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Mini Exhaust Repairs Alcester

Do you need a replacement Mini exhaust, Catalyst or Sensor?
Use our form to request a Mini Exhaust quote to fit the sections you need

Mini catalytic converter failure can be hard to diagnose as the catalyst becomes clogged with exhaust particle contamination or the Mini catalyst is poisoned by fuel contaminants

If the catalyst fails, your Mini will probably fail the MOT emissions test.

The Mini exhaust parts include: - Exhaust manifold, Header, Oxygen Sensor, Catalytic Convertor, Back Box (Muffler), Exhaust Pipe, Tail Pipe and a range of Mini exhaust fittings

A faulty Mini oxygen sensor (Lambda sensor) can also cause damage to the Mini catalytic converter due to an increase in unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases

Mini exhaust corrosion problems are usually easy to diagnose as a dramatic increase in engine noise as one of the Mini exhaust sections or joints corrodes from the inside to form a hole

Mini oxygen sensor (Mini Lambda sensor) failure usually occurs because of a build up of combustion mineral particles on the sensing element leading to the Mini engine running fuel rich

Alcester Mini: Exhaust Repairs

Exhausts Mini Alcester

Mini Exhausts: Supply & Fit

Mini Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Mini paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Mini different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Mini Starter Motors
Replacement Mini Starter motors installed

Mini Clutches
Mini clutch repairs Alcester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Mini Clutch kit

Mini Timing Belt - Mini Cambelt
Mini Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Mini service or if the Timing Belt on your Mini has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Mini Performance Spares
OEM Mini parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Mini Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Mini Cooling System
Replacement Mini radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Mini engine at its optimal operating temperature

Mini Alternators
Replacement Mini alternators fitted

Mini EGR Valves
Replacement Mini EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Mini - The EGR valve helps your Mini burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Mini engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Mini Autoelectrics
Mini electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Mini engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Mini Gearboxes
Mini Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Mini gearbox

Mini Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Mini model

Mini Electrical Components
Mini electrical faults repaired using Mini OEM components - Mini sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Mini Exhausts
Mini Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Mini Exhausts fitted & welded

Mini Engines
Mini Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Mini Suspension System
Mini replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Mini Body Panels
Replacement Mini panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Mini Panel damage repairs

Mini Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Mini Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Mini Brakes
Routine Mini servicing, replacement Mini brake pads & discs fitted, Mini hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Alcester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Mini brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Modern Mini braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Mini Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Mini disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Mini rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Mini disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Mini Brake Servicing - Mini Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

if the Mini brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Mini Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Mini brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Mini should wear first

If the Mini brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Mini Brake Inspection Elements

Brake drum condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Mini braking system:-

Hand brake linkage condition

Handbrake function and travel

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Brake pipe Condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Adjust handbrake

General brake disc condition

Mini Steering - Steering System Inspection

Common symptoms of Mini steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Mini tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Mini steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Mini steering inspections:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Mini Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Mini Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Replacement Mini Cambelt - Timing Belt

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Mini parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Mini timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Generally Mini belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Mini that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Mini Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Since Mini Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Mini

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Mini Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

Mini Engine Mapping
The Mini ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Mini Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Mini Re-Mapping Alcester
The Mini ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Mini fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Mini vehicles

Mini Engine Oil Change

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Mini motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Mini running smoothly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Mini oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Mini engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Mini engine fails

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Mini engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Mini recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Mini engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Mini performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Mini engine increases

Alcester:- Mini Replacement Clutch

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Mini Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Mini clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Mini Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Mini Clutch kit:-
Mini clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Mini clutch slave cylinder

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

The Mini clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theMini transmission system

Alcester Exhaust Fitting Mini

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The Mini exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Mini ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Ecu

Mini Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Mini AC Pump
  • Mini AC Receiver Drier
  • Mini AC Condenser
  • Mini AC Radiator
  • Mini AC Compressor
  • Mini AC Fluid Top Up
  • Mini AC Evaporator

Mini Filters

  • Mini Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Mini Oil Filter
  • Mini Fuel Filter
  • Mini Air Filter
  • Mini Transmission Filter Kit

Mini Sensors

  • Mini Temperature Sensor
  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Air Flow Mass Meter

Mini Electrical

  • Mini Bulbs
  • Mini Window Motors
  • Mini Tail Lights
  • Mini Alternator
  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Heater Core
  • Mini Eibach Pro Kit
  • Mini Headlights
  • Mini Ignition Coil
  • Mini Antenna
  • Mini Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Mini Heater Blower Motor
  • Mini Parking Light
  • Mini Spark Plugs
  • Mini Electronic Control Unit
  • Mini Lambda Sensor
  • Mini Fuel Pump
  • Mini Fog Lights
  • Mini Thermostats
  • Mini Starter Motor
  • Mini ECU Mapping Remap
  • Mini Water Pump
  • Mini Cooling Fan

Mini Wheel Components

  • Mini Tyres
  • Mini CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Mini Axle Assembly
  • Mini Ball Joints
  • Mini Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Mini Control Arm

Mini Braking System

  • Mini Brake Pads
  • Mini Brake Servo
  • Mini Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Mini Brake Calipers
  • Mini Brake Master Cylinder
  • Mini Brake Compensator Valve
  • Mini Brake Drums
  • Mini Brake Discs
  • Mini Brake Rotor

Mini Clutch Fitting

  • Mini Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Mini Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Mini Flywheel
  • Mini Clutch Cable
  • Mini Clutch Pedal
  • Mini Clutch Kit
  • Mini Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Mini Clutch Pressure Plate

Mini Replacement Exhausts

  • Mini Exhaust Manifold
  • Mini Tailpipe
  • Mini Exhaust System Complete
  • Mini Exhaust Pipes
  • Mini Lambda Sensor
  • Mini Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Mini Exhaust Box
  • Mini Exhaust
  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Muffler
  • Mini EGR Valve
  • Mini Silencer

Mini Engine Parts

  • Mini Timing Belt Kits
  • Mini Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Mini Engine Mounts
  • Mini Pistons and Cylinder
  • Mini Timing Chain Kits
  • Mini Fuel Injector
  • Mini Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Mini Ignition Coil

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Mini Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Mini Valve Cover Gasket

Mini Lubrication System

  • Mini Oil Pump
  • Mini Oil Filter
  • Mini Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Mini Oil Sump and Plate
  • Mini Fuel Cap
  • Mini Oil Cap

Mini Misc

  • Mini Shock Absorbers
  • Mini Power Steering Hoses
  • Mini Steering Rack
  • Mini Power Steering Pump
  • Mini Struts
  • Mini Throttle Body & Cable
  • Mini Windscreen Wipers
  • Mini Tie Rods
  • Mini Radiator
  • Mini Radiator Pipes
  • Mini Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Mini Wiper Blades
  • Mini Serpentine and V Belt
  • Mini Hood Emblems

Suspension Mini

  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Mini Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Tie Rods
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Mini bush wear
  • Suspension Struts
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Mini Additional Suspension Components
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Sway Bar
  • Spring Condition

My Mini Won't Start

  • Fails Emissions Test
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Metal Particles in Fuel Filter
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Vacuum Leak
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Mini keeps stalling
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Engine Stalls
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Block Mini Fuel Injector
  • Mini Immobiliser
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Mini Check Engine Light On
  • Mini MOT Emissions Failure
  • Engine Misfires
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • My Mini Does Not drive Straight
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • My Mini Won't Start
  • Clutch Slave Cylinder Leaking
  • Mini Radiator fan not working
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clogged Mini air filter
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Spongey Brakes
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Window stuck
  • Can't get into gear
  • Warning Lights On
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Mini Headlights not working
  • Slipping when cold
  • Clutch juddering
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Judder when braking
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Overheating
  • Noisy Brakes
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Mini Lights not working
  • Knocking sound
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Heater Not Working
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