cubacottage - MINI Cooper Forum

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

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2014, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Local Time: 12:15 AM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
cubacottage

Hi my wife is the owner of a mini cooper 2008. She's had the car for 4 years, but last week the engine management warning light came on. This has happened before, but it has generally gone off again after the car has run for a few days. The garage we normally use carried out a diagnostic check and advised her that there were four faults showing - these were 2968/2983/2870/2891 - (inlet camshaft/vanos inlet adaption/inlet camshaft correlation). They advised her that this would require a major repair, and suggested rather than carrying the repair she trades it in for a replacement. She likes this car and is reluctant to do this. Has anyone got any idea what these diagnostic results mean, and what repair is likely to be required (and possible cost)? Cheers!
cubacottage is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2014, 08:00 PM
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Local Time: 12:15 AM
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Hi ya

It's sounds like to me that the cam timing has moved due to, may be the chain jumping a tooth on one of the cams or cam chain stretch these gen 2 minis are bad for that
These faults could also happen because the oil is not changed enough and wrong oil spec.
The service interval for oil changes are to far apart. The oil can leave a sludge and can mess up there version of variable valve timing. I saw a mini r56 cooper with this and very bad Carbon on the valves.
I think there was a recall on the cam chains and tensioners might be worth checking

Does the car rattle on starts up or has it done in the past this could point you towards a jumped timing chain ?

I would advice you take it to mini see what they say.
I think your garage is just trying to sell you a car

Sorry I can't help much more than that
marque is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2014, 05:12 AM
MINI2 Regular
 
Jimmyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Local Time: 12:15 AM
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 
Welcome and sorry to hear about your issues, there is lots on]f info on hear and also a lot of knowledge so hopefully you will get to the bottom of the probs.

Jim.
Jimmyboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome