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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Blown up 2005 Cooper S

My son was driving our 2005 S and the clutch / pressure plate exploded. Several large holes in the trans housing. Unfortunately, a large piece blew through the cold air intake to the super-charger. A lot of the debri got sucked in and went through the super-charger and stopped at the intercooler. Small bits made it into the intake manifold. Is this a common problem? THe clutch / pressure plate literally exploded. Now we get to replace everything.
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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Have seen this personally 4 times...........but not as bad overall damage as yours
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Not sure how common this is in a mini, however, anytime I've ever seen it the tranny was being stressed by high engine RPM's or "popping the clutch" such as when a car is being drag raced! Hummmmmmmm
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