This video will walk you through the steps of replacing a timing chain on a Mini N14 engine. It includes tools and torque specs to do the job.
I removed the engine and transmission because I had other work besides the timing chain. Know that you do not need to remove the engine to replace the timing chain on this engine. You also do not need to remove the front of the vehicle, but it can make things easier. Everything can be done inside the vehicle. The only steps not included in this video are the removal of the front passenger wheel and inner fender liner.
If you want more detailed information on removing these components, watch this video: https://youtu.be/2RfQsOwBZHk
Here is the written procedure of timing chain replacement on the Mini N14: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r56-cooper-s-hat/repair-manuals/11-engine/11-31-camshaft/Q3LXg1u
I had some help with editing on this one from Javan Hovind.
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The Timing Chain Kit I used: http://www.detroittuned.com/mini-n14-timing-chain-kit/
Water Pump (Recommended): http://www.detroittuned.com/mini-water-pump-g2/
Water Pump Pulley: http://www.detroittuned.com/mini-water-pump-wheel-g2/
6PK906 Belt: https://www.amazon.com/BMW-OEM-Belt-Alternator-Coop-SX/dp/B010MADANQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527589496&sr=8-1&keywords=6pk+906+drive+belt
N14 Timing Tool Set: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/assenmacher-mc1400-mini-cooper-engine-alignment-tool-set#oid=1002_1
Mini Cooper Serpentine Belt Tool: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/cta-tools-2742-mini-cooper-serpentine-belt-tool#oid=1002_1
Astro 7824 Seal/Bushing Driver Kit: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-7824-10-no-10-drive-handle-with-flange-hex-bolt#oid=1002_1
Torque Wrench: http://www.rakuten.com/prod/282405511.html
Long Breaker Bar: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/titan-tools-12047-breaker-bar-1-2-drive-30-long#oid=1002_1
Milwaukee 1/2” Impact: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Impact-Wrenches/2863-22
Ingersoll Rand 3/8″ Impact: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-w5132-k12-iqv20-3-8-drive-impactool-bl2022-kit#oid=1002_1
1/4” Milwaukee Driver: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/2453-22
Zep Brake Clean Sprayer: http://www.apmengineparts.com/829801.html
Scrubby Pads: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/jbtarchive/mirka-abrasives-18-111-448-gray-ultra-fine-mirlon-pads#oid=1002_1
Other videos in Mini Series (Links posted when available)
Introducing The Mini Series: https://youtu.be/Ajsk8kgafXg
2007-2013 Mini Cooper S (R56) Battery Replacement: https://youtu.be/3WpqmJT_Wc0
R56 Mini Carpet and Interior Removal: https://youtu.be/powCgE9Tx50
Carpet and Seat Installation R56 Mini Cooper: https://youtu.be/19BDsW4J7UE
Mini Cooper S (R56) Front End Removal: https://youtu.be/2RfQsOwBZHk
Mini Cooper Oil Leak Repairs (R56/N14): https://youtu.be/7MWiOnZxURw
Mini Cooper R56 Clutch Replacement:
Mini Cooper N14 Cylinder Head Removal:
Mini Rear Hatch Latch Repair:
Mini Cooper (R56) Parking Brake Cable Replacement:
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