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  1. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Has anyone ever taken apart an ECU connector? If so, what's the technique? I need to de-pin the big B connector in order to completely get rid of the moisture inside. It looks like the black backing plate should slide off but it's not happening and I don't want to break anything.
  2. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi all. Mini Cooper non-turbo 2007. A couple of months ago, I started noticing a whirring noise coming from top of the engine, over 2000 rpm. I then got engine management light and fault codes relating to pre-cat O2 sensor so I replaced the 02 sensor with a TVT one from Neo Bros. The fault...
  3. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi folks. I've got a 2007 Mini Cooper (non-turbo) which has had an infuriating vanos fault for months now. I keep getting codes 283D, 287D and 2845 and the idle is rough and fluctuating. I have replaced the following, to no avail: Timing chain, guides and crankshaft sprocket (Febi...
  4. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi folks. I've got a 2007 Mini Cooper non-turbo. I've recently been experiencing a rough, fluctuating idle when starting from cold and a reduction in power, whether hot or cold. I'm getting code 287D which just keeps coming back. I've replaced both vanos solenoids and both camshaft position...
  5. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I'm trying to fault find a vanos problem on my 2007 Mini Cooper non-turbo N12 engine. I've checked the oil non-return valve on the front of the engine, below the exhaust vanos solenoid, and it's fine. I've been reading that there's also a non-return valve on the rear of the engine. Does anyone...
  6. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi Folks. Hope someone can help me out here. I've got a 2007 Mini Cooper non-turbo which suddenly stared stalling on me at traffic lights and pretty much every time I came to a standstill. There was no warning light at this point. After reading this forum, I decided to replace both Vanos...
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