Engine-Codes - Mini - P0011 MINI

P0011 MINI - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0011 MINI Possible Causes

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Variable Camshaft Timing Circuit open or shorted
  • Variable Camshaft Timing Circuit poor electrical connection
  • Failed Camshaft Actuator
  • Engine mechanical problems

How is the P0011 MINI code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0011 MINI code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0011 MINI code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0011 MINI Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the Oil Control Valve (OCV) to regulate the intake camshaft angle. As a result of the angle change, the engine timing is advance or retard. Optimizing engine timing will help the engine improve torque and fuel economy, and the exhaust emissions decrease under overall driving conditions. The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system includes the Oil Control Valve (OCV) and VVT controller. The ECM detects the actual intake valve timing using signals from the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, and performs feedback control.

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