That's an interesting point Jeremy. A different engine, but from new our R50 has had the oil changed every 5,000 miles and all other maintenance done early and she's never given us a bit of trouble. When the oil pan gasket was replaced last year, the tech said it was one of the cleanest he had seen. It looks like the valve cover is starting to seep so I'll get that done soon. I'm curious to see what it will look like.Incidentally Peugeot citroen use the same 1.6 engine as the r56 had and they have fewer issues . Due to more sensible service regime I wonder.??