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Old 11-08-2013, 04:00 PM
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Pinky's Death Rattle

On Monday after work I started Pinky and the engine started making the well known rattle of death. It seems like I just got pinky back from the dealership after having a few things fixed, then re-fixed.

Well, here we are 2 months later, and I have a broken MINI yet again. I decided to check out one of the local shops that is a sponsor for SSMINI. I took it into Foreign Autoworks, LLC, and they diagnosed my problem quickly, and they also informed me that my oil was very dirty. It appeared that it was not changed during my dealership visit just two months earlier.

All said and done, I got the timing chain tensioner fixed for a fraction of the price that the dealership would have charged. The service was A+ all the way around. I highly recommend Foreign Autoworks, LLC. They even offer a 10% discount to club members.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:35 AM
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Ward is a great a guy does quality work.

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:10 AM
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That's nuts. If this was my car, the NW MINI service department would be hearing from me - especially about the oil change.

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