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Most should last longer than 6-7 years and especially longer than 1 year unless there is something else causing it to fail such as over pressurization or improperly mounted or foreign object impact/chaffing. I checked and no current TSBs nor are there any common/frequently reported problems on evaporators on 2006 Mini Cooper S ( I am a inspector for insurance/warranty companies and in the BMW/Mini dealers all the time and to the best of my knowledge not a frequent common failure, as well as any competent shop would have at least a 2 year warranty on most of their repairs. Is car in Bahrain or you or both? If car is here in Virginia Beach and you would like a FREE Loaner vehicle while being diagnosed and repaired, please call ASE Blue Seal Certified CarMasters 757-456-0722 for Roy or Jim RET USN, ASE Master Automotive and Master Collision, ASE Advance Performance, ASE Service Consultant & Parts Specialist, ASE Collision estimator, ASE Undercar Specialist, ASE Light Diesel, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck technician, Virginia State Police Vehicle Safety Inspector and VA courts accepted expert witness for national corporations.
Anything that fails that puts extra fuel into the exhaust that makes the converter(s) work harder than normal to burn off excessive fuel will make the converters hotter which can make them fails. If fuel injector not working properly and put too much unburnt fuel as can also a bad MAF or throttle body depending on how each fails and they could make engine too rich or too lean (lean make engine hotter and can burn valves or pistons, rich makes converter hotter until it fails, If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Many thing can cause misfires as simple as low and dirty oil and the cam actuators wont work properly or other things such as: Vacuum Leaks Cam Actuator PCM/ECM Wiring Engine Mechanical Fuel Injector Ignition Coil Spark Plug If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Need to know if it is RWD or AWD and if it is a V-6 or a V-8, How do you know that the alternator is bad? There is a MEGA fuse as well as could have a wiring problem, also PCM also has charging input. If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Sounds like a bad ground or socket and back feeding when lights are flashed by FOB. Try using power probe or jumper and giving ground and see if they work then.
Alldata, Mitchell1, Motors, Identifix, sometimes on IATN
You should install new pump in clean system as a contaminated system can cause new pump to fail. If old pump is not pumping a all a shop with a flush machine can flush system before new pump is installed. If you need system flushed or pump installed please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and let him know if you would also like a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced.
Some of the Potential Causes Restricted Vacuum Line Canister Purge (CANP) Solenoid PF Sensor PF Sensor Circuit If you need this diagnosed call Roy 757-456-0722 also let him know if you need a free loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced
P1442 EVAP Vacuum Switch Circuit High Input During Key On Possible Causes Setting Conditions Vacuum switch signal circuit is open between switch and PCM Vacuum switch ground circuit open between switch and ground Vacuum switch has failed DTC P0106, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0121, P0122 or P0123 not set; ECT and IAT sensors more than 41ºF at startup, and the difference between the startup ECT sensor and IAT signal more than 45ºF, system voltage at 11-16v, engine speed from 800-6,000 rpm, throttle angle over 14%, Purge duty cycle below 1%, and the PCM detected the EVAP Purge Switch indicated 12v (the switch is open) for 5 seconds. This code sets in 2 Trip(s). This code will turn on the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) If you need this diagnosed please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and let him know if you need a FREE loaner car while yours is being serviced.
That is usually a flow problem, air flow or coolant flow with multiple possible causes for each problem such as a restricted heater core or temperature blend door actuator. If you would like it diagnosed and repaired just call Roy 757-456-0722 and let him know if you also need a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced.