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Old Apr 22nd, 2014, 12:24 PM
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2007 Cooper D (r56) - weird noise! Just bought 4 days ago!

I took a video of the issue. I just bought her 4 days ago and I doubt i heard the noise before, and I took her to a mechanic before buying who gave the go-ahead. What can it be?


www!youtube!com/watch?v=qHyhBw3hKlk&feature=youtu.be

replace exclamation marks with a .

This noise can be heard when getting the biting point of the car, as well as when accelerating, like for example in 4th gear.
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I cant view that link, but I guess if your mechanic wasnt concerned then its nothing to worry about?? Just ignore it as he did.
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I cant view that link, but I guess if your mechanic wasnt concerned then its nothing to worry about?? Just ignore it as he did.

Just swap the exclamation marks with . I highly highly doubt the noise was there before, hence my worry.
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Sorry to have to tell you this, but it sounds like you have the so called 'death rattle'. If the car has a full BMW service history, you may be able to get it repaired as a goodwill gesture by BMW. However, I just noticed it's a D? I didn't think this issue affected the diesel engines. It needs to be checked and sorted, or the timing chain could snap and that would require a new engine.
It's a known fault with earlier petrol engines, especially in the S....as S & D are next to each other on the keyboard, I'm thinking you meant it's an S.
Do a google search for Mini death rattle.....they did put out a fix for it, but if you have to pay for it, then it will be expensive. There are also a whole load of youtube videos about it
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