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Washer For Super Magnetic Engine Oil Drain Plug M16x1.5
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Washer For Super Magnetic Engine Oil Drain Plug M16x1.5
Reduce engine wear with the Dimple™ Super Magnetic Oil Drain Plug.


2007+ R56 Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008+ R55 Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN
2009+ R57 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2011+ R60 Cooper and Cooper S COUNTRYMAN
2012+ R58 Cooper and Cooper S COUPE
2012+ R59 Cooper and Cooper S Roadster

Additional washers available separately - sold each.

Oil filters do a good job trapping contaminants and metallic particles, but they are typically limited to particle sizes down to 35 microns (finest grain of salt is 100 plus microns). The smaller metallic 'nano' particles don't get filtered and work their way into the internal gears and bearings. These nano particles do the most harm, being recirculated millions of times over and over. This is where the Dimple™ Super Magnetic Oil Drain Plug becomes effective - the magnet will trap the smaller nano particles that don't get filtered.

In the Gen 2 Cooper S turbocharged engine, the oil from the engine is used to lubricate the turbo bearings at extreme speeds, 200,000 rpm plus, having really clean, particle free oil is #1 priority in extending the turbochargers life expectancy.

Dimple™ Super Magnetic Oil Drain Plug for your Gen 2 Cooper S Turbo. M16 x 1.5 Super Magnetic Oil Drain Plug comes with a copper gasket. We recommend the use of anti-seize compound since the the oil pan is aluminum - electrolysis can cause the plug to fuse...

In 1932 manufacturers began using magnets on drain plugs on cars and trucks. Today most manufacturers want to save the additional cost of a magnet and they feel it will get through the warranty period without it. Perhaps you changed the oil on your father's car and recall wiping that gray mud off the drain plug! Yep, that gray stuff was metal particles captured by the typical low powered alnico magnet mounted on the drain plug in those days. The drain plug is removed when you change your oil. It’s an excellent place to put a magnet because you can remove it and clean it. Well, those older alnico magnets helped some but how helpful would the most powerful magnets in the world be? Like one hundred times more powerful!

You might think a magnet is a magnet is a magnet, but that's not true!! This Magnetic Oil Drain Plug uses the Neodymium magnet which is one of the strongest available and doesn't lose its magnetic properties at higher temperatures like other magnets.

You will see after your first oil change how well this product works!

Torque drain plug to 30Nm or 22 lb-ft.

For 2002-2006 R50 MINI Hatchbacks, and 2005-2008 R52 MINI Convertibles, see NME1057.

To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset.


There are some health hazards of note. Neodymium magnets should always be handled carefully. Strong magnetic fields can disrupt the operation of some internal medical devices such as pacemakers. While most solid state electronic devices are not affected by magnetic fields, some medical devices are not manufactured to mitigate the effects of strong magnetic fields. These design flaws can be hazardous to patients using these devices. If swallowed, neodymium magnets can cause lethal conditions by joining up inside the intestine.

Neodymium magnets are made with special powders and coatings, so they are very fragile. They are often plated with a metal such as nickel. The magnets can fracture at temperatures over 150 °C, or under impact as a result of their own acceleration. When this happens, in some cases the magnets may break apart so suddenly that flying pieces can cause injury.

Caution must be taken when using neodymium magnets. A neodymium magnet is powerful enough to destroy the contents of a floppy disk to such an extent that the information is unrecoverable, a guarantee not present with techniques such as formatting the disk. In addition, neodymium magnets are one of the only materials that can successfully erase the information contained on the magnetic stripes of credit cards. Neodymium magnets are often strong enough to not only magnetize color CRT metal shadow masks, but also physically deform the mask itself. Such damage is typically not repairable by degaussing.


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Washer For Super Magnetic Engine Oil Drain Plug M16x1.5
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Technical Information:
Oil Service Interval Reset - 2007 and Newer MINIs

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For the following models:

2007+ R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hatchback
2008+ R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN
2009+ R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles


To Reset Service Indicators such as the Oil Service Interval, or the Brake Wear Light, perform the following steps:

To enter the service Menu:

  • Insert Key
  • Do not press clutch / brake
  • Press Start button
  • Wait until the Car / revelant Service symbol disappears on the Rev counter display
  • Immediately after the symbol goes out - Press and hold Both buttons on the Rev Counter
  • Continue to hold - the system will run a dash light check
  • Continue to hold
  • Display will then show VIN / Menu, - continue to hold through this until the time Reappears on the display.
  • Now release Only the Right hand Button (trip reset) for about a second, and then press and hold again (whilst still holding the LH button)
  • After another second or 2 the display will show the Front Brake Symbol
  • You Are now in the Service Menu
  • Release both buttons on the Rev Counter - and complete the rest of the procedure with the BC button alone
  • Use the BC Button (on indicator stalk) to scroll through to the relevant symbol - eg Oil Reset or Rear Brakes
  • To Reset the warning indicator light - Press & Hold the BC Button at the revelant symbol until RESET appears - then press and hold again until the process is complete.
  • Turn Off and On the Ignition again - Warning should now have gone!


Here is another procedure posted by 'A' below (Thank you A):

  • Start the ignition and wait for the service info to go out.
  • Then press and hold the right button.
  • The first service item should appear after 10s on the display.
  • Release the odo-reset button and keep the button on the light stack pressed.
  • Now "reset?" should appear below the service item.
  • To reset, press AND keep the indicator tack button once more.
  • During this time a clock will appear. Some seconds later the procedure is complete.
  • Repeat for all service items you want to reset.


Good Luck !

For Gen 1 MINIs (2002-2006 R50 & R53 Hatchbacks and 2005-2008 R52 Convertibles), see this article.


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