Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > European Car Forums > MINI Discussion Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 1
2011 Mini Clubman (base) - VVT Solenoid or Cam sensor

Hi there. I have a 2011 Mini Cooper clubman with 42k miles on it. Ever so often it throws up the CEL. When I check for the codes it always says ‘poo15 - b camshaft position - timing over-retarded’ ‘bank 1’


In looking at various websites and videos online I am not sure it it requires replacing the
A) camshaft position sensor
B) VVT solenoid . Which one ? The one closest to the cabin looks like a pain to get out. The one toward the front of the car seems more Accessible, but is that the problem ?

Thanks
Old 07-17-2019, 07:23 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 32
You can get the rear one out with a 3/8 ranch and a shorty extension. It helps if you pull the PCV hose loose from the valve cover and move it out of the way. I would pull the both and inspect the screens to see if there is any debris. Hopefully you aren’t on the mini service plan and doing 15k oil changes?
Old 10-26-2019, 10:50 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:19 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.