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New to forum. 2005 Cooper S

Hello all,

I have joined the forum out of interest really. The car is my girlfriends, though I do drive it. She bought it in June 2013 and we have had a couple of issues.

The drivebelt tensioner snapped into 2 a few months ago. 200. Very strange problem, the mechanic had not seen anything like it. We did not hit a pot hole or anything either.

Just had an MOT and the lower arm bushes needed replacing. Expensive job as the subframe needed to be moved. Apparently it also needs moving to do the power steering pump, which is new also.

Apart from that the car is a great one, quite nippy.

I am now going to trawl the forums for helpful advise and common issues. I hope this forum is full of helpful people and not forum posts such as "I have a noise from the engine bay; can someone tell me what it is?"

Speak to you all in the future


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Drivebelt tensioner failing is usually a result of the belt snapping first, then the tensioner hits the crank pulley and then breaks, you're lucky the crank pulley didn't break too.

It's normal for the bushes to wear out, it's done well if those were originals.

Power steering pump can be changed without lowering subframe, but now it's done you'll be good for a few years now.

Don't search too much for common issues......might put you off

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