Just taken my Mini Cooper D (2009) for a long trip today to the city (About 65 miles both ways) and on the way home I tried to overtake some cars but the rev counter would not let me go over 3000 rpm - tried several gears and as soon as I got to 3000 rpm the engine just held (did not loose power and no lihts have shown).
Finally found the problem - was the turbo actuator. Garage cleaned it and now the car is like a rocket. The issue has been there since the day I bought it so I have never had 100% turbo. What a difference now.
Thanks for the info, it gives me a starting point.
That would be fantastic if you could get some info from the workshop guys. That would give me some indication as to labour involved if I asked them to have look at it, etc...
My engine seems to run well, but it's lacking power. As you say, normally these cars are like rockets, but mine seems decidedly uninterested in going anywhere. I would describe it as very sluggish. I'm having the fuel filter and oil changed tomorrow so maybe that will help.
Had a reply back but it said nothing at all (guy is away and has not spoken to workshop guys). If you taking it to garage ask them to check the turbo actuator is not ceased - it sounded a pretty simple job to be honest and did not take them long to fix.
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