This easy to install, stainless steel guard gives you peace of mind for a low price. The power steering pump cooling fan on the 02 - 03 MINI is very vulnerable to damage from road debris. Any road debris which gets caught in the fan will blow the fan's fuse -- when this happens, you lose power steering!
2002-2004 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
On the 04-06 models, MINI added a plastic shield which helps, but still has some gaps big enough for small debris. You can install this shield in place of the stock plastic shield.