1. Occasional lack of feel from brakes

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Over the past week or so, the brakes have occasionally not given much feedback or actual braking when first pressing the pedal. This morning on the driveway before leaving the pedal went down quite far and it took a couple of pumps to firm them up. It doesn't give much confidence when I come...
  2. OH DEAR! Big money repair :(

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, so today I heard a very awful noise from the engine area of my car (facelift R50). It was a horrible rattle, which scared me. This was mid journey (10 minute journey) when it started and only seemed to be happening when above 2,000RPM. I pulled over to have a look under the bonnet...
  3. Timing Chain Tensioner YET AGAIN

    Faults & Fixes
    2002 R53 Cooper-S 84000 miles. About 1000 miles ago I was driving my car and I got the dreaded chain tensioner death rattle, the tensioner was fairly new so could not understand why? But anyway i removed it and found out that it had somehow returned to its compressed state:ohmy: Thinking it had...