Mini Toy, and Toy Mini Bike

So we had a visitor over the weekend in his new Toy, his new mini.  but then he pulled out this awesome foldaway push bike…(his other toy).  I think we need courtesy bikes!!!!

Its a surprisingly good ride….

Optional tool kit, I’m told this kit is all you need to completely strip down this bike….. so cool, just a tad smaller than the tool kits we use.

 

Mini Detailing

Pre-purchase check done on this, resulted in a service and detail for the new owner.

Very nice, low mileage, NZ new car…. going to the South Island but likely back to us for servicing which will be nice….

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Mini at the 2017 Britsh car day in Trentham

Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….

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BMW Mini Timing Chain Replacement / New tool

Noisy chain, stretched chain, noisy start up rattles.

Continuing to build on our service tool collection, just picked up this cam locking tool for N12 and N14 Bmw/mini engines and put it straight to use today.

Stretched timing chain on these models seem to have surfaced as a common concern.  Todays car the chain had stretched to the point the timing had jumped resulting in a heavy reduction in power and the check engine light coming on.  Others we’ve done have a heavy rattle on start up.   All have exhibited problems with less than 100,000km’s on the clock.

 

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Above and below showing the cam locking tool in place to allow the chain and gears to be removed without the cams moving/ not seen is the crankshaft is also locked in place with a pin.

 

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Mini Cooper visiting the workshop

Mini getting set for some brake work next week…

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Mini in for service. Getting LiquiMoly oils and added to our customer care program.

Mini in for service today, nice new LiquiMoly oil going into the engine, as well and getting our complimentary 6 month breakdown service included.

 

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Mini gets some stripes

Mini has some stripe work done..

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