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on at 80,000 miles seems to be running fine but do these cars start to have major problems at 80,000 miles

seems to be running fine has been burned a lot of oil

The only way to get them off is take off the batter terminal. I called the Mini dealer but they couldn't tell me.I believe it may be an electrical problem and the flashers are a warning?

do you think it could be the timing chain tensioner?

It starts up right away and runs perfect until I come to a stop then it quits .It starts right up again no problem but then when I come to another stop it quits

The dealership says it will cost $1950, which is "parts only" - they have previously (within last 11 months) repaired the timing chain by replacing/installing a timing chain tensioner. Now they say the whole thing needs replacing. My car only has 52,000 miles. They also say the water pump is leaking, that the seal is loose. I don't trust them.