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Yesterday, 07:17 PM
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Posted By MiniToBe

On paper, yes. It is a whopping life time ATF...

On paper, yes. It is a whopping life time ATF lol. In reality, it is better to flush it. You SA is just going by the book, nothing more.

Check newtis.info for procedure and such.
Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By MiniToBe

PMed

PMed
Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By MiniToBe

It could be a stuck closed thermostat or as you...

It could be a stuck closed thermostat or as you mentioned a reservoir cap?
07-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By MiniToBe

As you mentioned, I believe they are the same...

As you mentioned, I believe they are the same minus the exhaust cuts. I think I used one N18 piston on N14 engine to cut down on spending. I also would not be surprised if the N12 & N16 pistons are...
07-18-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By MiniToBe

maybe there are other services that needs...

maybe there are other services that needs resetting or changing the service date. Go through the whole menu to see if there anything else needs resetting.
07-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By MiniToBe

the pump is a direct connection to the DME...

the pump is a direct connection to the DME https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r56-cooper-s-hat/wiring-functional-info/power-train/engine-electronics-mevd/engine-cooling/CkT99JvJ

when mine was...
07-17-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By MiniToBe

These codes are pointing to thersmostat, MAF, and...

These codes are pointing to thersmostat, MAF, and exhaust vanos solenoid.
Check the sensors plugs and check coolant temps. Perhaps something isn't tight enough.
07-16-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By MiniToBe

did you check car-part.com?

did you check car-part.com?
07-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By MiniToBe

final update: I got the new timing chain kit...

final update:

I got the new timing chain kit last week and had it replaced in half a way...under the sun :cool:

today, the car received a PA state inspection :thumbsup:

waiting on the title...
07-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By MiniToBe

welcome to the forum. As you you, there are...

welcome to the forum.

As you you, there are 3 things you need to check.

1- compression
2- spark
3- fuel

you may remove the spark plugs and check their condition, the cylinders might be...
07-16-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By MiniToBe

Not in Jersey but close enough...

Not in Jersey but close enough...
07-16-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By MiniToBe

I read your other post again. the noise you...

I read your other post again. the noise you mentioned could be a loose/flown valve rocker follower on the intake side. I have heard a couple of stories about that. So, yeah you have to first remove...
07-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By MiniToBe

It depends on the cause! It might interfere for...

It depends on the cause!
It might interfere for many reasons and each one comes with its issues. For example, loose timing chain tenioner might cause bent valves. If the vacuum pump seizes, then you...
07-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By MiniToBe

when the car is in limp mode, it will not allow...

when the car is in limp mode, it will not allow the driver to rev it that high. same when you have a misfire or some major issue.

Since you can read live data, you can read the throttle position....
07-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,883
Posted By MiniToBe

Another update and probably the last. after...

Another update and probably the last.

after copying the eeprom to another CAS, the after market fob worked fine minus the comfort access of course. So, since I want to sell the car and don't want...
07-14-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By MiniToBe

is it possible the key fob docking is some how...

is it possible the key fob docking is some how damaged?

try to inset it slowly and maybe even with some stress on the sides so it can click.
07-12-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By MiniToBe

Also add to that the freeze plugs fitted on the...

Also add to that the freeze plugs fitted on the cylinder head. take the valve cover off and you should be able to see them..


another easy way to test, is blow some air in the coolant reservoir...
07-12-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By MiniToBe

two things come to mind: 1- there is some...

two things come to mind:

1- there is some sort of check valve in the oil filter housing. check it out.

2- when i had a similar issue with my N18 engine though, my friend suggested i remove the...
07-12-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By MiniToBe

nope...totally normal and it is plugged anyway

nope...totally normal and it is plugged anyway
07-12-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By MiniToBe

as far as metal to metal noise, you wont hear it....

as far as metal to metal noise, you wont hear it. it takes a split second to bend them and that's it. they get stuck in place so the pistons wont keep hitting them every time they go up.

Did you...
07-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By MiniToBe

if the battery is good, then it leaves me to...

if the battery is good, then it leaves me to think the terminal could be loose or the ground strap on the engine is loose.

as mentioned above, the CAS is just reporting the it tired to start and...
07-12-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By MiniToBe

I remember doing it few years back. i tightened...

I remember doing it few years back. i tightened them enough not to warp or break. when you remove them, you'll notice they are not super tight. if i have to guess, maybe 10Nm or 12Nm.
07-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By MiniToBe

sometimes a weak battery can cause these kinds of...

sometimes a weak battery can cause these kinds of issues. was the car cranking but not starting? can you post a link to your post so you dont have to repeat yourself.
07-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By MiniToBe

mmmmm...I think it might be the o-ring for the...

mmmmm...I think it might be the o-ring for the thermostat breather.
07-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By MiniToBe

Personally, i never used the dummy. Procedure is...

Personally, i never used the dummy. Procedure is simple and that's how i do it:
1- Set the timing
2- make all the bolts loose enough to the point where the chain can rotate while everything is...
07-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By MiniToBe

Oh man...hopefully the outcome is in your favor :)

Oh man...hopefully the outcome is in your favor :)
07-10-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By MiniToBe

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r56-cooper-s-ha...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r56-cooper-s-hat/wiring-functional-info/power-train/engine-electronics-mevd/vacuum-supply/JaQaMZTt
07-10-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By MiniToBe

oh man, sorry to hear that...personally, I always...

oh man, sorry to hear that...personally, I always try to cheaper way which is rebuilding the engine if it still can be saved.

to your question, as long as it has the continental high pressure fuel...
07-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By MiniToBe

1497 i believe is unmetered air fault code.

1497 i believe is unmetered air fault code.
07-09-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By MiniToBe

Welcome aboard and to the Mini community :) ...

Welcome aboard and to the Mini community :)

I'll take on q1. Because you have the ALL4 system, the car will feel heavier than the FWD. My 2011 CMS ALL4 felts slower compared to my 2012 CMS FWD.
07-09-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By MiniToBe

mmmm...you could do the test the old fashion...

mmmm...you could do the test the old fashion way...remove the plug and coil and start the car. then look at the cylinder if it's puffing air/gas out. you could also put your hand close to feel the...
07-09-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By MiniToBe

it is easier and faster to do a compression test...

it is easier and faster to do a compression test on the cylinder just to be sure the mechanical parts are still alive. if the numbers are close to each other, then I would go for the injector.
...
07-09-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By MiniToBe

Not a problem my friend. It's better to ask than...

Not a problem my friend. It's better to ask than dealing with the issue alone. This is the purpose of the forum.
07-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By MiniToBe

it could be either one...before you start driving...

it could be either one...before you start driving tomorrow, either swap the coil with let's say #4 and see where the error comes back to. if it moved to #4, then it is your coil, if it staid at #2,...
07-08-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By MiniToBe

as strange as this might sound, I had a mini that...

as strange as this might sound, I had a mini that didnt want to start despite replacing many sensors. at the end of the day, it turned out to be the engine wiring harness.

there was another fellow...
07-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By MiniToBe

my bad HPFP is making that car act the same as...

my bad HPFP is making that car act the same as what you have...after at least 5 or 6 cycles of shutting down, it catches up and becomes normal.

I also had another mini doing the same because the...
07-06-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By MiniToBe

if you end having access to the turbo oil feed...

if you end having access to the turbo oil feed line, I would replace it with Detroit Tuning style. also, oil filter housing gasket....budget wise, it an additional $50 for both, the cheapest.
07-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By MiniToBe

since you're raking it back to the shop,...

since you're raking it back to the shop, negotiate with them a new price and let them know they screwed up somehow, if they actually did, and have them do the stem seals. no need to replace the crank...
07-06-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By MiniToBe

looking at my pix when i did my CM, the exhaust...

looking at my pix when i did my CM, the exhaust valves on cyl #4 (towards the vacuum pump) are pressed.
...
07-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By MiniToBe

So you have N12 engine. That's fitted on 2007 to...

So you have N12 engine. That's fitted on 2007 to 2010 Hardtop, clubman or convertibles after 2008 to 2010.
07-05-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By MiniToBe

NIce work...I was eyeballing it at the auction...

NIce work...I was eyeballing it at the auction and knew it was going to hit high...I also, didnt see the GP no. on the roof though the auction pictures and didnt think it was authentic. this one is...
07-05-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By MiniToBe

N14 is the turbo version engine. They are fitted...

N14 is the turbo version engine. They are fitted on 2007 to 2010 hartops.
N12 is the base engine without turbo. Also fitted on 2007 to 2010 models.

Since you didn't specify what type of engine...
07-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By MiniToBe

when you turn on the car, everything works,...

when you turn on the car, everything works, right? like the radio, lights, window and such? if so, then at least we can tell everything behind the battery is getting voltage. Now in the engine...
07-04-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By MiniToBe

actually, both engines are VERY similar. the only...

actually, both engines are VERY similar. the only difference is the oil pump and the oil filter housing assembly where the oil sensor mounts.

here is another member going through the same...
07-03-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By MiniToBe

I guess in that case, all you need to do is...

I guess in that case, all you need to do is repipe the tail pipe. R56 exhaust pipe is short anyway. Also, maybe you could just swap the bottom plastic piece of the bumper and fit it to the clubman! ...
07-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By MiniToBe

My CM been treating my wife good...Here is the...

My CM been treating my wife good...Here is the resurrection thread lol...
07-03-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By MiniToBe

N14 engines are the same. Same goes for N12...

N14 engines are the same. Same goes for N12 engines. Before installation, consider the timing chain, gaskets, water pump, and thermostat.
07-02-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By MiniToBe

I'm proud of you :)

I'm proud of you :)
07-02-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By MiniToBe

Still posted!

Still posted!
07-02-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By MiniToBe

The '13 model engine is much better since it also...

The '13 model engine is much better since it also has the bosch high pressure fuel pump. The other parts however are similar to some degree, like the water pump and piping.

My specialty is pre...
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