Today’s Modern European Cars Engine

Today we live in sensitive times, environmentally sensitive times, so modern engines from their respective manufacturers are rather complicated as they are squeezed from every direction.

The result of that the modern ICE (internal combustion engine) is shrinking in an alarming but progressive way over the years. We have seen the ploriferance of unusual and rather complicated systems as we are trying to squeeze every fuel molecule to burn more cleanly and provide more energy in the process.

The problem with all of this technological marvel’s of engineering, they are rather fragile and you need a plethora of special tools, plus dedicated and well-educated technicians whom are versed on this complex systems.

We at Techmax invest heavily on the technical know how and special tools to be able to fix some rather complex problems.

Here at down below are some pictures to attest to that. 2015 Mini Cooper Vanos (variable camshaft adjuster in German) issues which requires a jig to time the engine and some finesse to fix the problem at hand.

Then another complicated 2011 BMW N55 engine issue has been the valvetronic system failure, which in turn damaged the engine computer in the process by overloading the electrical system. Took some effort to correct the issue at hand but be assured it works as intended from here on.

I just wanted to show you a few examples why do you need a specialist in today’s complicated ICE engines and electronic systems.

The first photo is a  2011 BMW N55 damaged engine computer, the other tree is 2015 Mini Cooper three cylinder engine and its camshaft adjuster.

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Mini B38 Vanos adjuster failure causing multiple cylinder misfires in all cylinders. The engine under “surgery” with special jigs to be timed up to secure the timing chain.

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2013 MINI Cooper JCW2013 Mini Cooper S Hatchback

There is an interesting history that stems from the live of John Cooper, a man whose passion was to create and race cars meant for the fast track.  He was a co-founder of the Cooper Car Company (later touching base with the original mini cooper), and his work eventually helped to revolutionize auto racing by placing the engine at the rear of the car.

Off the track, Cooper created the possibility of a vehicle meant for the road, but with the heart of a race car.  This came together in a 2013 Mini Cooper S Hatchback.

The license to the name Cooper along with famous mini cooper was signed over to BMW in 2007.  The vehicles are now sold under the name MINI, and among them the MINI Cooper S Hatchback is known to be the sportier version of the lot.

The JCW is a grade up.



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The British-based John Cooper Works company was founded by Michael Cooper (son of the John Cooper) in 2000, and its purpose is to create both accessories and tuning parts for new MINIs.  It is the gem in the family and it clearly is the best with a manual transmission to both respect and experience the full potential of the car.

It comes with 208-horsepower JCW engine, kind of like a professional sprinter ready to spring forward at the start of the race.

This is an incredibly intuitive car.  It’s also unbelievably fun to drive.

This MINI can go from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.  It has a six-speed manual transmission, automatic stability control and traction control.

A JCW is not just for anyone.  A hefty price may weigh down on some, but true auto enthusiasts – the ones that appreciate and maintain their car, and enjoy a fun drive – will know perhaps that the price matches the value of the car.

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