About 2 minutes running time I thought I heard a light tap when lightly bringing revs up 22-2800 revs…sounding like a classis con-rod knock to my ear. Issues like these can bankrupt you if you go to a dealer. However usually there is no noticeable symptoms and absolutely no catalytic efficiency check engine light. A defective timing chain can cause damage to the engine and present serious safety concerns. Also, using Tier 1 gas may be beneficial as well.
Called this morning and there is no compression in the engine. The rubber can crack over time and create a leak that will mess with the idle. First trip to mechanic, the engine valve cover was found to be cracked. The picture is of the pieces left after it has broken into multiple pieces. Unfortunately the location of the turbocharger is at the highest point in the exhaust system and that turns the turbo into a heat sink for the heat in the exhaust. Over time as the tensioner gets even weaker the engine will start to rattle more.
As a result of the alleged defect, consumers will be required to pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to repair or replace the oil filter housing unit, oil filter gaskets, oil filter cover, oil pumps, oil feed lines, oil pan, valves, and seals. In Place of an external hose on the passenger side, the vacuum line is internal to the valve cover. So a full set of piston, rings, standard sized con rod bearings, screws, etc went in and all should have been honky-dory. This improper mixture of fuel in the combustion chamber can cause pre-ignition which can, will, and does cause pistons to crack. With less than 10,000 miles on the replacement engine, in July, 2016, the timing chain failed again.
And sometimes the only symptom is high oil consumption ~1qt per 1000 miles , engine miss fire, low power, and boost. There is nothing to it: the next time you fill up add a bottle of Techron cleaner to your tank before you pump the gas. We have moved most of our customers to another used engine, as that seems the best value, economically. Ignore those that say to leave the manifold intake boot on. If the turbocharger is exposed to heat after the engine is off oil will burn on the turbine shaft. The warranty on the High Pressure Fuel Pump has been extended to beyond the 2009 models to include 2010, 2011 and 2012. Now its got a true blown head gasket and who knows what else is screwed, its knocking like hell.
It really does work wonders. Senior team at carmax is currently evaluating my case. If you have this problem, call us right away, before failure. My old R53 had oil pressure of when it was new at 120,000 miles…I attribute that to the oil and the frequency of changes. I was forced to pull over and get towed home. If this re-occurs after October, any extended warranty will be gone, as the car will have be in service for 7 years. Here is what actually happens to the turbocharger when heat soaks into it after the engine has been turned off.
This failure causes hot oil to leak all over a hot turbo. The first issue is the rear crank case ventilation. This blockage leads to an uneven distribution of air flow into each combustion chamber and this is one of the worst things that can happen to a turbocharged engine. Over time the burnt oil builds up in the turbine pressure seal C-clip groove and eventually locks the C-clip in place on the shaft see Figure 1. Rod bearing feel snug but may be the next replacement project. The N13 replaced the naturally aspirated engine and was produced from 2011 to 2015.
Please if you encounter an accessibility or usability issue on this site. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who provided an oil change and cleared a dtc. I regularly changed the oil, fully synthetic and used it as a daily commute,220 miles and several track days. A test drive confirmed that the car was doing much better now. Things were definitely moving in the right direction but there was still room for improvement.
Anyway now the mini even though kept shiny looking on the exterior , the interior under the hood its a crying mess. At 75,000 miles mini offered to inspect and replace, if needed, the timing chain. It was unfortunate that it took a lawsuit and too many years for mini to step up to this problem, but they finally did step up. Bare engine without any peripheral components. The lawsuit alleged that the company installed in Mini Cooper Hardtop and Clubman models. This is a quick way to confirm all emission monitors have passed or have yet to pass.
However before the turbo is damage by the back pressure the back pressure pushes oil into the intake system through the compressor side of the turbo causing other issues. Bare engine without any peripheral components. Bare engine without any peripheral components. Oil dipstick firmly in place and not loose? This allows exhaust to get into the engine via the turbo when the car is under full boost and pressure builds in the engine as the exhaust enters through the turbo see figure 2. These timing chain issues are not only an undue burden on the consumer, they can be potentially fatal if a timing chain fails at an unfortunate moment. Engine orders require a refundable Core Charge. See most of these cars are on the Mini service plan, and only having the oil changed every 15,000 miles.
If you understand the actual issue you will be able to keep your car running longer and at higher boost pressures without these type of problems. Your Mini cooper does turn on an axillary pump to prevent the oil from burning but it only runs for 5min after turning off the engine. The N13 was effectively replaced by the turbocharged three-cylinder engine. I remember when we ordered our Mini it took 7-8 months to arrive fresh of the boat. For various reasons, oil burning, leaks, inability to measure engine oil level correctly or lack of timely oil changes I recommend oil is changed every 7,000 miles and not wait for the oil change light which can activate with higher mileage which is a generally shared consensus in the community the engine requires a certain level of oil due to the hydraulic nature of the Vanos system and the hydraulic chain tensioner. I later found out this was due to a failed timing chain with numerous complaints and no recall. Over time the spring fails or breaks and makes a lovely crunchy sound when depressed manually which seems to be aggravated by dirty or low oil.