In the past month or so I’ve noticed some weird behavior out of my car. 2006 Mini Cooper 130K miles on it (still going strong!!) Automatic.
Scenario 1 - Driving in D accelerating at a normal pace (read, not gunning it) the RPM’s spike rapidly from 3K to 4K and the car almost sounds like it’s redlining. Once it hits 59-60MPH it drops back down to 3K RPM and the rest of the acceleration is normal.
Scenario 2 - Cruising on the highway at about 70+. Normally start taking the foot off the gas to slow down with traffic and when my speed drops to about 60MPH the RPMs spike again from around 3K to about 4K. When the car gets below 60MPH the RPMs drop again. If i let the car come to a stop the RPMs decrease normally without any other spikes.
Scenario 3 - Driving in sport mode (yeah buddy) around 20-30MPH it almost feels like the car is not up-shifting and the rpms go crazy. jump from 2500 to about 4-4500 and finally the car lurks forward.
Haven’t gotten a chance to take it in yet as i’m thinking of getting a new car but i’m just really wondering if anyone has any idea what’s going on.