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Default Dreaded rattle/vibration. - 28th July 2017, 04:21 PM

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Picked up a 2012 JCW for my wife last Sunday via a private sale, car looks fantastic but on the drive home I heard what I now know sounds like the dreaded death rattle!!!!

I've booked the car in with Sussex Road and Race for either the tensioner or the whole chain/tensioner kit etc.

Question is reference the new tensioner, has it been upgraded or will it be the same as the one currently on there.

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Default 28th July 2017, 06:00 PM

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Hi,

Picked up a 2012 JCW for my wife last Sunday via a private sale, car looks fantastic but on the drive home I heard what I now know sounds like the dreaded death rattle!!!!

I've booked the car in with Sussex Road and Race for either the tensioner (&#129310 or the whole chain/tensioner kit etc.

Question is reference the new tensioner, has it been upgraded or will it be the same as the one currently on there.

Thanks.


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I think they upgraded it. It's now a little longer I seem to recall but I may be wrong.


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Default 28th July 2017, 06:50 PM

Did you buy the car private or trade/dealer?


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Default Dreaded rattle/vibration. - 29th July 2017, 06:58 AM

Private sale, lovely car though so will just get it fixed.


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Default 29th July 2017, 07:26 PM

Get a few quotes rather than just one

Maybe too far from you but TWG Automotive in Surrey are meant to be good


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Default Dreaded rattle/vibration. - 30th July 2017, 06:48 AM

Thanks for that wlondoner, I will make contact and get a quote at TWG also, was quoted just over 100 if it's just the tensioner, 500 ish if it's the whole chain and kit. Might get a walnut decoke blast too at some stage. I can see the mini being a bit of a pricey little car.


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Default Dreaded rattle/vibration. - 30th July 2017, 07:14 AM

Anyone recommended mini specialists near Gatwick?


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Default 30th July 2017, 09:54 AM

Fingers crossed once you get it fixed it will be a good car with no issues. Sounds like your going to look after it which is just what a mini needs.

Have you tried clickmechanic or whatever they are called or whocanfixmycar online they send quotes back by email many garages at a time (quicker during week days) ?
Of course if you want full mini service history that's not an option but it's good for quotes


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Default Dreaded rattle/vibration. - 30th July 2017, 12:32 PM

It came with the TLC XL package, the cars booked in with mini this Thursday as the service has flagged up on the dash which is free. I'll get them to also look at the noise and quote.

I'll get all the servicing done and stamped by mini when required then get ad hoc oil changes, fixes etc done by specialist.

Looks a nice car and I'll also get it remapped for a little extra kick 👍


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Default 30th July 2017, 10:11 PM

Sussex road and race is where I'll be getting mine remapped when I'm ready... I'm within a couple of miles of them.

I hope the rattle is a quick and easy fix... I hear a clatter or rattle on mine occasionally, i have mini used warranty so it will go in for a check up soon, it comes and goes but my first thought was a noisy pulley or running gear.


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