Well following on from one of my first posts which I cannot link to yet as I dont have enough posts... soon "Hiya Guys
Ok brought a Mini Cooper S JCW 2003 today, it had a flat battery a week or so ago and it hasnt been driver for about three months the owners been away
So, Orange Engine sign is on
Guy I got it from said it had come on yesterday when he took it for a spin, its only just had an MOT so all levels etc checked at time by his BMW Mechanic
He said his mechanic thinks its because it hasnt been used and is a fuel sensor or CO2 sensor that needs replacing??
It drove fine.... until I got on the motorway... 65mph and it started to cough and splutter, fine at lower speeds
Any ideas guys please?? Im really hoping its an easy fix as the car itself is near mint!
I had the car in today, and its the head gasket
2003 with only 43k on the clock, gutted and
Guy I brought it from is Policeman in the MET as well, quite high up, so its even worse!
Looks like it was gone when I drove it home, all I can hope is that the damage isn't too severe, being as I drove it close to 100 miles, albeit in temperatures of 5 deg on Saturday thank god it was cold!
All that showed up was the engine management light though, no water temp light and all the heating was working properly as well
So, next questions... please help if your able
This is a Cooper S WORKS Mini, so can the head be skimmed on these? The guy at the garage has told me £900.00 inclusive for the strip down, head sent away to be skimmed, then it all putting back together with the relevant gaskets and fluids and filters
I read somewhere that the heads cant be skimmed? is this true or can they be on this, and if not, what is the part I need please?
Also, should there be anything else I should be looking to have done at the same time?
any help or advice appreciated guys, im truly gutted