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  1. 1.6 VTI high and uneven rev at starting

    MINI Cooper S
    Hello guys! I have a Peugeot 308 1.6 VTI(120 hp) and yes I know it's a MINI forum, but tried to get help from Peugeot forums but they didn't really care/could help me. As far as I know, both cars has the prince engine, so maybe it's a good place to ask it. So the problem is, if I start the car...
  2. PCV problems Prince Engine

    General Discussion
    Hi Mini2 I am new in this forum. I got the Prince engine and i tried to run the pcv outlet in the left side of the valve cover to a oil catch tank, but this resulted in increased oil consumption and smoke from the exhaust. This is due to higher crankcase pressure i guess. The pcv inlet on the...
  3. Tritec vs Prince

    First Generation MINI Cooper S
    I heard from my local mechanic who has repaired many of my old BMWs that the Turbocharged 1.6 Prince engine is not the most reliable engine. Had one case where it took 3l of oil for 100km. Has someone had similar issues with the Prince engine? How does it compare to Tritec, any experience?
  4. About to buy our first (2nd hand) mini

    Welcome New Members
    Hi Everyone! Thought I'd sign up as my wife and I put a deposit down on our first mini over the weekend and we're due to collect it on Thursday. The car will be for my wife, as she needs something larger, newer and more reliable than her current 2004 VW Beetle. We came across a 1.6l petrol...
  5. Mini One 1.4 death rattle

    Second Generation MINI One
    Hi. I decided that I want to buy a second generation Mini, however I've discovered that the early Petrol models had terrible timing chain issues causing what is now known as death rattle. All of the issues I found online were with the 1.6 Petrol Minis, mainly the Mini Cooper S. However, since...
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