2007 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Timing Chain / Tensioner
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2007 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

2007 MINI Cooper

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S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Timing Chain / Tensioner
By living_dino on

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2007 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I had owned a 2006 MINI Cooper S, and I was one of the first people to buy the second generation of New MINI.
I LOVE the performance and driving experience of both cars.
There are few cars on the road that offer such a great driving experience, with the kind of gas economy that they get.
The first generation MINI was flawless in all respects.
The second generation, at least my year, has a re-occurring timing chain issue.
The technicians keep chaining it up, one year it is the chair, the next it is the tensioner (actually twice), and they they tell me it was an oil leak from the timing chain cover.
I think there is a design flaw, and they won't admit it.
In 4 years, 5 repair incidents.

Best Features

Driving performance, gas economy, and fit & finish of the car.

Worst Features

Fix this damn timing chain problem. Issue a redesign and recall before there is a class action suit.
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