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 Post subject: timing chain job
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:12 am 
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Done a timing chain 9n the old mans r56 cooper s.

Fairly straight forward job.

Total cost $1000 including timing lock tools.

Total time 5 hours.

Not bad considering bmw quoted $3000 and 8 hours.


Got the tool now so if anyone needs a timing chain done in perth.....

Rodney

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Had a mate ask me yesterday what the go was with that, he has a Midas store and they have one in making a hell of a noise from the timing chain. I will give him your number as they were looking to outsource it.

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Awesome. Get him to give me a buzz

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Hi everyone, since selling my 1967 Deluxe and buying a 2008 Clubman S, I have been a lot less active on here but definitely not less active under the bonnet. I've done quite a few small jobs like the thermostat housing, plugs and leads etc myself and now it's up for the dreaded timing chain job. I've done a heap of research, bought some parts like the timing chain kit and tools and have now chickened out of doing the actual job myself. Can anyone recommend a shop in or near Hoppers or Werribee (Vic) that could do it?

Here's a pic of the car, because everyone likes pics.

(Apologies for being that guy that only comes around when he wants something).

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:09 pm 
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There was a guy on here some time back from down Melbourne way that was a qualified Bini mechanic , cant remember his user name , have a look through this section .


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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:44 pm 
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I know it's not Hoppers Crossing, but Real Automotive in Oakleigh specialize in all Mini's old and new. http://www.realautomotive.com.au

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:28 am 
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Thanks for the pointers guys. Looks like if I want good mechanics I need to travel. I'll let you all know how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:01 pm 
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We do the complete job for $1450 including a Iwis chain & genuine guides & tensioner.....most of the time the reason for chain stretch & fatigue is caused by running low on oil.....keep an eye on the oil level

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:18 pm 
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And BMW are doing it for free I believe if you have a N14 engine

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 Post subject: Re: timing chain job
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Its a great design if you have the mechanical ability. The chain and guide assembly comes out the top in a single assembly.

That said I was dreading the problem with my R56 JCW but it was all good as I changed the oil and filter every 7.5K


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