When changing the oil in your MINI Cooper or Cooper S, the factory recommends that you replace the sealing washer. Since the sealing washer is part of the factory drain plug, you can get the factory drain plug with the seal, or get this lower cost aftermarket replacement with seal.
17mm Hex head.
2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
Does NOT fit 2007+ R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S, and does NOT fit the R55 MINI CLUBMANS.
To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset.
See NME1052 for the factory drain plug.
Remember to use full synthetic motor oil. MINI recommends 5W-40 or 5W-30 FULL SYNTHETIC motor oil.
Torque the drain plug to 18 ft-lb.