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Well, I happen to have a mini, can you answer questions

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Well, I happen to have a mini, can you answer questions about those?
JA: What year is your MINI?
Customer: 2007 R56
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: My OBD scanner shows that I have a B camshaft timing issue.
JA: Do you know your ignition timing number? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 65k don't know the ignition timing number.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just curious if this sounds expensive, like cracking open the engine.
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 18 days ago.

what exactly is the fault you are receiving?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
P0015 B camshaft timing retarded
Expert:  Steve replied 18 days ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
Thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.

that could, in a rare case, be a timing issue (major) or possibly a bad cam actuator/solenoid (fairly minor), but if you are lucky it could be a simple bad cam sensor (very minor).


so, the answer to your question is that no, there isn't much chance this is going to be a major issue.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.