13 07, 2019

Walnut Blasting

July 13th, 2019|

With ever increasing demands for fuel efficiency and power, modern combustion engines are now direct fuel injected. This means the tip of the injector lies in the combustion chamber for the fuel to be injected directly where it is required for minimum waste and maximum efficiency. Unfortunately, the side effect of this is that the [...]

19 04, 2018

MINI Timing Chain Failure

April 19th, 2018|

MINIs fitted with the N12, N14, N16 or N18 engine, unfortunately, can all suffer from a failure of the timing chain. The timing chain, as opposed to a timing belt, is designed to be a lifetime component. It doesn't fall within the scope of a mileage or time-based service. However, as with any moving part, [...]

6 01, 2018

MINI Cooper S Burnt Valves

January 6th, 2018|

If you suddenly find yourself experiencing a misfire in your MINI Cooper S, a burnt out valve could be the cause. Although not a common failing, numbers of these cases are on the rise. A poor combustion mix can raise cylinder temperatures and increase the chances of this occurrence. Inlet valves becoming contaminated with carbon deposits can [...]