Almost 2 years ago I had my timing chain and all components replaced by my Mini Dealer, with my 2-Year/Unlimited mileage warranty ending on June 28-2015 I decided to have the timing chain slack measured so I know where I'm at as far as expected life of the timing chain. It measured 66.42mm which is within spec and I was thrilled until the SA and tech both told and showed me that my static camshaft timing was off be 1 degree retarded. The timing lock tool would not lay flat on top of each other because the camshafts were off by the 1 degree. My MINI Dealer refused to do anything to re-align my camshafts, no surprise there huh? My question is how serious of an issue is it to have the camshafts timing off by one degree and does this affect performance at all? Pre-ignition? Much appreciated!