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2005 Mini Hardtop Engine Problems

96 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Mini Hardtop. 34 of these members (35.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 81 engine repairs to 2005 Mini Hardtops--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 185 repairs.

2005 Mini Hardtop engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

64000 mi US $2000 Cooling fan was replaced 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

56720 mi   Replaced cracked air tube and used car delivery prep.  
59800 US $115 Investigated trouble code:2C10 ("EP" displayed on tranny indicator). One occurrence of code. Fault was cleared. Car driven, fault did not reoccur. Tranny software upgraded. Shop cautioned vigilance to more occurrences.  
60600   Replaced ignition packs on recommendation of shop. 
61200   Recurrence of "EP" tranny warning light. Code scan revealed Code 2C10. Shop cleared code and drove in attempt to have fault reoccur, which it didn't. But they state that tranny is "slipping" between 2nd & 3rd. Oil change, char 
61300   Replaced fuel pump. Replaced transmission. 
64000   "EP" in tranny display. No obvious impairment in performance. Six months since tranny was replaced. Repair consisted of reading code (code I.D. was not reported to owner), clearing error, relearning tranny "adapts" and test drive. 
65248   Continued investigation of "EP" (2C10 scanned as cause). One day after return of PS hose replacement, "EP" appeared in tranny display. Kept car 10days, clear error, contacted PUMA. Ran PUMA list, nothing found. But not charged. 
68000   Clear fluid leak. Dealer inspected, cited warped thermostat housing as cause. Replaced housing, thermostat, gasket and coolant was flushed. Addition repairs recommended. Engine mount $3C, brake fluid $1C, front control bushing $7C. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

46500 mi US $320 Slight leak from valve cover gasket was noticed during routine (5000 mile) oil change. Also had plugs changed during the VCG replacement. 
20000 US $199 Upper engine mount replaced 
50000   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. 
62000 US $200 Water pump required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. 
77000   Supercharger seal and motor mount seal leaking. replaced under extended warranty. 
118000   replace clutch 
144000   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. 
40000   Oxygen Sensor 
63000 US $1050 Leaking Engine Gasket and mount. 
68000   Main Engine Fan was reported to be not working. 
45260   During inspection, dealer noticed oil outside the engine. They replaced the head cover gasket and the oil pan gasket.  
62000   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. 
63860 C $1700 Top engine mount leaked fluid. It appears to be a common issue. Replaced the mount. 
66340   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. 
91140   Fuel pump failure while on a MINI club drive 
104160   catalytic converter rusted and broke in half. Required new exhaust manifold and cat. 
300   Replace supercharger belt tensioner. Under Warranty. Remedy Trim Rattles in P/S door pillar. Under Warranty 
29000   Leaking fluid. Found to be defective thermostat housing. Replaced Housing, Gasket and Thermostat. Added Coolant. 
24000 US $40 leak in thermostat seal, thermostat replaced. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

42000 mi   Leaky oil pan repair. 

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