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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I have an R55 Cooper S, 2008 on 109,000 miles. I recently changed the Rocker/Valve cover gasket, and when starting it for the first time I noticed a knocking/ticking noise. I have driven it a few times since. Probably in total of 30 miles or so. But I’m pretty sure the noise has gotten...
  2. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi All, Appreciate if someone can help. I replaced a cracked thermostat on my R56 2007 Cooper. Upon starting I get violent vibrations on the engine per the clip: I removed the driver side wheel liner, belts seem intact, nothing has been shredded/chewed up. So not sure if it's, the water pump...
  3. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi, everyone! My dad bought me a 2008 Mini Cooper S as a graduation gift. Everything ran fine at first, but recently I noticed a strange noise when starting the vehicle. It sounded like a bucket of bolts on a cold start. Initially, I just assumed that the noise was from the engine needing to...
  4. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    THIS IS A LONG POST I APOLOGISE GOOD MORNING WONDERFUL HUMANS! My mini has started making some pretty foul noises and im hoping someone here may have some experience / further knowlege than myself. Ive got a 56 plate thats just hit 80,000 miles. Ive already dealt with the common chain...
  5. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hey everyone, I replaced the timing chain tensioner on my '05 Cooper R50 early this year, and it certainly fixed the death rattle. It still has a slight rattle on a cold start-up, but soon disappears, and can't be heard at all when the engine is nice and warm. My question is, could this be due...
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