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Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by 94H_Ex, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. 94H_Ex

    94H_Ex Under employed

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    So, my brother-in-law has basically volunteered me to work on his 2002 Mini Cooper S. He left for a boot camp for 3 months, so If i get this fixed this month, I'm allowed to drive it for the spare 2 months and everything I put into it is repaid back to me. Ok, so what I think he did because he likes to drive it like a total ass hat, he says he was hauling unkown amounts of ass, then started to hear a loud "ticking" noise, not a knocking.What I'm thinking it is that he either F'ed a valve, or something came apart in one of the cylinders and now we have a scrap motor that can either become a boat anchor or later rebuild with hopes and dreams.

    Personally, I'm hoping it needs a whole new engine. I've already pulled this engine once to put a clutch in it. So I'm confident I can just put a salvage yard motor in alot quicker and easier than pulling a head apart, sending it to be rebuilt and then having to go figure the BMW way of putting it back together. :mellow:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    what about a plain valve adjustment, or oil change first?
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    never thought of that.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Now, I have thought of that! Though this guy is just some rare hardcore Mini BMW believer.
     
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    Then just build the block and boost the hell out of it. :D
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Already has a super charger from factory. He did a pulley reduction on it already, but really I wouldn't send this guy out with a ton load of hp on the road.
     
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    I don't know that exactly.. sorry..
     
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