Lack of MINI Coopers

Discussion in 'Other Manufacturers' started by nervousmini, May 8, 2009.

  1. nervousmini

    nervousmini Well-Known Member

    The power up sequence is kind of like this......

    1. Key remote is placed in holder on dash - this "wakes up" the main vehicle body control unit, after key is verified to be active and correct for that vehicle.
    2. Start/Stop button is pressed briefly - rest of vehicle control units "wake up", including climate control/audio ect.....
    3. Start/Stop button is pressed again or held down through step #2 - engine control unit receives signal to engage starter (only if clutch pedal is depressed in manual or brake pedal depressed in a n automatic).
    4. Start/Stop button pressed - ignition and fuel cutoff followed by vehicle power down sequence.

    A bit complicated, but that's how they do it in a nutshell
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I've been following Jack Rickard's Mini Clubman electric conversion -- that car has a ton of computer control modules and sensors in it! :eek:
  3. roadrunner

    roadrunner Well-Known Member

    My wife is getting her 2010 Dark Silver Mini Cooper, manual 6 speed, on Saturday. If you purchase in January, they include the premium package free. I am looking forward to driving it. She is not into performance, but likes the look and feel of the Mini Cooper. Besides, it does get pretty good gas mileage.
    Premium package has this.
    1) Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof (most of the roof)
    2) Harman/kardon Sound System (480 watts, 10 speakers, 5.1 surround sound)
    3) Auto A/C w Active Carbon Air Filter
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  4. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Manual or automatic? :D
  5. roadrunner

    roadrunner Well-Known Member

    6 speed manual is the only thing either of us would consider.
  6. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    :woot: :flag: :D:thumbs_up:
  7. orchardist

    orchardist Member

    Ok, I threw out the first tank as I did not know when the tank was filled and the odometer reset when I took delivery at the dealer.

    So, first tank recorded: 36.33 MPG, mixed driving, seat heater on most of the time as well
    as headlights and heater fan on low setting, some use of the A/C pump. On board computer
    showing mileage average at 36.8.

    Second tank recorded: 37.44 MPG, conditions same as above, average outside air temp in the 40's. On board computer showing mileage average at 37.8. Running on regular 87 octane. Higher octane not needed in these temperatures.

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