Urgent Help Needed! - North American Motoring


Stock Problems/Issues Discussions related to warranty related issues and repairs, or other problems with the OEM parts and software for MINI Clubman (R55), Cooper and Cooper S(R56), and Cabrio (R57).

Urgent Help Needed!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-12-2018, 02:08 PM
ssashton ssashton is offline
2nd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 114
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Urgent Help Needed!

I was driving back from a restaurant with my wife, when we suddenly heard what sounded like a bag or some trash caught under the car. A moment later the light on the dash said the battery wasn't charging.

I quickly realised the drive belt had self-destructed!

I stopped and pulled the remaining bits of belt out from under the car. I didn't want them doing more damage flying around. Here I found the emergency jack was not the correct Mini one, but from a VW! It doesn't fit the jack support. Damn you previous owner! Got the job done though.

Luckily for us, we were very nearly home and got there just as the engine overheat light came up. Water pump is belt driven!

I need a new drive belt, but I am not sure which size?

I have an N14 engine. Cooper S 2007. The shop here have two belts listed for my car:

Contitech 6PK894
Contitech 6PK906

Which do I need to get my hands on?


I can't check the old belt, it is ribbons now.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2018, 05:19 PM
seandallen seandallen is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 62
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
You need the Contitech 6PK906.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to seandallen For This Useful Post:
wandrur (01-14-2018)
  #3  
Old 01-12-2018, 06:18 PM
ssashton ssashton is offline
2nd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 114
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2018, 11:13 PM
squawSkiBum squawSkiBum is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 984
Thanked 49 Times in 46 Posts
Nice save.

Check realoem.com for the MINI part number, then one of our forum vendors for ordering the part. There's a DIY in the How To forum, and it really helps if you have the tool for releasing the belt tension pulley. (co-incidentally, I happen to have one for sale in the classifieds. )
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2018, 10:45 AM
dmyer dmyer is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Potomac Maryland
Posts: 189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by squawSkiBum View Post
Nice save.

Check realoem.com for the MINI part number, then one of our forum vendors for ordering the part. There's a DIY in the How To forum, and it really helps if you have the tool for releasing the belt tension pulley. (co-incidentally, I happen to have one for sale in the classifieds. )

What he said.... not too difficult to do.... but you absolutely need the special mini tool to release the tensioner. Don't buy the one from mini.... overpriced just like everything else... get a generic brand online for 1/2 the price. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2018, 01:38 PM
ssashton ssashton is offline
2nd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 114
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I got the job done today. The tensioner is way too strong to push from underneather as I had thought.

However my helpful neighbour slipped the belt around the top pulley (Alternator) as I levered the tensioner using a tyre lever from above just a few millimetres. Then we put it around the main crank pulley and again I levered the tensioner as he worked the belt over the AC pulley. It was a pain but it went okay.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
URGENT HELP NEEDED-Engine fan keeps running! LockjawDavis Stock Problems/Issues 48 06-07-2017 09:04 PM
Urgent help needed!!!...Megan Coilovers brownflyer Suspension 329 08-05-2007 09:24 AM
Urgent Help needed please - OEM Flat tire Keyne R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 15 03-18-2006 05:48 PM
URGENT help needed from Wilwood brake users kyriian Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 6 09-25-2005 08:49 AM
Electrical Sys went crazy. Urgent help needed! chrisfb1 Stock Problems/Issues 1 07-13-2004 08:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54 PM.


North American Motoring is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiastsworldwide. As such it has no official relationship with MINI USA, BMW AG, or BMW of North America.All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2002-2004 North American Motoring. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: