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Re: how two start a mini cooper one after two years?
Change the oil and oil filter. Make sure you allow plenty of time for all of the old oil to drain.
Drain the gas tank, flush the fuel lines, or you could just add some Water Remover and Antifreeze to your fuel system to absorb any built up condensation and fill up with fresh gas.
Check Radiator fluid, if it's discolored drain and replace .
Make sure your tires have air to the appropriate pressure. Drive slowly for the first few miles until the tires heat up and any flat spots work out.
If you have taken your battery out prior to storage, reconnect the battery. If the battery was left in the car, and you have had it stored for more than a year, you will need to replace the battery.
Remove the spark plugs. If your car has been sitting in storage for over 3 months, with the spark plugs removed, add a little Marvel Mystery Oil to help lubricate the cylinders.
With the spark plugs still out, turn the engine over a few times to get the oil working through the car. Keep cranking the engine until the oil pressure reads normal and the oil pressure light has gone off.
Replace the spark plugs and their leads in the correct order.
Start the car and let it idle and warm up for a few minutes.
Take the car for a short 10 to 20 mile trip, note of any odd sounds. When the car is back in the garage, look for any leaks and check all fluid levels again.
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P1689 - No communication between ECM & Injection Pump Module. This is why it's a hard start and the peddle isn't acting like it should. There's a problem where the (Computer) ECM, isn't making contact with the Injection Pump module. So the computer doesn't know what the pump is doing or sending. Could be a cut in the wires, corrosion, etc.. So many things it could be, fuel pressure is low.
Just had starter changed on Mini Cooper S '06. Tried to start the car after come back from shop and: outside and dash lights are flashing, window goes up and down but the engine wont start. Help solving this mistery.
change transmission fluid
oil and filter
cabin air filter
oil and filter
cabin air filter
every two years replace brake fluid
every four years replace engine coolant
providing that you have it check brakes, lines, hoses and belts for wear and tear at every service interval
the battery may be the problem there is a rating on batteries called CCA this is Cold Cranking Amps. This is how much cranking amps the battery has in cold conditions.When it is warmer the cranking amps increase to start the vehicle.
If you have removed the front bumper then there were holes in the metal bumper the size of baseballs on either side. Just to the outside of these holes and behind on the core support is where the horns are suppose to be. Your outside temp gauge should be the longest wire on the drivers side that comes through the metal and attaches to the inside of the plastic bumper.