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  1. Squealing Noise When it Rains

    Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi all! So every time it rains my car loves to make a high pitched squeal, allerting all of the neighbours (and everyone in a 30 mile radius tbh) of its presence. It usually sticks around for about 15mins before gradually dropping off as the moisture evaporates off the belt. Now this has been...
  2. Months of n12 struggles

    Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    So in January I bought a 2007 Mini R56 with the N12 and auto trans from an auction for my fiancé. I buy from auctions a lot without troubles. This has been the only thing to haunt me so far. It needed a timing by chain and I wasn’t worried about it. All that was fixed. She drove it some. But it...
  3. R56 N12 oil separator cover

    MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hello guys, I have some small problems with my mini cooper r56 n12 (non turbo) engine, RPM falls when puting neutral, after it gets hot it occasional go flat and I have to start it again. It all started after changing oil and air filter. Last weekend I checked with obd that it shows air sensor...
  4. N12 idles rough when cold, will not idle when hot. This one is different!

    Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, I've got a story for you. I bought a cheap 2009 70k mile/113k km automatic Justa that had previously been overheated and developed a persistent misfire in #2 but still had good compression. Head was pulled and found to have a dropped valve seat along with a displaced rocker (popped...
  5. Weird starter issues with 09 mini clubman

    MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    I wanted to share some information about my recent experience with a 2009 Mini Cooper clubman 1.6l non turbo N12 auto trans. I had a no start no crank situation. I called a tow truck and by the time it arrived I decided to try to start it again. It started right up! A few days go by and another...