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Hi,

I have a strange one for you all, not sure if it’s me or my car is making noises. When I have the windows open and I accelerate I can hear a clicking sound, it sounds like its coming from the offside front wheel. I thought at first it could be a stone in the tyre (it’s that sort of click or tap), but I've rotated the wheels recently and there is no sign of anything in the tyre or on the wheel.

It’s even stranger in that I can only hear it when I've got my foot down, I lift off the power and it stops, it doesn't seem to increase in frequency as the car is getting faster either.

Any ideas chaps?

Thanks

Mike
 

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Hi Mike and welcome to MINI2 :D

This kind of noise has been discussed before and I don't think any conclusion was drawn.

This previous thread discusses it quite extensively

http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40874

If its not the same noise that you are hearing then it might be worth trying the search facility looking for "click". It will return lots of results but one of them might be the one you need.

Best of luck

Tony
 

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Balders said:
Hi,

I have a strange one for you all, not sure if it’s me or my car is making noises. When I have the windows open and I accelerate I can hear a clicking sound, it sounds like its coming from the offside front wheel. I thought at first it could be a stone in the tyre (it’s that sort of click or tap), but I've rotated the wheels recently and there is no sign of anything in the tyre or on the wheel.

It’s even stranger in that I can only hear it when I've got my foot down, I lift off the power and it stops, it doesn't seem to increase in frequency as the car is getting faster either.

Any ideas chaps?

Thanks

Mike
Mike read the thread that you've been directed to. You are not imagining things, and some BMW dealers will say that it is not a problem that needs attention.

I believe that you should seek a fix, but be prepared for a number of visits to your dealer. BMW (at least in Australia) insist that the factory is made aware of each and every instance of this issue so by now the factory should be well aware that there are tons of people with this 'problem'. Stand firm and get your dealer to report it to BMW and ask for their response and their proposed fix. If the dealer cannot advise you of what is going to be done then get in touch with BMW/MINI directly. Don't be fannied about by your dealer.

This sort of noise is a nuisance and takes away some of the MINI ownership enjoyment.

Regards, eltel
 

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Thanks Tony,

I've looked through that now and your right it doesn't help to point out what this is. It seems that there are two different types of clicks going on, one on the cooper and another one on the S.

I'm due my first service soon I'll see what my dealer makes of it.

Thanks again.
 

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Tapping/Knocking

Hey there

i'm experiencing a knocking sound also with my new MCS. I discovered this problem the 1st day i drove it out of the dealership. Since that day i've had nothing but problems. Mine is different though, when the car is in neutral (clutch depressed) it makes a horrible knocking sound. when i press on clutch it goes away.
I've recentley found out i need to replace gear box, although i'm quite :bad::bad::bad::bad:ed off that i have to tear the car to bits and its brand new. Along with all that i've had other issues with paint work, stripes etc etc!
I will be writing to BMW Head office as i'm :bad::bad::bad::bad:ed about the whole thing and dont the car anymore! If they dont replace it they can have it back.

DO NOT BUY A CAR FROM ALTO BMW ARTARMON!!

Sorry, had to get off my chest : )

Mic
 
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