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  1. Engine & Drivetrain
    So I recently bought my MCS 2007 R56 (58k miles) 5 days back. Other than one day, the red oil pressure light appears (not straight after starting car, 5-15 mins after) and beeps then goes off and back on again repeatedly. Most often happens when car is idle or at a rate of 20/30 mph. Oil...
  2. Faults & Fixes
    First off Hi!! I have been hiding in the shadows on MT for a few months now since I purchased a used 07 Cooper S. After purchasing the mini, I soon became aware of a rattling etc etc, I block tested the engine and received positive results, meaning the headgasket had gone/head had warped. I...
  3. MINI Chat
    Bit of a waffle from me but I need to tell the whole story so you get the picture . :lol: As some of you know I changed my water pump form the mechanical one driven by the small gears off the supercharger to a Davies Craig EWP80 and was happy at first Now at Cadwell Park in July 2010 I had an...
  4. 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...
  5. Engine & Drivetrain
    The high pressure fuel pumps seem to have a high failure rate. I've already heard 3 or 4 stories of failures with a heft repair bill! :scared: Does anyone know what can cause them to fail and how to prevent it?
  6. The Projects
    Right, thought it was about time that I drafted a 'project' thread and I properly wanted to introduce myself and my MCS to those of you who I haven't met yet! I can't actually comprehend the amount of money I've spent in the last 21 months of ownership... so maybe this will thread will help...
  7. Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Ross-Tech.com... Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...
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