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Old Dec 15th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Need maintenance help!

My wife has a 2010 Mini Cooper Clubman S. Until today we have had no problems with it starting. We went to leave today, and the car would not turn over. It has power(all electronics inside and out were working fine) and we tested the battery and it has full power. The motor will crank but it will not turn over. It acted as if it was trying to start but it just would not turn. I am convinced it is not a battery issue. The other thing is, I found out today the oil has not been changed in a year and a half( about 19,000 miles). Through my limited knowledge and research I can only come up with it being a fuel pump issue, carbon buildup, or something to do with it not having an oil change. If anyone can offer any help we would appreciate it. If you need anymore info, let me know. Thanks.
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Just saw your post.... I had trouble keeping my Mini running a (2009 Mini hartop), found out the Mini needs proper oil pressure to run correct, it has a pressurized system. I hadn't changed the oil in a while either. Also the Mini is known for eating up a little more oil than the common car and as you know im sure the dip stick is hard to read. I keept up on the oil and all was good. We lost the water pump and main drive belt at 55,000.
We just traded for and ordered from the UK a 2014 Countryman S All-4, the wife and i cant wait. Hope I helped ya...............?
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