Timing Chain Death Rattle is an issue that is commonly found in the MINI N12 engine from 2006-2013.
The issue relates to the spring-loaded timing chain tensioner becoming less efficient or failing which in turn leads to a slacking of the timing chain which in turn hits the timing chain guide rails and as a result leads to damage to these guides. Hence, the noise!
If left unchecked the end result is usually the timing chain snaps whilst the engine is running. The associated costs of repair to the damaged engine can be quite painful. This a cost effective replacement service when compared to potentially serious engine damage.
Maintenance of the timing chain along with regular oil changes is essential to ensure a healthy engine and prevent what can be significant engine damage. Read our Blog on Death Rattle for more information.
Death Rattle Fix involves changing major timing kit components and an oil & filter service.
1 x MINI timing chain tensioner
1 x MINI timing chain
1 x MINI timing chain guide rail - large
1 x MINI timing chain guide rail - small
1 x MINI timing slide rail
1 x MINI timing chain sprocket
1 x MINI inlet cam bolt
1 x MINI Crank pulley bolt
1 x MINI exhaust cam bolt
1 x Ajusa Rocker cover gasket
1 x Ajusa Front crank seal
1 x Engine oil filter
5W30 fully synthetic engine oil
5 Hours Installation labour
WE WILL REQUIRE THE VEHICLE FOR 2 DAYS TO COMPLETE THESE WORKS.
Please note; this price is to perform the replacement of the timing chain, tensioner and the above components. It does not include any potential prior diagnosis to confirm the timing chain requires replacing. Please also bear in mind we may discover other issues or other damaged or seized parts etc during the course of the repair that will require attention at the same time.