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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Squeak in the back, sticking clutch, and oil

Hi there,

I bought my 2012 mini cooper S this past January. I have about 12,000 miles on it, and have topped it off with oil one time. I felt like this was kind of odd, but the lady in service assured me it was normal. I know it is better to get oil changes more often, but am I harming my car by only topping it off in between the free services?

Lately my clutch has been slightly sticking on the way back up. Not much, and not every time, but slightly. What does this mean?

Also, when it's between 55 degrees and 65 degrees, whenever I hit any slight bump or crack, there is a fluttery/chirpy squeak noise that comes from the back of my car. It drives me CRAZY and I do not know what this could be. It has been happening pretty much since I bought my car. Any advice would be much appreciated, I know very little about cars. Thank you!!
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We have similar squeak - I think it might be the toolkit tray in the boot as it sounds like vibration could be causing it.
Keep meaning to remove the tray and try it..., hopefully just wrapping the tray in a thin cloth (like a trimmed down bed sheet) might be a cure! Fingers crossed.
Just need to remember to try it though....
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Found our squeak! - rear passenger side seat back. Will have a fiddle this weekend...
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Liberal dosing of WD40 into the seat-back latch mechanism and the squeak is no more!
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