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 Posted: Nov 13, 2017 09:58AM
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Originally Posted by coloradocountryman
1st time in:
check engine light SES light is illuminated, car went into reduced Power mode, replaced 4 coils and 4 plugs
374/ found 2EFE combustion misfires several cyl.
Fault code 2C57
after service during test drive 2C57 fault
performed leak down 68%, 3%, 2%,15% and compression 80PSI, 150PSI, 125PSI, 130PSI. found leaking past the piston oil rings, suspect cylinders washed down by stuck open injectors.
so they installed a new engine and turbo, hardware and injectors, aux water pump, cv axle
Total cost-5527.43
2nd time in:
C/S reduced power light came on
740-Faulty Throttle
Total Cost-996.13
So, as you can see, on top of the price of the car, incidental maintenance, and minor details, after four years of bliss this car has cost us an additional $6523.56. But it runs like a champ again. How will we ever trust it past the driveway, I don't know.
Wow!!  This is not something I had heard before...  Thank you for sharing the details.  It makes me wonder what really caused the rings to go on in one cylinder....  

I would hope that your Countryman gives you many trouble free miles now that you have a brand new engine, but I can certainly understand your confidence is shaken....

Ken

 Posted: Nov 12, 2017 10:07AM
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daf.. I would be quite happy if BMW quit making MINIS all together.. they and the owners are  quite boring  to me..   later b c

 Posted: Nov 12, 2017 08:22AM
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1st time in:
check engine light SES light is illuminated, car went into reduced Power mode, replaced 4 coils and 4 plugs
374/ found 2EFE combustion misfires several cyl.
Fault code 2C57
after service during test drive 2C57 fault
performed leak down 68%, 3%, 2%,15% and compression 80PSI, 150PSI, 125PSI, 130PSI. found leaking past the piston oil rings, suspect cylinders washed down by stuck open injectors.
so they installed a new engine and turbo, hardware and injectors, aux water pump, cv axle
Total cost-5527.43
2nd time in:
C/S reduced power light came on
740-Faulty Throttle
Total Cost-996.13
So, as you can see, on top of the price of the car, incidental maintenance, and minor details, after four years of bliss this car has cost us an additional $6523.56. But it runs like a champ again. How will we ever trust it past the driveway, I don't know.

 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 07:10AM
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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
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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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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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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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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?