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If it is burning oil at a high rate (burning, losing whatever) they said it will be a new engine. I can't even imagine how long THAT will take them.

We are still waiting on the part. Two weeks now. Ive owned the car 68 days, They have had it 35 of them.
 

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If it is burning oil at a high rate (burning, losing whatever) they said it will be a new engine. I can't even imagine how long THAT will take them.

We are still waiting on the part. Two weeks now. Ive owned the car 68 days, They have had it 35 of them.
dont surprise me get it here in uk with garages dealers that really have no clue what they are looking at or any idea of what it takes to put them right, It will come to a point where you will need to turn up the heat get your money back and move on from it perhaps,
 

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Ive let them know that but they said that by law, they have to have the opportunity to try to fix it... but evidently there is no time limit and I am sure I am back burner for them. My bumper is being repainted now while we wait.

I have a 4x4 Jeep compass as a loaner. Its brand new. I should start doing off road stuff and enjoy it.
 

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Ive let them know that but they said that by law, they have to have the opportunity to try to fix it... but evidently there is no time limit and I am sure I am back burner for them. My bumper is being repainted now while we wait.

I have a 4x4 Jeep compass as a loaner. Its brand new. I should start doing off road stuff and enjoy it.
you think like me bud , sure its called planned karma
 

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I wish I had your knowledge. You have quickly become the expert in Mini's in my mind. Its amazing what you know!
dont think I expert i learn something new every day to be honest , I dont just do mini stuff do a lot of vag and bmw stuff as well ,, while everyone in the trade runs away from prince engines i was always interested in beating it when i had one in front of me with some wacky fault that is how it begun,, its funny you ask 10 car techs about how you would do a job and get 10 different answers that would come to same outcome at some point I guess, being stubborn old fart helps a lot , dont like being beat by a lump of metal lol
 

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So after 72 days in the shop, my bumper has been repainted and the cam shaft position sensor is in and reading correctly - so they say. I am going to pick it up today I think.

I’ve owned the car 106 days. Driven in 34.
I put 2700 on this loaner alone. I had two others.

now comes the 1200 mile oil consumption test.
 

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So after 72 days in the shop, my bumper has been repainted and the cam shaft position sensor is in and reading correctly - so they say. I am going to pick it up today I think.

I’ve owned the car 106 days. Driven in 34.
I put 2700 on this loaner alone. I had two others.

now comes the 1200 mile oil consumption test.
fairly cheap to run lol, ie cheaper putting mileage on someone else.s car. its the trouble with these cars there is only one way to sort them properly and its a pistons out and get rid of the plastic oil rings ,, honestly they go from using 1 litre to 500 miles or worse to nearly no oil if driven gentle and very small amount if hammered as pcv system pulls oil through at high revs and higher crankcase pressures, I still get a kick out of after refreshing them zero crankcase pressure as such and go through mot ultra low on emissions,, little tip if ever have a oil leak at rear of engine that can be sign of pcv pipe cracked as many go, when i rebuild these i always run a smoke test before rebuild rule such issues out as can play hell with fueling , and after rebuilt as well ,, also exhaust flexi if leaks can causes a load of emissions issues , as ecu keeps adding fuel due to seeing the 02 on bottom sensor
 

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I got the mini back on Thursday afternoon. They fix the sensor and repainted the back bumper. I am now on my 1200 mile oil consumption test. I have 30 days from last Thursday.

my wife said well how do you wanna put miles on that?

and I said “let’s Drive to Vegas“

so Saturday we went up to Vegas to see Billy Idol. The mini ran great on the way there and excellent on the way back. I got 34 miles per gallon with the AC and driving at 90 mph.

I’ve already done 650 of the 1200 and I’m putting another hundred on today.
 

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always thought over there in the free world that speed limit was 55mph ;lol , with smokeys everywhere😁
 

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I popped the hood tonight to see why my windshield wiper was not spraying on one side and saw the seal they put on the oil cap was broken. I immediately called the dealership to tell them it was not sealed correctly. I should have checked it when I picked up the car. I hope they are not trying something......grrr
 
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