Removing the boost tube is the hardest part to gain access to it, or it can be changed from underneath with a wobble bit or u-joint extension. This alloy is also impervious to all penetrating oils, break-free sprays and thermal treatments. The pump body is constructed of plastic with a metal pulley flange. Or can I do it without doing that?? November 6, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I authored maybe the first supercharger service article years back. It takes about 30 minutes to do the first time. Figure 38 On the back of the water pump flange you will find an O-ring that is used to seal the flange to the engine block.
Pull it towards you to release the pin on the snorkel from the slot in the airbox. Place the radiator support in service mode. If yours is the same, clean the groove in the flange of any corrosion that may be left behind. Once removed, squeeze the hose clamp holding the vacuum line to the throttle body and carefully pull it off See. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part. November 12, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What fault code is stored? The current newest version can last 40K, 60K, 80K… it all depends on multiple factors but the biggest one is probably related to frequent oil changes, proper oil level and the type of oil.
Now remove the two 13mm bolts that secure the fuel rail to the cylinder head. It is the part most responsible for keeping your engine temperature in its normal operating range. Anyway now the mini even though kept shiny looking on the exterior , the interior under the hood its a crying mess. Join us in our and ask a question to one of our many automotive experts. Note the chamfered and sealed edge.
Once clean, confirm the sealing surface isn't pitted. Remove both on both sides of the car. When the red clip is pressed in its teeth and tabs are allowed to open within the fitting and release its grip on the hose. . My issue is after repairing we now need to off load incase it happens again! They require you to replace the whole intake assembly. It helps to write a check list and also to take pictures as you go so that you have a visual record of how things go together. What are the torque specs of the bolts that hold the supercharger to the block.
These are fun cars that can be great to own and drive everyday. About 2 minutes running time I thought I heard a light tap when lightly bringing revs up 22-2800 revs…sounding like a classis con-rod knock to my ear. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2001-2006. The vacuum lines should be available. No completeness or accuracy is implied.
The electrical connector at the back of the airbox. Buy the Bentley Manual, it will pay for itself in short order. Pull out the tow hook plug and the plastic trim pieces by the drivers lights. Unbolt these 4 10mm bolts. Now pull the fuel rail and injectors up and out of the intake manifold.
Also, be sure engine support is robust. To combat this problem, an updated thermostat housing and bolts have been made available. You should add an alternative section. If you just replaced the oil for the first time. This requires the removal of the front bumper cover and carrier, as well as the removal of all coolant from the system See , , and for more info. But I have done without placing it in service mode.
Once these are loose, you can maneuver the catalytic convertor out. There are 3 13mm nuts, two in the holes that are exposed and one above it that hold on the front bumper. Once the Serpentine belt is removed, look for the water pump pulley. In my case, after having performed this procedure without a problem at least 4 times, my luck ran out. I would grab a repair manual. I'd like to avoid shelling out for a Haynes manual just for this data, and googling doesn't help out much.
This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2001-2006. Make sure that you have a container large enough to hold at least 5 gallons of coolant. The short answer is yes, you can get reimbursed for previous expenses associated with this issue. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. July 21, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
Refer to our article on Serpentine Belt Removal for more info. Buttoned it back up and still had a massive water leak into the crankcase. For various reasons, oil burning, leaks, inability to measure engine oil level correctly or lack of timely oil changes I recommend oil is changed every 7,000 miles and not wait for the oil change light which can activate with higher mileage which is a generally shared consensus in the community the engine requires a certain level of oil due to the hydraulic nature of the Vanos system and the hydraulic chain tensioner. I can't find the replacement parts. So your Mini won't start? If you were unable to remove the top O2 sensor, you can negotiate the shield off over the sensor, and then remove it with a 22mm wrench. March 10, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. For now I asked the dealer to proceed with this deal.