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Old 04-06-2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gl3038 View Post
I am planning on buying a 2012 Mini Cooper S and I have some concerns about past models carbon build up issues in the air intake. I called the service dept. from a local mini dealer and they claim that the 2012 1.6T engine has address this issue but I can not find and other supporting information that this is true.

Was this service rep. giving me the run-a-round or has mini addressed this issue with their 2012 Cooper S models?
I don't think he was giving you a run-around, but he is giving you the 'party line.'

Starting with the 2011 model year, MINI did alter the crankcase ventilation plumbing, ostensibly to address the issue of carbon build-up on the intake valves. But whether that alteration proves itself out as successful remains to be seen...

X3 w/6-speed & Sport Package:
A sports sedan disguised as an SUV...
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