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Old Jun 3rd, 2014, 06:31 PM
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Scotland Disaster. Engine Completely Blown.

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for some help and advice in the UK.

The engine in my 2004 Cooper S has died and needs to be completely swapped out I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the one supplied by my BMW Specialist (he's not a dealership). He says he has sourced an engine from a rear-ender and supplied, shipped, and fitted by him would cost 2,400
This seems pretty high to me for an engine that is second hand and has only 2 months warranty (I have no idea the mileage on it but my own engine was only 70k).

I've had a look online at breakers etc but can't see anything promising.

Can you recommend anyone, any website etc?

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Old Jun 3rd, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Hi ya

What's the matter with your engine we may be able to help ?

There are a couple of good breakers you can try give them a ring

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2400 sound abit high to me tbh you should be able to get the engine for 800 to 1000
Depending on if it bare or more complete.
It will take you about 4 hours to pull the engine out and close to the same to put it back in and then ready depends on how the engine comes ie swapping over stuff 10 hours max

I will just find another breakers for you I always for get then

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Hi Marque,

Thanks for taking the time to reply mate.

The oil pump failed and it's caused irreparable damage to the engine. The garage said they could attempt to replace the inners and the top end but it would cost over 2,400 so it would be cheaper (and easier) to replace the engine.

It's a 2004 and in really good condition (was only 70k on the clock) apart from the gubbed engine but I'm really thinking of scraping it or selling it for spares if anyone is interested. I'll need to give it some thought, I'm not sure how much it will be worth if I get the engine replaced.

Thanks for the breakers links, I will give them a call.

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Aren't our MINI engines the same as the Peugeot 205 and made in Brasil? Just thinking about swops and spares.
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Quote: Originally Posted by John_D (original)
Aren't our MINI engines the same as the Peugeot 205 and made in Brasil? Just thinking about swops and spares.

R50 Mini One/Cooper has Chrysler engine made in Brazil similar to that used in the Neon but the R53 Cooper S has a much upgraded version of the same engine as it is supercharged.

Some later Mini's have an engine shared with Peugeot.
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Guys,

I've decided to scrap my wee mini. Sad days indeed.
It just wasn't cost effective to pay for a new engine, plus a roof fault (snapped cable) plus the MOT was soon up (no doubt other hidden issues would arise soon). A breakers is giving me 750 and no doubt he'll make a tidy sum selling off the parts but hey ho.

Do I regret buying my wee runner? No chance, it was a great wee car to drive and it will be sadly missed.

Thanks for all the help and advice over the years.

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