Engine 2nd Gen R56 S Unknown Part Identification Help!

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  1. jat2304

    jat2304 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been reading on the site since owning my mini. I recently had the timing chain rattle and decided to repair the turbo drain tube leak, my repairs went beyond that. LONG story short, I performed the walnut carbon blast and upon cleaning up under the car, I found a unique spacer(?) or cam piece. I was hoping that someone would be able to help identify it or point me in the direction of what it came off of.
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    As I'm sure I'll be asked what else did I repair, here are the repairs I performed was the replacement of the water pump, friction wheel, tentioner, oil pan gasket,all engine mounts, coolant pipe, fuel injectors, and removed the front end to access the turbo/catalytic converter. Any help anyone could provide would be great!

    Thanks,
    jat2304
     
  2. MCS02

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    Thats the thingamabob that's belongs on the whatchamacallit. Everyone knows that! :D

    Ok I wist I knew. Is the car running? It looks like some sort of seal.
     
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    Try looking here

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    Hi,
    The mini is not running, I'm currently waiting on a couple of parts. I have looked on realoem. com for parts previously and am currently looking at it for this part. I have also utilized outmorting.com as they breakdown all of the fastners and spacers. I'm concern it may be part of a larger assembly that I have already put together. The piece is clean, as you can see in the photos - I did not wipe it down, and not dirty as most items I have removed.

    Again, thanks for the suggested site!

    jat2304
     
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    I’ll keep looking too. Hopefully one of our Gen2 guys will be along with more help.
     
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    Lee that is no seal. This is a seal.... :Pompus:
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    Hay his mustache looks like mine!
     
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