motoring|underground  
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Blog

Maintenance, Problems, and Repairs Troubleshooting your car's woes.

Go Back   motoring|underground > On the Lifts > Maintenance, Problems, and Repairs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-24-2013, 05:21 PM
snake_bitten_mike's Avatar
snake_bitten_mike snake_bitten_mike is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 399
Question 2009 mini cooper s clubman no start

So a fellow marine that I work with took his mini to het fuel and when he was done pumping he tried to start it and got nothing. He thinks his starter was clicking and his lights and all that were coming on. He took it to a shop and they said his timing belt was broken and that it messed up his engine.. they are trying to charge him a whole bunch of money to fix it. Any help would be awesome...


A little more about the car, I has the trip tronic automatic trans, sunroof, never had this problem before. His key fob is good.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.

NOW WITH BORLA SIDE EXHAUST...MMMM
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-24-2013, 08:16 PM
Captain Claw's Avatar
Captain Claw Captain Claw is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nashville Area
Posts: 6,353
Send a message via MSN to Captain Claw
Default

Did he ever have the timing chain tensioner replaced?
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by that7guy View Post
I have a strong dislike for small humans
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2013, 08:20 PM
snake_bitten_mike's Avatar
snake_bitten_mike snake_bitten_mike is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 399
Default

i think he was actually just about to change that
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.

NOW WITH BORLA SIDE EXHAUST...MMMM
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-26-2013, 08:24 PM
iDiaz's Avatar
iDiaz iDiaz is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Marcos, CA
Posts: 15,873
Send a message via AIM to iDiaz
Default

*timing chain

If the timing chain did break, there could be some serious repairs necessary. MINI engines are interference engines, so if the timing chain breaks, the valves can hit the pistons, breaking stuff.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2013, 08:26 PM
Captain Claw's Avatar
Captain Claw Captain Claw is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nashville Area
Posts: 6,353
Send a message via MSN to Captain Claw
Default

^ what he said
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by that7guy View Post
I have a strong dislike for small humans
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-29-2013, 12:15 AM
Brain's Avatar
Brain Brain is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,593
Default

yeah if the timing chain BROKE there is other stuff wrong now for sure. But the question is why did it break, the mini has a pretty beefy chain. Most common causes are running the engine low on oil causing the timing chain tensioner not to be able to do its job properly. If you run it with either a bad tensioner or low oil/both you will cause the chain to slap and damage the guides and stretch the chain. when it all goes sideways best case is you will need a timing chain set, r&i the head and replace valves...and it could be worse. Another possible cause is a vacuum pump, if it were to lock it will stop the exhaust cam and do the same damage mentioned above.

let us know how it turns out.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


CURRENT MOON

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:20 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2005 motoring|underground, all rights reserved.