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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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Guy I was driving at around 30 when my car started making and really loud knocking noise. I pulled over over right away and checked my sc belt and under the bonnet all looks fine.
So when start the car it makes this noise still! I'm waiting for the rac. But 4t I'd ask anyway
It's from the front and only when the car is running. I tried pushing it and it didn't make a Noise, any ideas what can be
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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 08:17 PM
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Is oil level ok?
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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 09:56 PM
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Okay well he Sid it was the drive shaft
He didn't even look A the car so not sure Bout if I trust what he said.
I explained it all and that was his verdict
I check water and oil regularly.
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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 11:28 PM
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What have the RAC done with your car?
Did he listen to the noise?
Did it make the noise with just the engine running or only when you started driving?
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 08:44 AM
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The rac sent out friendly service centre as they were really busy.
I did say I wanted a mechanic, and they did say a mechanic is coming.
So he got there and and didn't even look at the car didn't turn it on or nothing.
The car was running fine until the noise and lose of power a little. Pulled over and turnt the car off. Turned it back on 10 min later in neutral and it was still making the noise. Haven't driven it since
They got t on the back of a lorry and dropped it off at home
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If he did not examine or try car he was probably just guessing and did not want to get involved.

If you have the Mini at home today climb underneath and see if you can see anything obviously wrong or out of place. As said check oil/coolant levels ok.

If you only have limited mechanical knowledge it will be best to wait for a mobile mechanic or local garage to take a look before starting engine in case you cause further damage.
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Okay so looking at my car in in the light Iv found the problem
Iv blown a sparkplug out. No thread left.
It will have to be rethreaded, Iv Iv taken it into a local rac garage and he's said he will look at it Monday afternoon. I said taking the head off and he said he will do it whilst on. And take great care with debris, he will get back to me on price.
But what am I looking at you think?
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A few people have had this fixed in-situ using Time-Sert for around 195.
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Guys they rang me just now saying they've retreaded the sparkplug and that.
But the car is running rich, the cat is red he saying.
When this first happend I pulled right over right away, there was no lights on the dash. This is because the spark plug came out wilst still in the coil.
This is what rac said when I said about it.
When he was talking to me just now he said there's a reading for misfire????
What the hell is going on
I think it's either the rethreading wasn't done right and maybe the spark plug ain't in the right place from the piston or the coil maybe?
He said he will carry on looking tomorrow and call though.
Any idea?
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Is the reading for the misfire recorded from the previous incident or is it happening now with new plug fitted?

The spark plug should be in the right place if rethreaded or insert fitted to correct depth in cylinder head.....also should check for faulty/damaged spark plug, HT lead and coil which could cause a misfire if they got damaged when plug blew out. I would assume they are at least fitting new spark plugs so also check they are the right type as specified by BMW.
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 01:07 PM
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Okay well he rang me this morning and said he started the car today and it was fine! So I guess the co2 sensor went a bit mad? I'm sacred to put my foot down now I hope my car will still be strong as before.
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Okay so out my foot down And the car was hesitating.ahhhh
No codes came up so I 4t I'd change the leads as it could of got damaged when it blew out.
The only near place to me is carspares so had to get some for 20 pound!! Witch I 4t was abit cheapy but I think it's don't the job didnt feel hesitation on way home.
BUT!!! Iv noticed something's differnet about the car, I think I will change the sparkplugs they put in yesterday. I had some in that was recommended to me when I got my 15% pulley
Iv forgoton what they are, some kind of cold ones or that can withheld more heat. God knows
Does anybody ow what plugs they may be??
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Hi James
glad to see your still around you will want
NGK BKR7EIX iridium or NGK BKR7EQUP you can get them from sparkplugs.co.uk
Just remember rum the plugs for a week then check torque them

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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Hey marque. Yeah I check in every so often. I'm well please you guys are still helping everyone.
I rang Gtt mini and theyve sorted me out with some ngk's iridium plugs. But yeah they where around 10 a plug.
Yes I'll be taking it to the garage so they can torque them up again after a week once fitted. I also ask Gtt about a upgraded coil and leadswitch works out at close to 200. Any recommendations on this? All I have is a cat back k&n panel filter and a 15%'
Think it's a waist off money?
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Hi James glad to here you and the cars are ok

Yer work has been totally mad but have a look at these links. I run a standard coil pack still never had a problem but when it packs up I will go to the MSD. I do run better leads see below there kv85

http://www.sparkplugs.co.uk/pages/pr...-leads-ccp.asp

How to Install a MSD Coilpack MSD Wires NGK Spark Plug on a MINI Cooper - YouTube

lohen.co.uk - Track & Fast Road Performance for your New Mini - Online Shop

Go for the kv85

lohen.co.uk - Track & Fast Road Performance for your New Mini - Online Shop


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