Hi Robo63, I have a 2008 Mini Cooper D and is experiencing exactly the same issue, its like a stall, zero power, then straight back to normal - can not happen for days, sometimes only when under hard acceleration or just when driving very gently - no Fault codes or EML, have cleaned the MAF sensor - which did help with smoother an more responsive engine but still 'stutters' every now and then.need to scan it to have a chance of finding whats wrong, should have a stored code
Mini has been fixed!Sparking,
I'll be interested to see what you find.
Thanks in advance
this is more to do with petrol prince engines, that said all engine have a direction or travel and should always only be turned like it, as some timing belt tensioners are spring loaded and will release pressure on the timing belt,, they deffo do with prince engines, i know one guy on here try'd timing his engine up on chain change kept going anti clockwise and rebuild the head 3 times until he re read what i said in very first postHi Mike,
Thanks for the info, much appreciated. I am also changing the timing chain, guides ect. Do you have crank pully bolt torque + degrees and in your experience whats the best sequence to set timing and tighten vanos and crank bolts?
Kind regards Ian
Hi Mike,some right horror stories with fuel filters that are Chinese copy's one of those items that a genuine is by far the best option, when i answer to people faults i do take for granted that service items are all sorted and replaced on this kind of fault, as its always best to start at a point where service items have just been done etc, otherwise filters will change the live data info etc, you may also find you have had some dirty fuel from somewhere and chances are in a few 1000s miles might do it again until it cleans out,Bosch Fuel Filter is good brand
Hi AndyHi Mike,
Indeed, the BOSCH filter has a 5 year warranty also so will probably out live the car.
Won’t be scrimping on fuel filters again in a hurry that’s for sure.
But when you think that a 50K service item has been done recently, your not thinking about the simple stuff - You live and learn I guess.