Engine not keen to rev past 4000rpm - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > Second Generation MINI Cooper S


Second Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 05:58 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Solihull UK
Posts: 11
Local Time: 10:11 PM
United Kingdom View AMCQ46's Classified Ads
Engine not keen to rev past 4000rpm

Hello all, not posted here much but been a 2 time mini owner and have used this site to understand and fix most of the problems i had on my old gen1 cooper.

I have had a search and don't see anything similar to this one on my newer MCS, so here is the problem:

The car is a 2006 MCS convertible, so the first yr that that the new engine went into the rag top. It has 30000 miles on it and although used mostly for commuting, it gets thrashed when the conditions suit

So today I was out in the Cotswolds and went for a quick overtake and I thought the engine was a bit flat and I wasnt accelerating like I expected so I aborted the overtake and did a quick experiment. I was in 3rd at about 3000revs and the sport button on, and I floored it and guess what, it wasn't that keen to get past 4000 and there was no way it was going to get to the redline!! Doing this I would normally expect it shoot through the revs like a scalded cat, but repeated tests didn't give me any different!
The bottom end and mid range feel the same, just the top end revs are not there!

Is it the electronics or do I have another problem? All help gratefully received as I am not keen to go pay mini prices for them to try and diagnose this.


Edit, I did try ignition off and back on, and on the return trip it felt a bit better, but still not full fat.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Feb 26th, 2013, 06:47 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5
Local Time: 11:11 PM
United Kingdom Male
I had the same problem, made a post about something related. The turbo wasn't kicking in properly. Check the turbo air intake is secure and pushed all the way on. Oil works it's way in and allows the pipe to work it's way off.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Feb 26th, 2013, 08:06 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 22
Local Time: 11:11 PM
United Kingdom
WHS ^^ Sounds more like a turbo problem, as it should kick in at those revs, can you hear the turbo whine at all when you boot it?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Feb 27th, 2013, 04:56 PM
Paul@1320's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Beds Cambs Northants
Posts: 2,170
Local Time: 10:11 PM
United Kingdom
On the R56 we notice a lot of issues where the ecu will limit the boost, proberly best to book it to your local MINI specialist who has teh right diagnostic equipment and a rolling road.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

» Recent Threads
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Today 09:37 PM
Last post by Supersculler
Today 09:37 PM
0 Replies, 19 Views
phone function SMS question
Today 08:49 PM
by nimpy
Last post by nimpy
Today 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 43 Views
Fault code
Today 08:06 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 08:19 PM
1 Replies, 48 Views
Blower controls
Jan 25th, 2014 01:36 PM
by andykb
Last post by Restyle
Today 07:50 PM
5 Replies, 717 Views
Too good to be true?
Nov 24th, 2010 08:06 PM
Last post by mjbb
Today 06:41 PM
5 Replies, 1,326 Views
Charge air pressure control deviation 2884
Feb 10th, 2012 05:37 PM
Last post by gloria
Today 05:07 PM
3 Replies, 2,699 Views
Mini Cooper N/A rally build
Apr 10th, 2012 02:08 PM
Last post by Rally370
Today 04:33 PM
91 Replies, 33,953 Views
Celebrate this Mother’s Day in a unique way with this gift
Today 11:55 AM
Last post by flowersusa
Today 11:55 AM
0 Replies, 107 Views
Engine overheating problem when idle
Jul 21st, 2014 05:58 PM
Last post by kelv1962
Today 10:24 AM
2 Replies, 325 Views
Countryman one petrol needs more power!
Yesterday 07:51 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 09:03 AM
1 Replies, 191 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by bennyjs123
Today 06:46 AM
81 Replies, 28,259 Views
Strange noise after dealer ecu (dme) flash
Aug 25th, 2013 10:56 PM
Last post by Wirthmo
Today 03:32 AM
1 Replies, 1,095 Views
New Feature Validation Project
Today 03:02 AM
by ATak623
Last post by ATak623
Today 03:02 AM
0 Replies, 165 Views
Mini Monstah Night
Today 02:24 AM
Last post by auburnmarie
Today 02:24 AM
0 Replies, 146 Views
automatic transmission fix
Today 01:45 AM
Last post by pforbes54
Today 01:45 AM
0 Replies, 172 Views
ClubMINI QLD Cafe Run 27 July
Yesterday 11:12 PM
by mowog
Last post by mowog
Yesterday 11:12 PM
0 Replies, 136 Views
Harman Kardon Stopped working!!!!
Aug 15th, 2009 04:53 PM
Last post by jimb2469
Yesterday 10:59 PM
20 Replies, 1,426 Views
Pre-Road Trip Tips please!
Jul 21st, 2014 10:49 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:48 PM
1 Replies, 607 Views
r56 springs
Jul 9th, 2014 08:48 PM
Last post by SteveM3
Yesterday 08:29 PM
1 Replies, 315 Views
Tyre pressure warning light
Jul 15th, 2014 10:16 AM
Last post by steamraiser2
Yesterday 07:52 PM
4 Replies, 581 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2