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PostSubject: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 18:38


...there was no oil!!!

Seriously, none! affraid

So I've put in 3 litres Exclamation which bought it back up to maximun. I didn't know it drank oil like that, it's not a bloody RX8!

Just glad the engine didn't blow.
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PostSubject: Re: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 19:24

MINI say it's within tolorance to use 1lt per 1000 miles Shocked

Which IMO is awful for a modern engine No

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PostSubject: Re: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 19:33

Oooops! That was lucky Matt!!! affraid

I bet you'll be checking it regularly now Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 19:44

I only checked it a month ago and it was on minimum. No way I thought it'd do 2 litres in a month!

Very lucky.
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PostSubject: Re: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 19:45

Very lucky indeed Mat Smile

That's a lot in a month though, how many miles?

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PostSubject: Re: Thought I had the tensioner rattle but......   18th December 2010, 19:49

I had a similar thing happen on my old Civic Type R, ran it dry (didn't bother checking, it's modern car etc), got the death rattle, out of warranty (Sad), £4000 engine rebuild... Mad
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