MINI N14 Timing Chain Kit

MINI N14 Timing Chain Kit

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Was: $308.60
Now: $239.95
4.00 LBS
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This is the best most complete timing kit on the market! Now at a new lower price!

MINI Timing Chain Kit for any Gen 2 MINI Cooper S with the N14 motors (MINI Cooper S models from 2007 to 2010 or JCW from 2007 to 3/2013). 

If you start up your car in the morning and you hear a rattling at start up or when it's cold out, then you are having a problem. Once it starts to rattle, it can jump teeth and cause the car to run poorly. It can even get so bad as to be off several teeth, to the point you cannot drive it without any check engine lights. We have seen the tensioners come loose from the block, the tensioners fail, the chain stretch (badly), as well as the car skips teeth causing the timing to be off!

This kit includes:

  • Timing Chain ~ 11-31-8-618-317
  • Guide Rail ~ 11-31-7-568-241
  • Chain Tensioner ~ 11-31-7-534-833
  • Chain Tensioner ~ 11-31-7-607-551
  • Gasket Ring ~ 11-31-7-631-972
  • Sprocket ~ 11-21-7-588-996
  • Torx Bolt ~ 11-36-7-545-863
  • Torx Bolt ~ 11-36-7-536-087
  • Crank Bolt ~ 11-21-7-616-164
  • Side Rail ~ 11-31-7-546-697
  • Bearing Bolt ~ 11-31-7-534-771
  • Gasket Ring ~ 11-31-7-550-461
  • Bearing Bolt (x 2) ~ 11-31-7-534-768
  • O-ring (x 2) ~ 11-31-7-534-770
  • Valve Cover Gasket ~ 11-12-7-572-851
  • Cranks Seal ~ 11-11-7-568-264

This kit has all the most up-to-date parts, with the improved and longer tensioner, and we pair it all with a much needed cranks seal. Here at the shop, we have found that if you overheat your engine, follow dealer recommended oil services, or run it without oil for too long, you can wear out or break the chain guides as well as stretch the chain, and/or cause the tensioner to fail. Chain stretch seems to be the most common due to heat and lack of lubrication. Once the chain has stretched, the tensioner cannot keep the correct tensioner on the chain allowing extra wear on the tensioner causing it to fail as well as the ability for the chain to skip teeth and affect performance, as well as in extreme cases, the engine will actually crash into itself.

As an added benefit, we are cryogenically treating all chains and tensioners as well as all the bolts and sprockets in all of our timing chain kits. The cryogenic “heat treating” process is where the material is cooled to approximately −185°C (−301°F) with the use of liquid nitrogen. This increases the amount of martensite in the steel's crystal structure, increasing its strength and hardness. Which in turn will not allow the chain to stretch or the tensioner to fail as quickly, if ever. This keeps your motor in time better as well as run more quietly and last longer with the proper maintenance. We were the first company to offer this as as standard option because thru extensive testing we saw that the cryo really works and can keep parts from failing! This will be the last kit you ever need, and it's also the most complete kit on the market! Don't believe others marketing that cryo is only for race engine, every car benefits from this treatment! Note: Customer must keep oil in the car.

Note: This does require special tools to keep the cams and engine in TDC. Recommended for expert mechanics. Watch the videos below to understand it more.

Note: MUST have timing tools in place and tensioner in place. It's very important to fully understand how to time this engine.  Torque Spec Long Cam bolt: 15 ft lbs plus 180 deg. Short Cam bolt: 14.7 ft lbs plus 90 deg. Crank bolt:36.8 ft lbs ft lbs plus 100 deg. Upper Chain Guild bolts: 14.7 ft lbs. Tensioner to block 48 ft lbs. Chain guide bolts: 22.1 ft lbs.

24 Reviews

  • 5
    Mini Cooper Timing Chain Kit

    Posted by Les K on 2nd Feb 2021

    Great kit. Complete and with high quality parts. I just wish the timing chain guides could somehow be improved/strengthened since I found that it was the guides that failed in my Mini. Bad design on the part of Mini.

  • 5
    Timing kit

    Posted by John Shinners on 28th Dec 2020

    Got here super fast. Mike Marzo installed it, car runs better than ever. All parts seem to be made with quality materials. Will definitely buy from here again

  • 5
    N14 Timing kit

    Posted by James Suhr on 8th Nov 2020

    Very nice repair kit. Came with all the components necessary to repair my Mini.

  • 5
    Great All-Inclusive Kit

    Posted by Todd on 14th Oct 2020

    This is a good quality kit. Comes with all the components you need to do a timing replacement - including the Crank Shaft seal which all the other kits I looked at didn't have. Valve cover seals were BMW Group. Each of the plastic guides was wrapped individually in bubble wrap to protect them. They even included a bottle opener key chain and a couple of stickers. It's the little things. Highly recommend this kit if you need one.

  • 5
    N14 Timing Chain Set

    Posted by Tim on 14th Oct 2020

    Loved the part and the fast service. I got it installed immediately. Looking forward to this car going a much longer time before this come up again

  • 5
    Looks good

    Posted by Rajiv on 12th Dec 2019

    Everything arrived in time and as described. I also got some detroit tuned branded goodies in the box. Have not installed as yet but everything looks in order. Thanks

  • 5
    Timing set

    Posted by Kevin on 16th Sep 2019

    Great quality product.

  • 5
    Timing chain r56

    Posted by Brandon Jones on 9th Aug 2019

    Great product!! Fast shipping, even got some extra goodies. Will buy more parts from here later down the road

  • 4
    terrence klauder

    Posted by terrence klauder on 15th Jul 2019

    Still testing if it works out I’ll be buying a ton more

  • 5

    Posted by Marty mevis on 3rd Jul 2019

    Kit contains everything you need to change the timming chain

  • 5
    N14 timing chain kit

    Posted by John Winfrey on 20th May 2019

    Everything was there to do complete job. Very pleased.

  • 5
    love it

    Posted by dillen kirkland on 27th Mar 2018

    Absolutley love it speedy shipping quality parts