You can never change your oil too often - it's cheap insurance. Many people like to change their oil and filter in their brand new MINI at a low mileage to eliminate any manufacturing residue that may have remained in the crankcase. Call it a 'final system flush' before you begin your normal routine maintenance.
Many feel the factory interval is too long and they change their oil and filter once if not twice between the recommended interval.
Fits the following models:
2007-2013 R56 Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2014 R55 Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 Cooper and Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 Cooper and Cooper S Roadster
2011-2016 R60 Cooper and Cooper S Countryman
2013-2016 R61 Cooper and Cooper S Paceman
Includes the filter, O-ring, AND a new crush washer for the drain plug.
NOTES ON ENGINE OILS
The MINI Service Information M11 01 15 dated December 2015 recommends the following engine oils:
See G2NME1050 for individual Filters.
Remember to use Full Synthetic motor oil! Capacity for oil change with filter is 4.2 ltr, or 4.4 qts.
See G2NME1052 for the 27mm socket required to loosen the oil filter cap.
Torque oil filter cannister to 25Nm or 18 lb-ft, and drain plug to 30Nm or 22 lb-ft. Drain plug can be 8mm Allen or T-50 Torx.
To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset. (If your MINI is still under the free factory maintenance program, don't reset the interval.)
For 2007+ R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop and the 2008+ R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN.
For additional protection, take a look at our Magnetic Oil Drain Plug.
Does NOT fit 2002-2006 Models.
Note: The factory recommends removing the intake snorkel to access the filter, but some have found that moving the reservoir tank aside without removing the lines is an easier way to get access. You decide!
It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter. You will spill less oil this way. To access the filter cannister, remove the washer reservoir (1 bolt) but not the hoses, and move it aside. Before you press the filter into the cannister cover, press it into the filter base 'all the way' and remove to prep the filter for proper seating. Now you can press filter into the cannister cover and install. Remember to use the new O-ring on the cannister cover - put a little oil on the new oil ring so it doesn't bind. Start the cannister cover by hand to avoid cross-threading. Don't forget to use the new crush washer on the oil pan drain plug.