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My engine is very loud and has a rattle

Engine loud and I hear a rattle under the engine. No warning lights.

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Jennifer - Mini's of this age have a know issue with the timing chain, that can cause that sound. Instead of having a company wide "recall" to bring back all the mini's, the company instead has "open campaigns" in which they fix the issue when the cars come in for other maintenance. Other things that could be wrong is that the engine is very low on oil. If you are close to a mini dealership, I recommend trying to get an appointment there. If not, have it checked out by a mechanic who is used to working with european cars / mini's.

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