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N12 engine, is this the time frame that the timing/tension belt needs replacing? Things that I should look out for to negotiate pricing?

starts runs ruff for 3 to 5 sec. then dies did compression test good has fuel dose the crank and cam sensor go out and how to test that no check eng. light was driving down the freeway

I took it in for brakes & dealer said front brake pads were not needed. Shouldn't they have noticed? should I file a complaint? If they checked the pads they should have noticed they were on wrong on 1 side. Now I need new front rotor. Is dealer liable for some portion of repair?

still replace both sending unit same problem gauge on empty add low fuel light on. left side of tank about 1/4 of a tank right tank empty.

The rear brake lights remain on when the car is turned on. But they do not brighten or indicate when the brakes are applied.

Exhaust is wet with black
oil

There doesn't appear to be any object stuck in the lock latch inside. How can I get it opened?. The key fob nor inside car buttons will to open it. They sound like they work. But the back latch won't open still. Just started doing this today. Help! Thanks so much. There doesn't appear to be a manual cable way to open like older minis.

with sun roof

Mini of Portland wants over 4k for the repairs. 85K miles with a new water pump/thermostat.

Air bag light is on. Had the recalled sensor mat in passenger seat replaced. Airbag light stayed on. Dealer says battery positive cable needs replacing. Part# 61126942507. Will airbags still deploy?

I just need to know the repair price for this,to fix airbag and see the leakages and fix the bonet

Maybe you can help me with. I’ve got the new clutch installed
in my mini and reinstalled the gear box to the engine. Before I put the sub-frame back in I thought I'd test the gear selections and see if my install is correct. I thought If I engaged a gear I should not be able to rotate the front disc due to
the engine drag but they still rotate, what’s your opinion, should the wheel disc rotate or not? I'm concerned my installation is bad.

i was driving on highway and heard an incredibly loud sound in the front of car, as if i had hit something or fell in a deep pothole, however the car didnt dip, swerve, tilt, or anything. but now it is lower in the front than it used to be!! any ideas whats happpened to my car? it still drives.

We have replaced the thermostat and also the water pump

It beeps too -

Random problem. I just had spark plugs and ignition coils replaced. It had 9 error codes in computer but it still spits and sputters with engine light going on and off before it finally engages. The mechanic says it's because its old. I disagree, car has only 48,000 miles. Now what

the off switch is off and car is off. all the lights flash and I don't know whats wrong

The front end is not out of alignment. The car drives fine, but both of my rear tires are wearing evenly on the inside.

I had the water pump on my 2006 Mini Cooper S replaced this weekend and while driving it the next day the serpentine belt came completely off. The repair shop claims that they never touched the belt to replace the water pump and are asking $150 more to replace and align the belt. Does that sound right?

I am thinking about buying this as a used car.

It also g as began to over heat

It's been broken and not ever since they had it in for the recall .? It's been broke down and I have been in tears over the car and lost my job and I drove it for 1day and spent so much money on it and it is still broken down

after having it replaced by the dealer i hear noise coming from front passenger door area but only when coming to a complete stop.

Is there any way to manually close the panoramic sunroof on a mini cooper s 2007

I had a question about a MINI we recently purchased. We just bout a used
2009 MINI Cooper Clubman (automatic) with only 45,000 miles on it. It had
a full tank of gas when we bought it. We accidentally have filled it twice
with 87 octane gas (not realizing it was to use a higher octane). I then took
it on a trip to Pennsylvania last weekend (about 3 hours away). I noticed it
rough idling once I got there when stooping at stop signs, lights etc. When
driving home I noticed the same, and now have had the check engine light
come on. It does not seem to do it when I first start it but after running for
awhile. I now have had it stall when sitting at stops, and have had the
check engine light come on with codes of "Random Misfire" on multiple
cylinders. Could this be related to the gas? I got down to about 1/2 a tank
left of the 87 octane, and at that point filled it with high octane, hoping that
would flush it out, but have only gone about 150 miles since then. I am not
sure if I should try to run out that tank, or if I need to get it checked out. I have error codes P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303 & P0304

I was getting the oil light ON when i do a hard turns and when I checked it with the dealer, he said that the car was missing a couple of quarts of oil which normal due to engine consumption of oil between oil change intervals .. is it normal that a new car consuming oil ?! and is it normal common issue in Mini Cooper cars ?

what is the time to repair and cost

It started about a week ago. It sporadically blew blue smoke, small amounts when going at slow speeds, stopped for a few days, then started a couple days ago again; last night it's doing it while idling. Again, very small amounts. No engine lights. Either piston rings, valve stem guides, or PCV valve? What else could it be? I'd like an estimate before I take it in :(

whistle goes away when pressed slightly. Happens almost always, but less noticeable after a longer drive, whistle Chirping best describes the sound.

The car has only 15,00 mile on it