MINI MANIA COLD AIR INTAKE INSTALLATION ON GEN1 MINIS WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Applicable models:
2002 - 2006 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2005-2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible

Installation of the Mini Mania Cold Air Intake on the 2002 - 2006 MINI Cooper S with an Automatic Transmission requires an additional step in the installation.

Issue:
The Cooper S Automatic has an additional 'hard line' that conflicts with the space occupied by the Mini Mania Cold Air Intake heat shield (due to its oversized airbox).

Solution:
The simple solution is to move the 'hard line' aside and put a sheath over the hard line for protection against abrasion over time. A piece of heater hose works great.

Procedure:
Obtain a 2 inch piece of heater hose large enough to cover the hard line. Cut a slit along the length of the hose. Slip the hose piece over the hard line at the point of contact and secure with plastic zip ties.

Maintenance:
Occasionally check the condition of the hard line to ensure the sheath is in place.

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