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DATE CHANGED TO: JUNE 10, 2017 During our run to Avenue of the Giants, Ken Altman told me about the fun he had at the Scottish Games in ...

This Happens To A MINI Towed In First Gear Behind An RV

Poor MINI. Rebrn has all the gory destroyed engine photos and this calculation:
Using the numbers for an 02 mini Cooper S:

First gear = 4.167:1

Final drive = 2.74:1

Tire diameter d = 20.62 in

Circumference c = pi *d = 64.80 in

70 mph to in/min

70 miles * 5280 ft/mile * 12 in/ft = 4435200 in

1 hour * 60 min/hour = 60 min

4435200 in/60 min = 73920 in/min

Now, 73920 in/min * 1 rev/64.80 in = 1141 rpm wheel speed

1141 rpm * 2.74 * 4.167 = 13025 RPM engine speed, not accounting for any clutch slippage.

Diagnosis: FUBAR
 
Poor little guy. Probably kept up for a mile or so.

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