There was no apparent leak anywhere so I do not know how long it had been going on.
The Mini dealership has now repaired it but I am concerned that the engine will fail in the near future as parts have been compromised.
They found metal fragments in pan after dropping oil.
I had put 2 quarts in when I discovered there was none and that it what they found when they dropped the oil pan.
The dealer is telling me everything is fine and I have asked Mini to extend their warranty to prove hey feel the car is in fact OK to which their reply has been no.
The car definitely sounds different than it did before as now there is a louder metal sound in engine.
My warranty is up at 48K miles so I am very afraid I will be replacing major items shortly after warranty is up.
Can you give me some advise as to what you might do if this was your car?
Get rid of it?
Disillusioned Mini Cooper Owner
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 3:20 PM