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Cooper D Chain and timing belt change

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I'm a happy owner of 08 plate Clubman Diesel. As I drive a lot the car already has nearly 140.000 miles on the clock. During the another service today I've been advised by Mini Service that it is advised to change the timing belt/chain in the car. The problem is that when I've asked the questions they couldn't really say which one (as I understand 1.6 Doopers have both) and whether this is chain change or just tensioners.

Does anyone know the details?

I would stress that the car drives extremely well, has all the optional extras and if I won't have to I wouldn't like to change it. Hence my need to address my new concerns.
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Hi all,

I'm a happy owner of 08 plate Clubman Diesel. As I drive a lot the car already has nearly 140.000 miles on the clock. During the another service today I've been advised by Mini Service that it is advised to change the timing belt/chain in the car. The problem is that when I've asked the questions they couldn't really say which one (as I understand 1.6 Doopers have both) and whether this is chain change or just tensioners.

Does anyone know the details?

I would stress that the car drives extremely well, has all the optional extras and if I won't have to I wouldn't like to change it. Hence my need to address my new concerns.
Best of luck. Read the thread below and you will see why.


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The confusion over belt vs. chain is due to differences in terminology.

Your car has an auxiliary belt (sometimes referred to as a serpentine belt) and a cam timing chain. Please refer to the following to see the differences:

Auxiliary Belt
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...39&hg=11&fg=25

Cam timing chain:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...40&hg=11&fg=25

The auxiliary belt is subject to wear and needs to be changed for a new one. It's a sensible thing to do just like replacing your worn down brakes. I would agree that 140,000 miles is a good time to have it changed.

The diesel engine in your Mini is an interference engine, meaning that if your auxiliary belt breaks as a result of wear, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy your engine. I would strongly advise you to have it replaced as per the recommendation you have been given.
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Thanks for your reply. But an auxiliary drives other parts such as alternator,water pump etc
The belt in question does not do anything else but drive the cam shafts.
Seems funny that if you go to a dealer/garage they know exactly to what you are referring. The manufacturer and designer of the vehicle do not seem to have a clue and that is worrying .
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