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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-29-2016, 11:26 AM
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Posted By tchain
I recommend that you immediately contact customer...

I recommend that you immediately contact customer relations at 866-ask-mini and let them know that you are well aware of the class action and its current status of being approved by MINI USA and the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-29-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
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Posted By tchain
I doubt they are even making the dealers aware,...

I doubt they are even making the dealers aware, frankly. Ignorance is bliss for the dealers...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-27-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 96
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Posted By tchain
They are definitely aware of the class action at...

They are definitely aware of the class action at the ASK-MINI customer relations department. They will initially play dumb, but when pressed, they will acknowledge their awareness and will act...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-27-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
They'll definitely be playing dumb - until the...

They'll definitely be playing dumb - until the class action is truly final, that is. When that happens, you'll have to file a claim with the class action administrator for reimbursement. So, don't...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-26-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
MINI requested all of my oil change records,...

MINI requested all of my oil change records, which I couldn't come up with. Fortunately, most oil change places are reporting to carfax now, so just have your dealer run one for you and that should...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-19-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
lol!

lol!
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-19-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
I had completely forgotten about the Goodwood -...

I had completely forgotten about the Goodwood - definitely a unique MINI!
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-19-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
Lucas electronics - ouch. If Lucas was still...

Lucas electronics - ouch. If Lucas was still around and this Jag had them, I'd definitely be driving something else. Moving to Bosch was one of the best decisions Jag ever made...


The car...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
If you insist! :) ...

If you insist! :)


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Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
MINI replacement plan completed. ...

MINI replacement plan completed.


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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-17-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
However, if you had the repair done at a dealer,...

However, if you had the repair done at a dealer, it will repay 100% and will also cover up to $4500 in damage done to other components because of the failure.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-16-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
I believe the settlement includes 2007- early...

I believe the settlement includes 2007- early 2010 models...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-13-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
Here's a better link: ...

Here's a better link:

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/300466-judge-oks-bmw-mini-cooper-class-action-settlement/
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
Here's a better link: ...

Here's a better link:

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/300466-judge-oks-bmw-mini-cooper-class-action-settlement/
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-13-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,754
Posted By tchain
Class Action Settlement Confirmed for R56 Timing Chain Issues

Huge news!

This apparently happened on January 6th...

http://www.law360.com/newjersey/articles/743468/judge-blesses-bmw-s-30m-mini-cooper-class-settlement
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-13-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
Uh... Here's some extremely large news for anyone...

Uh... Here's some extremely large news for anyone out of pocket on timing chain replacement:

http://www.law360.com/newjersey/articles/743468/judge-blesses-bmw-s-30m-mini-cooper-class-settlement
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Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-13-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
I'm working on it - my dealer is working on...

I'm working on it - my dealer is working on locating a particular color and options combo I'm looking for. I'm getting a manual, of course, and those are somewhat hard to track down at the moment......
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-08-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
As beautiful as it is, it's still just a car - it...

As beautiful as it is, it's still just a car - it lives to be driven, so to speak...

That's a great Top Gear - man, I really miss that show. Really looking forward to the new Amazon show...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-07-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
Found my new r56 replacement. This one actually...

Found my new r56 replacement. This one actually is British and is properly beautiful...
...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-05-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
You are absolutely correct - there are always...

You are absolutely correct - there are always cars that perform worse or better than the majority of the same model year. In the case of the 2009 R56, it currently has the lowest rating possible...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 12-31-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
I've actually been going to a local independent...

I've actually been going to a local independent mechanic who specializes in MINI who has done excellent work on my car for a fraction of the cost of the dealership. He's been a lifesaver!


I...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 12-29-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By tchain
The r56 Ownership Experience

Fellow motoring enthusiasts... I've been lurking on the forums for years and have appreciated the invaluable assistance that many of you have offered to r56 owners, like me, as I've driven and put up...
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