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: 10:22 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: 11:22 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: 11:22 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: 10:22 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
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Today 10:08 PM
Last post by dave_282
Today 10:08 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Today 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 68 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Today 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 122 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 946 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 247 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by Cantraig
Today 08:32 PM
0 Replies, 73 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Today 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 144 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Today 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 382 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 63 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 211 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 466 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 75 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Today 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Today 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 78 Views
odd front wheels
Today 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Today 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 128 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by karlos9191
Today 12:36 PM
2 Replies, 470 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Last post by ihughes
Today 09:35 AM
7 Replies, 578 Views
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Today 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by TreezaB
Today 08:41 AM
0 Replies, 126 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Oct 19th, 2014 08:06 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 07:11 AM
4 Replies, 461 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Today 03:51 AM
Last post by chrysler300
Today 03:51 AM
0 Replies, 152 Views
Will I get jipped?
Yesterday 11:14 PM
Last post by whaap
Today 03:03 AM
2 Replies, 206 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:22 PM.



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