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Generation + Model, Body Color + Roof Color
MINI Generation
2nd
MINI Model
MINI John Cooper Works
MINI Build Specificaton
United Kingdom
MINI Build Date
2011-07
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Build Date Not 2000-09 Through 2010-12
MINI Delivery Date
2011-08
MINI Purchased
Used
MINI Body Color
Spice Orange
MINI Roof Color
Body Color
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MINI Wheels
17x7 R112 Challenge-spoke
MINI Wheel Color
Gloss Black
MINI Tires
205/45-17 Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR
MINI Transmission
Manual
MINI Suspension
Standard
MINI Stability and Traction Control
DSC
MINI Limited Slip Differential
OEM
MINI Headlights
Adaptive Xenons With Washers
MINI Fog Lights
Front, Rear
MINI Chrome Line Exterior
No
MINI Stripes
Bonnet, Boot, Roof, Side
MINI Mirror Caps
Body Color
MINI Roof Spoiler
Cooper S
MINI Seats
JCW
MINI Heated Seats
Yes
MINI Seat Upholstery
Leather - Punch - Carbon Black
MINI Dash and Door Trim
Piano Black
MINI Interior Color Line
Carbon Black
MINI Chrome Line Interior
Yes
MINI Door Casings
Black
MINI Armrest
OEM 2005-02 Version
MINI Anthracite Headliner
Yes
MINI Steering Wheel
JCW Alcantara
MINI Multi-Function Steering Wheel
Yes
MINI Panoramic Sunroof
None
MINI Air-Conditioning
Automatic
MINI On-Board Computer
Yes
MINI Chrono Gauge Pack
No
MINI Audio Head Unit
BOOST CD with Digital Radio
MINI Audio Speaker System
Harman Kardon
MINI CD Changer
No
MINI Heated Windshield
Yes
MINI Heated Washer Jets
Yes
MINI Heated Wing Mirrors
Yes
MINI Power-Folding Wing Mirrors
Yes
MINI Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
Yes
MINI Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
Yes
MINI AHPS II
No
MINI PDC
Yes
MINI Navigation System
No
MINI Remote Alarm System
Yes
MINI Personalized License Plates
Yes
MINI Exterior Accessories
Aero Kit (complete), White Side Repeaters, Window Tint
MINI Interior Accessories
Boot Net, Rubber Floor Mats
MINI Aftermarket Bits
GP2 Rear Diffuser.
Daytime running lights - Mini fitted.
Carbon Fibre lower centre steering wheel trim.

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  1. r116660
    Dec 13th, 2014 09:59 AM - permalink
    r116660
    Hello Dermottdog
    Just bought a used mini today, saw your post about timing belt issues, just wondering if I should worry about this issue? the engine is quiet for now, but how do I prevent things like this happen in the future? check and refill engine oil every week? or should I replace the timing belt tensioner before anything happens? thanks
  2. bufracing
    Mar 28th, 2011 01:45 PM - permalink
    bufracing
    Thank you very much! I will take my car to the dealer this week, I guess this will be the Timing chain tensioner and / or the chain for me too.
  3. Dermottdog
    Mar 26th, 2011 07:58 PM - permalink
    Dermottdog
    Dear Bufracing
    We purchased our MCS in Jan 2010 from Cooper, Croydon. About 3 months in, we got a light metalic sound intermittently. We searched the Internet and found many issues similar to ours. The issue was resolved by the dealer (to their credit) when they listened to a recording of the noise. The noise can be heard on YouTube (mini R56 engine rattle when cold). Our noise was identical to many on YouTube. It is a reconised fault and our dealer was brilliant. Good luck.
  4. bufracing
    Mar 21st, 2011 03:20 PM - permalink
    bufracing
    Dear Dermottog,
    How did you resolve the Timing chain issue? I just bought a Mini Cooper S a week ago, but I am not sure what can cause a quite weird noise at cold start. It happened just only once, because normally she is in the garage, but for me it sounded like a chain issue, even though it stopped after a minute, so maybe the VVT instead. My car ha 46Ks in it and from 2008.
    Thanks in advance!

  About Me

  • About Dermottdog
    Biography
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    Interests
    Rugby & Cars
    Occupation
    Lift Engineer
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kent
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  • MINI Profile
    MINI Profile Requirements
    Generation + Model, Body Color + Roof Color
    MINI Generation
    2nd
    MINI Model
    MINI John Cooper Works
    MINI Build Specificaton
    United Kingdom
    MINI Build Date
    2011-07
    Hide Build Date Validation
    Build Date Not 2000-09 Through 2010-12
    MINI Delivery Date
    2011-08
    MINI Purchased
    Used
    MINI Body Color
    Spice Orange
    MINI Roof Color
    Body Color
    Hide Color Validation
    OK
    MINI Wheels
    17x7 R112 Challenge-spoke
    MINI Wheel Color
    Gloss Black
    MINI Tires
    205/45-17 Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR
    MINI Transmission
    Manual
    MINI Suspension
    Standard
    MINI Stability and Traction Control
    DSC
    MINI Limited Slip Differential
    OEM
    MINI Headlights
    Adaptive Xenons With Washers
    MINI Fog Lights
    Front, Rear
    MINI Chrome Line Exterior
    No
    MINI Stripes
    Bonnet, Boot, Roof, Side
    MINI Mirror Caps
    Body Color
    MINI Roof Spoiler
    Cooper S
    MINI Seats
    JCW
    MINI Heated Seats
    Yes
    MINI Seat Upholstery
    Leather - Punch - Carbon Black
    MINI Dash and Door Trim
    Piano Black
    MINI Interior Color Line
    Carbon Black
    MINI Chrome Line Interior
    Yes
    MINI Door Casings
    Black
    MINI Armrest
    OEM 2005-02 Version
    MINI Anthracite Headliner
    Yes
    MINI Steering Wheel
    JCW Alcantara
    MINI Multi-Function Steering Wheel
    Yes
    MINI Panoramic Sunroof
    None
    MINI Air-Conditioning
    Automatic
    MINI On-Board Computer
    Yes
    MINI Chrono Gauge Pack
    No
    MINI Audio Head Unit
    BOOST CD with Digital Radio
    MINI Audio Speaker System
    Harman Kardon
    MINI CD Changer
    No
    MINI Heated Windshield
    Yes
    MINI Heated Washer Jets
    Yes
    MINI Heated Wing Mirrors
    Yes
    MINI Power-Folding Wing Mirrors
    Yes
    MINI Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
    Yes
    MINI Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
    Yes
    MINI AHPS II
    No
    MINI PDC
    Yes
    MINI Navigation System
    No
    MINI Remote Alarm System
    Yes
    MINI Personalized License Plates
    Yes
    MINI Exterior Accessories
    Aero Kit (complete), White Side Repeaters, Window Tint
    MINI Interior Accessories
    Boot Net, Rubber Floor Mats
    MINI Aftermarket Bits
    GP2 Rear Diffuser.
    Daytime running lights - Mini fitted.
    Carbon Fibre lower centre steering wheel trim.

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