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Old 12 February 2018, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I need a bit of advice. My girlfriends car broke down and is running on 3 cylinders. We just compression tested it and endoscoped it and an exhast valve is melted.

is this common on a 2008 1.6 mini?

I assume to fix it I need a valve, and cylinder head gasket? Anything else?

my friend also suggested getting injectors done to stop it happening again? Does this sound like the cause?

Has anyone done this job and have advice?

thanks,

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Hi guys,

I need a bit of advice. My girlfriends car broke down and is running on 3 cylinders. We just compression tested it and endoscoped it and an exhast valve is melted.

is this common on a 2008 1.6 mini?

I assume to fix it I need a valve, and cylinder head gasket? Anything else?

my friend also suggested getting injectors done to stop it happening again? Does this sound like the cause?

Has anyone done this job and have advice?

thanks,

dan
Seems like that might happen a lot to Mini's. Look on the mini2.com forums there seem to be plenty of posts about melted exhaust valves. I have no idea what the fix is or what the original cause was but it seems common enough - I would imagine the Mini2 members might be helpful to ask, also.
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Which "1.6" engine

Diesel

Petrol

That would be a good start; If it's a Prince (petrol) engine...fix it to get it back on the road and sell it!! If it's a DV6 (diesel) don't even try to fix, just sell it as it is, as it'll be a money pit!

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Old 13 February 2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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If its the prince engine then theres a good chance the head is scrap, its normally the valve seats on these heads that fail, they tend to just 'drop out' and cant be repaired. Itll be a new head needed.
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