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 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 01:07PM
Total posts: 842
Last post: Sep 20, 2017
Member since:Jul 15, 2008
US
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Originally Posted by Dr Mini
If it's still under warranty GO FOR IT! If you break it BMW will fix it!
Years ago I had a friend who bought a new 4x4 Bronco. He was on a trip when his rear diff went out. He drove 800 miles back to the dealership on the front diff only—not something you should do.

The service manager said the warranty would cover replacement of the rear diff. My friend asked if they would open up the front diff and check for any damage he may have done driving it 800 miles back to the dealership. This service manager said no, unless there was something wrong with the front diff they're not going to inspect it under the wrranty. My friend snatched the keys back from the service manager and said, "Wait here, I'll be right back."

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 12:34PM
Total posts: 1103
Last post: Sep 21, 2017
Member since:Dec 29, 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by sieb
2016 mini auto transmission, I was told that to flat tow my mini behind a rv that all I had to do was push the yellow button underneath the shifter boot cover. Has anyone tried this and does it work?
Assuming you have a 2016 Hartop, the owners manual states:

"Steptronic transmission: transporting your vehicle"

"Your vehicle must not be towed if the front wheels are touching the ground."

I would recommend the use of a dolly to lift the front axle off the ground....

Ken

 Posted: Sep 8, 2017 12:46PM
Total posts: 6561
Last post: Sep 21, 2017
Member since:May 23, 2002
If it's still under warranty GO FOR IT! If you break it BMW will fix it!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Sep 8, 2017 06:09AM
Total posts: 1866
Last post: Sep 22, 2017
Member since:Oct 4, 2013
dido what minimans just said.. maybe  you should  try  over at the north american motoring forum..  no shortage of STUPICs over there..

 Posted: Sep 7, 2017 01:44PM
Total posts: 3
Last post: Sep 7, 2017
Member since:Sep 7, 2017
I've read the manual, I was just curious if anyone had tried it out.

 Posted: Sep 7, 2017 11:07AM
Total posts: 1314
Last post: Sep 21, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
Check the owners manual. Don't rely on advise on a forum! Better yet call MINI USA 

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Sep 7, 2017 09:28AM
Total posts: 3
Last post: Sep 7, 2017
Member since:Sep 7, 2017
2016 mini auto transmission, I was told that to flat tow my mini behind a rv that all I had to do was push the yellow button underneath the shifter boot cover. Has anyone tried this and does it work?