09 JCW exhaust popping has stopped
I've searched the threads but can't find anybody else who has reported this issue... apologies if they have.
The popping that you get from the exhaust on the overun appears to have stopped completely. Not even the slight burble you get.
The car is a 2009 John Cooper Works hatch with 44K. I do mainly motorway miles and a little on some country lanes.
I understand how it works, with the unburnt fuel hitting the hot exhaust causing an explosion.
I did wonder whether the cold weather could be having an affect, but surely the exhaust would still get hot enough to cause the popping?
Aside from liking the noise , of course its part of the character of the car, I'm worries there might be something else afoot.
Has anybody else had this issue? Should I be worried?
Things I've also noticed... that might just be because I'm worrying, but it seems to take longer than normal to warm up (only way you can tell is with the heater).
Any advice would be appreciated.