Created: May 03, 2016
Primer on filter technology used in the K&P reusable Mini Cooper Oil Filter
Created: March 16, 2016
This is a comprehensive guide on products can extract more performance out of your Mini Cooper. This article will list what types of upgrades are available for your Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 16, 2015
MINI Cooper Spark Plug Thread Repair
Created: March 05, 2015
The Mini Cooper engine comparison allows for a better understanding of the N14 and N18 engines from BMW
Created: November 26, 2013
Gen I MINI Cooper ODBII Powertrain codes Created: November 26, 2013 The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) developed the ODB II system and they specified that diagnostic codes comprise 5 digits. The basic scheme is as follows:
Created: November 25, 2013
ODBII powertrain DTC codes for Gen 2 MINI Coopers
Created: October 28, 2013
TURBO PRE-INSTALLATION NOTES for JMTC Turbocharger Upgrades and Replacements. WARNING, PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES!Failure to heed these warnings can void your JMTC TurboCharger Warranty. See also:Turbocharger installation and Warranty information, Turbocharger Upgrade Technology...
Created: October 28, 2013
Before installing your new turbocharger always take a few important steps to increase the life of the turbocharger.
Created: September 06, 2013
The JMTC Billet GT Dominator™ is designed to outperform the GT28 Turbo upgrade in performance, value, and ease of installation. This is a true 'bolt-on' upgrade!
Created: August 23, 2013
Here at TyrolSport we continually strive to develop the best possible products for discerning enthusiasts of European vehicles. The new R55/R56/R57 Mini Cooper S offers is a car that is true to the origin of the “hot hatch”. Because of that, TyrolSport has decided to focus a large amount of time and resources in developing products for the R55/R56/R57 Mini Cooper S.
Created: July 03, 2013
Read below for some of the technologies involved in an 'upgraded' turbocharger and why they result in improved performance.
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: January 25, 2011
Did you know a detailed engine increases the resale value of your car? It's a well-known fact that people who take the time and effort to detail their engines also take better care of their cars.
Created: September 21, 2010
MINI Cooper S engines from 2001 thru 2006 used Superchargers- here is an overview of the types of superchargers
Created: August 12, 2010
MINI Inertia Switch - up to 09/2002 production
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: December 24, 2009
MINI Cooper ECU Reset Procedure - R50/52/53 MINIs, lean from the experts at Mini Mania.com
Created: October 01, 2009
SHARK INJECTOR ECU Upgrade FAQ's
Created: August 20, 2009
This one part can literally make or break your engine By Jeff Huneycutt Photography by Jeff Huneycutt No matter how well-tuned it is, your race engine is a grumbling beast. Consider that there are four controlled explosions with every turn of the crankshaft in a V-8 engine.
Created: April 20, 2009
MINI P2097 SES Emissions Code
Created: April 20, 2009
A guide to help you understand the service interval indicator on your MINI Cooper. If you have questions, ask the experts at Mini Mania!
Created: August 28, 2008
Resetting the oil interval lights on MINIS from 2007 and newer.
Created: August 08, 2008
Following the Mini One and the Mini Cooper, the top-of-the-range model with a power output of 120 kW is now being launched, MINI COOPER S
Created: April 26, 2007
COLD AIR INTAKE & AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 2002 - 2006 MINI Cooper S Installation of the ULTRIK Cold Air Intake on the 2002 - 2006 MINI Cooper S with an Automatic Transmission requires an additional step in the installation.
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
Created: January 28, 2006
Fastener Retention Overview There are three methods that can be employed to determine how much tension is exerted on a fastener; using a torque wrench, measuring the amount of stretch, and turning the fastener a pre-determined amount (torque angle). Of these methods, use of a stretch gauge is the most accurate.
Created: July 19, 2005
Get more POWER from your Supercharged MINI Cooper 'S' with the effective and economical ULTRIK 3-piece pulley upgrade system with belt. A 15% reduction in the supercharger pulley diameter increases the boost by more than 4 pounds, resulting in a dyno-measured gain of over 20 horsepower AT THE WHEELS. Maximum boost is achieved at lower RPM, giving more power in the mid-range.