The chronic low oil pressure continues to further damage internal components, due to inadequate lubrication. The timing chain tensioner broke and caused a lot of damage. An engine oil improver designed to improve and fortify any crankcase oil's performance in gasoline or diesel engines. We've purchased this vehicle used and have nothing but issues. In the process I did turn the crankshaft sprocket and it rotates I think how it should. I have since then cleaned up the oil pan, changed the gasket, cleaned up all the bits and pieces of the guide that I could find in the engine and the oil pump.
Is it a coincidence that they just replaced the timing chain and so many other people have had the vacuum pump and time chain failures. After replacing all of this we noticed a small strange noise coming from the valve cover. A bare block would be just that, all internal parts from the engine would be transfered. The car had 49k miles and i was told the engine was warranted for 2 years. Trial and error on my dime! At the last step, you need to torque both sprockets with the pre-tensioner instead of the tensioner. My cams have 3 flat sides and 1 rounded where the cam lockers go. I only had the car 5 months before the chain broke and it had been in the shop a lot of that time.
Also, the battery did die at one point during this, so we charged it and it was turning over strong. All the rest was driver failure for not reacting properly to the warning light. You answered a few questions I had so lets hope I dont make this worse. My 2001 Porsche Boxster S has 127K on it, I regularly change the fluids, filters, brakes, put gas in it as needed, and I go wherever I need to go. If this case qualifies, I would like to join the lawsuit and provide more detailed information about the car.
I have Mini Cooper 2010 hardtop and engine light has now turned on couple of times. I want in on this suit. One of the possible causes for this noise occurs when the timing chain support rail loses tension. . I have had to replace the same engine parts multiple times. If your car still needs a timing chain repair, we can save you hundreds, and in one case, thousands of dollars over what the Mini dealer, or other shops charge for this repair.
I have a 2008 mini hardtop. My 2007 broke down while driving to work. Yay, I get a new engine with the exact same issue as the previous one. The car shut off in traffic in downtown San Francisco. January 20, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if the tensioner is working correctly.
I am disappointed to learn about so many others with the same issue. I called trip A and they looked under the hood. At first we were hoping we caught it in time and we could just replace the chain, but it turns out that we now have a couple of cylinders replaced and have the engine block rebored. I have a R56 2007 Mini Cooper S with a oil light turnining on more often now and has major loss of power at high rpms constantly adding a quart of oil every other week and thick clouds of white smoke come out the exhaust pipe from time to time. Let's take action as one! The N12 and N14 engine consume oil, any engine does this, and since they hold just over 4 quarts of oil, it is highly unlikely that the car will make it to the 15,000 change interval with all the oil intact.
Mini Cooper R56 has an inherent problem s. We purchased an extended warranty which still applies to this vehicle. If there is a class action lawsuit we want in. Liz Boston My mini sounds terrible. I have a 2011 mini cooper and at 75000 miles my car has had the timing chain, oil control valve and finally engine replaced. I could hear the sound reflecting off of walls around me while I was driving. First I thought that it's a bad installation of a seal in term of depth I didn't install new pulley hub, so I tried to push the seal more without removing all the stuff.
I really hope someone will champion our cause and help us get some kind of compensation for these lemons. By the time of the appointment it was so loud that I had it towed in. Mini would not give us anything in writing. I am struggling to find one that is rated for the such a low torque setting. I slowed down and made it to a Pep Boys several miles away.