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 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 07:10AM
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Last post: Oct 17, 2017
Member since:Dec 29, 2004
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Originally Posted by coloradocountryman
So the countryman all 4 lost power, took it in to Ralph Schomp. They said the engine was shot...AFTER FOUR YEARS! They told us they would get a new one and put it in for 7000 dollars. We agreed and it only cost 5000 dollars. Today, a week later the problem came back. New engine, same problem. WTH! Anyone out there heard about this problem and what the solution is?
Haven't heard of this...  what did MINI say was the problem with your engine?

What error codes did the car produce?

Ken

 Posted: Sep 10, 2017 01:32PM
Total posts: 71
Last post: Oct 14, 2017
Member since:Aug 25, 2016
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Originally Posted by thewerewolf
There was class action suit with the BIMIS. over the CVT trannys..  might have better luck on the north american motoring site.  or google.. later bc
They haven't made the CVT for years, so this car wouldn't have had it.  I agree with your NAM recommendation, though.

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 05:03PM
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Member since:Dec 3, 2002
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Ken, at Mini Mania, usually jumps in to help. He knows the MINIs very well. However, I believe he's on vacation until the 11th.

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 12:45PM
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Member since:Aug 25, 2016
This site is primarily for classic Minis, not the modern MINIs, but I have both.  I'm curious--what was the diagnosis for the original engine failure?  Was it an oil issue?  Timing chain tensioner?  Coolant-related?

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 04:49AM
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...makes one wonder about the model designation "All 4"...  maybe it runs for all 4 years before needing an engine transplant.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Sep 2, 2017 03:58PM
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Last post: Oct 19, 2017
Member since:Oct 4, 2013
There was class action suit with the BIMIS. over the CVT trannys..  might have better luck on the north american motoring site.  or google.. later bc

 Posted: Sep 2, 2017 03:14PM
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So the countryman all 4 lost power, took it in to Ralph Schomp. They said the engine was shot...AFTER FOUR YEARS! They told us they would get a new one and put it in for 7000 dollars. We agreed and it only cost 5000 dollars. Today, a week later the problem came back. New engine, same problem. WTH! Anyone out there heard about this problem and what the solution is?