ENGINE SOUNDS

  • Tiny
  • izzyanders
  • 2007 Mini Cooper S

I have a mini copper s I think its the 2007 model & when I start the car the engine makes a fast rattling sound, after a few seconds it goes away, but the more elevated my car is parked the louder the noise is when I start it. Ive recently had my engine oil done.

Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 4:50 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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Check the engine oil level. Did they use the correct weight oil?

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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 5:38 AM
  • Tiny
  • Scooter162
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I also Have a 2007 S The noise is from the timing chain tensioner. Have had it replaced on mine. It is a very common issue with the 2007 and newer S models, Not so much with the justas (Coopers)

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 7:37 PM
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OK

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