Hello from Spain I've owned my 97' MPi Mini for almost 2 years and it just reached 115.000 km on the odometer. Lately I realized that it consumes oil (more than I read that it's common on Minis) so I took it to my mechanic and he said that compression is fine so it's likely that the problem comes from the valves. Would you recommend me to rebuild and machine my standard cylinder head or buy a Stage 3 head from a supplier? (maybe it's not worth to work on a standard head)
In case of getting one from a supplier which would be a better choice Minisport/KAD/MED/SC...? I'm looking to get a bit more power but not building a Tomahawk And I need my car to pass emission tests (spanish MOT is a pain and we have to pass it every year, thanks god my car has passed it without any trouble)
I'm also thinking about getting a new cam (during the summer I use it as my daily so it can't be very "racer"),rollers and a duplex chain kit so I'm open to suggestions.
And as final question... when I'm driving on the highway and I release the throttle pedal I hear a metallic noise that sounds like "clonk". I suppose that this is related to the engine mounts/steadies been worn out...Am I right? Could it be a good idea to get some extra steadies like the one fixed to the thermostat (sadly the DSN one is not available for LHD cars)?
Sorry if I made a few mistakes on my message but it's been a while since I last wrote anything in English and thanks for your time helping me on my project.