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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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