2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman Q&A
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman Question: What should it cost to replace the timing chain on my 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman?
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. - Zenith
then get another opinion. you dont have to believe them. the pricing sounds very high and you need to get other bids if the repair is needed. Roy - mastertech6371
I would get a second opinion as Roy said. On 2007 model year t/chain replacement is 11 hours labor, water pump replacement not being done as part of a t/chain replacement is approximately 3 hours labor. - patrick mannion
It shouldn't cost you anything! There are design issues with this engine. Make sure the chain is the issue and not carbon buildup. - JasonC