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Well, it appears that the alternator that I fitted to my car in April 2021 has failed. Battery light on and no power steering. Voltage not increasing at the battery when the engine is running.

As it's now rather cold and wet I have entrusted my local garage to source and fit a replacement. Low charging voltage could have been the source of my recent running woes. I will wait and see.

I also have a replacement heater matrix to fit. The pipes are hots, the air blend flap is working but the air isn't as hot as it should be. 20 years of crud inside, no doubt.

My Mini ownership ratio is definitely more pain then pleasure at the moment.
Im beginning to feel the same after selling my focus st, slight regret but the track days in the mini make all the regret go away. Battle on and all will become good
 
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