Cooper D Chain and timing belt change - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper Diesel


MINI Cooper Diesel MINI Cooper Diesel 2007 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini Cooper S R56 Timing Chain Tensioner Mini Cooper S BUSTED Second Generation Faults & Fixes 13 Oct 10th, 2014 12:16 AM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 11:21 AM
Timing Chain / SC Pulley Change? benrayner100 General Discussion 1 Apr 25th, 2013 03:53 PM
Mini Cooper Timing Chain Tensioner How To. R56 N14B16 turbo UtilityGuy Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Mar 6th, 2013 11:45 PM
04 Cooper S timing chain rattle chrisnieldgte2010 First Generation MINI Tuning 1 Dec 20th, 2012 12:49 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 15th, 2014, 08:19 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Andover
Posts: 1
Local Time: 12:24 AM
United Kingdom Male
Cooper D Chain and timing belt change

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.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 16th, 2014, 03:58 PM
RVW's Avatar
RVW
MINI2 Premium Member Has met Quack Quack Jack
003 On a Mission
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cabbage County
Posts: 4,224
Local Time: 12:24 AM
United Kingdom Male View RVW's Hot Chocolate & Silver 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Clubman Profile View RVW's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by forwiser (original)
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.


The Clubman Register ? View topic - Diesel Clubbie - belt or chain?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 17th, 2014, 08:22 AM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 454
Local Time: 01:24 AM
Luxembourg Male
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.
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 17th, 2014, 11:43 AM
RVW's Avatar
RVW
MINI2 Premium Member Has met Quack Quack Jack
003 On a Mission
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cabbage County
Posts: 4,224
Local Time: 12:24 AM
United Kingdom Male View RVW's Hot Chocolate & Silver 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Clubman Profile View RVW's Classified Ads
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 .
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini Cooper S R56 Timing Chain Tensioner Mini Cooper S BUSTED Second Generation Faults & Fixes 13 Oct 10th, 2014 12:16 AM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 11:21 AM
Timing Chain / SC Pulley Change? benrayner100 General Discussion 1 Apr 25th, 2013 03:53 PM
Mini Cooper Timing Chain Tensioner How To. R56 N14B16 turbo UtilityGuy Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Mar 6th, 2013 11:45 PM
04 Cooper S timing chain rattle chrisnieldgte2010 First Generation MINI Tuning 1 Dec 20th, 2012 12:49 PM

» Recent Threads
Tow Hitch for '13 Roadster
Feb 17th, 2014 05:56 AM
Last post by dalboyne
Yesterday 10:18 PM
19 Replies, 2,943 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:35 PM
83 Replies, 4,355 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Oct 29th, 2014 11:02 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:32 PM
2 Replies, 252 Views
mini one 2008 cigarette lighter fuse?!
Yesterday 12:12 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:18 PM
1 Replies, 142 Views
F56 how to get constant power from passenger side fuse box
Yesterday 12:18 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:13 PM
1 Replies, 204 Views
The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment
Yesterday 12:32 PM
by CARiD
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:11 PM
1 Replies, 145 Views
Thinking about another Mini
Yesterday 11:56 AM
by ZR 900
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:10 PM
1 Replies, 181 Views
R53 Intermittent starting issue and ticking
Yesterday 06:53 PM
Last post by liquidsk8s
Yesterday 07:06 PM
1 Replies, 104 Views
R56 transmission problems
Yesterday 04:18 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:58 PM
2 Replies, 100 Views
2015 Countryman
Oct 30th, 2014 09:15 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:12 PM
3 Replies, 262 Views
Advice on labour charge for fast fix....
Yesterday 10:48 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:08 PM
6 Replies, 205 Views
How can I remove the bonnet lining?
Yesterday 12:26 PM
by gnjames
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 05:58 PM
3 Replies, 161 Views
Thinking about buying a 09 Mini Cooper S
Yesterday 05:16 AM
by JNH2358
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 04:37 PM
1 Replies, 246 Views
bolt on bhp
Oct 30th, 2014 04:08 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 04:29 PM
4 Replies, 346 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Oct 29th, 2014 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Yesterday 05:12 AM
5 Replies, 504 Views
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Oct 30th, 2014 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 338,116 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Oct 30th, 2014 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Oct 30th, 2014 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 244 Views
New comer with some questions..
Oct 29th, 2014 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Oct 30th, 2014 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 435 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Oct 30th, 2014 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Oct 30th, 2014 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 184 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Oct 29th, 2014 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Oct 30th, 2014 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 294 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:24 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2