Engine idle , cuts out , no acceleration - MINI Cooper Forum

Second Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes Late 2006 - Present

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2014, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2014
Local Time: 04:13 AM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Engine idle , cuts out , no acceleration

Hi everyone , i need a little advice am new to the mini forum .

I just purchased a new mini cooper s 57 plate 23k , its hardly been driven and has had a new engine put in around three years ago .Its done around 1000 miles since engine change .

Every morning and any other time where the car has been sitting for a while it has difficulty starting it needs approx 3-6 starts and during those starts the engine judders and eventually stalls also if you press the throttle there will be no response.,then after a few failed starts it will fire up as if there is nothing wrong and the car will function well for the rest of the day.
Initially when it first happened i called the AA and it came up with a a coil failure .

I am quite stumped and would really like some good advice on this matter .

shane321123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2014, 02:05 PM
MINI2 Master
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Local Time: 04:13 AM
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

I would get a good fuel system/injector cleaner though it first use something like bg44k and use some v plus in it. Do you here the fuel pump priming ?

Then I would be looking at your normal service parts filters, plugs etc for condition when was it last serviced ?
Then running a full diag on it with bmw dis looking at sensors, fuel pressures etc

It could be anything from a bad high pressure fuel pump or bad water temp sensor, but with out running a proper diag on it you could be chasing your self.
marque is offline  
Sponsored Links
Tags: ,

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine cutting out on idle Diedrik Second Generation Faults & Fixes 13 Feb 19th, 2014 02:32 PM
Dying engine at idle sunandsea Welcome New Members 0 Jan 2nd, 2014 03:36 AM
engine surge at idle rhymesayers90 First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 May 25th, 2013 11:20 PM
engine surge at idle rhymesayers90 First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Apr 16th, 2013 07:57 PM
Engine revs up then down during constant acceleration JmichaelN88 Maintenance & MINI Care 2 Jan 24th, 2013 10:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome