Q: r53 eng interference or not

asked by on February 09, 2017

timing chain broke off

My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. If your timing chain has broken, you should take your Mini Cooper to a professional machine shop for service, as it’s possible that you have internal engine damage.

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