Timing chain tensioner upgrade? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > Second Generation MINI Cooper S


Second Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S Late 2006 - 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 14 Nov 7th, 2014 10:45 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba Australia 9 Aug 1st, 2014 03:01 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba General Discussion 1 Feb 14th, 2014 10:40 AM
Timing chain tensioner bolt seal ORCHARD51 Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Aug 14th, 2013 04:28 PM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 12:21 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Aug 27th, 2014, 12:05 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
Local Time: 01:11 AM
United Kingdom
Timing chain tensioner upgrade?

Given all the problems stated with the N14 engine if can you change the tensioner (from what I gather is the cause?!) to a newer version? Will this cure any problems? Thanks ben
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Aug 27th, 2014, 10:51 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
Local Time: 01:11 AM
United Kingdom
167 views and no reply?! Surely someone must know??
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Aug 28th, 2014, 04:37 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 12:11 AM
United States
Timing chain tensioner upgrade

There is an improved tensioner, and that should help. But the guiderails have also been redesigned (at least in terms of materials), and the old chain itself may have "stretched". So I have heard that it is best to replace everything (chain, guides, and tensioner).

But obviously that is a much bigger job. So you could just change the tensioner to the newest version, and then keep a careful ear out for the "death rattle" indicating a problem with the timing chain.

In addition, there is a tool available to check the tension on your timing chain which will help determine if you things have worn/stretched to the point that you need to replace more than just the tensioner. Search promini.com for "Timing Chain Tensioner Tool".


(Side story: my new timing chain kit arrived by Fed Ex a couple weeks ago. I had to go to work that day, so planned to start the work on my mini that evening. On my way to work, my mini died...timing chain guide had broken and the timing chain jumped off the intake sprocket, resting on the VANOS unit, while staying on the exhaust sprocket. Dealer told me I needed a new engine. I said it was too quiet when it died to have hit the valves but they did not want to do just the timing chain. Had it towed back to my house...sure enough, I lucked out. Valves came to a stop in the closed position and there was no metal/damage apparent in the cylinders. I installed the new timing chain I already had, and the car purrs like a kitten again.)
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 14 Nov 7th, 2014 10:45 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba Australia 9 Aug 1st, 2014 03:01 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba General Discussion 1 Feb 14th, 2014 10:40 AM
Timing chain tensioner bolt seal ORCHARD51 Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Aug 14th, 2013 04:28 PM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 12:21 PM

» Recent Threads
exhaust manifold glowing red on cooper s
Sep 16th, 2008 12:24 AM
by craig87
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 10:35 PM
16 Replies, 4,798 Views
Supercharger Oil
Nov 25th, 2014 08:34 PM
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 10:25 PM
1 Replies, 139 Views
2011 Mini S Oil Change Light Reset
Nov 13th, 2014 03:44 PM
by wward7
Last post by Wildspark
Yesterday 09:44 PM
1 Replies, 301 Views
Expansion Tank - Alternatives?
Nov 25th, 2014 08:51 PM
Last post by Wildspark
Yesterday 09:39 PM
2 Replies, 166 Views
Bonnet Catch not Latching
Nov 25th, 2014 08:28 PM
Last post by tnoy66
Yesterday 09:25 PM
4 Replies, 213 Views
04 S won't start, battery reads fine, so does alternator
Nov 25th, 2014 10:02 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 09:06 PM
1 Replies, 141 Views
Burned exhaust valves on R56 Cooper S
Apr 20th, 2011 05:18 PM
Last post by Musx
Yesterday 08:44 PM
15 Replies, 13,150 Views
Finding Final Stage (Hedgehog) Resistor
Jul 29th, 2014 09:48 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:39 PM
7 Replies, 917 Views
Blower motor not working
Nov 14th, 2014 03:40 PM
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:34 PM
4 Replies, 377 Views
Live feed when key in ignition
Yesterday 07:20 PM
by SteveM3
Last post by SteveM3
Yesterday 07:20 PM
0 Replies, 73 Views
heated windscreen
Nov 24th, 2014 11:19 AM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 05:41 PM
7 Replies, 408 Views
Dash light query
Nov 25th, 2014 02:03 PM
by Rab2766
Last post by Creepy coupe
Yesterday 03:36 PM
2 Replies, 180 Views
Fuel guage rising as I drive the car.
Yesterday 12:18 PM
by t1m123
Last post by t1m123
Yesterday 03:03 PM
2 Replies, 144 Views
egr valve?
Nov 19th, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by jones2788
Yesterday 02:50 PM
5 Replies, 486 Views
Sunroof Tilting
Yesterday 12:50 PM
Last post by Creepy coupe
Yesterday 12:50 PM
0 Replies, 106 Views
Selling cvv , fullz , track1&2, dumps , logins …….!!!!!!
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Last post by rich.base
Yesterday 11:19 AM
0 Replies, 139 Views
Selling cvv , fullz , track1&2, dumps , logins …….!!!!!!
Yesterday 11:16 AM
Last post by rich.base
Yesterday 11:16 AM
0 Replies, 73 Views
RS56 Cooper S Power Issues?
Nov 15th, 2014 12:18 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:14 AM
5 Replies, 540 Views
Ch4 Hollyoaks Train Crash...... (with a Mini)
Nov 23rd, 2014 02:47 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:50 AM
4 Replies, 368 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:11 AM.



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