Is your Mini timing chain causing problems?
Unfortunately, there are now various problems with the Mini timing chain that lead to engine damage:
The biggest problem is the Mini timing chain: It is considered an important part of the engine and is almost maintenance-free. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as our customers constantly experience. Due to the enormous physical forces acting on the Mini timing chain, the timing chain lengthens over time. This manifests itself in your Mini by messing up the workings of the engine, causing the engine to run poorly and start consuming more fuel. At a certain point, the elongation has progressed so far that the Mini timing chain skips. The result is major engine damage.
How does a defective Mini timing chain make itself felt?
Unfortunately, it must be said in advance that not every defect in the Mini timing chain is noticeable. Timing chain damage is usually indicated in your Mini, due to rattling engine noises, especially during a cold start. However, this noise lasts only a few seconds and is difficult or impossible to recognize for the normal user. Other noises such as rattling or clicking can be heard from your Mini above the idle speed. (see Mobile.de) Likewise, diagnostic devices can partly detect chain elongation by comparing the crankshaft and camshaft sensors in your vehicle. However, since this is not part of the routine inspection, it must be checked explicitly.
Depending on the mileage and driving style, piston damage, bearing damage and occasional water loss can also occur.
Do you have any questions?
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