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Default 6th March 2015, 10:55 PM

Did you buy it from the dealer? If so they know what noises a normal Mini makes. I have a 2010 from new, has always sounded a little like a diesel on startup. I check the oil level regularly as it used a couple of litres early on but that slowed after 6-9 months, doesn't get down to 3/4 between oil changes now. To check the dip stick remove, clean and don't put it back in for a couple of minutes so oil in the tube drains back down. Then return the dipstick to check the level and the top oil mark is a lot clearer.
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Default 7th March 2015, 11:46 AM

Yes Cotswold Mini, I have it back now, it was fine, they kept it 2 days, did various checks. Like you said it's probably normal, best to get it checked out though.
Thanks for the info about the dipstick, I will give that a go

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