Hi, Got the Mrs a 2010 Dooper,Chilli Pack, PSA Engine, 50k on the clock, nice car, she's very pleased with it.
Took a while to confirm it had the Chilli pack, so many options and they seem to change what is in the Chilli pack every so often too!
Couple of questions-
Am I right in thinking this has a cam belt and a chain linking the two camshafts? Also when is the recommended mileage/years for changing, there is no mention in the book about this.
As I understand it, service intervals are determined by driving conditions/style etc. so just need to follow the display for this, but ensure that the oil is changed yearly?
The air intake pipe to the right of the engine when looking from the front is a little loose at the joint at the rear of the engine, is this normal or anything to worry about?
The circular Velcro pads for the drivers mat really need replacing, I've seen two types on eBay, a T connector and a tree push in type, do they both fit or do I need a direct replacement. tried turning the ones in there to see if it would come out through a slot if it was a T fitting, but it didn't, should I just pull it out with a bit of force?
Hi and welcome Dean!
Good choice on your second generation Cooper.
To answer some of your questions
1) The PSA is indeed belt driven. Mini recommend a change at 150,000 miles or 10 years. I'd recommend doing it at 100,000 miles or 10 years.
2) There is 2 camshafts driven by a chain
3) Oil change? I urge all owners to do this no later than every 6000 miles or once a year regardless of mileage, NO LATER, its cheap to do and will keep the engine and its bits in tip top condition.
4) The air intake pipe rattles about like a junkie looking for a hit, I cable tie mine in place and it's normal for the air duct to rattle as its a pish design....
5) The floor mats, mine are needing changed too due to the same issue as you. I had considered hammering a 6" nail through the floor to hold them in place
The PSA engines are bombproof and driven nicely they will easily return 60+ to the gallon. My 2008 diesel Clubman returns a steady 61MPG and that has 139,000 miles under its belt!
Its also a good idea to change your gearbox oil every 40,000 miles (MTF94), some guys in here prefer to use redline transmission oil but me personally, I use MTF94 as I have 3 Binis to maintain. If you stick to a regular service plan i.e the oil then this will be the only maintenance you ever do to these cars. I also run my car on BP Ultimate and whack in whynns injector cleaner every 3 months just for good measure!