last one i drove with new clutch bit 3/4 travel , they have self adjusting back plate that as clutch wears it rotates and takes up any free travel,, its possible a simple bleed or have found on some can give this mech a shock and maybe get it to rotate by stalling the car in reverse on a hill a few times can shock this adjuster back to giving the correct bite point failing that might be rusted up or jammed maybe,, link below shows how it works,Hi all,
I am new to the forum and have just bought a 2016 Mini One Countryman 1.6 petrol from main dealer Halliwell Jones, never having driven one previously. Due to Covid restrictions, I had to buy the car on the basis of a visual inspection and walk around only, then click and collect to take delivery. So no test drive. The clutch pedal 'bite' is right at the top of the pedal travel so different to the many 'standard' mini hatch variants I've owned.
The dealer has agreed to inspect the car just as soon as possible but the sales manager says that a high-bite point is typical for the countryman. Is that correct? If that is the case, then I won't worry but, to me, a high bite usually means the clutch is worn out! Mileage is 28,000. The clutch works OK and is smooth with no slip. It will just take time to adjust muscle-memory to get a smooth take off and gear changes.