You may want to use the search function for more information on this phenomenon. Many MINI owners have reported similar noise and the general conclusion is that it is the normal function of the MINI’s ABS system self-checking itself upon first hitting 12 mph (20 kph) each journey.Redhotmini said:how about a big "CLUNK" sound when pulling away in second gear??? i seem to get this when the engine is cold, not sure if its the engine or transmission though
This is common on many cars - My Audi A4 V6 and MINI included - it is caused by the hydraulic tappets - the oil drains out of the tappets over night and takes a little time to re-fill the tappets on start-up in the morning.BlisterinCooper said:Does anyone elses engine rattle on start-up after leaving over night. My car only seems to do this when it gets around freezing after being left all day or over night.? Doesn't happen all the time?
I bought a brand new Ford Probe, 24v V6, when they first came out in the UK (M reg) and I had it for 3 years. It definitely didn't rattle once?Major Clanger said:Before my MINI Cooper I had a Ford Probe 24v.