Now she's been driving this thing for a week plus, no coolant leaks on the driveway. Buttoned it back up and still had a massive water leak into the crankcase. This is a pattern of defective engineering and not a randon quality problem that deserves a recall. Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certain turbocharged Mini models for vehicle fires. My email is This is my secondary email. The service attendant declared that he had no experience with any engine fires in his tenure with Mini. Buy the Bentley Manual, it will pay for itself in short order.
The dealer stated that there is minor wear on the cam carrier cap, which causes the bearing seal to fail, thus causing the fault code. Shortly, after in March my car started to smoke from the engine and my car bursted into flames. While driving 60 mph, smoke appeared from the vehicle and the service engine, coolant, and oil warning indicators illuminated. I also emailed the head of the dealership and there was no response. Keep the jack under the motor so that it is supported, and the weight not resting completely on the frame.
If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. The vehicle was towed to the nearest Mini dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. The pic below shows how one case, the pieces did get caught in the oil pump chain, stretching it, and almost causing it to be thrown and killing the motor altogether. Sump came off again, oil looks clean and clear. What about the water pump you ask? The issue is the chain tensioner….
The timing chain is a known failure and still has no recall. I would like to have this issue investigated, as Mini must certainly have heard from more customers besides me and they are doing nothing about it. Technically, your system will take 4. Once the tensioner is weak it allows slack in the chain usually manifesting at initial startup but then as oil pressure builds the engine will quiet down. You could damage the sealing surface so it will not seat properly, resulting in a leak. For now I asked the dealer to proceed with this deal.
May 31, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, 7 is correct. Comments and Suggestions: Thomas Comments: Hi I have read the above article about Auxiliary Coolant Pump Replacement for Mini. I reached out for the dealer and they said timing was out and vanos was not working properly. Install the new water pump and evenly tighten all the fasteners. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Turbocharger failed in August, but Mini of austin blamed failure on lack of oil changes.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. If there is anything you cannot find in our catalog please and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you locate the part you need, fast. It is mounted to the engine block, below the turbocharger. It is important not to use a metal scraper or razor blade here. Top bolt is a reach but doable.
Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. The vehicle was coasted over to the side of the road and towed to a repair shop. Country of Manufacture: Germany Manufacture Quality: Genuine Shipping Weight lbs : 0. Looks like a normal oil passage or head bolt hole. Ambient or oil temperature has no effect on this run time. I put the correct plug in and was hoping I would get lucky, buy no deal.
I tried pouring coolant and it just spilled out onto the ground. Over time as the tensioner gets even weaker the engine will start to rattle more. Consumer writes in regards to issues with timing chain the consumer stated the engine light illuminated one week after being serviced. The vehicle was not repaired. Remove the pump fasteners, and remove the pump from the engine block. See our tech article on. Seems like last year and this year will be the year to poor money into this car, first the water pump,Serpentine belt and then a some sensor thing, now this.