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Old Jul 27th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Mini loses power and leaves me on the motorway

2007 S convertible with 48k miles on clock. Love the car, its like a rocket. Or it was.

The tank is 1/4, heading to the airport on the motorway with 60 mph and it lost power. The car slowed down and after 4-5 seconds it shoots out again like a rocket, back to normal. This happened about 3-4 times, the 4th time it didn't accelerated back it just stopped. I got towed home, I was afraid to drive the car (maybe lost oil or something I wasn't able to open the engine hood to check oil). No light came on, no signal nothing. At home, after it allowed me to open the hood I checked that it has water and oil I drove it within the city with no issue, I put more fuel in it got it to the service, they put it on the diagnostic tool, it showed no error, I take it home.

It doesn't make funny noise, i can start the car as usual and it goes normal in cruise mode on highway with 60 mph..2 days later the same thing again at 1/4 tank, just when I switched off cruise and wanted to give gas myself. lost power, slowed down to 20 mph. I put fuel again and drove another 70 miles on cruise with no problem...

what could it be? dirty fuel? malfunction of fuel indicator? supercharger bypass valve? timing chain tensioner?
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Old Jul 27th, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Leaves you on the motorway? you mean it chucks you out then carries on?

Sounds like it could be one of those intermittant electrical faults that are heard to trace until it gives up completely, maybe like a coil breaking down.
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I could say it left me on the motorway although it was driven away on a trailer :-)) or :-((

Is there a way to find out which coil or what it could be before it brakes down completely? Being towed is an experience i would like to limit to the minimum...
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