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So earlier the year I was close to buying two other Paceman's, both petrol All4 models however both had engine issues so I had to pull out. That same eBay search has been saved with no salvage listing coming up for the last couple of months, when a very cheap one popped up earlier in the week. I had to go look at it as it was was only 20 mins away and super cheap. Why was it super cheap you ask, considering the body work and interior is perfect, its an all4 Cooper SD model, with 93k on the clock, heated full leather seats, DAB etc, well the engine is seized, which 99% means a replacement engine is needed. It has 8 months MOT left and isn't categorised which is a bonus. Once I got there I knew I had to have it, it was as tidy as it looked in the pictures:

Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr

Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr

So I paid up and luckily even thought it was 5pm he managed to get a transported there to drop it straight home as clearly I couldnt drive it with a seized engine. I gave it a quick wash as it had sat in a farms storage yard for a while:

It cleaned up really well, the body really is perfect minus one tiny door ding, very tiny.

2.0SD PACEMAN by James Baker, on Flickr

The colour wasn't my first choice but I have big plans long term, but short term I want to get a new engine in and get it on the road. It won't be going on air suspension that's for sure, it may even get a lift kit, lets see...

Here is a quick intro video:

 

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you might find it not to be seized if you take a look at it, I bought one like this from a garage unwilling to tackle it, and the top chain had wrapped itself around the injection pump sprocket locking the motor, clue was in that the crank pulley would move freely only a couple of mm either way....

they can be seized with consequences of servicing and other stuff but well worth a check before you waste money, these are very rebuildable motors as is evident in my Countryman thread.
 
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you might find it not to be seized if you take a look at it, I bought one like this from a garage unwilling to tackle it, and the top chain had wrapped itself around the injection pump sprocket locking the motor, clue was in that the crank pulley would move freely only a couple of mm either way....

they can be seized with consequences of servicing and other stuff but well worth a check before you waste money, these are very rebuildable motors as is evident in my Countryman thread.
Thanks will take a look at your thread. I've sorted an engine anyway, worst case I sell it on. Just don't have the time/knowledge to rebuild the engine itself right now, so Millsy's Autos will take a look at it for me, if the engine isn't needed he will let me know . Currently ripping our house apart, pulling down walls etc so not the best time to start another project but I do like to keep myself busy.
 

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Engine and delivery paid for this morning. Rotrip got in contact after seeing one of my social media posts, they have just took delivery of a Countryman SD which has done around 193k, super high mileage, probably the most I have seen from a countryman. The engine itself was fitted a few years ago as a replacement to the original, this replacement has now done 66k, Its in need of a clutch and we will be fitting a new timing chain. Will refresh anything that needs doing before it goes in. The engine will be delivered straight to Millsys Auto's hopefully the end of this week and then will book a slot for Jason to fit it which means this could be back on the road a lot quicker and cheaper than I first thought. As I plan to up the torque via a custom remap to assist with off roading, I will see what aftermarket clutches are available for the this engine, need to shop around and see what parts you can get as have no experience with this engine.
 
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