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Roger, BMW Master Tech
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Experience:  10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
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Mannifold glowing cherry red, 04 mini, yes, jumpy starting

Customer Question

mannifold glowing cherry red
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 04 mini cooper
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: jumpy starting off but then runs good. rpm up&down when idile
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 100k
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David thanks for visiting the site. the catalytic converter is clogged and will need replaced.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no engine light
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
shouldnt the engine light come on
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

the ONLY reason a manifold glows red is a clogged converter. do not drive the vehicle anymore until its replaced. you will cause major problems

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

I have to get to my shop and will be back on in a while.

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

just checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

do you still need help? if not it would be nice to let me know. thank you