Mini Clubman "Surging" - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Clubman


MINI Clubman MINI Clubman 2007 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MINI Clubman "viral" video... Paul MINI in the Media 10 Mar 30th, 2009 06:03 AM
MINI Clubman "Flat Load Boot Floor" lilcoopr MINI Clubman 11 Jun 4th, 2008 03:41 PM
"Special Clubman in MINI SPAIN Headquarters" xBoXlOvEr MINI Clubman 10 Jan 28th, 2008 07:44 PM
MINI Clubman "compilation" video Paul MINI Clubman 0 Jul 30th, 2007 02:23 PM
MINI Clubman "Video" online Paul MINI in the Media 1 Jul 28th, 2007 05:35 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:53 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5
Local Time: 04:07 AM
United States
United-States Mini Clubman "Surging"

Hi:

I had a problem with this before and was told it was the floor pad covering the accelerator. I accepted this, yet I've never been fully convinced. The problem only happens rarely--every two years, and yet when it occurs, I'm shaken up. I'm putting this out here in case anyone is familiar with the situation.

Today I was driving my '08 Clubman in traffic. Prior to that it had been sitting in the parking lot for about 4 hours. After creeping through city traffic, I approached the road leading onto the highway. As I approached, I noticed the car beginning to accelerate. I drove for 10 feet and by now it was "surging" and I quickly put my foot on the brake and was about to shift (automatic) into park when I noticed there were no cars coming so I went ahead. The car kind of lurched into traffic, leaving me shaken up. As I said, this happened two years ago also while driving in traffic. Instead of inching along, it begins to surge. I have one of the first Clubmans and wonder if there's some glitch involved. Not being at all mechanical or technical, I can only describe what I experience. Needless to say, it gets my attention. Hope someone can help. Sharon C.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 8th, 2012, 05:53 AM
MINI2 Senior
Online
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 408
Local Time: 10:07 AM
Luxembourg Male
Is your car turbocharged (i.e. is it an "S" version)? Can you hear any associated engine noise, for example a "thrumming" or "chirping" noise?


Turbo surge occurs when the post compressor side air pressure becomes higher than the actual compressor can generate. This causes the airflow in the compressor turbine to block up and stall. The net effect is a severe pressure drop which allows air flow to temporarily resume before it stalls again. If the surging is severe, this can destroy the thrust bearing of the turbo. Surge will feel like anything from a slight loss of power to a violent jerking when driving.

If it's not a turbocharged engine, have you had the high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) inspected?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 8th, 2012, 04:36 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,511
Local Time: 09:07 AM
United Kingdom Male
Not sure about MINI diesels, but I know on some diesel engines they are fitted with stall prevention, if youre driving slowly in too high a gear the system thinks its labouring and about to stall so will speed up the engine to cater for it, this gives the impression under the right circumstances thats its trying to accelerate away on its own? Its not, its just trying to stop you stalling it.
My Freelander 2 has stall prevention and sometimes does this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , ,



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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MINI Clubman "viral" video... Paul MINI in the Media 10 Mar 30th, 2009 06:03 AM
MINI Clubman "Flat Load Boot Floor" lilcoopr MINI Clubman 11 Jun 4th, 2008 03:41 PM
"Special Clubman in MINI SPAIN Headquarters" xBoXlOvEr MINI Clubman 10 Jan 28th, 2008 07:44 PM
MINI Clubman "compilation" video Paul MINI Clubman 0 Jul 30th, 2007 02:23 PM
MINI Clubman "Video" online Paul MINI in the Media 1 Jul 28th, 2007 05:35 PM

» Recent Threads
Mini Cooper S Rebuild
Today 07:49 AM
Last post by budgie2014
Today 07:49 AM
0 Replies, 11 Views
Cooper S Engine Rebuild
Today 07:44 AM
Last post by budgie2014
Today 07:44 AM
0 Replies, 8 Views
Does your Mini have a name?
Mar 25th, 2014 10:00 PM
Last post by johnnycatbiscuit
Today 04:26 AM
17 Replies, 997 Views
Engine mounts
Dec 22nd, 2013 07:47 PM
Last post by johnnycatbiscuit
Today 04:21 AM
3 Replies, 773 Views
Buying a cat D insurance loss
Apr 4th, 2014 09:12 PM
Last post by johnnycatbiscuit
Today 04:18 AM
9 Replies, 431 Views
Central Locking Problem Help
Yesterday 04:19 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 12:17 AM
3 Replies, 167 Views
should I wait or not?
Apr 14th, 2014 12:07 AM
Last post by drozd
Today 12:08 AM
6 Replies, 379 Views
Lost locking wheel nut key
Apr 6th, 2014 10:49 AM
by Dazza88
Last post by drozd
Today 12:01 AM
3 Replies, 215 Views
NAVIGATION FIRMWARE dvd
Apr 5th, 2014 03:06 PM
Last post by drozd
Yesterday 11:47 PM
1 Replies, 184 Views
Mini One Silver 2004. FOR SALE
Yesterday 06:58 PM
by 93dlei
Last post by 93dlei
Yesterday 06:58 PM
0 Replies, 94 Views
Will this rear bike rack work on the Clubman?
Jun 6th, 2011 10:18 PM
Last post by sailesh
Yesterday 06:00 PM
3 Replies, 3,938 Views
Which Used Mini
Yesterday 12:31 AM
by UKNY
Last post by UKNY
Yesterday 05:09 PM
6 Replies, 219 Views
Where can I buy Spare wheel carrier for r50!
Apr 16th, 2014 07:28 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 05:06 PM
3 Replies, 189 Views
New to this! No hot air in the car!
Apr 16th, 2014 03:37 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 05:04 PM
7 Replies, 260 Views
2007 Cooper D (r56) - How to look after her and what to look for when buying
Apr 15th, 2014 01:10 PM
by hyvrid
Last post by hyvrid
Yesterday 03:44 PM
6 Replies, 336 Views
Radio CD Player Spare Part
Yesterday 10:47 AM
by B20A
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 03:42 PM
1 Replies, 104 Views
First Mini Help !
Apr 13th, 2014 08:19 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 01:44 PM
5 Replies, 246 Views
Tyre pressure on dash board
Apr 14th, 2014 01:59 PM
by ajn
Last post by carbon337
Yesterday 12:23 PM
2 Replies, 191 Views
Tyre pressure light and weird handbrake relationship
Mar 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
Last post by carbon337
Yesterday 12:18 PM
4 Replies, 405 Views
Brake wear sensor or not ?
Mar 13th, 2014 12:49 AM
Last post by Milpol
Yesterday 11:59 AM
4 Replies, 492 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:07 AM.



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