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 What engine do I have???

 Created by: frankjungman
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Feb 3, 2021 09:59AM frankjungman  
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 Posted: Feb 3, 2021 09:59AM
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Anyone have any ideas?  The more I look, the more it seems like the factory just bolted a turbo onto the base 1.6L, instead of putting the "S" engine into the car.

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 05:01PM
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Just picked up a 2012 Mini Cooper Base Hardtop.  It has a 1.6L Turbo engine.  Not an "S" or "JCW" model.  The valve cover looks like an N12, but everything I read says it should be an N16.  I attached engine pics as I took the valve cover off right now to fix the oil leaking into the spark plug wells.
Excuse the mess in the cylinder head, as this car has 125k miles on it, so it is a bit dirty.  I believe the timing chain is good, as it feels rock-solid and I see no signs of damage to the tensioner and guides.