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Old 05-03-2016, 08:19 AM
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BMW looked on it with derision because it was designed by Chrysler and was acquired when they bought MINI. They didn't like it and said it had lousy fuel economy, which it kinda does. However, the newer Prince motor designed by Peugeot, has shown to have all sorts of issues. I would take the lump any day.
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BMW looked on it with derision because it was designed by Chrysler and was acquired when they bought MINI. They didn't like it and said it had lousy fuel economy, which it kinda does. However, the newer Prince motor designed by Peugeot, has shown to have all sorts of issues. I would take the lump any day.
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Here are a few posts with tons of info on the Tritec from a member who worked on the development of the engine with Chrysler and Rover/MINI.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ml#post4160448

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ec-engine.html

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-the-team.html
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Good info.
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Dare I ask why it was called 'the lump'?
And the term "lump" is a pretty traditional term for a motor in England.... Just like boot for trunk, bonnet for hood...
If you watch "Wheeler-dealers" on velocity network it can be funny at times.
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I do love the british stuff.

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190 hp on the dyno this past weekend.
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Added a Cravenspeed dipstick.
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Here are some pictures of the drivebelt line (crank pulley).
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Here are some images of the rest of the drivebelt line.
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Here are some other images of the motor. I think there might be a leak (based on the oil looking substance on the back of the motor).
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This is the windshield washer bottle under the right fender. I think there's a leak - but I don't know if it's the bottle, the motor or the hose.
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Good luck finding the leak. I have replaced the washer bottle, and the grommets that seal the pump and sender unit. Still when I refill the bottle to 1/2 inch from the top, after a couple of days the fluid level drops to where I can just see it in the curve of the neck of the bottle.
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The Tritec has a cast iron block hence the nickname the "Lump".
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My driver side seat has developed a crack. I guess this might be a spring time fix. Maybe I'll add heated seats.
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