First off, this is a killer site!
Ive been interested in a MCS
for quite some time now, and I finally think Im ready to pull the trigger BUT im becoming more and more nervous. I dont have the coin for a brand new one so something with 30-40 thousand on the clock is the only option for me. That being said...the Death Rattle and Carbon Building Stories are scaring me. I am a mechanic for a living but once Im done at work I do not want to have to work on my own car
Ive been told the older, Supercharged cars didnt have these issues, but they are a bit crude in comparison to a newer mini. What was the cutoff year?
Is there anyway to tell that the Timing Chain has been updated? I contacted my local dealer and they claim that the newer engines dont have the timing chain problem and that carbon building is only caused by running bad fuel. Again...Im nervous. Ive read plenty of stories on here of people who were very particular about their fuel and still had carbon building. Will a test drive suffice to tell if the combustion chambers are clean? I did drive a brand new MCS
so I have an idea of what a good one should feel like.
Thanks for any advice and sorry for the rant!