R60 Cooper SD All4

1380S

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R60 SD All4
Hi to all, this is my first post.
I own a Mini Countryman Cooper SD All4 Dec 2014 registration, (Jungle Green/White). I bought it from an approved Mini dealer Dec 2015 with 6k miles (ex-demonstrator) on the clock I love the car - but it eats clutches. The first lasted to 20k miles the 2nd to 30k miles and now at 39k it is showing signs of wear again. We (wife and me) are mini fanatics and have had all sorts of minis for over 40 years and is still our main car. It is not our driving style as we have never had this problem with any other of our minis. I have taken this up in writing with MINI but no joy. It would appear on various forums this is a problem with this model with others owners.
I believe the factory clutch assembly is at its threshold with the engine torque and 4 wheel drive and hence reduced life.
Does anyone know where I can get a proven performance clutch fitted, or has a cure for this (I don't want to sell the car)? Anyone out there have a similar problem to me?
Cheers.
 

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JonRook

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I feel your pain I had exactly the same experience with mine and ended up trading it in.

I hunted around the forums and fund everyone complaining but Mini are not willing to admit there's a issue. I did considered speaking with my local performance garage to see if we could match something but decided it was more effort than it was worth... but I'd be interested in hearing if you manage to find something as the mrs did like the car.

Good luck
 

1380S

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Location
Hertfordshire
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R60 SD All4
Thanks for your feedback...if I get a result I will let you know, there must be someone out there with this problem, who has resolved it - without selling the car! \B
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