Engine & Power problems 2007 Mini One 1.4
Not sure where else to ask really, so I'm hoping I can pick your brains a bit or you lot could direct me to somewhere I might be able to find the right info!
I'm brand new to cars, in fact I don't even have my full license yet (Hopefully that'll happen Friday...), so bear with me. I've got a 2007 Mini One 1.4 that's been sitting a few months and over Christmas. I've really not done it any good and it was feeling a bit sorry for itself. Took it for a drive, got it all cleaned up and put some life back into it but it's still got one problem; revs keep dipping, it produces almost no power and likes to "Jump" when in lower gear.
(Now I would link a vid to the engine struggling after being revved while idle, but it wont let me link a vid from YouTube...)
It moves, but when accelerating in 2nd it feels like you're in 5th, and it stuggles to get anywhere above 60 mp/h. It has a distinct whine too, when accelerating. Checked the air filter, checked the brakes to make sure none have stuck and it's all fine. Apart from this one issue the car is in good condition, which leads me to believe something has seized while its been sitting. While I'm new to cars, i'm relatively handy so I want to see if it's something I can fix and/or locate myself, but I know nothing about cars.
Someone suggested it may the EGR valve being stuck open (Or closed), I'd like to check that but I've got no clue where it is. If anyones got any ideas please let me know! Or, can direct me to somewhere where I can get any info I need that'll also be great! Also, is the engine of the Mini one (2007) the same as any other minis? Looking for info/guides on it all seem to direct me to other Mini types/versions.