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Timing Chain Failure

Old 12-20-2011, 07:18 AM
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Default Timing Chain Failure

I have a 2010 S with 13k miles. I heard a terrible racket coming from the right front wheel area and a few days later the engine check light came on. I called the dealer for service thinking maybe it was indicating an oil change. (I'm old school and still not accustomed an 18,000 mile oil change ) Anyway, it turned out that my timing chain failed. Thank God I was under warranty!

Anybody experience this problem?
Old 12-20-2011, 10:36 AM
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I've got twice the mileage running fine

early on there was a tensioner issue
Old 11-30-2016, 10:48 AM
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Mini Cooper S 2010 Hardtop. 33k miles. Well maintained. I have the identical model number car and engine but because it was a 2010 it was excluded from the class action settlement and I was not notified of any dealer arrangements. The car made a funny noise for about 5 minutes and then died. Turns out it was the timing chain issue and my car is now worth $0. I would like to reopen the class action lawsuit or file a new one. Mini has refused to offer anything other than 30% towards a new engine (approximately $2400 of $8000 repair) and no cash settlement. Prior to the engine being destroyed the car was worth approximately $10k. I need approximately 40 co-claimants to get it certified. Please contact me directly davidvener (at) yahoo.com
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