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Old 04-21-2013, 02:48 PM
angry man angry man is offline
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Mein Auto: mini cooper
i didnt know did i ,its not my fault

yes, that's what she said when I heard the car sounding like a bag of spanners ,02 cooper has been driven around with very little oil in it ,ive topped up the oil and all was good until I heard a horrible grumbling noise from I think the timing chain area ? its not constant but around 5 seconds quiet then back again ,its audible from inside the car and at 20 ft ,so what do you reckon , please help otherwise the engine is sweet
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Steven@BMWRockville.com Steven@BMWRockville.com is offline
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Your timing chain is most likely going. I had the same issue on my 07 Cooper S. It wasn't a cheap fix and I opted to sell it as-is and replace it. I think dealer quote was around $2k all told. Good luck

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