Or how it was looked after. ?
Thanks for educating me. I learned something new. Didn't know babied cars could have problems too. I looked further and read some technical papers about engine break-in, but could only find an article related to babied car in a very old Popular Mechanics article. It says a babied car could form a glaze which is very bad for forming a proper seal....
Why would you take a babied car over the normally driven one? From what I'm seeing out on the intertubes, a babied care is more likely to have issues due to glazing of the cylinder walls....
There you go. Enjoy!Thanks for educating me. I learned something new. Didn't know babied cars could have problems too. I looked further and read some technical papers about engine break-in, but could only find an article related to babied car in a very old Popular Mechanics article. It says a babied car could form a glaze which is very bad for forming a proper seal.
My plan is to drive it normal in between 1500-4000 rpm in the initial 1000 miles, varying the load. Picking up mine probably next week.
This might help.Ps just looking at the picture of the engine. What does the twin power in twin power turbo mean? I know what Turbo does but what's the rest and is it the same on the Cooper and the cooper s
And this too:
Very confusing, mind Q power? Make sure you bring it back 007And this too:
I'm guessing that "Twin Power" refers to having more than one way to improve the performance of the engine; Twin-scroll turbo plus Valvetronic, for example. Or maybe VANOS plus direct injection.
It is kind of confusing. Since the B48 has twin-scroll turbo, Valvetronic, VANOS, and direct injection, it should be "Quadruple Power". But that probably wouldn't fit on the engine cover.
Test drive. 15 minutes in the twisties ought to win over anyone who thinks performance only applies in a straight line. In the old days we had lots of HP but also prodigious consumption of fuel, in a chassis that was easily confused by corners. I suspect even the Justa F56 with that cool little 3-banger would easily smoke many if not most of the cars from back in the day, as long as it wasn't just on the straights.I don't know about you Euros, but there was a time here in the States when real men only drove 8 cylinder cars. OMG, a gas-saving, limp-wristed, 6 cylinder, what an embarrassment! And then 4 cylinder "rice-burners"! Geez, might as well get a bicycle. And now a 3-cylinder? Motorcycles have more than that! How do I explain this to people? Temporary insanity? Senility? A sex change?
Yes. It's more than just how big the engine is, for sure. The Monte Carlo wins were amazing and groundbreaking. Sir Alec really changed the paradigm with the original MINI.Go right back to the 60 s and the original mini. 3 times Monaco rally winner against huge cars with huge egines.and it would've been 4 ex for French cheating. Here in t h e uk legislation is unfairly making cars with big engines expensive to run I love the sound of a v8 and ran a golf r32 ,v6. Nothing sounded quite like it but with petrol at £ 1. 23 a litre .........and teeny roads jammed with cars it's just n not really practical for Mr average. That's why I bought the Cooper. Sounds fantastic too.
Ps we've toured USA and Canada and we are so jealous of your road system.
Daimler had a 2.5litre V8 (hemi heads, even) used in the very 'toothy' SP250 roadster and both Lamborghini and Ferrari built 2.0litre versions of their V8s for the home market, as Italian taxation and licensing rules had a big jump at 2.0 litre.Weren't there a few cars for a while that had V8s that were small displacement? Something like 2.5L?