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.