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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Good evening all


Having purchased my wife a cooper s on a 56 plate she was happy as Larry with her new car until a week later it developed starting problems I took it back under warranty and they've replaced plugs leads and coil pack as diagnosed problem via a fault code!! But no management light on, however fine for a few days then started again I suspect they tried luck with rad weld but can't prove this, now car went back in and finally 5 weeks later it's back head gasket replaced head skimmed and crack tested apparently, now I was told that the front end has to be removed bumper rad etc is this right? Also told 5 hours refitting super charger do you have to remove this?? How long would it take to do head gasket?? I feel like I'm having my pants pulled down and need some facts and figures so I have some amo to get to bottom of this, the fact it's been 5 weeks but I also believe the fronts had a recent paint job thinking they have had accident of some kind hence the five weeks.

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Hi ya

Is it just a starting problem ? Does it run fine apart from that

The front does not have to come of or even go in to service mod.
And the Supercharger stays on.
It's a very basic job fit and remove the head only.
The head on a standard car is bolted down (not studs) so once there undone it just comes out with the intake manifold on it Then you strip it down on the bench.
Only thing you have to be careful of is the cam timing but that's easy.
The heads do not always need skimming, once it's removed they check it for flatness with a straight edge. Skimming just for the sake if it is silly if it's flat it's flat

Is it loosing coolant ? If it is

My advice first things before removing the head is
1) run the car and for check hydrocarbons in the coolant quick and easy job
2) leak down check on the cylinders.
3) no yoghurt on the dip stick
This is about an hours worth of work max

If all this is ok your head I would say its possible it's ok and your problem is else where.

If your having just a starting problem there are a few things to check first
1) fuel pump pressure at the rail and a leak check
2) fuel filter they never get changed ( it's not a nice job to do but it's easy just a bit fiddly )
3) fuel pressure regulators

It's all easy stuff if you have a basic tool kit nothing to be scared of

What are the fault codes, to me it sounds like they don't know minis that well

Hope this helps
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