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hi im looking at a mini cooper s tomo but have been told that they wreck superchargers and are unreliable , is this true and what should I listen for cheers j
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Although it gets less MPG, the supercharged 1st Gen MCS engine is more reliable than the turbocharged engine in the 2nd Gen MCS.

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The average life of a supercharger is around 120,000 miles, as with all things due to various factors some will need replacement sooner and some will last a lot longer. The M45 supercharger fitted to the R53 Cooper S is manufactured by Eaton and was fitted to many other makes of car without problems:
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The later Turbo Cooper S was introduced to lower emissions and improve fuel economy
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