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    Driveshaft noise is heavier than chain tensioner noise or belt tensioner and road speed related rather than engine, so slower. If you want to do the tensioner that's fine but your issue is at moderate throttle you said, so the tensioner if causal, would be noisier before that. It's an easy job to do but may be unnecessary.

    Checking the belt and tensioner and damper are easy too. The damper only damps when closing, so you can check this from the top. Take out the top damper bolt and extend the damper, then close it, you should feel the resistance. If none or only felt halfway down it isn't working. Beforehand, run the engine and observe the tensioner strap, you should see one clear hole above the tensioner, and it should be relatively still. If it's not visible the belt is stretched, and if it's jumping about the damper is possibly knackered. This is when you test the damper as above. Other pulleys if worn especially the crank damper, can cause the strap to be moving a lot. So take the belt off after viewing the pulley rotation, and check the one you saw moving, or all of them for play.

    I suspect all of this may be unnecessary though as what your OP describes, and your own hunch, is that it's possibly pinking.

    Lohen is going to cost you but choose where you like. You don't need a specialist or indy to tell you if it's pinking, you just need someone to drive or sit in the car that knows the sound to identify it, then you may know to ignore for now, chains and shafts or tensioners until some other things are investigated. The only issue there is garages don't tend to want to tell you their thoughts so you can go fix it yourself, they'll perhaps be vague and say it needs booking in as they exist to sell time. I'm the same to a degree but am happy to share an opinion or I wouldn't be on here haha. The first thing to do is run some fuel system cleaner through it, run several tanks of super as said before, 'then' take it to someone. The last thing you want to be doing is paying someone to tell you it should be running on super, or worse paying them to put the stuff in and drive the car for you! The other thing is if you think it needs a belt, fit one now. Ignoring basic things like this with the aim of searching for what else may be wrong, is the worst way to waste money. I hope I don't sound rude, but it's just honest advice talking, based on experience ok. A belt is ~a tenner, the tool is available from a number of places. Fuel will cost a couple of quid more. Shell has detergents in V Power too, but it will take several 'full' tanks ok. Change the filter if you were going to, and resume from there ;O)

    Although I have limbs plastered, I could sit in the car and listen if you wish ;O) I could also plug kit in and run a fault report for you if you want for a few quid. That much I can do, but I can't spanner right now. If you really want I will lend you my jack and belt tool while here and you can fit it on my drive. You'll have to move a few things and put them back haha, but if it helps it's worth the offer and it's all I can do for you right now. Mrs can move my van. Still I believe it's futile if you haven't at least changed the fuel first, so just my2p ok ;O)

    Fuel pressure regulator is on the left of the fuel rail visible once the intercooler is off. It was only one random suggestion but the pipe can perish and may have splits etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarsOrBikes View Post
    I hope I don't sound rude,
    You don't sound rude at all, you're being helpful, and i appreciate it. I'll give it a few more tanks of super, plus a splash of detergent, do the fuel filter, and get the garage to do the belt & check the tensioner (by the time I've driven over to you that's the garage half way paid for I guess), then see what the noise is like from there I suppose. Cheers once again for your advice.

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    So, a full bottle of STP fuel system cleaner went in, then about 20 minutes of driving to get it around the system, followed by what in common parlance was me 'acting like a twat' on the dual carriageway. No knock, taps, pings, nothing. Maybe the fuel system stuff has restored the lost power (might be a bit soon in my opinion) or I've got an intermittent issue. I've still got 70% of a tank, the next refill will be super again, maybe that'll sort things out. I've also got a fuel filter on order, that should be here in time for me to have a tinker before I go away on a course (in a dull hire car, tut) for 5 days. I'll also order up a cam chain tensioner too, that should be here by the time I get back; I've had a look on youtube, that doesn't seem too tricky to do and is well within my abilities. Is there a good brand of tensioner, or are they all much of a muchness, is it worth buying an OEM one from mini themselves?

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    Iíve had a rattle from my 05 R53 since not long after I bought it. Its a fast rattle under low load and does my head in. Posted numerous topics on here about it but no help. Changed chain tensioner and even the camshaft with no change, so fuck knows what it is, but Iíve done 15k miles in the thing with it rattling and it hasnít blown up!
    Mines on 146k btw and nearly 147, so a supercharger rebuild is definitely not needed for you at 94!


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    Hmm, that didn't go as expected: I swapped the fuel filter out, which went fairly smoothly, then started it back up. It took a few seconds to catch, which is understandable, given that it needs to build up fuel pressure, then ran nice and smoothly for about 10 seconds. Then it dropped onto 3 and an engine management light came on. "That's not ideal", I thought to myself. I suspect that some grot got dislodged in the whole filter changing process, the fuel around the filter itself was like ink, it was filthy, so perhaps some has made it upstream and into the injectors.
    Either way, i'm working away for the next week so won't be able to have a look at it, so I've booked for my local garage to come on over, collect it, then see what I've done from there. You try to help things along and sometimes they backfire on you....

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    Another update! The haynes doesn't tell you about priming the fuel pump but this forum does! I gave it 4 or 5 primes, and she started purring like a kitten. I've only had chance to give it a very short spin around the block but it seems to have made a full recovery and is now in the best of health. A full road test will have to wait until the weekend, but now my only issue is clearing down the EML light which has stuck up on the dash.

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    Just going back to the super charger for a min i was paranoid after reading about oil seals etc and with ours having 108k on it. Recently though i pulled the supercharger out whilst doing the clutch and purchased one of those service kits (oil etc), much to my amazement the seals were intact there was still plenty of oil inside and the cogs looked in great order so i was worrying for nothing.

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