I will stick some high octane in it next week and see if it makes much difference! Would a K&N panel filter make much difference? Don't want to start spending £100's on it since I could only just afford the car in the first place! Can you get Mini to flash it to a previous software version?
I accidentally hit the "sport" button about a month ago and entered "POPPER LAND". I thought I was stuck in sports mode as I did see an S on the panel even thought the floor shifter was in drive. The "SLIGHTEST" letup on the gas pedal sounded like fire crackers going off. When I got home and shut down and then started back up, the popping was gone.
I called the dealer as I was a bit concerned and he mentioned the sport button. Since it hasn't happened again, that had to be the cause of going into S mode.
I only have 1500 miles on the clock and I only burn high test. When I take it in for service, I'll mention it if a software fix will cure the problem. On the other hand, it sounds kind of COOL.
POP, POP, POP!!!
Last edited by StarFlyr; Oct 21st, 2013 at 10:39 PM.
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