832 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mini Hardtop. 242 of these members
(29.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 478 engine repairs to Mini Hardtops--an average of 0.6 per
vehicle--have been reported.
During inspection, dealer noticed oil outside the engine. They replaced the head cover gasket and the oil pan gasket.
Fluid from engine mount leaked out. Dealer said it would still be okay to drive with it for awhile. Would replace at next routine maintenance.
Top engine mount leaked fluid. It appears to be a common issue. Replaced the mount.
After repairing the top engine mount, the dealer said the lower engine mount was likely worn. Turned out the bushing was cracked. Lower engine mount was replaced.
Fuel pump failure while on a MINI club drive
catalytic converter rusted and broke in half. Required new exhaust manifold and cat.
Service Engine Soon light and Electrical Malfunction Lights came on. The car motor sputtered occasionally and the MPH decreased but the car remained driveable. The source of the problem was a disconnected air hose from the supercharger.
Water pump required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty.
Supercharger seal and motor mount seal leaking. replaced under extended warranty.
Oil pressure sensor malfunctioned and had to be replaced.
Both check engine and service engine soon light came on. Dealer diagnosed the problem as a cracked valve require engine change. Local repair shop diagnosed the problem as failing supercharger. Both repair estimates high-will sell car.
Replace supercharger belt tensioner. Under Warranty.
Remedy Trim Rattles in P/S door pillar. Under Warranty
Leaking fluid. Found to be defective thermostat housing. Replaced Housing, Gasket and Thermostat. Added Coolant.