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: 11:45 AM
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: 06:45 AM
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: 3,051
Local Time: 12:45 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: 12:45 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: 3,051
Local Time: 12:45 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: 11:45 AM
(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: 12:45 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
Lights on warning not working
Oct 21st, 2014 11:42 AM
by S2dicky
Last post by tomf
Today 11:39 AM
3 Replies, 282 Views
Rear wiper motor stem problem
Oct 18th, 2014 09:57 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Today 11:19 AM
3 Replies, 428 Views
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Yesterday 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by TreezaB
Today 07:48 AM
2 Replies, 196 Views
$95 @ Willow Springs Streets of Willow November 15-16 2014
Today 01:37 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 01:37 AM
0 Replies, 73 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Yesterday 03:51 AM
Last post by WeeBad
Today 12:48 AM
1 Replies, 231 Views
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:59 PM
7 Replies, 631 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:50 PM
1 Replies, 270 Views
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Yesterday 10:08 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:43 PM
1 Replies, 100 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Yesterday 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 128 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Yesterday 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 177 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 991 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Oct 21st, 2014 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 317 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Yesterday 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 208 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Yesterday 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 431 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Yesterday 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Yesterday 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 103 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Oct 21st, 2014 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 288 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 519 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Yesterday 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Yesterday 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 119 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Yesterday 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Yesterday 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 132 Views
odd front wheels
Yesterday 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Yesterday 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 160 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:45 AM.



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