Firstly hello, I am new to this forum.
I have been hankering after a mini ever since they came out. I used to have a lovely classic black mini (my first car) and have missed him ever since moving onto bigger cars.
Thanks to my lovely OH I now have a much loved red Mini One D (05). She arrived just in time for Christmas. OH now has many brownie points and is in my eternal good books, well for now anyway
I am not sure if she has a bit of a problem, basically when cold, on start up and for the 1st couple of miles or so she makes this weird noise. It sounds like some sort of pump whining. It does disappear with speed.
It makes the noise when driving and when idling.
She has a full BMW service history and has been very well looked after. The only downside I can see is that she has a very high mileage at 125k. Given that she is a diesel and I am only going to put minimal miles on her I did not see the current mileage as an issue.
Any ideas on what the noise could be and if I need to get her back to the garage we brought her from, it is a good 80 miles away so don't fancy the trek if not needed? Thankfully I have got 6 months warranty though.
Thanks for your help