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OK so I collected a Cooper S for my daughter a couple of weeks back and it's a real beauty. It's a late 2006 with 25k miles on the clock and is in mint condition direct from the dealers.

My only concern is that on start up and for the first few minutes of running it sounds like a bag of nails.

To me it sounds like hydraulic tappets not filled with oil (but I'm not familiar with this engine) and when first driving off the best description is it sounds like a diesel. Putting the aircon or fan on makes it a lot louder which I assume is simply loading the engine. Once settled down it's silent.

How normal is this on the Cooper S? Anything to worry about or is it how they are? Going in for a few minor post delivery fixes so best armed and sure before.

Thanks for any comments
 

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Thanks for the quick reply - read the last 10 pages or so and that's indeed what I have.

Going into the dealers next Monday so will have words
 
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