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 Posted: Jan 16, 2019 09:40AM
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What's the recommended service interval on the supercharger oil? My R53 has about 70,000 miles and I've never touched the supercharger.

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Scott | 1963 Austin Cooper | 2003 MINI Cooper S | 2018 MINI Cooper 4-door
 Posted: Jan 15, 2019 08:07PM
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When I changed my r53 sc oil, I put the front of the car in half maint mode....ie lean the front core support forward I left the sc on the engine and only removed the water pump and that gives room to get at the rear plug

And the front sc plug is easy to get at I think I used some long 3/8’s drive Allen head sockets, can’t remember the plug sizes

I used a small dia rubber hose and injected the oil into the sc

Inject the oil like a turkey

Not sure where I got the inject from but it had oz marked on the side and I got the oil from A local Chevy dealer

 Posted: Jan 13, 2019 06:45AM
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Originally Posted by b_artman
Wow! That's a lot of work to change the oil. Hope you only need to do it every 100,000 miles.
+1 to the WOW! That makes me love my classic (real) Mini even more!

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 Posted: Jan 12, 2019 02:30PM
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Originally Posted by b_artman
Wow! That's a lot of work to change the oil. Hope you only need to do it every 100,000 miles.

 Posted: Jan 11, 2019 10:50AM
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there is that... or this: 

https://new.minimania.com/How_to_Change_the_Oil_in_a_R53_Mini_Cooper_Supercharger

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 Posted: Jan 10, 2019 10:31AM
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Sure it is. 

 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 06:28PM
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Is it's possible to add oil without taking off the whole front end of my R53?