Created: February 10, 2017
The factory recommended interval for the automatic transmission is 100,000 miles and MINI states the manual transmission fluid is a 'life-time fluid' that does not require fluid replacement. In our 'unscientific' opinion, this is too long and we don't believe in 'life-time' fluids. You should check with any transmission specialist that you trust for their recommendation.
Created: August 31, 2016
Save money when you buy MINI Cooper oil change products in a kit. Keep your car in good health through regular maintenance. Simply find your car type and click on the corresponding part number.
Created: May 03, 2016
Primer on filter technology used in the K&P reusable Mini Cooper Oil Filter
Created: February 05, 2013
How to Change the Oil in a R53 Mini Cooper Supercharger The beautiful whining as you press the accelerator to the floor. The supercharger is music to any Cooper S owner's ears. This sound alone is one of the most distinguishable characteristics of a R53 mini cooper S.
Created: October 11, 2011
Frequently, the canister cover will be very difficult to break free. Use a breaker bar with CAUTION! You may need a low profile' socket due to the limited space available. If you loosen the filter canister cover enough to break the seal, it will help drain the oil from the filter as you drain the oil pan. Less mess later! When replacing the O-ring, save the old one just in case (will explain later). When replacing the O-ring on the canister cover, make sure you lubricate the O-ring with PLENTY of fresh oil before you install it, and lubricate again after it is in place. If you fail to do this, the O-ring will bunch up and cause a leak!
Created: August 23, 2011
I think it is time to go over passenger car automotive engine oils in detail. I will be writing several articles to be published soon so I will try to get some of it out here. I feel this is a very general topic for all car owners on this board.
Created: March 15, 2011
MINI Engine Oil: Factory Recommendations
Created: July 28, 2010
The early MINI with production dates up to 07/2004 has a couple extra pieces inside the oil filter cannister cover - a spring and plastic cage. These items were eliminated on the later models after 07/2004. This article explains the differences and what to do if you lose some of these parts.
Created: August 28, 2008
Resetting the oil interval lights on MINIS from 2007 and newer.
Created: February 09, 2007
Mini Cooper Oil Breather Catch Can installation instructions Tools needed: Screwdriver, utility knife, adjustable wrench, power drillRemove intercooler to access hoses.1. Hold oil can as shown and mark firewall hole for drilling. 2. Drill hole in the plastic firewall using a drill bit roughly the size of the...
Created: January 02, 2007
Resetting the Oil Service Light on your 2002 - 2006 Cooper and Cooper S Hatchbacks, and 2005 - 2008 Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles