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Old Jul 26th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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Sloshing petrol in tank

Hello everyone,

Has any of you heard a sloshing petrol in tank? I recently bought a brand new MINICooper D (2013) and when the fuel tank is full, I can hear the fuel slosing around in the tank! Is this happening to any of you?

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Old Jul 26th, 2014, 12:27 PM
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You can hear it if you push the car without the engine running, as in moving it in the garage when youre doing maintenance, if the tanks less than full, but I cant say Ive ever heard it on the move from inside the car.
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Thanks The Nun. My brand new MINI Cooper D has this quite annoying noise and the worse thing is that the dealer says it "normal characteristic" of all MINIs. It is the first time I have had this problem with a car (including my prevoius MINI) and feel this is a major design fault!

I hear the fuel sloshes and clumps around the tank when I speed up and slow down (e.g. I hear it a lot when and I come to a stop at a light).

Any advise please?

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Old Jul 27th, 2014, 10:28 AM
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They used to put anti slosh baffles in tanks to prevent excessive fuel movement in the tank, but maybe they dont do this now on the new MINI?
"Its normal" quote the garages use is when they havent a clue generally.
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I have a 2010 cooper D and I have never heard the fuel sloshing around.
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Thanks to you both. Do you know if it is possible to get an independence opinion to demostrate to the dealer that they are wrong? That they are trying to cover up a design fault saying that this sloshing happens in all MINIs?
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Old Jul 27th, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Just go back to them and say you canvassed opinion of a recognised forum and they are wrong. Tell them to prove it to you with another one off their forecourt.
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Yes thats a very good idea, go down to your dealer and ask if you can borrow a demonstrator the same type as yours to just run up the road and see if its the same, if it is then that answers your question, they are all like it, if not then you need something doing about it??
As youve just bought a brand new one from them Im sure they would be only too pleased to assist.
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