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Indeed Mike, preventative maintenance is the key to good motoring. The dpf really does strangle modern cars but I'm at an age where I'm not in a hurry to get somewhere and the Coopers perform perfect for me. I keep a full record on a spreadsheet of everything I've done to the cars, the only stamps in my books are from the TLC packages the cars had when new and garages the former keepers have used. When I ever sell my cars I just print out the sheet and offer the new keeper the digital copy of the sheet if they wish.
i normally buy a car these days that needs work on it, just bought a 58-reg clubman cooper d 104k got full mini service history really nice spec with dvd in the roof and privacy glass etc, £2000 it had done there party trick dpf got blocked so owner just kept driving in limp mode until the turbo let go and it went in to diesel over run and killed its self. stuck a crank in it secondhand head honed bores new piston rings new turbo and pipes oil pump infact used a head off a ford focus 1.6 hdi etc basically as moving parts replaced, stands me in £2600 but has a rebuilt engine that i know is very good.. i bought car with a reciept for a brand new garrett turbo fitted 1000 miles ago by last owner,, but within 1000 miles it had ruined another one just because they had not fitted it correctly and not changed the dpf filter,
 

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i normally buy a car these days that needs work on it, just bought a 58-reg clubman cooper d 104k got full mini service history really nice spec with dvd in the roof and privacy glass etc, £2000 it had done there party trick dpf got blocked so owner just kept driving in limp mode until the turbo let go and it went in to diesel over run and killed its self. stuck a crank in it secondhand head honed bores new piston rings new turbo and pipes oil pump infact used a head off a ford focus 1.6 hdi etc basically as moving parts replaced, stands me in £2600 but has a rebuilt engine that i know is very good.. i bought car with a reciept for a brand new garrett turbo fitted 1000 miles ago by last owner,, but within 1000 miles it had ruined another one just because they had not fitted it correctly and not changed the dpf filter,
I was really lucky when I bought my Cooper D Clubman as it was a trade sale and the car was mechanically mint. The bonnet did let it down and the dealer agreed to respray it free of charge as it was quite badly stone chipped. A few months after I got the car I noticed lots of tiny dimples all around the body and the barn doors were bubbling at the handles so I took the car in to BMW and they resprayed it from the front doors back under the 12 year warranty program. The drivers side door was apparently badly rotten on the inside due to a failed seal and as a result the entire door was renewed so I basically got a full respray for free and damaged trim replaced! The car is now minted :big_grin:
 

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I was really lucky when I bought my Cooper D Clubman as it was a trade sale and the car was mechanically mint. The bonnet did let it down and the dealer agreed to respray it free of charge as it was quite badly stone chipped. A few months after I got the car I noticed lots of tiny dimples all around the body and the barn doors were bubbling at the handles so I took the car in to BMW and they resprayed it from the front doors back under the 12 year warranty program. The drivers side door was apparently badly rotten on the inside due to a failed seal and as a result the entire door was renewed so I basically got a full respray for free and damaged trim replaced! The car is now minted :big_grin:
think next year i will do flywheel and clutch as have a little vibration from dual mass flywheel i've also dropped a stage one map on it with a few dpf and egr changes its on another level, joys of working in motor trade and access to mapping tools. i can drive car all day long now revs between 1000-2000 revs get over 70 mpg showing and never get dpf limp mode or regens stealing from my wallet,
 

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Hi Guys,

Just an update on my Injectors removal challenge, managed to take them all out and replace all the seal's. However one of the copper washers is stuck to the bottom and isn't moving..! Any ideas? Ive tried the old thin wire with a bend in it, i just don't seem to be able to get it moving, not sure if i should just leave it in, it looks okay from what i can see, i just don't want to damage it without being able to take it out if hat makes sense....

Any ideas? Also any cleaning suggestions of the injectors would be very much appreciated.

Thank you all in advance :)
 

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Hi Guys,

Just an update on my Injectors removal challenge, managed to take them all out and replace all the seal's. However one of the copper washers is stuck to the bottom and isn't moving..! Any ideas? Ive tried the old thin wire with a bend in it, i just don't seem to be able to get it moving, not sure if i should just leave it in, it looks okay from what i can see, i just don't want to damage it without being able to take it out if hat makes sense....

Any ideas? Also any cleaning suggestions of the injectors would be very much appreciated.

Thank you all in advance :)

NEILSEN DAMAGED INJECTOR WASHER REMOVAL TOOL SEAL EXTRACTOR GASKET PULLER | eBay

, the above link. or what i do is use a large flat screw driver and small hammer and tap screw driver down in to hole keeping downwards pressure and turn screw driver at same time once the seals starts to turn, in the hole can hook it out, or a dab of sealer on end of a piece of wire let it go hard and lift it out, i have the above tool but never use it
 

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Hi Mike,

Thank you done exactly as you said and the washer came out :) Top man...!

Another question, What is the actual thickness of the copper washer required? The ones i took out are about 2.5mm thick??

Cheers.
 

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Hi SeanC,

Sorry to bother you again,

Do you know what thickness in the Copper washer needed for the Injectors? Is it crucial for it to be exact certain thickness?

Thanks!
 

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How did the injector leak repair go?

I am having a similar problem with a second hand mini - given how knowledgeable the owner was about the engine being peugoet and parts cheaper to buy from Pergeot - it seems they sold me a car knowing full well the turbo was at the end of its days. Its off to the garage :-(

update - specialist says its not turbo, problem found to be blocked windshield drainage duct, overflow was leaking over turbo and causing white smoke only after long motorway drives and if there had been a lot of rain plus car parked down-hill.
 
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