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Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-25-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rush2252
Any chance you have the plug swapped on the CTS?...

Any chance you have the plug swapped on the CTS? The wrong connector on it and you will have fans running all the time or if you have a broken wire. How many wires are going to your CTS?
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-25-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rush2252
Check the PCV hose running from the back of the...

Check the PCV hose running from the back of the valve cover down to the intake. It’s an accordion style hose wrapped in a webbing, they are prone to breaking or cracking and it’s hard to tell since...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-25-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,660
Posted By Rush2252
This sounds like a bad neutral safety switch....

This sounds like a bad neutral safety switch. Check the switch on the clutch pedal, it’s the only safety on a manual to prevent the starter relay from completing the start circuit. I bet you will...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-25-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,512
Posted By Rush2252
Check your underhood fuses. One side of the fuse...

Check your underhood fuses. One side of the fuse should be 12v+ on the feed side. The other side is your fused side going out to the circuit.
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-13-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rush2252
If the dipstick doesn’t change the idle try...

If the dipstick doesn’t change the idle try thoroughly inspecting the hose running from the valve cover down fo the intake. It’s ribbed plastic covered in a mesh sleeve they are prone to breaking...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-13-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rush2252
The best way to check the pcv is to pull the...

The best way to check the pcv is to pull the dipstick when it’s running and listen for a change in idle, or a whistling noise. I would suspect you have a major boost leak and that’s why it’s running...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-13-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,512
Posted By Rush2252
It sounds like you have a blown fuse, if the obd...

It sounds like you have a blown fuse, if the obd II port isn’t working. Did you check all of the fuses under the hood? It’s possible that the key lost programming but not likely. Focus on getting...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-13-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,060
Posted By Rush2252
You will need a scanner capable of reading bmw...

You will need a scanner capable of reading bmw specific codes. You will also need to clear the codes and probably register the battery. They are very fickle. You have to register a replacement and...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-02-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,884
Posted By Rush2252
Your assumption that the thermostat is always...

Your assumption that the thermostat is always open is incorrect. The thermostat opens and closes, when closed the fan is cooling the coolant in the radiator, once the thermostat opens the hot coolant...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-02-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,660
Posted By Rush2252
I would lean towards a neutral safety switch. If...

I would lean towards a neutral safety switch. If this is an automatic it should be out on the transmission, it could also be in the interlock switch. The neutral safety switch will leave the starter...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-02-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,660
Posted By Rush2252
Just to clarify, you can insert the key and use...

Just to clarify, you can insert the key and use the push button but the car doesn’t crank. By jumping across the terminals of the starter relay you are able to start the car and it stays running?
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 11-02-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rush2252
Yes, that is your issue! You are experiencing a...

Yes, that is your issue! You are experiencing a vacuum leak (unmetered) since it is behind the throttle body. You are talking about the pcv hose running from the VC correct?
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-29-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,884
Posted By Rush2252
They are a two speed fan controlled by the...

They are a two speed fan controlled by the resistor. The high speed runs whenever the AC is on and also whenever the thermostat opens up.
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Rush2252
Sounds like you need to have the valves cleaned....

Sounds like you need to have the valves cleaned. Walnut blasting is offered at the dealer or you can DIY it.
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Rush2252
Did you get this issue resolved?

Did you get this issue resolved?
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,777
Posted By Rush2252
This is an old thread but the only thing that...

This is an old thread but the only thing that will cause a wire to burn insulation is a dead short to ground on a hot wire. I would take a meter and check resistance of the solenoids inside the...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,594
Posted By Rush2252
SITUATION "Service Engine Soon" light is...

SITUATION
"Service Engine Soon" light is illuminated. Fault code P1498 (Unmetered air after compressor) is stored in DME.
CAUSE
The plastic inlet duct at the supercharger has separated at the...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,594
Posted By Rush2252
I would recommend not driving this until you get...

I would recommend not driving this until you get it fixed. It sounds like it’s running lean, and on a forced induction car you can burn a hole in a piston if it’s running too lean. My 05 had the...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,544
Posted By Rush2252
When you checked the charge were you using a...

When you checked the charge were you using a professional set of gauges to monitor high and low side or just a cheapy for the low side? It sounds like the high side head pressure maybe trying to...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Rush2252
The fuel caps are a big culprit too. They can...

The fuel caps are a big culprit too. They can create a small or large leak when the tank is trying to vent back into the intake. My r56 base was doing this and giving me a massive
Headache. Also...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,244
Posted By Rush2252
If there is rust on the interior fuse box I would...

If there is rust on the interior fuse box I would check the sunroof drains, and then rear into both pick panels. There are several connectors that are prone to corrosion if the sunroof drains get...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,187
Posted By Rush2252
You can get the rear one out with a 3/8 ranch and...

You can get the rear one out with a 3/8 ranch and a shorty extension. It helps if you pull the PCV hose loose from the valve cover and move it out of the way. I would pull the both and inspect the...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Rush2252
https://youtu.be/v4_1RJUcjI4 Eugene I...

https://youtu.be/v4_1RJUcjI4


Eugene I sent you a private message. Check the 6 pin harness, mine was badly corroded from a coolant leak at the reservoir tank. The previous owner tried to JB WELD...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Rush2252
Why was my reply posted?

Why was my reply posted?
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,525
Posted By Rush2252
Have you ever change the in tank fuel filter?...

Have you ever change the in tank fuel filter? Also check the two vacuum lines under the intercooler on the passenger side. One runs to the fuel pressure regulator and the other T’s into the vent...
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