Hi, thanks for the reply.
yeah i have pretty much guessed that it is a valve.
I had the timing chain and guide done and since my friend was a mini tech he convinced them to do a carbon cleaning on the motor. that was about 6 months ago and i run only premium gas so idk if it can build up that fast, that badly?
yes it idles rough, or rather it did idled rough before its current state (now i can hardly even drive it due to huge lack of power and the motor wanting to die at idle)
my biggest concern is that the warranty people say they wont approve tear down bc they dont have receipts to prove its not maintenance related.
its 2g's to tear down at mini, do you think i should just do it, knowing that there seems to be quite a bit of evidence that this is a common problem with the 2007 r56? i mean, i have been searching more since posting this and it would seem that clye #3 or #4 lose compression almost constantly in these motors. do you really think the aftermarket warranty will seriously contest its something i did?
im so frustrated by this, and the worst part is im making these damn payments on a car i cant drive....