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Default Mini 1.4 one 2008 not starting!! - 6th December 2017, 10:50 PM

Hi all,

Iím having an issue with my girlfriends MINI!

Itís a MINI one 1.4 2008 plate

We have come to it this morning and hit the ignition and nothing, engine is turning over ok but not firing at all.

I have checked the little bleed valve on the fuel rail to see if thereís pressure and fuel, which it has. After turning the engine over, I fit the bleed valve and fuel came out under pressure so I know the pump alright.

I have checked the sparks on each spark plug and thatís all ok. One thing I have noticed is that the spark plugs are dry? Iím assuming if fuel was getting to the cylinder the spark plug would be wet?

I have also tried that easy start spray but to no avail. Not even a slight fire (removed air filter cover and sprayed down intake tube.

Tomorrow we are going to try and tow the car and see if itíll jump start.

What am I missing? Could it be dodgy injectors?

Thanks in advance for the assistance..
  
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Default 7th December 2017, 12:41 PM

The plugs are wet now so fuel looks like fuels getting in.

Trying new plugs! Hopefully that works!
  
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Default 7th December 2017, 01:53 PM

New plugs didnít work..

The battery was also hooked up to a running car to ensure enough power but no luck.

The car is only very slightly firing for a slit second every now and then
  
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Default 7th December 2017, 06:34 PM

Sounds like a sensor to me, a fault code reader should identify the cause.


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Default 7th December 2017, 07:19 PM

It could be the camshaft sensor, more info here:

MINI Cooper R56 Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement (2007-2011) | Pelican Parts DIY Maintenance Article


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