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Ngk Spark Plug Multi-gnd Platinum Ea- R52/53 Jcw Cooper S
Cooper S JCW Multi-Gnd Plat
NME3016$15.95
Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Stock Replacement Ea- R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper & S w/Stock Pulley - Iridium
NME3014$14.95
Ngk Multiground Spark Plug Ea - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade
Cooper S w/Pulley - Multi-Gnd
NME3010$9.95
Ngk Spark Plug Multi-ground Platinum Each - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper - Multi-Gnd Platinum
NME3012$14.95
Ngk Spark Plug Platinum Stock Replacement - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper & S Stock Pulley - Platinum
NME3017$10.95
Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Each - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade
Cooper S w/Pulley - Iridium
NME3011$14.95
Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Each - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade

Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Each - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade

Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Each - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade
Replacement spark plugs.

Fits:
2002 - 2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005 - 2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles

COOPER S WITH PULLEY UPGRADE MULTI-GROUND:
Replacement performance spark plugs for the MINI Cooper S with the pulley upgrade, sold each. 'Cooler' temperature rating than stock. 14mm, 3/4" reach, 2 ground electrodes. Pre-gapped.

COOPER S WITH PULLEY UPGRADE - IRIDIUM:
We have selected the NGK Iridium IX Spark plug to run with MINI Cooper Ss equipped with the high performance supercharger pulley. This Iridium IX spark plug is rated a step 'cooler' than stock to reduce the likelihood of detonation, and features a .6mm iridium center electrode which offers superior ignitability without sacrificing durability. The tapered ground electrode of the spark plug increases flame kernel expansion, while the superior heat range design is ideally suited to the demands of high performance MINI Cooper S environments. Spark plugs come pre-gapped. 4 required per car.

• Fine Iridium tip ensures high durability
• Extremely durable under high heat
• “Trivalent Metal Plating” has superior anti-corrosion and anti-seizing properties
• Faster starts and quicker acceleration
• Better fuel economy and lower emissions
• Best platinum spark plug at an economical cost

COOPER & COOPER S - MULTI-GROUND PLATINUM:
A great replacement for the stock plugs in your MINI Cooper (non-S), or the equivalent to factory replacement for the Cooper S.

Multi-ground electrodes improve ignition capabilities and are less sensitive to increased voltage requirements due to gap growth. Designed to specific manufacturer ignition requirements in either supplementary gap, intermittent discharge, or semi-surface discharge, all for various firing tip self cleaning abilities. Platinum center electrode for extended life. Multi-ground plugs maintain all features of NGK's traditional plugs including corrugated ribs, pure alumina silicate ceramic insulator for greater strength and better heat transfer, copper core and triple interior seal. Pre-gapped to 0.032".

Some combustion chamber designs require that the spark plugs have the ground electrode placed to the side of the center electrode rather than below as on a traditional plug. This firing tip design tends to erode the tip of the ground electrode faster than a traditional plug, erosion at these points creates a larger gap between the center and ground electrodes causing plug misfire. Thus by having more ground electrodes you extend plug life. It is important to note that multi-ground does not mean multi-spark, there will still only be one spark at a time.

COOPER S JCW - MULTI-GROUND PLATINUM:
Same plug as above except with a slightly cooler temperature for the JCW Supercharger.

COOPER & COOPER S W/STOCK PULLEY - IRIDIUM:
A great upgrade / replacement for your stock MINI Cooper or Cooper S.

NGK iridium plugs represent the ultimate evolution of spark plug technology and performance. The iridium center electrode is both stronger and harder than platinum. This allows NGK engineers to design an ultra-fine (0.6mm)center electrode reducing the voltage requirement for spark. This allows for a brighter, stronger spark from your existing ignition system. The ground electrode has a tapered cut at the firing end which reduces quenching for better flame core growth and increased ignitability. The combination of fine wire center electrode and tapered cut ground will increase performance, improve acceleration, and fuel efficiency. Pre-gapped to 0.032".

Advantages of Iridium spark plug types
Because of the properties of Iridium, the spark plugs centre electrode can be made with a much smaller diameter than with platinum types (0.6mm), Gold or gold palladium and copper/nickel types. This means that spark plugs potential difference is more concentrated and hence less 'spark jump' voltage is required - this can be as much as 5,000 volts less than with standard plug types. Ignition is improved and less strain is placed on the ignition system. Benefits of improved ignition/combustion include better fuel economy, increased power/acceleration and especially better throttle response.

Iridium: 8 times stronger than platinum, 6 times harder, and with a melting point 1200 degrees higher. New laser welding techniques make it possible to make a spark plug with an iridium electrode. The result is a plug that requires less voltage to spark, burns more of the fuel in the cylinder, and can spark at LEANER air/fuel mixtures, resulting in higher horsepower and better gas mileage. Although the plugs are expensive, you don't have to change them as often as garden variety spark plugs. The iridium electrode is extremely resistant to erosion, so it can last MUCH longer than a normal plug. (Longevity will vary by usage, fuel mixture, and other factors.)

COOPER S STOCK PULLEY - PLATINUM:

Laser Platinum® spark plugs provide high ignitability and longer service life. Dual platinum surfaces ensure slow wear rate providing stable idle, superior anti fouling, improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

[ ] Laser welded Platinum center electrode tip
[ ] Platinum disc welded to backside of ground electrode provides long life
[ ] Trivalent Metal Plating provides superior anti-corrosion and anti-seizing properties
[ ] Faster starts and quicker acceleration
[ ] Better fuel economy and lower emissions
[ ] Best Platinum spark plug available
[ ] Original Equipment Manufacturer approved design

PLATINUM'S USE IN SPARK PLUG CONSTRUCTION Nearly all spark plug manufacturers use platinum in one form or another on their long life or performance spark plugs. This is because of platinum’s high melting point, which makes it useful in two ways. On long life spark plugs a thin wafer of platinum is bonded at the firing point to the center electrode (and possibly ground electrode) solely so they don’t wear as fast as a traditional plug. On a fine wire performance plug, the very tip of the center electrode is made of platinum so that the fine wire tip will last longer. Do not be fooled, all platinum plugs are not created equal. Platinum is a very expensive precious metal, a $2 platinum spark plug will not have much platinum in it, and therefore will not last as long as a $12 platinum spark plug. Some platinum plugs have only the center electrode tipped with platinum, while others have both the center and ground electrodes platinum tipped.

Sold each. Order 4 per car.

Subject to manufacturers warranty.

IMPORTANT! - Use anti-sieze compound with proper torque (27 Nm or 20 ft-lb) when installing spark plugs. We recommend changing plugs on a 'cool/cold' engine.

6 Other Model & Type(s) Available:
Ngk Spark Plug Multi-gnd Platinum Ea- R52/53 Jcw Cooper S
Cooper S JCW Multi-Gnd Plat
Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Stock Replacement Ea- R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper & S w/Stock Pulley - Iridium
Ngk Multiground Spark Plug Ea - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade
Cooper S w/Pulley - Multi-Gnd
Ngk Spark Plug Multi-ground Platinum Each - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper - Multi-Gnd Platinum
Ngk Spark Plug Platinum Stock Replacement - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Cooper & S Stock Pulley - Platinum
Ngk Spark Plug Iridium Each - R52/53 Cooper S W/pulley Upgrade
Cooper S w/Pulley - Iridium
Technical Information:
MINI Service Intervals, Inspection I and II, Reset Service Indicator Light

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This is an 'approximate' list of service items for the MINI

The list may not be complete as service items may have been added by the factory since this list was created.  Some dealers may perform fewer or more items than this list.
This list is only a 'guide' and is not an 'up-to-date' official factory list.

 

Service Inspection Interval Service lights - Mini Mania Inc.

 

Mini Coopers have 3 types of service:

  1. Oil Change
  2. Inspection (I)
  3. Inspection (II)

 Your Service interval display located in the center of the speedometer will notify you of which service type you need. Each time the vehicle is started the display will show the mileage until the next service is needed.

 

If the display is flashing and the mileage is displayed as a negative you have gone past the time of service and are overdue.

The services come in this order,

  1. Oil change
  2. Inspection (I)
  3. Oil Change
  4. Inspection (II)
  5. repeat

Inspection (I) is also known as a Minor service and Inspection (II) is also known as a Major service.
Inspection II includes most of the tasks from Inspection I with additional Inspection II tasks. 

 

OIL SERVICE:

  • Oil and Filter 
  • Reset service interval display 
  • Interior Cabin Filter 
  • Check brake pads 
  • Check brake rotors 
  • Clean brake pad contact points 
  • Grease wheel centering hubs 
  • Check parking brake



INSPECTION I:

  • Oil and Filter 
  • Check Trasmission Fluid for leaks 
  • Change CVT (automatic transmission) fluid 
  • Check CV joint boots for damage or leaks 
  • Visually check fuel tank, fuel lines and connections for leaks 
  • Check condition, position and mounting of exhaust system.  Adjust if necessary. 
  • Check struts and shock absorbers for leaks 
  • Check front control arm bushings for damage or wear 
  • Check power steering system for leaks.  Check fluid level and add if necessary. 
  • Check steering rack and tie rods for tightness.
  • Check condition of steering linkage and steering shaft joints.

Check overall thickness of front and rear brake pads.
 If replacement is necessary:

  •   - Examine Brake disc surface  
  •   - Clean brake pad contact points in calipers  
  •   - Grease wheel centering hubs  
  •   - Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear brake pads  
  •   - Check operation of parking brake and adjust as necessary

 

  • Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage and incorrect positioning 
  • Check parking brake actuator.  Adjust if necessary. 
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare if equipped) and correct if necessary. 
  • Check condition of tire tread surface, tread wear pattern.  Align if necessary. 
  • Inspect entire body according to terms of rust perforation limited warranty. (Must be performed every 2 years)
  • Read out on-board diagnostic (OBDII) fault codes 
  • Check engine coolant system / heater hose connections for leaks. 
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level.  Add if necessary 
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection.  Add if necessary. 
  • Check air conditioner for operation. 
  • Replace ventilation mircofilter. (Reduce replacement interval in dusty conditions.) 
  • Reset service interval display.

Check battery state of charge
Check operation of: 

  •   - headlights, foglights, parking lights, back-up lights, turn signals,  
  •   - emergency flashers, stop lights, license plate lights, interior lights,  
  •   - glove compartment light, make-up mirror light, flashlight,  
  •   - engine compartment light, trunk light.
  • Check instrument panel lights 
  • Check warning and indicator lights, check control 
  • Check operation of horn, headlight dimmer and flasher switch 
  • Check wipers and windshield washer system 
  • Check aim of washer jets and adjust if necessary 
  • Visually examine all airbag units for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories
  • Check central locking system 
  • Check operation and condition of door, engine hood and rear hatch latches 
  • Check heater, air-conditioner blower and rear defogger operation 
  • Check operation of rear view mirrors


Check:

  • braking performance
  • steering
  • heating
  • air-conditioner operation

Check manual transmission and clutch or automatic transmission operation

INSPECTION II:

  • Air filter Element 
  • Serpentine Belt - 60,000 miles for Cooper S 
  • Brake Fluid - Every 2 years (dealer recommended) 
  • Coolant - Every 4 years 
  • Oxygen Sensor - Replace at 100,000 miles 
  • Spark Plugs - Replace at 100,000 miles

 

To Reset Service Indicator Lights (SIL)

  1. Sit in car, close door and turn ignition on.
  2. Press and hold trip reset button for 10 seconds.
  3. The upper display in the tach will be illuminated with a service item.
    The lower display in the tach will indicate the remainder left for that service item.
  4. Pressing the BC (board computer) button repeadtedly on the end of the turn signal stalk will allow the display to scroll through all of the condition based service items.
  5. To Reset, press and hold the bc button again and the lower screen will indicate reset.
  6. Pressing the bc button only resets the item displayed in the upper window only.
  7. Repeat the procedure for any additional service reset needs.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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