Poodling along the M4 by Bristol yesterday (cruise control @ 75) when suddenly the cruise control and radio swithed off.
After a further half mile I had a selection of warning lights and the engine started hunting and eventually stopped.
With the assistance of other drivers who noticed my plight I managed to coast from the outside lane to the hard shoulder.
By this time the car was dead. :frown:
MINI emergency services were very good
and I was picked up within 90 minutes and taken to to my intended destination - Oxford.
The car has now been collected by the local dealer and I am awaiting the arrival of a hire car.
What I found this morning was that on inserting the ignition key I had a symbol of a car on a ramp.
The engine did start, when tried, at which time the display changed to a dial with a set of zeros underneath.
It was enough to get it onto the breakdown truck, but it sounded sluggish and the window travelled up and down at about a third of its normal speed.
Hopefully this will be no more than an errant sensor somewhere:aargh:
My observations while standing by a very busy, very sunny M4 for 90 minutes was that there are not manny clubmans about -- I did not see even one.
Saw plenty of Coopers and S's although not one of them flashed or waved at a fellow Mini in distress. :hmph:
I will post an update on the problem when Clubber returns.