I recently bought a mini from a main car dealer 2 weeks ago. 54 reg. August build date. Black convertible
Its mainly at lower speeds and its worse on roads that are not so flat (rounded or poor condition) Mini will veer BOTH left and right....
When I bought car with Pirellis on they were leaking pressure and pumping up tyres helped so I had them sealed to the alloys. But problem persists at 32 psi and 36 psi.
Steering I think feels a bit soft, though not compared it yet with other minis. Will do so over next few days.
I was wondering if anyone has had similar problems or can point me in right direction?
What mileage has your car done ? I would guess at the front wishbone bushes need replacing.......put your hand at the top off the front tyre and try to push the wheel back and forth............if it has movement you need them.
Hi Paul and many thanks!, my minis done 61k. I tried your suggestion and both front tyres role forward and back especially right hand one must have moved over 2 cms. So I guess its the bushes need replacing? Cheers Stuart
Before changing tires have your front suspension checked out as Paul@1320 has suggested.
Switching from run flat to conventional tires can improve the ride of your MINI. A 205/45-17 fitment is standard for 17" wheels, so you can stick with that size on your current wheels. You'll have to carry a compressor and tire sealant to deal with punctures if you go this route.
Hi Paul, thanks for the information. I am feeling the steering 'rod' move against my foot when foot is down on the clutch. Is this normal or part of the bushel problem? I have a Cooper - what is the pulley replacement you mention, what do they do and how much are they?
Stuart, I have size 10 feet and the only way I can get it to do that is for my foot to be half way up the pedal, maybe your clutch pedal rubber is worn and your foot is sliding up as you depress the clutch.
Having a Cooper has saved you money as I was referring to a Cooper S and a supercharger pulley
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