Read on to see if you are covered. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Keep an eye out for any cables or items that may be binding or getting caught. Real world use has shown, however, that one of the drawbacks to this design is that if the chain fails, damage to the engine can be catastrophic. Place the 16mm bolt through the lower engine connection, but don't tighten it just yet. Clean the engine with the proper degreaser thoroughly before beginning. I've been told after I finished the work and published the first draft of this article, so I can't confirm that you don't have to remove the sprocket from the chain.
If it is a V6 or V8 Chevy, you will take off the harmonic balancer on the front of the engine, which is the bottom pulley. October 4, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. Also, it is much easier to put the new pulley on in a 'relaxed' mode no pin, then retract once it is bolted in place. You can also use a service manual to determine firing order. Refer to our article on installing a cold air intake for more info. See most of these cars are on the Mini service plan, and only having the oil changed every 15,000 miles.
The warranty for Covered Parts was also extended for the affected models from the standard length of four years or 50,000 miles to seven years or 100,000 miles. Place the palm of your hand against the tensioner, with continuous pressure until the tensioner is fully compressed. Been very careful with oil checks. The idea here is to make the belt tensioner accessible from the passenger side of the engine. If this happens valves could contact the pistons and engine damage could result. As an added benefit, we are now cryogenically treating all chains and tensioners in all of our timing chain kits. This procedure is only for replacing a timing chain.
As a note to others: the torque spec for the chain guide bolts in the Bentley manual is listed incorrectly as 30 Nm. I did a bunch of other stuff at the same time, so I might have missed a minor disassembly step here or there, but the essentials are all here. While this kit is not hard to install, you do need to know what you're doing, and we highly recommend a to help guide you thru the process. My question is what is the fit between the hub and the sprocket? Check back for more Mini Cooper buyer information in future posts. April 30, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: what makes you ask this? Thank you for your time, and your guide was put together well and with attention to detail. This small piece of metal is designed to hold the massive tension of the spring if the dampener strut fails. January 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That is the chain rail, you have to push it in and hold while screwing in tensioner.
So just because the crank locking tool went in doesn't mean that the cams are in the right position when engraving is up. If it ran well before the chain, you have to suspect something with the repair went wrong. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2007-2013. I mean it is the crank you want to stop from spinning while removing that 18mm but right? Rest assured that we have the tools and experience to put the fun back in your Mini! Thanks - Shan October 6, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Glad you figured it out. You'll find an E12 Torx bolt underneath the passenger side engine mount See.
Then install the camshaft sprockets and tighten the fasteners red arrows. I'll note that car ran when pulled into shop, but the cam locking tools did not slip on the exhaust or intake cam after the flywheel was lockedduring disassembly. I have no idea where this part belongs and I was not able to find it in parts diagram either. I rotated the crankshaft externally and my pulley hub is definitely moving 1 or 2 mm up and down, which makes the seal pressed inequality around the hub, which lead to oil leak. November 20, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not possible. Unfortunately at this point you may be in a fix.
Unbolt the timing chain cover from the engine block. If you here this noise, you should call a immediately as you do not want to hurt the valve train or further damage the timing system. Thanks March 4, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you are mechanically inclined, you should be able to perform the task. Are all three of those parts, single use bolts just like the head bolts, cam gear bolts? This small piece of metal is designed to hold the massive tension of the spring if the dampener strut fails. The tool should not be a jaw type tool, but instead should apply all of the removal force to the center of the assembly. From the front of the car, used 2 hands on the breaker bar to loosen the bolt. Replacing the timing chain out of warranty isn't cheap.
Once these bolts are removed, the tensioner can be maneuvered out from the side of the engine See and. Notice that there are three slots in the pulley through which the engine is visible. Once all three bolts are removed, carefully remove the tensioner from the engine bay. February 20, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don;t know of an updated part. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. They are so helpful anytime you need a piece of information in how to do it right.