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mini r56 one burning oil and common vanos related codes

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got started on this ne today at around 1.30pm by 5pm all pistons out head off ready for cleaning then refreshing,,
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above pic its had a chain kit at some point , timing is around 3 teeth out , kit used was a partial cheapest off ebay ,
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clearly see timing miles out
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above pic normal cylinder nearest gearbox port full of oil,
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cylinder head and lagged in burn oil residue

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this has been getting hot at some point i suspect,

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above pic common issue the plastic link pipe broken on its end as is 2007 same as water pump and thermo housing,, very min we need to change is this pipe , would rather do all 3 things to be sure as its all 2007 for piece of mind,, but that will be owners choice, I also pulled oil filter housing off to replace the seals has its got a oil leak ,
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Mike, you can get new cylinder heads, but they're not cheap. I had to replace the one on my 2nd gen convertible, 2009, cam journals were knackered. I went new because my head was no good for a core, which meant paying around $1,800 for a reman. AMC in Spain is the manufacturer, various outlets can source them. I got mine here in the U.S. from ECS Tuning, - They come complete, including vanos motor.
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