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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Hi all! I've been the proud owner of a 2003 Mini Cooper S for a year now. It's been a great vehicle until recently. I start my baby car, as I call it, and when the car gets up to temp, it make a loud ticking noise. It doesn't go away when you step on the clutch. It goes away when it reaches about 1800 to 2000 rpms. Just had it in to replace the spark plugs and the oil filter housing, also something to do with a pcv bolt. What could be the problem? I would like to have my baby car for a long time and I need to figure out what my options might be. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Hi ya

How many miles you have on your car and has it any mods

It could be a few things

Check you harmonic crank pulley they fail and make the same sound as your describing and my one sounded like the clutch was gone.
But I would say it sounds like you clutch is failing it could be the dual mass flywheel rattling or may be a clutch plate, pressure plate or thrust bearing failing

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My car has 119,000 miles on it. So it could be the clutch? It doesn't affect the noise that the car is making. I push in the clutch and the noise does not go away. The car starts fine and there is no noise right away, but when the car warms up a bit, then it starts sounding chunky like a diesel engine. You really think it would be related to the clutch? I will check it out and see. I didn't mention earlier, but there is the distinct smell of gas when it is idling and even when driving. Could this have anything to do with my problem? No mods that I know of.

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