2012 Cooper S clutch - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Nov 15th, 2012, 05:17 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 05:47 PM
Black Cooper 2012 Cooper S clutch

I have a 2012 Cooper S 6 spd manual and I am having clutch problems. The dealer did my first oil change yesterday at 10,000 miles and informed me that my clutch was ALREADY starting to go which I think is insane. My 2006 Cooper S was in my possession 3 years and I never had a clutch issue. The mechanic says I have to shift out of first gear by 1500rpm max or I am damaging the clutch because of the higher torque on the S model. This is practically impossible right? Idle is 900-1000rpm so I barely touch the gas and I am over 1500rpm. Anyone have any ideas, is this a common problem or is it really me actually damaging the clutch my shift out of first about 1900-2000rpm? Would this premature wear be covered by warranty because the clutch is not designed for the torque. I am not a mechanic so any input is appreciated
thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Nov 17th, 2012, 01:20 AM
RSchleder's Avatar
Rons chilli mcs
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Iowa City, IA
Posts: 44
Local Time: 12:47 PM
United States Male
Mechanical items can go bad, no big deal just get it repaired under warranty and enjoy your car. By the way, get a new mechanic, any mechanic or anyone else for that mater, that tells you to shift at 1500 rpms from 1st to 2nd or you'll ruin your clutch is nuts!
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Nov 17th, 2012, 05:28 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,078
Local Time: 05:47 PM
United Kingdom Male
A lots of premature clutch problems in recent years seems to be down to the fact they have the dual mass flywheel.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Nov 17th, 2012, 08:29 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
Send a message via Skype™ to jasonfields007
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Watford, Herts UK
Posts: 1,890
Local Time: 06:47 PM
United Kingdom Male View jasonfields007's Classified Ads
I am not a mechanic but I recently had a clutch replacement at 19,000 miles on a 2010 Cooper S due to the Flywheel being stuck on (so they said) which caused premature wear - similar damage you would cause if riding the clutch.

The clutch had not gone it just was very heavy and a almost non-existent biting point.

Luckily due to the flywheel problem mine was covered under warranty but had to agree to a 750 labour charge to strip it down which would be payable had they found it to be "driver error".

Stressful times!

Join the MINI Owners Group on Facebook (over 4000 members) - http://www.miniownersgroup.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Nov 17th, 2012, 09:15 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,078
Local Time: 05:47 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by jasonfields007 (original)
mine was covered under warranty but had to agree to a 750 labour charge to strip it down which would be payable had they found it to be "driver error".

"Driver error" for buying a MINI you mean?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 04:41 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 05:47 PM
(RSchleder) The mechanic in question is the MINI dealership mechanic, you would think he would know.

He says its not their issue or a warranty thing its my use of the clutch but others seem to be having the issue too? I guess its a mechanical item they won't admit to so they won't have to replace it. Thanks for the help I appreciate it
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Nov 24th, 2012, 01:46 PM
Cooper S Jon's Avatar
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 386
Local Time: 06:47 PM
United Kingdom Male
a damaged/faulty/failing DMF can take the clutch out..

http://www.valeoservice.com/data/mas...33F8566078.pdf

The mechanic says I have to shift out of first gear by 1500rpm max or I am damaging the clutch because of the higher torque on the S model...<<< guys a clown who ever said this..

ella you should NOT have to pay for this,fight this all the way..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
How can I remove the bonnet lining?
Today 12:26 PM
by gnjames
Last post by gnjames
Today 05:42 PM
2 Replies, 79 Views
Advice on labour charge for fast fix....
Today 10:48 AM
Last post by peteski2014
Today 04:49 PM
5 Replies, 129 Views
R56 transmission problems
Today 04:18 PM
Last post by pforbes54
Today 04:47 PM
1 Replies, 19 Views
Thinking about buying a 09 Mini Cooper S
Today 05:16 AM
by JNH2358
Last post by Caveman
Today 04:37 PM
1 Replies, 156 Views
bolt on bhp
Yesterday 04:08 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 04:29 PM
4 Replies, 275 Views
2015 Countryman
Yesterday 09:15 PM
Last post by Canadianboy95
Today 02:32 PM
2 Replies, 195 Views
The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment
Today 12:32 PM
by CARiD
Last post by CARiD
Today 12:32 PM
0 Replies, 69 Views
mini one 2008 cigarette lighter fuse?!
Today 12:12 PM
Last post by lucyebbs
Today 12:12 PM
0 Replies, 76 Views
Thinking about another Mini
Today 11:56 AM
by ZR 900
Last post by ZR 900
Today 11:56 AM
0 Replies, 98 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Oct 29th, 2014 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Today 05:12 AM
5 Replies, 446 Views
F56 how to get constant power from passenger side fuse box
Today 12:18 AM
Last post by skylight555
Today 12:18 AM
0 Replies, 154 Views
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Yesterday 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 337,885 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by drmdtsap
Yesterday 08:38 PM
81 Replies, 4,262 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Yesterday 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Yesterday 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 204 Views
New comer with some questions..
Oct 29th, 2014 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 418 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Yesterday 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 164 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Oct 29th, 2014 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 281 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Oct 29th, 2014 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Yesterday 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 281 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Oct 29th, 2014 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Oct 29th, 2014 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 418 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Oct 29th, 2014 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 405 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:47 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2