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Hi.
I've just been on my Mini club website and theres a debate going on about K-Series. Theres a good 50/50 split opinion of them.

But i was wondering if this and/or how true this is...

"They're fine up to 80k then after that they all go wrong"

Is this 80k limit true or is it just bad experience???

Hope it's just bad experience, coz mine is on 74k and its going 2500 miles across Europe in May!
 

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An engine is only as good as the person looking after it. Prevention is the Key, if you can have most of your problems sorted before they go wrong you shouldn't have any problems.

Its the same for all Engines.
 

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My 1.4 did 140,000 with one new cooling pipe, one new battery, and a starter ring (user error).

My 1.6 did about 75,000 before HGF, but that was due to me not changing the inlet manifold gasket when I was told to (ouch!)
 

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They only go wrong at 80K if the special "blow up at 80K" management system has been fitted, it was probably removed to save cash in newer models. :wtf:
 

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RichardPhillips said:
They only go wrong at 80K if the special "blow up at 80K" management system has been fitted, it was probably removed to save cash in newer models. :wtf:
why havent i got one of the those?
 

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The Reason for the 80k Mileage limit on the K is due to Rover saving cash. A small componant renders the engine useless after it has reached the predescribed amount (Set-able via a Firmware upgrade on T4)

When the engine dies, it is then returned to MG Rover for refurbishment, and is then placed in the New cars on the production line. This method can be achieved on the K due to it being made out of a titanium based alloy which does not ware. MG Rover can get 1000000 miles out of an engine this way, and sell it several times over.

Using this method, means that Powertrain's workforce is such reduced.

I know this is a fact, since my mates dad was told this by a bloke in a Chineese resturant who's brother works for SAIC.
 

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rjessett said:
The Reason for the 80k Mileage limit on the K is due to Rover saving cash. A small componant renders the engine useless after it has reached the predescribed amount (Set-able via a Firmware upgrade on T4)

When the engine dies, it is then returned to MG Rover for refurbishment, and is then placed in the New cars on the production line. This method can be achieved on the K due to it being made out of a titanium based alloy which does not ware. MG Rover can get 1000000 miles out of an engine this way, and sell it several times over.

Using this method, means that Powertrain's workforce is such reduced.

I know this is a fact, since my mates dad was told this by a bloke in a Chineese resturant who's brother works for SAIC.
Now you are taking the p!ss !
 

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You can get a resistor that you put between the expire unit and the ecu so it doesnt die at 80k, I'm selling them at £10 each
 

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I can vouch for Santa20,

He sold me a resistor a few weeks ago at 79950 miles so I just fitted it in time .....

Thanks Santa.

£10 well spent I think, now I can look foreward to 910000miles of trouble free motoring.


AL
 

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santa20 said:
You can get a resistor that you put between the expire unit and the ecu so it doesnt die at 80k, I'm selling them at £10 each
Are they available in NZ. If not, could I become an importer? :bandit:
 

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RichardPhillips said:
They only go wrong at 80K if the special "blow up at 80K" management system has been fitted, it was probably removed to save cash in newer models. :wtf:
Nice one Rich, I like it!
 

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Alastair said:
I can vouch for Santa20,

He sold me a resistor a few weeks ago at 79950 miles so I just fitted it in time .....

Thanks Santa.

£10 well spent I think, now I can look foreward to 910000miles of trouble free motoring.


AL
Thankyou for your feedback, remember my life time garentee

Note : Please note that to claim on the limetime garentee, send the defective resistor along with £30 to .......

RayCee said:
Are they available in NZ. If not, could I become an importer?
Yes you may become an importer of this high quaility and flashy component, because of your location though, I must ask that you make a minimum order of 1,000 units, these can be given to you at a cost of £7.50 each.

Note : P&P will be £1249.95
 
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