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United-States 2003 Mini Cooper S Engine Noise and Gas Smell, please help!!

Hello! I have a 2003 Mini Cooper S with about 120000 mile on it. Recently, when starting my mini, after running about 10 minutes the engine starts making a noise that can only be described and chunky and ticking. It doesn't start this way, and when I'm driving the noise goes away at speed, but when I slow down or stop, it sounds horrible. What can this be? Any thoughts are much appreciated! Also, can smell gas when driving.

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Give more specifics. Are you driving in traffic? Stop and go? Smooth the whole time. Want to say drive shaft or engine mount buddy but need to know more..
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First thing I would check is that the spark plugs are tight as they are known for working loose.
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