My name is Emma
I wonder if anyone can help. This is my first time using this forum and I have a problem with my Mini One 1600 cc
I was just driving back from Canterbury at 30mph and when I joined the A2 and accelerated the car started to lose power, in particular whilst going uphill. No matter how hard I accelerated I got response. It felt stiff and I thought it may be the brakes. There were no warning lights at all in the cockpit
I called out the RAC and they used their diagnostic tool but the engine wasn’t showing any faults. The car was jacked up and each wheel spun and no faults were detected.
There was no steam, no smell and no indication of anything wrong at all. RAC man couldn’t fix it and towed me the 30 miles home.
Does anyone have any clue of what this could possibly be. I look forward to any replies
depending on what level the ecu was scanned would depend on if there maybe p-codes present that wont show up on some scanners, with respect to AA and rac i have seen a lot of their on the side road diagnostics in a hurry to get to next job and do have a track record for not being as in to fixing the car as your local garage,,, this all said if there is genuinely no fault codes i would be inclined to be looking at fuel feed or pressure issues to do more with liquid than electric as such as if was on the electric side of pump it would have a fault code, where if a restriction in fuel flow the car could be running just inside the window where it dont throw up a code,, get this alot with diesels until it get so bad you do get a limp mode and eml light on dash, petrols can play the same games. not sure by your post the age of the mini, if tritec or prince engine, i know the tritec have pressure valve with a vac pipe that goes to it ans this can leak and dump pressure ,, the only way forward with out guessing because guessing is a expensive mistake to make,, it needs a proper live data diagnostics scan while being driven, and a scan that covers all the dealer only p-codes,, read the fuel pressures and what 02 sensors are doing,, if its a prince engine car and has over 60k i would put money on timing chain needs to be done if not now very soon,, this can also cause this issue and worse,,