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Old 08-10-2018, 04:53 PM
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2009 Engine Cover Missing?

I have a 2009 Mini Cooper S convertible with the turbo engine. I noticed when I was checking the oil that there were two empty threaded holes. I have attached a picture. Is there a cover that is supposed to cover the coil wiring and have a cutout for the filler cap? Ebay seems to have a cover but the holes do not make sense.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:15 PM
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I don't know what those are for, my MINI looks the same and I bought it new.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:19 PM
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I guess I am not missing something. Thanks for the confirmation. Odd that there are those two brass colored threaded inserts and then there are two more threaded holes by the turbo charger. Someone must have designed them in for something. Thanks for taking the time to look for me.
 
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Since the engine is also used on Citreon, i believe the turbo piping is run differently hense utilizing these holes for support.
 
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Since the engine is also used on Citreon, i believe the turbo piping is run differently hense utilizing these holes for support.
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Amazing how people know these things.
 
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Originally Posted by BigBoost View Post
100 % right yo.

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Also another cool tidbit is the screw hole is for a cover on the JCW Tuning kit N14 engine cars:

 
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