The engine as you can see is out, dismounted from the subframe, cleaned and ready for stripping.
Nothing too untoward found, probably the most major problem to fix under the bonnet is going to be the wiring. The original loom has been rather cut and shut. It’s been converted to use an Alternator instead of the original Dynamo and voltage regulator, but the wiring work leaves a bit to be desired!
So more jobs for the list!
The good news is, ther subframe and front suspension all look just fine, with the exception of the discs and pads that will need to be replaced with new.
First things first though, and that’s to strip the engine to make sure all is well inside. I’m hoping it won’t reveal too many surprises, it was running well when I bought the car. It actually drove about 150 miles home without any major issues. But there was a little oily smoke on start up and there is definitly excessive whine from the gearbox even by Mini standards.