Clutch noise + bulb wanring light
I have had my 2008 R56 Cooper S for around 2 months now and i am loving every minute of ownership so far...however...the past week or so a few problems have arisen.
Firstly, i have noticed a strange noise when pressing down on the clutch and releasing it again. This noise does not occur when the clutch has not been used for a while, however, after a longish journey and after using the clutch quite a few times, when the clutch is depressed and lifted up again there is a clicking noise. When the car door is opened the noise is louder and comes directly from the clutch area. I actually had this same noise on my old Fiat Punto and Fiat never managed to solve the problem. That car had a new clutch and a new slave cylinder to try and cure the problem, and it did cure it for a matter of weeks..before the noise returned. Has anyone else had any experience of this???
Also, occasionally a warning light comes on the dash to tell me that an exterior bulb has packed in. It doesnt come on all the time, just now and again. I have checked every single exterior bulb with my dad on numerous occassions and all seems well...could this just be a dodgy connection somewhere causing the warning light to come on??
I also have the cold start noise issue...but that is another problem entirely.
Any help much appreciated