could say all that about all cars, ford st engines same as mazda mps engines had a fair few fail timing chains even the vag fsi tsi engines in fact all timing chains wear out no matter what engine, a lot of makers put a 100-150k on them in a perfect world.. but in real world where people are lazy dont check oil. people cant afford service charges so skimp. people race them from cold etc,, a lot of wrongly diagnosed storys go online, start with death rattle titles and ho my god i have changed everything and still have problems,, hmmm reality was always taking to to someone who knows what they are doing in the first place,, most of the issues are chain related and bi product of this and always the first check pointHi,
I am looking for a Mini Cooper S. I have found many 2009~ Mini Cooper Ss in my area which are priced well.
We have all heard of the issues, however I am wondering how significant are the issues? Ford had issues with something like 0.5% of Focus RSs having head gasket issues which tainted every Focus RS for months.
What sort of percentage of N14 engines are actually problematic? Is it all of them? Also, 10 years on are they still problematic or are most of them fixed by now?