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PostSubject: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 17:33


Diving home, stuck in queue, the queue moves on, but I have little / no power.

Pulled-in, turned everything off, counted to ten, started up again.

Got the yellow engine icon again three more times on the way home.

Logged it with MINI, now waiting for a man with a van load of tools to turn up.



Any one else experienced the yellow engine icon on a MCS?
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 19:03

That doesn't sound like a fun journey home, can't say I've experienced the same - I have read the engine does the power save thing to preserve itself so I guess it's a positive it did what it should?! hope the mechanic can make it go BRMMMM again soon! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 20:14

Hi Lee,

It happened on the hill by Canon. Managed to slowly crawl to the car-park at The Angel.
I was Ok-ish after that put no real power.


OK!  BMW said no, phone a dealer.  Did that. 2 mins later, dealer phoned back. No! Phone MINI.
So MINI Emergency came out, plugged in a mile of CAT5 and chunky laptop. Computer says, "High Pressure Fuel Pump Fault" (Or something like that?)
Techy guy returning first thing tomorrow, following me to Vines. He'll discuss his diagnostics and get the hire car sorted.

I'll let you know what hire car I get. Has to be similar he tells me.

Now, I need a :beer:

What! No :beer: smilie?! Outrageous!
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 21:27

Sorry to here the problems Richard, hopefully it won't take to long to repair.

When I had to use MINI Emergency, they rent a car from Enterprise and I had a 3 series!

Unless you swap your insurance it's a big excess but it can be reduced to nil which includes windscreen and tyres etc. for a fee, I knew I'd be having one for at least 2 weeks (turned out to be nearly 3) the fee was something like £10 or £20 a day!!! I argued the toss and they halved it with a maximum cap of £50 which I thought not to bad as the admin fee on my insurance was £20 which would have been x 2 for when I put it back to the MINI....

Anyway good luck Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 22:35

Heck! I ain't payin' no XS! Doesn't fully comp cover all that stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   11th September 2014, 22:41

You will be on their insurance and it has if I remember right a £1000 excess!!

You have the option to transfer it to your own (don't know what excess you have) and have that excess. The trouble is any little mark they will bill you for at whatever rate they charge for repairs......

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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 07:47

I've had that happen to me, a 55 reg ONE. A pupil had just come off test. Car would only move 5 mph. Limped round corner and remembered it had happened to Andrew's 52 reg S. Got out, locked and unlocked the car and sorted. Thank God it did it after her test.
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 07:56

Ah! Interesting, I guess the 5mph is what I had until I stopped, switched it off, and started up again.

Now waiting for engineer to return at 08:30ish.
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 09:13

Bumble will cruise no gas at 5 mph (saves diesel on a lesson) ha ha. It was the locking and unlocking of the door from outside that did the trick. It did not solve it from doing it inside. And I lost all of dashboard instrumentation.
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 10:25

MINI at Vines, now waiting on Enterprise for the hire car.
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 16:20

Have experienced similar excess on hire or loan car,I wonder what they think your meant to do when cars in the garage ? Does sound like the safety mechanism to prevent further damage looked after the car,hope your back on the road soon thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 22:07

Hire car is a white 63-plate 1-series diesel.
Excess at £250 & paid £20 for 4 days' windscreen & tyre cover.

How can a 1-series seem so huge? :-|
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   12th September 2014, 22:22

Now you say £20 for 4 days that's what mine was £5 per day.

Pretty sure the excess was nil and covered windows & tyres etc.

I had a black 1 series, boring but nice easy driver.... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   19th September 2014, 08:45

All fixed and back on the road Monday.

Whilst it was there they did the brake fluid service, what they didn't do, was reset the service indicator.

Is this the correct procedure, or should it be done by a dealer?
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   19th September 2014, 08:52

I'd swing by the stealers and get them to do it - better safe than sorry!
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PostSubject: Re: Yellow engine warning icon   22nd September 2014, 09:27

Vines checked it out, it's for the front pads at £170.

MOT and TLC service all due too, so will book it all in for a day sometime soon.

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