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I broke down tonight! Well, kind of. I drove through a section of deep water this afternoon. Not stupid deep.....I watched a wee Ford Connect van go through it before I attempted it. Dried off my brakes and carried on my merry way. Got to my destination about 4 miles later. Five hours later, got back in the car, started her up and I couldn't get a gear, any gear! WTF. Engine off, clutch in, gears there. Engine back on....NOTHING. I was seconds away from phoning the MINI hotline number (the 0870 one....I assume that's the rescue one), when my dad suggested a wee bump start, in gear. Found a gear ok that way and managed to get home no bother. The only thing I can think of is the water short circuited something? Steve wondered if something physically was getting in the way, like a branch, but that wouldn't explain how it could select when engine off. Anyone else encountered anything similar?? Should I report it to dealer?