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  1. MINI Countryman
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I own a 2012 Cooper Countryman S with the 184hp N18B16A engine since 2018. Recently the engine has developed a rattle that occurs between 2000 and 3000 rpm while the engine is cold. It does not occur when the engine is warmed up though. I heard that there are...
  2. General Discussion
    If anyone can help that would be great, on cold start I get a short rattle that I believe to be the camshaft not getting the required oil. I've had the chain replaced so it cannot be that, only thing I can think of is VANOS solenoid seal gone bad. I've just ordered a new solenoid as they're...
  3. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hey I have been hearing a rattle only when at idle, as soon as some revs are put on it goes away. If I very carefully and slowly lift foot off accelerator too it goes away at idle some of the time. I only hear it when revs are under 1000 roughly any higher and it is gone. It seems to only appear...
  4. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    I just got a 2011 Mini S it ran great for about a month and suddenly I keep getting an odd “rattle almost metallic” noise and suddenly the car will put its self into limp mode “1/2 engine light” I have a check engine light and my code reader says it’s the down 02 sensor needing replaced. I have...
  5. 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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