MINI N12/16/18 Timing Chain Kit

MINI N12/16/18 Timing Chain Kit Aftermarket IWIS

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Was: $366.58
Now: $239.95
3.50 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 with the N12, N16, or N18 motors. This kit is for all models EXCEPT S models from 2007 to 2010 and JCW models from 2007 to 3/2013 which would be an N14 kit. **Some late build 2010 models may have the N18 engine, if you are not sure, please call us.** These are all high quality, aftermarket parts to help save cost.

If you start up your car in the morning and you hear a rattling at start up or when it's cold out, 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; it can even get to the point you can't 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 skip teeth, causing the timing to be off! You might want a Valve Cover Gasket as well ~ Link for N12/16  or Link for N18.

This kit includes:

  • Timing Chain ~ 11-31-8-618-318
  • Guide Rail ~ 11-31-7-577-301
  • Chain Tensioner ~ 11-31-7-533-879
  • Chain Tensioner ~ 11-31-7-607-551
  • Gasket Ring ~ 11-31-7-631-972
  • Sprocket ~ 11-21-7-588-996
  • Torx bolt (x 2) ~ 11-36-7-536-087
  • Side Rail ~ 11-31-7-577-631
  • Hex Bolt (x 2) ~ 11-31-7-542-856
  • 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
  • Crank Bolt ~ 11-21-7-616-164
  • Cranks Seal ~ 11-11-7-568-264

This kit has all the most up-to-date parts, with the improved and longer tensioner, as well as a muchneeded crank 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 Video.

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 Cam bolts: 15 ft lbs plus 180 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.

7 Reviews

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Timothy Dailey on 12th Jun 2024

    Detroit Tuned includes everything needed in this one kit. They also cryo-treat their chains for durability.

  • 5
    N18 Timing Chain kit

    Posted by Bryon on 29th Jul 2022

    Great kit pack with everything I needed. Installed it in my Clubbie and no issues yet.

  • 5
    N18 Timing Chain Kit

    Posted by John on 21st Mar 2022

    Detroit tuned is my goto place for many things Mini. These timing chain kits are the most complete that i have found. Keep up the great work guys. Its always a pleasure doing business with you.

  • 4
    N18 timing chain kit

    Posted by Tom Ash on 6th Sep 2021

    Great sevice and product. The kit was easy to to order and shipped very fast. This kit was also cryo treated.
    The timing chain, guides, pins, vanos bolts and tensioner fit perfect. It was exactly as advertised. No last minute modifications needed.
    Best of all, my motor runs and sounds smoother. No more cold start death rattle.

  • 5
    More than expected

    Posted by Jay Carlson on 20th Jun 2021

    My mechanic said that they were surprised that all the required parts came in the kit. It was easy to install and the updated tensioner is perfect

  • 5
    Great Kit

    Posted by Jay on 14th Jun 2021

    Absolutely the most complete kit out there, The added bonus of being cryo'd is a great piece of mind!

  • 5
    Timing chain kit

    Posted by Andreas tibortz on 4th Jan 2021

    Good quality