R53 timing chain tensioner - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

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 13 Oct 10th, 2014 12:16 AM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba Australia 9 Aug 1st, 2014 02:01 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba General Discussion 1 Feb 14th, 2014 09:40 AM
Timing chain tensioner bolt seal ORCHARD51 Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Aug 14th, 2013 03:28 PM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 11:21 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Apr 30th, 2014, 05:11 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 11:50 PM
R53 timing chain tensioner

Hi guys.

New here so this has probably been asked before.

Is the chain tensioner on a R53 mini cooper s spring tensioned or does it work on oil pressure??

Its because I fitted one to hopefully cure the death rattle and it didn't fix the fault so I removed it and it was stuck in mid position. The seller claims I fitted it incorrectly and wants me to pay him to do the job correctly. Mmm I'm an engineer so take that accusation to heart.

Sorry if this is a repeat question.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Apr 30th, 2014, 06:08 PM
cristo's Avatar
BLIKSEM (my brg/brg mc)
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: york, pennsylvania
Posts: 2,463
Local Time: 06:50 PM
United States Male View cristo's British Racing Green & Body Color 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
I believe it is oil pressure actuated.
Here are a couple useful DIY type links:
R53 Mini Cooper S - TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER - How to fix guide
Instructions for replacing Timing chain tensioner? - North American Motoring

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2014, 10:32 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 11:50 PM
Thanks cristo that helps a lot. It's a very simple job and almost impossible to fit incorrectly. I think I will purchase another one from a different seller. Hopefully next time it will work.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2014, 11:25 AM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,190
Local Time: 11:50 PM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

Form what I remember from a few years back it's a lucky dip to get a good tensioner,
I think it was something like 1 in every 3 worked properly.

They have a spring in them but very soft, but the tensioner is controlled and damped by oil.

Hope this helps

Last edited by marque; May 5th, 2014 at 10:55 AM.
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 13 Oct 10th, 2014 12:16 AM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba Australia 9 Aug 1st, 2014 02:01 PM
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect" igooba General Discussion 1 Feb 14th, 2014 09:40 AM
Timing chain tensioner bolt seal ORCHARD51 Second Generation MINI Cooper S 0 Aug 14th, 2013 03:28 PM
MCS Timing Chain Tensioner A18XVM First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 Jul 9th, 2013 11:21 AM

» Recent Threads
MOT Advisories - Would you buy this car?
Today 01:34 PM
Last post by Restyle
Today 08:40 PM
1 Replies, 146 Views
Erratic engine speed when cold
Oct 19th, 2014 09:56 AM
Last post by tyred bob
Today 08:37 PM
1 Replies, 272 Views
Clutch/engine problem
Today 07:33 PM
Last post by jamieeccles123
Today 07:33 PM
0 Replies, 62 Views
Key scratch to body work - Edinburgh
Today 06:31 PM
by Dudlg0
Last post by Dudlg0
Today 06:31 PM
0 Replies, 79 Views
MINI Remote Central Locking Won't Unlock
Today 05:33 PM
by KrisL
Last post by KrisL
Today 05:33 PM
0 Replies, 81 Views
help needed for choosing the tensioner
Today 05:13 PM
by tianfa1
Last post by tianfa1
Today 05:13 PM
0 Replies, 90 Views
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by yourmate
Today 04:19 PM
7 Replies, 1,360 Views
Annoying vibration in the dashboard
Feb 14th, 2012 12:38 AM
Last post by ryanharris
Today 01:01 PM
8 Replies, 3,271 Views
LED Daytime running lights - retro fit
Apr 15th, 2014 06:08 PM
Last post by french01
Today 12:57 PM
7 Replies, 1,486 Views
What Sat nav cd do I need?
Today 11:47 AM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:55 AM
1 Replies, 108 Views
Paint warrenty
Today 10:16 AM
by Peter85
Last post by The Nun
Today 11:52 AM
1 Replies, 124 Views
Drivers door actuator, fitment?
Oct 6th, 2014 05:13 PM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:49 AM
2 Replies, 463 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Oct 21st, 2014 10:30 AM
Last post by Mr Muffin
Today 11:00 AM
8 Replies, 855 Views
R56 Aux and Usb
Today 10:41 AM
by Redevo
Last post by Redevo
Today 10:41 AM
0 Replies, 116 Views
Sprintbooster for MINI Cooper R56
May 14th, 2009 04:29 PM
Last post by Gacek191
Today 07:41 AM
9 Replies, 3,510 Views
I need a tool to flash a JCW map to my 04 MCS ECU
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Last post by djtmalta
Yesterday 10:36 PM
2 Replies, 276 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by regarp
Yesterday 06:22 PM
34 Replies, 66,027 Views
Bonnet touching body
Aug 15th, 2014 03:47 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 03:58 PM
3 Replies, 487 Views
Facebook page selling mini parts around the uk
Yesterday 11:50 AM
by Alex93x
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 03:25 PM
2 Replies, 191 Views
New Mini Cooper D - Worth the money?
Yesterday 01:33 PM
Last post by dangoodwin
Yesterday 01:33 PM
0 Replies, 178 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:50 PM.



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