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5 Q&A's: Intake Valve Carbon Build-up, Direct Injection & Mini Coopers

by Brian England on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

We see quite a few Mini Coopers with direct injection engines that have carbon build-up on the intake valves. While direct injection engines do offer enhanced fuel performance and cleaner emissions, these engines are more likely to have an issue with carbon build up on the intake valves.

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Topics: mini auto repair, intake valves, direct fuel injection, Mini Cooper, clogged intake manifold, carbon build up

Clean Automotive Intake Valves and Why it Matters.

by Brian England on Mon, Apr 08, 2013

Recently four of BA Auto Care’s technicians returned from four days of training in Kansas City. The big topic of conversation among them was the build-up of carbon on the valves due to direct fuel injection. I came across this blog that talks about issues related to carbon build up on BMW Mini valves. 

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Topics: auto mechanic, mini auto repair, Mini, intake valves, automotive, direct fuel injection

Do-it-Yourself Mini Cooper Auto Repair -- When Can it Cost You More?

by Brian England on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

While interest in tinkering with cars as a hobby has been waning, when it comes to the Mini Cooper, things are different.  There are still a lot of people who enjoy working on these cars as well as having fun driving them.

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Topics: mini auto repair, do-it-yourself, proper auto diagnosis

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