Someone posted the attached BMW internal docs on BMWblog.com. From my cursory read of them, it seems this issue is limited to vehicles manufactured November 2018 through August 2019, and only a few BMW models. Still, it would be nice if MINIUSA would confirm no Minis are subject to this.
Only 217 affected vehicles, which means it was an acute production batch issue. Also, the 3-series and Z4 use a different variant of the B46/48 than MINI's. Other BMW's, such as the 4-series, 5-series, X1, X2, and X3, also use the B46/48 and they have not been identified as having this issue, which further supports the idea that MINI's aren't a problem.
Thought I'd share some temperature data logs from two afternoon sessions at a track day at Oregon Raceway Park on July 18. Ambient temps were right around 91F. Totally stock engine 2016 F56 Cooper S manual. Logged engine oil temperature (EOT), engine coolant temperature (ECT), and intake air...
Has anyone experienced any problems or faults related to the camshafts / vanos on the B38 3 cylinder engine? My car (a 2014 1.5 petrol Cooper) is currently at the dealers with what has been diagnosed as a failed bearing on the camshaft / vanos hub. The car has only done 33,000 miles so a bit...
This is most noticeable in sport mode, but I’m getting a ‘dump valve’ type noise in the lower gear changes on my 2014 Cooper S.
It’s a whistle/squeak of a noise - not something I’ve heard before!
Anyone experienced this or know what I should be looking at first to resolve?
I have a mini cooper D, recently the engine management light has come on, i have tried resetting it using Carly but it comes back. I scanned the fault codes today and these were present:
273D O2 sensor?
2909 air to EGR mass flow plausibility
28DE Exhaust pressure sensor