I am new to the forum and have joined as we are having few issues with my wife's mini Cooper S. We've had the car nearly a year and it's done 89k miles. It's a 54 reg car.
So the issues we are as follows:
- Car rattles, sounds like a tractor when idling. Noise disappears when clutch is pressed
- When pulling away from junctions there is a squeal noise. We think it's coming from the clutch but not sure. Clutch doesn't appear to be slipping and it only happens 1 in 10 times pulling away.
- Engine seems to drone/whine when cruising along in 5th/6th gear.
So overall the car is sounding rough and the squeal noise is very annoying. We've taken it to our local garage but they can't diagnose the squeaking issue so thought I ask on here to see if other owners had experienced similar issues
Any help would be much appreciated