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Justin S

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2,292 posts

147 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Saved some money on the insurance last week . Wife comes home , I give her the good news and she said the PAS wasnt working............bugger .......
Mate took the pump off and sent it to ACS on Monday. Just come back this morning repaired. Pretty quick turn around. Hopefully be back on the road tonight. Hopefully that will be the end of repairs this year, its getting expensive.

mike9009

1,916 posts

129 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi

WE had the same happen to our MCS some years ago. What were the costs involved? What size alloys do you have fitted?

Luckily ours was still under warranty. My wife was driving at the time, and didn't cause any problems until she needed to park it.... but parking was always a problem judging by the state of the alloys! <sexist mode off>

Mike

Justin S

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2,292 posts

147 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
We got ours repaired at ACS power steering and cost £155 including carriage, which was pretty good. Arrived at 10 am yesterday and mate fitted it at his workshop and collected last night. We have 17 inch alloys which are Team Dynamics. Hopefully now we can have a bit of repair free time on the mini. With having changed the sump gasket, supercharger oil, power steering pump, idlers and belt and tyres in the last 2 months, is being a bit of an expensive excercise.

burns76

293 posts

104 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
Had mine done in June this year free of charge via Mini Customer Service. It's a 53-reg Mini Cooper S with (at that time) 95k miles on the clock, which has been serviced by an independent since it ran out of TLC pack in January 2008. Knew what the problem was as soon as it happened; rang Mini Customer Service whilst awaiting recovery and started the ball rolling there and then. All we had to pay for was a £100 diagnostic fee (notwithstanding that I diagnosed it for them at the roadside rolleyes ) but it was a small price to pay for getting a brand new PAS pump with warranty. I'm led to believe from the good folk on Mini2 that the total cost would have been in the region of £550 (via stealer) had we paid. Obviously, if it wasn't being done for free it would have gone to our usual indie for repair. cool

Justin Cyder

12,624 posts

35 months

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
Can I infer from that burns that Mini roll over on PAS repairs irrespective of age & mileage? Mine's alright but obviously it's well known as a notorious weak point on these.
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fatpasty

1,561 posts

52 months

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Tuesday 23rd October 2012 quote quote all
burns76 said:
Had mine done in June this year free of charge via Mini Customer Service. It's a 53-reg Mini Cooper S with (at that time) 95k miles on the clock, which has been serviced by an independent since it ran out of TLC pack in January 2008. Knew what the problem was as soon as it happened; rang Mini Customer Service whilst awaiting recovery and started the ball rolling there and then. All we had to pay for was a £100 diagnostic fee (notwithstanding that I diagnosed it for them at the roadside rolleyes ) but it was a small price to pay for getting a brand new PAS pump with warranty. I'm led to believe from the good folk on Mini2 that the total cost would have been in the region of £550 (via stealer) had we paid. Obviously, if it wasn't being done for free it would have gone to our usual indie for repair. cool
Do you pay anything for the Mini Customer Service? I have a 2003 MCS just covered 74k so I guess it wont be long before the PAS pump will fail.

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