Dragon Bound Mini in Distress - Knoxville area

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  1. Zillon

    Zillon Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this posted up on the PhillyMINI facebook page:

    "I-81 just north of Abington VA and I lose power, power steering. Brake, ABS, traction lights come on yellow, battery light is red. Now it won't even turn over.
    Made to a gas station. The nearest MINI dealership is Flow MINI, 105 miles away."

    Is there anyone that's Dragon-bound or within spitting distance who can lend a fellow MINI enthusiast a hand?

    She's getting towed to Knoxville MINI now. Also, car is an R53, equipped with Alta pulley - apparently when she had the belt changed, they put a stock R53 belt on the car. Anyone have a belt?
     
  2. Minidave

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    Just to be sure, check your crank pulley, it has a rubber center than can fail......
     
  3. BlimeyCabrio

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    Yep, sounds like either vanilla belt failure, or belt failure caused by crank pulley failure. Been there, done that.
     
  4. Crashton

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    Or the alternator doesn't alternate.
     
  5. Nathan

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    Contact Aaron over at OutMotoring on Monday. He'll have the parts needed and works with MINI of Knoxville.
     
  6. Zillon

    Zillon Well-Known Member

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    Message relayed. :Thumbsup:
     
  7. mini2nv2004

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    I believe it was the alternator and MINI of Knoxville hooked her up with a loaner to take to the Dragon...
     
  8. Goldsmithy

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    that goes beyond customer service. That's community service. Hats off to ya'all.
     

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