Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MINI Changes Scoops And Hood Materials Due To Heat Caused Sag

MINI’s 1.6L turbo engine design directs much of the heat generated by the engine to the side closest to the hood/bonnet and, as a result, the plastic hood scoops on the “S” model  may warp due to excessive heat. MINI has recognized the problem and starting in March 2010 will change to a new “metalized” plastic scoop that will be standard on the MCS and JCW models. MINI will likely take care of current owners with saggy scoops through its warranty program and those out of warranty are likely to be treated on a case by case basis.

[Source: MotoringFile]

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