Hi Mike, I'm hoping you can give me some much needed advice as you seem like a knowledgeable chap. Apologies for jumping in this thread.both my cooper d i bought like that but both had dpf issues ie bought cheap one was total nightmare as past owner did not know what the truth was and how to tell the truth, ie its turbo failed before went in to diesel runaway and hurt the bottom end badly think it cracked the oil feed within block as it cast alloy and have seen another recently do same trick i would guess and only way out of it is another engine complete, good thing is a ford or pug or volvo engine fits straight in with a few wiring change over etc, and reprogram the injectors etc.
after this i always deleted the dpf filter and egr valve on any 1.6hdi and transforms them and should never get turbo melt down again but still need to change turbo at 80-100k ish for piece of mind,
I've just purchased a 2011 Countryman 1.6 D Cooper D from a local garage. Originally a demo model then one owner with full history and only 32000 on the clock. Happy days or so I thought until my MPG is only 37! I do a mix of mainly local but some motorway day to day and though the spec says 64mpg I thought I'd at least be nearing 50! My last car was an Audi A2 so used to getting alot more MPG.
Also have got warning message that auto stop/start not working so will return to garage to see if they can sort that as still in warranty period.
Any thoughts on why my MPG so low would be greatly appreciated. I've been taking it steady too which is most unlike me!