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02-19-2019, 09:37 PM
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Posted By imad

Sorry for that. Yeah, the reason is clear. I...

Sorry for that. Yeah, the reason is clear. I didn't put the hub till the end into second sprocket, so it had some angle towards it. Once bolt is applied, the angle forces the metal to deform. Melting...
07-31-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By imad

Happy to see it's fixed :)

Happy to see it's fixed :)
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07-24-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Good luck with it :)

Good luck with it :)
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07-24-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

You will have to inspect the hub for damages like...

You will have to inspect the hub for damages like mentioned - I also had a huge scratch on it. Turns to be quite soft metal btw.

To prevent such scratches, all you need to do is put screwdriver on...
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07-24-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

There is a small pin on the block, on the left...

There is a small pin on the block, on the left side, which will prevent seal to go any deeper. Can't find any pic now, but once you remove the seal, you will see it.


So use this guide for a new...
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07-24-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Here is my thread:...

Here is my thread: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/314589-crankshaft-pulley-hub-after-timing-chain.html

Yeah, I've had some fun with it. So far, runs smoothly :)
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07-24-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Suggestion - get original seal, and put it in the...

Suggestion - get original seal, and put it in the maximum depth. Clean the surface of the hub as good as you can. If you've noticed, there's a stopper on the block, and that's the position where it...
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07-24-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

You could review the procedure of timing chain...

You could review the procedure of timing chain replacement (at pelicanparts, and it covers this hub removal and installation), as well as youtube video-manuals.

But honestly, don't do the hub...
Forum: How to
07-24-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

No, this is a super-tight connection with the...

No, this is a super-tight connection with the huge bolt, and timing it held by friction created with this bolt (50lb). Having said this, there is no chance your hub, or crankshaft (this would be...
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07-24-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Well, yes. DON'T DO it unless you have tools and...

Well, yes. DON'T DO it unless you have tools and skills to align the timing, or better take the car to the shop. The problem is not the seal or tool you are using to put it, but the fact that this...
Forum: How to
07-24-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

The one from pelicanparts will work, but quite...

The one from pelicanparts will work, but quite expensive. Original tool is also somewhat expensive.. I've used some external ring of a bearing that was exactly of the size I needed :)))
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07-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

I mean only hub unit (see link below). Dampener...

I mean only hub unit (see link below). Dampener is another issue, but not related to non-sealed crank..
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07-24-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

I believe you need to replace the pulley hub......

I believe you need to replace the pulley hub... Not expensive one, and it will fix your issue.
06-07-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By imad

Drill a hole of few cm, use counter-clock...

Drill a hole of few cm, use counter-clock threading heli coil, then put some quality bolt and torque it. Being counter clock, it will take the stuff out.
05-23-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By imad

Very good point. I will do that. Obviously on...

Very good point. I will do that. Obviously on idle (left side PCV) I have much more oil going into intake (did wallnut job a week ago, valves were super dirty).
05-20-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By imad

Got only this one now. Sorry for the wuality.. ...

Got only this one now. Sorry for the wuality..

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05-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By imad

Well done!

Well done!
05-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By imad

^^^ above

^^^ above
05-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By imad

By the way, many thanks to @PelicanParts.com ...

By the way, many thanks to @PelicanParts.com

I have used only DIY articles located at http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MINI_R56/MINI_Cooper_R56_Tech.htm to do all the stuff, and had almost...
05-18-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By imad

Heavy misfires. You will probably need to replace...

Heavy misfires. You will probably need to replace your chain, tensioner and guides - chain is stretched causing camshafts to shuffle. Might be head cover PCV valve locked.

Before anything, I would...
05-18-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By imad

If you do the job, you need to change both - oil...

If you do the job, you need to change both - oil cooler gaskets as well as oil filter housing. It's a PITA job, but you need to do it once. Also consider head cover gasket (and use some liquid...
05-18-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By imad

first check the coolant feed line to the turbo...

first check the coolant feed line to the turbo (goes from oil cooler area up to the turbo). It may be leaking where it's attached to the turbo cooling water pump.
05-18-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By imad

I will bet it's an oil cooler. Just change it and...

I will bet it's an oil cooler. Just change it and enjoy your mini :)
05-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By imad

it's 58,000 miles

it's 58,000 miles
05-18-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By imad

How did I solve rough idle and stalling of my R56 N14 MCS

So, the problem began few month ago with my MINI Cooper S 2008 (58k miles). Starts on cold were very unstable, and a lot of random misfires across all cylinders. Before I decided to further, these...
05-13-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By imad

I believe they replaced the sensor because it...

I believe they replaced the sensor because it didn't show any reasonable temperature. It turns that sensor was probably fine, but it didn't see any water to measure it's temp..

Just an idea. But...
05-13-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By imad

Installed OCC, it's dry all the time

Hello guys,

I am wondering if I missed something. I bought M7 catch can, installed it without any issues. However, it's always dry. On the same time, the other PCV (to inlet manifold) is always...
05-12-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

An update

Ok, finally I've received all required parts. I took the pulley apart with both sprockets. In a picture and video below you can see what the issue was:


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05-04-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By imad

Sounds nice, but it's a huge failure point. You...

Sounds nice, but it's a huge failure point. You need a very precise sync of air, fuel and another fuel :D :D Probably will require dedicated pre-cat CO2 and knock sensor per cylinder to make this...
05-03-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By imad

Absolutely agree. They assume our cars are...

Absolutely agree. They assume our cars are maintained well, and ... this is another "service" point, which is the biggest part of car manufacturer revenues.

I have e92 with big turbo setup...
05-03-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By imad

That's exactly the reason. Cars with direct...

That's exactly the reason. Cars with direct injection and aftermarket meth injection aren't prone to this issue.
05-03-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,553
Posted By imad

This is actually my wife's car, and I love to do...

This is actually my wife's car, and I love to do mechanics myself, but it went too far :) So much of investments in engine that could not be any worse. Started to think about taking some prius C and...
05-03-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By imad

I agree that yours aren't that dirty compared to...

I agree that yours aren't that dirty compared to mine and to the TimBaleia's. They even look dry, which is the most important point :)

Mine looked similar as in picture above :D
05-03-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

Thanks a lot. obviously, there's no chain tension...

Thanks a lot. obviously, there's no chain tension during crankshaft bolt torquing. Obviously I have put the hub in a position when it stuck in second (oil pump) sprocket, which caused it to get a bit...
05-03-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By imad

Could be your throttle body being not adapted ....

Could be your throttle body being not adapted . Either pedal sensor is worn, or throttle body is dirty and can't move to the position it should stay at, causing rich/lean states. Low rpm jerking is...
05-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By imad

Not sure about the cause, can't relate the fix to...

Not sure about the cause, can't relate the fix to issue you have. Just as an idea, may be hole is dirty, and new pump had made some air bubble inside. You could try taking it off and trying to fill...
05-02-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

Timing sprocket came with a kit (from BMW/mini)....

Timing sprocket came with a kit (from BMW/mini). It's moving on the hub very easily, but if you try to take it out, it will eventually get stuck at the top position. Making me think that hub is...
05-01-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By imad

A bit off-topic. Are you removing in-tank fuel...

A bit off-topic. Are you removing in-tank fuel pump fuse? I was always curious how to do that correctly with N14 engines, that have mechanically driven HPFP's. If you stop supply of the fuel from the...
05-01-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

The pictures above are taken before I reassembled...

The pictures above are taken before I reassembled the hub. Now it looks good, and even when you rotate the engine you can't notice any dis-balance. However, if you measure distances toward the seal...
05-01-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By imad

200+? Wow, I think you get some extra oil in your...

200+? Wow, I think you get some extra oil in your cylinders which increases the compression pressure. Shouldn't it be around 170?


About the subject - what do you mean by not turning over? No...
05-01-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By imad

Without filter being in place oil couldn't build...

Without filter being in place oil couldn't build enough of pressure to get to the head. You are lucky I would say the engine didn't get stalled.

Buy a lottery ticket :) 50/50
05-01-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

TimBaleia, not, it wasn't twisted. The picture is...

TimBaleia, not, it wasn't twisted. The picture is taken from some angle, and shadows are in play. However, you may notice on the picture above an OPENING of 1/3 of mm between pulley hub and seal's...
Forum: How to
04-30-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Hello again. I did torque according to the specs....

Hello again. I did torque according to the specs. I don't mind the seal.. my problem is the bolt (an probably all three, including crankshaft ones). I don't believe I will be able to align the hub,...
Forum: How to
04-30-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

thanks for your answer. Well, I am sure threads...

thanks for your answer. Well, I am sure threads are ok as I finger tightened the new bolt till the end, and nolt head has even touched the hub. I couldn't imagine there is a room for "centering" the...
Forum: How to
04-29-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,253
Posted By imad

Hi. Very nice writeup! I have a small issue...

Hi. Very nice writeup!

I have a small issue with my seal. I did timing chain job, including the seal and all. I've fixed the cams and the flywheel, but didn't use an external tool to hold the...
04-29-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By imad

Crankshaft pulley hub after timing chain

Hello guys.
I had an issue with my mini r56 S (2008). It had rough idle and oil was leaking from turbo supply line. Well, i've done the job with all new parts according to many DIY videos/manuals...
Forum: How to
06-17-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 136,718
Posted By imad

So, I've replaced HPFP.. car is again alive :) ...

So, I've replaced HPFP.. car is again alive :)

Thanks for the DIY, I had absolutely no issues. I haven't replaced high pressure line, nor feed line.
Diagnostics show actual pressure as...
Forum: How to
06-01-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 136,718
Posted By imad

Thanks for your suggestions :) So I was able...

Thanks for your suggestions :)

So I was able to use ISTA+ and connect to my DME. It showed this error:
...
Forum: How to
05-29-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 136,718
Posted By imad

Well, rail will show low in both cases, either...

Well, rail will show low in both cases, either LPFP ot HPFP. Or did I misunderstand your suggestion?
Forum: How to
05-28-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 136,718
Posted By imad

Amazing writeup. Indeed, I am not going to dealer...

Amazing writeup. Indeed, I am not going to dealer (they told me around 1900 usd). I am pretty much disappointed with price-up, and the fact I can't use warranty (car isn't under warranty due to title...
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