This topgrade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a wellbalanced design and high level of. Good news if you own a 20072010 mini cooper s over 30,000 miles on the odometer, youve likely paid to have the timing chain system, or perhaps even the engine, repaired or replaced. A timing chain runs inside the engine, as it needs to be lubricated by the engine oil. The timing chain in my car broke and caused catastrophic engine. The second time it came apart taking the timing chain with it and all of the. Get reliability information for the 2007 mini cooper from consumer reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. Mini cooper s r56 timing chain replacement made easy. The bentley manual which is fairly disappointing compared to other repair manuals ive had, for instance.
A repair manual has proper instructions and a diagram with timing marks. Cost of replacing a timing chain cars and prices paid. The 2008 mini cooper s has 4 problems reported for timing chain broke. With over 30 years of experience working in the uk auto repair industry, mini timing chains have a wealth of knowledge and specialist experience in repairing your mini. Hiring a mechanic to replace a timing chain typically. I understand that an authorized bmw dealership may contact me with offers or information about their products and services. Engine timing part chains set timing chain kits, scitoo fits for mini cooper 1. The most reliable of the transmissions mini manufactured is the 6 speed manual variation. Unlike most cars, the mini cooper uses a metal timing chain rather than a. See how to replace the timing chain on mini cooper r56 models. I have a customer that had 5 of them replaced within 70,000 miles before his vehicle went out of warranty. Stock problemsissues diy for timing chain replaement recently broke. I was excited to see this timing chain kit at such a great price. Recently the timing chain broke and the car only covered.
Some mini coopers made from 20072010 use a prince engine, and the design of those can. I have a 2007 mini cooper s bought at palo alto bmwmini. The timing chain in mini cooper cars can loosen at relatively low mileage. Consumers complain of mini cooper timing belt failures. Editorial notice the manufacturer pursues a policy of continu.
The timing chain rattle as discussed in an earlier blog post is a common problem. Good news mini cooper timing chain warranty extension. I have a 20 red 2 door hatch back manual mini cooper that the mechanic said has a busted engine. Diy for timing chain replaement north american motoring. If the tensioner fails, the timing chain fails, resulting in catastrophic engine malfunction. Weve seen many installations where the chain is off by a tooth. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide. Part 2 2011 mini cooper r56 n18 timing chain and thermostat. Bmw mini cooper s with broken timing chain guides causing a loud rattling noise at idle. I barely made it home after hearing an awful noise. A timing belt typically needs to be replaced between 40,000.
Bent valves and other common issues after a timing belt. The 2009 mini cooper s has 5 problems reported for timing chain broken. The 2007 mini cooper has 118 nhtsa complaints for the engine at 62,985 miles average. Mini cooper questions i have a 2007 mini cooper that. For whatever reason the customer had the camshaft bolts out and cranked. I instruct mini usa, a division of bmw of north america, llc to provide my information to an authorized mini dealership. I have read bmw in other countries have distributed a service manual on. I bought a 2007 mini cooper, used, at a ford dealership in august of 2010. Timing tensioner problems of the 2007 mini cooper s part 1.
Here are five problems owners of mini coopers built between 2000 and 2006. My brother froy helped me out and did most of the job. Mini cooper, cooper s, clubman r55, r56, r57 service manual. Prices paid and comments from costhelper s team of professional journalists and community of users. Cooper cooper s congratulations on your new mini this owners manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle.
How to replace rear brakes on a 200715 mini cooper duration. Mini factory timing chain repair kit for the cooper s engine with the turbocharger. I loved this car until the timing chain broke without warning, causing catastrophic engine failure. The timing chain had begin rattling and was inspected at a mini dealership. Camshaft timing chain from the mini cooper, cooper s, clubman r55, r56, r57 service. For an 07s, repair costs might be more than the book value get it apart and. Find mini cooper recalls information, reported by the nhtsa, and we will help you find a nearby service center where you can get your car fixed. Timing belts dont often give you a lot of warning when. Timing chain failure can also result in engine failure, requiring engine replacement. Improperly set timing will cause a variety of problems such as lack of. Our list of 5 known complaints reported by owners can help you fix your 2007 mini cooper. Mini cooper r56 turbocharged engine timing chain guides.
If you do the work yourself, youre gonna need a bentley manual. N18 timing chain replacement cost mini cooper forum. Easy mini cooper r56 timing chain replacement done on the side of the road in queens nyc. Consumers complain of mini cooper timing belt failures class action lawsuit singles out 20072009 models. A timing chain is made of metal, similar to a bicycle chain. This is the kit that the mini dealership uses when repairing the cold start rattle problem. Your timing belt tells the pistons when to rise and fall, and the valves when to open and close. Mini owners and service manual access your manual mini usa. Mini factory oem replacement guide rail for the timing chain. Read the article before attempting this repair, as there are many special tools required and it is no easy task. The most reliable of the transmissions mini manufactured is the 6 speed manual. Recall all mini cooper s and mini cooper jcw john cooper.
Dealer told the person i bought it from she needed a new motor because timing chain failed. Well the story she told me it was driving fine she stopped at a store and when she came out from the store it didnt start. In august 2014 my low mileage, fully maintained 2009 r56 mini cooper s suffered total engine. Ewk camshaft timing chain cam locking tool for mini cooper s n14 r55 r56. Morning all, im looking for a little bit of advice. Bmws timing chain problem comes back to haunt carmaker irish solicitor inundated with bmw owners keen to sue over n47 diesel engine failures. The most accurate 2007 mini coopers mpg estimates based on real world results of 2. Nothing is fool proof, and even with bmw engineering expertise behind them, the mini cooper does occasionally. Owners manual mini cooper parts and accessories mini.221 429 1442 1448 810 1420 109 1041 639 943 551 251 287 1182 1353 505 1504 722 1117 212 960 1060 115 643 745 860 938 1216 1436 259 239 840 48 6 937