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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    ive had smoke coming out the exhaust of my mini r56 n18. I assumed it was head gasket and maybe piston rings. I've had my top end of engine out of car for a couple weeks now. Just now cracked the turbo to inspect the cartridge. I was hopefull my issues were not with the turbo since I didn't have...
  2. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hello I have a 2011 Mini Cooper s r56 with a N18, and when I start it up in the morning there is a very loud hissing and blow off noise coming from my engine bay, and the idle is also super rough and choppy, and when I try to accelerate up to speed the car lags really hard and won’t let me speed...
  3. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hello! I am currently overhauling a great deal of my R56 mini cooper s. This list includes -headlights -clutch -flywheel -most of the subframes components (bushes, shocks kinda thing) -timing chain -head gasket (probably...) -oil filter/cooling assembly and finally the turbo! Basically the...
  4. Third Generation Faults & Fixes
    Soooo..... the dealership is saying around $5,600 for this one to replace the whole turbo (I'm getting quotes from other mechanics in my area...). The diagnosis is that the waste gate flap is not working (or isn't working all of the time, see below). Do I need a new turbo? And what should I...
  5. MINI Faults & Fixes
    So I took my Mini into the dealership to get a quote for break replacement. By the time I was done the bill was $8800. The main culprit was the turbo, pictured below. apparently the turbo is leaking oil. I believe it's a bad gasket. There has never been a loss of oil pressure, oil stains after...
  6. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi, I bought my 2007 Cooper S in Sept 20 having never owned a Mini before. It was an absolute joy to drive and I was blown away by the acceleration. After I’d had it for a month, the engine warning light came on and the car went into restricted mode. Diagnostics didn’t find anything obvious but...
  7. MINI Countryman
    Fellow Countryman crowd, I own a 2016 All 4 S and absolutely love it! I have been bouncing the purchase of an extended service contract around my head over the last 6 months. My question is do I really need it right now??? I just broke 35k miles on it a few weeks ago and I just am having a...
  8. General Discussion
    Hey all, I've had a 2008 R56 Cooper D for just over a year now and have non stop issues with the turbo. Ever since i bought it i would notice a loud fan noise coming from the engine bay after stopping, assuming it was the turbo, and didnt think much of it. Then one day I was in Mcd's drive...
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