real quick message, we have just bought a 2007 1.6d mini cooper clubman diesel and have a few issues with it.
the car has 58k on the clock and a full service history mainly at BMW but
there is a flat spot on small acceleration around the 1-1.5 rpm area this is quiet bad especially when pulling out at round abouts ect as it is on the verge of stalling ect.
also the DPF filter warning came up on the dash yesterday. we took the car for a hour drive which included 40 mins on the motorway at 2.5krpm with no stops or starts. when we got off the motorway and drove back through town the car did feel better but still had a slight flat spot.
this morning my wife drove the car and it is better than before but still does have the flat spots.
also the MPG is nowhere near the book values which i know are hard to reach but being less than half is not what we were hoping for we are getting around 36mpg and at best 45 on the motorway
i have just ordered a new air filter
forte diesel fuel treatment
forte dpf additive
That's not good MPG - I have a 60 plate Dooper Convertible and I did a 200+ mile round trip to London at the weekend, bad Saturday traffic in the West End but I averaged 50mpg for the whole trip and I was not being careful on the morotway or dual carriageway.
If you bought from a dealer then you need to get back there and get them to sort it. The mpg alone is cause for concern. As others have said you should be getting 50-60 without trying. On my 30 mile commute I get only get a few places to have a bit of a thrash but even WOT up hills overtaking stuff I can easily get over 60mpg.
Never noticed a flat spot, certainly nothing to feel like it's gonna stall.
If your DPF is getting to the point its actually blocking up as could be shown by the warning light coming on, no amount of racing about will clear it properly after that point, it needs to come off and be cleaned or a new unit fitted, maybe this is why its not much good a low revs? its like its got a cold, cant breath properly?
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