I work delivery, so I regularly drive over 100 miles a day. My mechanics could not find any leaks in the last year, but within the last two weeks, I have noticed that I am leaving a large spot on the ground when overnight parking. My turbo is in need of replacement or repair, which made me think this was the source of the leak/burn of oil, however, she still consumes the same approximate amount when driven without the turbo activated. For awhile now, I have noticed that she has a raspy sound when running. It has not changed in pitch but it is constant. Just today, she started emitting a large amount of thick, brown smoke. It smelled of burning but when the turbo was turned off and the car driven for approximately five minutes, this smoke dissipated. I am trying to do repairs myself as money is always an issue and I am starting to lose faith in my mechanics. They are not certified Mini mechanics, but have always been trustworthy. However, I would rather know how to do repairs myself as I have done in the past with my previous vehicles.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 AT 4:42 PM