£549 inc. VAT and free fitting. The first generation Mini’s have an electronic power steering pump which does make some noise, especially at slow speeds or when parking when you’re probably turning the steering to full lock. Although the Mini’s power steering pump has gained a bit of a reputation for failure, the noise is not necessarily anything to worry about. If the Mini power steering becomes heavy, if it is intermittently cutting out, or a lot noisier then there may be a problem.
We can fit a new unit for £549 inc. VAT with your old unit taken in exchange. This is a fraction of the price of one from the main dealer and it comes complete with a 12 month guarantee. We carry these units in stock along with the correct grade power steering fluid, so we can offer a drive-in service and will have you back on the road in 90 minutes.
Symptoms to look out for include:
Norfolk Cars have the knowledge to diagnose and replace broken roof cables. There is no easy fix for these, the cables cannot be repaired successfully. We fit the latest modified cable kit that differs in design to the original parts. This is a labour intensive job and we will require the car for one day, it involves stripping the roof down, removing and replacing the cables, rebuilding, and resetting the mechanism.
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Free diagnosis and fixed cost repair of £999 inc. vat, save ££’s on main dealer costs.
Often referred to as the ‘Death Rattle’ some Mini timing chains can stretch. It is often identified by a loud clattering noise from cold start. It is a common issue on the R56 Mini Cooper S models from 2006 to 2010 and JCW models from 2008 to 2012 with the N14 engine. The BMW N47 1.6 and 2.0 Diesel engine fitted from 2011 to 2016 also suffer with stretched chains and worn chain guides. It is slightly less common on the other models, however we have experienced Mini Ones and Cooper’s with broken chain guides, usually as a result of being run low on oil. This item is always checked on our sales cars, and service cars.
It is important to rectify this issue as soon as possible because complete failure of the chain can cause serious and often irreparable damage to the engine.
Early Symptoms include:
Rattle from the engine, which is more prominent at cold start, in more severe conditions it can sound like a diesel engine.
Norfolk Cars have fitted many timing chain replacements over the years, and have the necessary tools and experience to carry out this job efficiently.
Petrol engines: Replace Timing Chain and associated parts from £685 inc. VAT
Diesel engines: Replace Timing Chain and associated parts from £1395 inc. VAT
The second generation R56 petrol models can suffer from leaking thermostat housing. This item is always checked on our sales cars, and service cars.
Loss of coolant, engine cooling fan running more frequently, puddle of water laying on top of the gearbox housing.
We always keep new thermostat housings in stock and can replace yours whilst you wait for £220 inc. VAT.
The R56 Mini Cooper S and JCW models can suffer from high pressure fuel pump failure. This can be difficult to diagnose for a non-specialist garage.
Difficulty to start from cold, cutting out from cold start, spluttering engine when cold, engine dying and going into limp home mode.
We stock genuine Mini high pressure fuel pumps. We can run a diagnostics check to confirm the part failure, and can supply and fit the new HPFP from £599 inc. VAT.
A walnut shell blasting service to de-coke the valves and cylinder head of the engine.
The N14 Cooper S / JCW Turbo charged engine uses direct injection for better economy and performance. However a side effect of this is a build up of carbon around the valves and cylinder head of the engine. The build up of carbon cannot be avoided, and leaving it may cause a drop in performance or super knocking codes within the ECU.
£240 inc. VAT