To start im beginning to think Broknsmurf hates going to MOTD, This may also be preemptive as I haven't been home long. To start I drove from Dallas, GA to Robinsville on tuesday (about 176 miles) without issues. I filled up at the shell in Robinsville (93 as always) and proceeded to Fontana where my car was parked for the rest of the day. Fast forward to the sunrise smokies run on Wednesday. My MINI is driving without issue. While we are cruising on 74 (around 60MPH) I get an SES light its a P2096 never had any weird blips studders or anything. Once we get to the visitors center at the smokies I clear the code with my scan gauge and the light remained off for the rest of the drive (through the smokies up through TN and back on the dragon) The next day on the brewery run I get the same light on 74 cruising at about 60 (seeing a trend here?) Long story short even after clearing the light it eventually comes back but it only seems to happen when im riding steady speeds which always tends to be in the 50-60 range. I have done searches on this code and it seems like there are multiple causes for it. unfortunately for me I have to do my emissions test in about 3 weeks so I need to figure this out. Before my trip I replaced my IC boots (a week before to be exact) I saw a thread where someone mentioned a replacing the boots remedied this code. I plan on redoing the job just in case maybe something isn't sitting right there. I also plan on checking the exhaust flange gasket because when I put my used borla on if I remember correctly I reused the factory gasket and maybe it is now leaking. Am I on the right path with my thinking here? or is it possible I am over thinking this all together and that maybe for some reason my MINI just doesn't like something about the gas in NC? I filled up this morning but still had 75miles left on my range and got the light on again on my ride into work. I have also read that this code is a hard code on several threads and that a special tool is needed to clear it. however when I clear the code with my scangauge the light will remain off for sometime until I get to moving at a steady 60, even then it is unpredictable on when it turns on. I did the ice cream run on Saturday and the light didn't turn on until I left Bryson city (after a fill up at shell if that helps) If you are still with me so far I apologize for the long post, just want to get as much info in as possible.