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MINI Icon Blue Clubman Mini engine rattle/banging noise - 9th February 2015, 08:27 PM

Hi all,

Im new to this forum.. Just wanting some advice if any of you have had a similar problem. Iv got an r53 cooper S, basically this morning when i started the car it started making a very loud banging noise coming from the engine, opened the bonnet and found the noise coming from the left hand side of the engine... The drive belt tensioner was jumping up and down on the spring, its late now so cant do much but looking for some direction to check components tommorow morning. Is this what happens when the tensioner fails? The noise gets louder and faster with more revs..... Strangely though, after about 2 or 3 miles or when the engine is hot the banging stops, and the tensioner stops bouncing up and down????

Any advice appreciated.
Dan
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