WHY CHOOSE THESE UNITS?
SAVE $$$ !!! Borg Warner supplies their K03 Turbocharger units to MINI for these models. These are the same Borg Warner units that have been Refurbished. Units are completely overhauled including replacement of all internal wearable items such as Turbine Shaft Bearings and Steel Thrust Plates. After the rebuild all internal components are triple balanced which is one step better then the manufacturer's dual balance process. Any components that do not meet JMTC's stringent standards will be replaced. Some parts that are damaged beyond repair may be replaced with JMTC parts but will retain the full One Year Limited Warranty.
Fits the following Cooper S Turbocharged models:
2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2014 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 MINI Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 MINI Cooper S Roadster
2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper S Countryman
2013-2016 R61 MINI Cooper S Paceman
Include the last 7-digits of your VIN when ordering.
See the Turbo Application Guide to see all the options for replacement and upgraded Turbo's.
For Turbo related replacement hardware, see our Mini Cooper Turbo Installation Hardware Application Guide.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT TURBO
4 Options to choose from:
N14 engines are found in the following models:
N18 engines are found in the following models
NOTE: Include the last 7-digits of your VIN when ordering.
Maximize your power gains with the ECU upgrade from the supplier of these Turbo upgrades.
Additional Core Deposit is charged with every Turbo order. Core charges are refunded when a 'Rebuildable' and 'matching' core from your MINI is returned and inspected by the manufacturer.
All or part of the core deposit may be forfeited if the core:
The amount of core refund is determined at the discretion of the Turbo Manufacturer.
Read the Manufacturer's Notes on Installation below - these are requirements you MUST follow in order to validate the factory Limited Warranty - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Also read the related Tech Articles listed at the bottom of this page.
Some States (like California) have ever tightening requirements for emissions testing and inspections. Always check your local regulations on compliance for street use.
OTHER PARTS TO CONSIDER
Gaskets, seals, studs, and other hardware are NOT included. If you need to replace these items, order separately.
See our Turbo Install Kit. This kit includes all the most commonly replaced gaskets and seals, plus a new oil supply line. Additional gaskets, seals and other hardware may be required depending on the installation.
When servicing the Turbo on the MINI, it is very important (maybe even critical) that you replace the Turbo Oil Supply line to avoid potential future turbo issues.
Over time, the turbo and turbo supply line builds a fine layer of 'coked' or cooked oil on the internal surfaces. When you remove the supply line from the turbo, this disrupts the continuity of the coked layer with great potential of some of the coking to flake free. These coked oil particles can easily clog the fine journals that feed oil to the turbo bearings. Once the the oil flow is compromised, it is only a matter of time for cascading failures that can damage the turbo and catalytic converter! Don't take a chance - REPLACE the Oil Supply Line ! ! !
For additional protection, take a look at the Turbo Oil Supply Line Thermal Wrap.
For other TURBOCHARGER related products, see our TURBOCHARGER products page.
OUR ADVICE ON DRIVING A TURBOCHARGED MINI
We STRONGLY recommend you change the motor oil more frequently than the factory recommendation. Anecdotal evidence suggests Turbo's with more frequent oil changes have fewer issues. We suggest 5000 mile oil change interval or less. Make sure you use FULL SYNTHETIC motor oil with the ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d'Automobiles) A3/B3 specification.
After a long or hard drive, drive 'easy' for a while just before your destination. This will reduce the engine and oil temperatures to lower operating levels. Also make a habit to let the engine idle for a couple minutes before shutting off. This will help cool the turbo preventing oil coking in the journals and bearings. Yes, the MINI has an auxiliary water pump that runs after shutdown to help cool the turbo, BUT - the oil isn't cirulating - it just sits there waiting for the turbo to cool. This is why we recommend you idle before shutdown - let the oil circulate while the temperature comes down.
MANUFACTURER NOTES ON INSTALLATION:
MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY STATEMENT
Manufacturers Limited Warranty covers all turbochargers to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for normal use and service up to 1 year (2 years if the oil line is replaced) after retail purchase. Manufacturer reserves the right to examine any part returned for warranty claim to determine whether a defect in materials or workmanship exists in such product. Manufacturer liability is limited to repairing, replacing or crediting towards other product, and credits will not exceed the invoice total for the parts.
Labor and storage charges are not products of the manufacturer and, therefore, will not be reimbursed for any reason. Final determination of the condition and suitability of the parts for uses contemplated by the buyer and is a sole responsibility of the buyer. Manufacturer will not be liable for any damage or injury to persons or property that might be claimed as a result of improper installation or misuse of any part subjected to this warranty. No warranty claim or refund, will be given until the item is in our possession and we have processed it which can take up to 20days.
Before installing any of our products it is the responsibility of the installer/owner to fix or resolve any and all problems that cause the original part/item to fail and can cause the new part/item to fail. Since we do not troubleshoot, we take no responsibility for incorrectly diagnosing the issue that caused the initial part/item to fail. There are no warranties expressed or implied beyond those set forth above.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TURBOCHARGERS
Take a look at these informative videos that will help you avoid potential pitfalls with the Turbo:
NOTE: Some states (like California) have ever tightening requirements for emissions testing and inspections. Always check your local regulations on compliance for street use.