Originally Posted by cogitate
curious, how did this end up?
I was taken out of town for a few days and returned
to have the work fully completed.
The tech manager said that they also added a new Fly Wheel and that examination of the OEM part
suggested a defect at the time of manufacture.
The car is ... for all intents and purposes... a new driving experience.
It performs the way it should have been when it left the factory, originally.
The clutch pedal feel is dramatically lighter with engagement coming on smoothly towards the end of it's travel.
There is no serious slipping required and no feeling that the car will stall.
In short, it drives the way any other Cooper S does, albeit not so quickly due to it's chubbiness.
This was all covered under warranty.