswell it would strain it. I have all the symptoms of a low battery, buzzing clocks etc etc.
I have warranty on this car for 3 months, 3000 miles and only a £500 claim limit. But the garage is in cheshire and I am in coventry a good 2 hour drive.
The noise as it only happens when cold and soon goes, if I know damage wont be caused then I can live with it.
What do you guys think?