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MINI Cooper S Oil Catch Can Installation Guide
Created: May 09, 2018
Protect your investment in your MINI Cooper S engine with this welded oil catch can with push lock fittings! Incorporates mesh baffling to slow oil vapors so they cool & condense inside the can. Kit includes everything you'll need aside from common tools to install in under 1 hour. Call our experts today!
MINI Cooper Supercharger Sprintex Std 69mm Pulley Installation
Created: April 20, 2018
Increase the engine efficiency of your manual transmission MINI Cooper with this fully integrated supercharger system! Completely bolt-on with self-contained oiling, and includes electric water pump. The average install time is 8 hours and can boost your hp 22% and torque by 19%. Call us today!
MINI Cooper Short Shift Kit Installation Instructions
Created: April 12, 2018
The ULTRIK Short Shift kit will reduce the shifter movement between gears by almost 20% on your 10/2003+ MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S manual transmission. The easy to install extension is simply slipped on and pinned to the bottom of the stock gearshift lever. No need to remove the entire shifter.
MINI Cooper Shark Injector ECU Upgrade Install Instructions & FAQ
Created: April 11, 2018
Enhance your manual transmission MINI Cooper & Cooper S with the Shark Injector! Enjoy more torque, quicker response, smoother running engine, with one upgrade. Easily reversible to stock software leaving no trace. These installation instructions include the FAQ. Unit is not available in California.
MINI Cooper Rear Spoiler Wing Installation Instructions
Created: November 22, 2017
Add the JCW Carbon Fiber Roof Spoiler to your MINI Cooper for enhanced aerodynamics. The OEM rear spoiler not only looks great, it also improves your MINI's ability to stick to the road. Simple bolt-on installation with these instructions. Fits: 2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hatchback .
Created: November 10, 2017
Upgrade your MINI Cooper ECU with these remove & replace instructions, and gain exceptional horsepower and torque. Renowned for smooth drivability and exceptional reliability this software has been proven to be the best. NM software re-maps boost pressure, ignition timing, air fuel ratios, throttle response and rev limiter (manual trans).
Created: November 09, 2017
High performance forged pistons that can handle boost & maximum horsepower for your MINI Cooper. CP forged pistons feature superb ring seal, higher vacuum, lower blow-by, greater durability and increased horsepower and torque through the powerband. See this article for specifications, recommendations, ring gap measurements, and honing instructions.
Select the best Automatic Transmission Fluid for your MINI Cooper
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.
Factory Original OEM MINI Cooper Transmission replacement
Created: September 28, 2016
Mini Cooper Transmission Application Guide to help identify the correct Mini Factory replacement transmission for your Mini Cooper and Cooper S.
Camshafts
Mini Cooper R53 Camshaft Customer review Review
Created: April 11, 2008
Cam and Re-Map done today Hi there everyone, As i have mentioned on another thread that i was having MiniMania's fast road cam and re-map fitted. Well today was the day, so i woke up early and left the house at 6.45am and arrived at Mini...
MINI Countryman Clutch Problems
Created: March 23, 2015
MINI Countryman Clutch Problems Reported problems with the factory original clutch used on the early MINI Countryman are easy to find. While more problems seem to related to the All4 version of the Countryman they are by no means isolated to them. The experiences are varied. Some MINIs only suffer ...
MINI Cooper Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleeding
Created: December 18, 2012
MINI Cooper Clutch Slave Cylinder bleeding can be fast & easy with simple instructions from the experts at MiniMania.com. Great prices on parts.
R55 / R56 MCS Clutch Bleeding Instructions
Created: March 29, 2011
The clutch operates using brake fluid. It draws off the brake fluid reservoir via a black tube on the side. Fluid flows from the reservoir into the cylinder above the clutch pedal (when there is a negative pressure). Then when the pedal is pushed the pedal cylinder pushes fluid through the tube into the clutch slave cylinder which activates the clutch.
Tyrosport Front Mount Intercooler - 2007+ Gen 2 MINIs
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.
What Is a Cold Air Intake?
Created: February 02, 2011
By installing a cold air intake on a vehicle and drawing cool air from outside of the engine compartment, a vehicle can pick up horsepower and have a noticeable feel of added power and throttle response.
MINI Cooper Cooling System Primer
Created: August 04, 2008
Understanding the MINI Cooper cooling system overview is important for the enthusiast and everyday MINI owner.
MINI Cooper Cooling System Drain & Refill
Created: June 19, 2008
MINI Recommends the coolant system drain and refill EVERY 4 YEARS as listed in the 'Additional Service Items' section of Inspection II. This will maximize longevity of the cooling system and its components. The following procedure is for 2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S, and 2005-2008 R52...
MINI Cooper Cold Air Intake - Automatic
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.
Remote Oil Cooler Installation Instructions
Created: March 08, 2006
Mini Mania's Cooper S Remote Oil Cooler Kit is designed to reduce operating temperatures by cooling the motor oil using an external radiator. This unit replaces the factory 'water cooled' oil cooler which is limited in volume and effectiveness. Mini Mania's Remote Oil cooler uses a much more efficient 'air cooled' unit located in front of the car where maximum air flow exists.
Cylinder Head
MINI Cooper Valve Cover Gasket and Tube Seal Replacement
Created: January 08, 2015
MINI Cooper Valve cover gasket replacement & Spark plug tube seal replacement
Cylinder head intake and exhaust valves
Created: January 17, 2014
We offer the most complete selection in the country of original equipment and after market performance parts for the MINI aluminum cylinder head. The introduction of a cost effective alternative for stock valves compliments our existing range of performance and over-sized valves for both the first and second generation models of the MINI.
MINI Cooper Cylinder Head Performance Improvement Considerations
Created: December 30, 2005
There is no single 'magic bullet' upgrade that will take your MINI to optimum horsepower, as all components are designed to work together to give the best performance. This technical paper explains what happens when an upgrade is installed on a stock cylinder head, and what changes you might want to make next to take maximum advantage of that extra boost.
Drivetrain
2020 MINI JCW GP Test Drive
Created: April 22, 2019
Watch the 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP in action.
2020 MINI JCW Clubman and Countryman, X2 M35i
Created: February 18, 2019
The Mini Cooper JCW Clubman and Countryman will have the same power train as the BMW X2 M35i. A four cylinder 302HP engine with 322 lb-ft torque.
MINI Cooper Dual Mass Flywheel
Created: January 26, 2015
MINI Cooper Dual Mass Flywheel theory with practical view of the benefits while understanding the results of upgrading to a normal lightweight flywheel.
OS Giken LSD vs ZF Type LSD - A Technical Discussion
Created: August 23, 2010
OS Giken LSD vs ZF Type LSD - A Technical Discussion
Created: September 08, 2009
OS Giken Drivetrain Products for the MINI Cooper
OS GIKEN MINI Cooper Products FAQ's
Created: September 08, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions !) if you are Internet Explorer 8 user and have experience that is not displayed correctly or that is not working, please check to enable “Compatibility View Setting” of your IE8. What is a differential and what does it do? Simply explained, a differentia..
Knocking Noise from Front Axle - R56
Created: June 13, 2008
Knocking Noise from Front Axle - R56
Electrical
Universal Engine Code Tool Kit for BMWs 1987-2006/7
Created: December 16, 2009
Universal Engine Code Tool Kit for BMWs 1987-2006/7
Does your Shark show an error 147?
Created: February 17, 2005
Does your Shark show an error 147?
Mini Cooper 3" x 4" Performance Cat Back Exhaust System
Created: December 08, 2014
Here is a detailed discussion on the design of the Mini Cooper 3" x 4" Performance Cat Back Exhaust System for the 2007+ R56 Mini Cooper S Hardtop and the R58 Mini Cooper S Roadster:
MINI Cooper Turbo Heat Shield
Created: December 04, 2014
Mini Cooper Turbo Heat Shields are needed to prevent the natural heat from the blower from melting the plastic bonnet scoop. Easy to install, we offer a range of solutions.
Advisory Notice for Exhaust Systems in California (CARB)
Created: September 25, 2013
Please note that certain aftermarket exhaust systems may not comply with applicable California laws and regulations, and may therefore be prohibited for use on California highways or roads, or on roads or vehicles otherwise subject to emissions control requirements. Exhaust system...
Mini Cooper S Convertible R57 - 'Sports' Exhaust (09-on)
Created: February 02, 2011
QuickSilver's newest development is a 'Sports' Exhaust system for the Mini Convertible Cooper S (R57). Check out the video!
QuickSilver Sport System for Mini Convertible Cooper S (R57)
Created: January 11, 2011
The straight through design optimises efficiency and offers a crisp sporting exhaust note with unique twin 3" upswept tip design which fills out the rear bumper perfectly. The System provides more of the distinctive sporty MINI sound with an enhanced whistle from the Turbo. Suitable for everyday use, saving 10 kilos of weight over the original equipment.
Quicksilver Exhaust - Customer Feedback
Created: June 29, 2009
Customer comments from MINI owners with the Quicksilver Exhaust system: Mini Cooper S (Turbo) R56 - Michael - Denmark Just installed the Mini Cooper S (turbo) QuickSilver exhaust, the customer have an ear to ear smile now that I only see after I have them on track for the first time. I must ...
MINI Cooper Exhaust system Quicksilver Technology
Created: June 29, 2009
Benefits of a Stainless Steel 'Sports' Exhaust All car manufacturers are compelled to comply with ever more stringent worldwide emission and sound regulations and now seem to apply the strictest of these to all their models. * We can improve on the materials used to provide longer component life...
Mini Cooper QuickSilver Exhaust Systems at Mini Mania Inc.
Created: June 17, 2009
Mini Mania Inc., is proud to announce the addition of the Quicksilver line of products for the MINI. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems has consolidated its activities to a new headquarters office and warehouse facility all on one site. After over 30 years in London the brand new premises are in the heart...
State of California Air Resources Board- Catalytic Converters
Created: April 03, 2009
Please note that certain aftermarket exhaust systems may not comply with applicable California laws and regulations, and may therefore be prohibited for use on California highways or roads, or on roads or vehicles otherwise subject to emissions control requirements. Exhaust system...
Created: November 14, 2018
Check out this resource rich Q & A with real life examples MINI Cooper related questions from our customers and our answers. Do you have your own question? Leave a comment below. Mini Mania is the leading online source for classic Mini and MINI Cooper parts.
Created: March 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions about performance upgrade in and around your engine!
MINI Inertia Switch - up to 09/2002 production
Created: August 12, 2010
MINI Inertia Switch - up to 09/2002 production
Gearboxes
MINI Cooper CVT Transmission - Installation & Warranty Notes
Created: November 13, 2013
Additional information for NMD1017 MINI CVT Automatic Remanufactured transmission CVT INSTALLATION NOTES: We like to outline couple of issues to make sure that you don't run in any problems. 1. Please install the transmission according to manufacturer's specifications & use only the origina...
MINI Cooper 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION - Midlands
Created: March 20, 2009
The MINI 5-speed gearbox GS5-65BH found in the Cooper models (non-S) built between 2001 and July 2004 is commonly referred to as the R65 or ‘Midlands 5-speed’ Gearbox.
Quaife Limited Slip Differentials - Classic Mini Cooper
Created: January 26, 2006
The Quaife Differential powers both drive wheels under nearly all conditions, instead of just one. With an ordinary open differential, standard on most cars, a lot of precious power is wasted during wheelspin under acceleration. This happens because the open differential shifts power to the wheel with less grip (along the path of least resistance). The Quaife, however, does just the opposite. It senses which wheel has the better grip, and biases the power to that wheel. It does this smoothly and constantly, and without ever completely removing power from the other wheel.
MINI Cooper F56 Clutch Upgrade questions
Created: November 15, 2018
Since the JCW uses a different clutch from the Cooper S (presumably to handle the added hp), it appears that MINI feels the stock Cooper S clutch is not up to the task.
MINI Cooper Clubman Clutch Upgrade Questions
Created: November 15, 2018
Upgraded clutches are generally intended for MINIs that have performance upgrades - they are designed with higher clamping forces to handle the additional horsepower / torque
Upgrade, Maintenance & Repair: MINI Engine, Drivetrain & Exhaust
Created: April 18, 2018
Use this handy guide below to find the right MINI Cooper part solution for your needs. This guide specifically covers - Upgrade, Maintenance & Replacement Part for Your MINI's Engine, Drivetrain & Exhaust
Mini Cooper Quicksilver California Spec Exhaust Review
Created: March 14, 2016
Mini Cooper Quicksilver California Spec Exhaust review
Mini Cooper Cold Start Rattle
Created: July 02, 2015
Mini Cooper Cold Start Rattle. Some of the early production Mini Cooper S models have been known to exhibit the 'Cold Start Rattle'. This typically occurs when the engine is cold and makes the sounds like an old diesel engine upon startup.
MINI Cooper Engine Comparison N14 vs N18
Created: March 05, 2015
The Mini Cooper engine comparison allows for a better understanding of the N14 and N18 engines from BMW
Gen I MINI Cooper ODBII Powertrain codes
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:
Mini Cooper Fault Error Codes
Created: November 25, 2013
ODBII powertrain DTC codes for Gen 2 MINI Coopers
Detailing The Engine & Under The Hood
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.
Programming Spare Keys, Gen 1 MINIs 07/2004+
Created: October 28, 2010
Instructions for programming spare keys on your Gen 1 MINI built on or after 07/2004. This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers. We strongly recommend that you have your MINI dealer program your keys, but if you choose to attempt this procedure, proceed at your own risk. &n
Programming MINI keys: 02-07/04
Created: January 15, 2010
MODEL R50 (Cooper), R52 (Convertible), R53 (Cooper S) from 07/04 production SITUATION Remote control bar codes are no longer supplied with new vehicles CAUSE On vehicles produced 07/2004 and later, a new remote initialization procedure is required. PROCEDURE Initialize remote key as follows: 1...
MINI Cooper Coils Plasma Direct
Created: July 28, 2009
Plasma Ignition systems & Coils have proven to be successful in harsh racing & street use under the most demanding conditions. Fast & Easy Upgrade MiniMania.com
Nology Hotwire Ignition Concept
Created: January 19, 2006
Nology Engineering is rewriting the book on ignition systems and judging by the success of their products, they know what they are talking about. At the 1992 Slick 50 Nationals, in Houston, one of their products was installed on the Jack Clark owned Top-Fuel dragster when driver Mike Dunn ran the sport's then fastest speed of 297.12 mph. Since then, the list of people using Nology's ignition products has grown to be as impressive as the success that these same people are having using the Nology products.
Mini Cooper Oil Filter - Primer on Filtration Technology
Created: May 03, 2016
Primer on filter technology used in the K&P reusable Mini Cooper Oil Filter
How to Change the Oil in a R53 Mini Cooper Supercharger
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.
Motor Oils - It Is So Very Misunderstood - part 2
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.
MINI Engine Oil: Factory Recommendations
Created: March 15, 2011
MINI Engine Oil: Factory Recommendations
MINI Cooper Oil Filter Housing Problems & Replacements
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.
MINI Cooper Oil Breather Catch Can Installation
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...
MINI Cooper Oil Service Interval Reset - for 02-06 cars
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
Performance
Created: October 16, 2018
These popular MINI engine performance upgrades offer you the most noticeable improvement for the least expense.
Performance Upgrades Customized to Your MINI Model
Created: August 14, 2018
We get a lot of calls from Non-S MINI Cooper drivers wondering how they can increase their MINI's power. That led us to compile a few of the most popular performance upgrades specific to your year and model of MINI Cooper!
How to Increase the Horsepower of Your MINI Cooper
Created: January 11, 2018
Want more power? Here are 10 MINI Cooper Horsepower boosters available on our site. Air filter upgrades, cold air intakes, ecu upgrades, intercoolers and more. Our expert staff of specialists can help you find the right upgrade at the right price.
6 More Powerhouse Engine Upgrades for Your MINI
Created: September 22, 2017
A couple of weeks ago we highlighted 5 Powerhouse Upgrades to Customize Your MINI's engine: Intake Kits, ECU Tuning, Ignition Coils/Spark Plugs, Performance Exhaust & Stage Kits. There were just too many power upgrades for you to fit all in one article...so here are 6 more in Part 2!
Performance Stage Kits for Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 MINIs
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
Stage Kit Performance Upgrades for Gen1 R50 R52 R53 MINIs
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen1 R50 R52 R53 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
Stage Kit Performance Upgrades Gen2 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen2 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
Performance Exhaust Upgrades for Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60
Created: September 06, 2017
Performance and Cat Back Exhaust systems for your Gen 3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 MINI Cooper offer better flow with reduced back pressure for improved performance. These systems typically offer a lower deeper tone with a slight increase in sound volume. Some of these systems install at the front flange, the others are spliced in after the secondary catalytic converter or resonator.
Performance Exhausts Gen2 MINIs R54 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61
Created: September 06, 2017
Performance Exhaust systems for your Gen 2 R555, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60 and R61 MINI Cooper offer better flow with reduced back pressure for improved performance. These systems typically offer a lower deeper tone with a slight increase in sound volume. Some of these systems install at the front flange, the others are spliced in after the secondary catalytic converter or resonator.
MINI Cooper S Supercharger Pulley Installation Instructions
Created: March 08, 2006
Instructions for the MINI Cooper S Supercharger Pulley Upgrade Kit on MINI Cooper models Hardtop (R53) 2002-2006 and Convertibles (R58) 2005-2008.
Mini Cooper S Supercharger Self-Aligning Pulley Upgrade
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.
Mini Cooper Supercharger Pulley HP Benefits
Created: December 09, 2003
Mini Cooper Supercharger Pulley HP Benefits
SALE on Powertrain/Trans/Exhaust/Suspension/Steering/Fuel/Clutch
Created: March 21, 2019
SALE on Powertrain/Trans/Exhaust/Suspension/Steering/Fuel/Clutch/Intake
Sparkplugs
MINI Cooper Spark Plug Thread Repair
Created: March 16, 2015
MINI Cooper Spark Plug Thread Repair
MINI Cooper Spark Plugs Overview by NGK
Created: January 21, 2011
This basic guide is designed to assist the technician, hobbyist, or race mechanic in understanding, using, and troubleshooting spark plugs.
Sprint Booster
Sprint Booster Performance Upgrade Resource Guide
Created: April 27, 2018
Here you'll find everything you need to and should know about the MINI Cooper Sprint Booster. Easily install in minutes and feel like you have a brand new car. General info, videos, FAQs, Reviews, Articles & More.
SPRINT BOOSTER THROTTLE REMAP MODULE INSTALL R50/52/53
Created: March 06, 2008
MINI Cooper Sprint Booster Throttle remap module installation instructions
How-to Replace a Crank Pulley on a Gen 1 MINI Cooper S
Created: July 05, 2018
In this video we show a badly damaged OEM crank pulley (harmonic damper/balancer) being removed from a GEN 1 MINI Cooper S (supercharged). We then install a high quality aftermarket damper
How-To Use a OBD2 Code Reader on your MINI Cooper
Created: February 08, 2017
VIDEO: How-To Use a OBD2 Code Reader on Your MINI Cooper.
How-To Install a BSH Oil Catch Can For MINI Coopers
Created: November 29, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install a BSH Oil Catch Can For MINI Coopers
How-To Install a Thermostat Housing on a MINI Cooper S Gen 2
Created: August 30, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install a Thermostat Housing on a MINI Cooper S Gen 2
How-To Install a Turbocharger 2012 JCW MINI Cooper N14 Engine
Created: August 30, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install a Turbocharger on a 2012 JCW MINI Cooper N14 Engine
2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper - Jay Leno's Garage
Created: August 24, 2016
VIDEO: 2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper - Jay Leno's Garage
How-To Install a High Flow Induction Kit in your MINI Cooper
Created: August 15, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install a High Flow Induction Kit in your MINI Cooper
How-To Install A Cat Back Exhaust on your Mini Cooper
Created: August 15, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install A Cat Back Exhaust on your Mini Cooper
How-To Install Exhaust in MINI Coupes and Roadsters
Created: August 03, 2016
VIDEO: How to Install Exhaust in MINI Coupes and Roadsters