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Questions tagged [mini-cooper]

Mini (stylised as MINI) is a British automotive marque owned by BMW which specializes in small cars. The original Mini was a line of iconic British small cars manufactured by the British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 2000. Its models included the Morris Mini-Minor and the Austin Seven, the Countryman, Moke, 1275GT and Clubman. The original two-door Mini continued in production until 2000.

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Mini cooper 2003

Hi I have an issue with my 2003 mini. Temp is only running at quarter and after a while if I am stationary it will go up to half way and no further, but when it his halfway it will make a farting ...
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Is a 13.07V alternator voltage too low?

I'm having some problems with a 2006 Mini One D (1.4 l diesel engine). About a month ago the alternator warning light turned on (it only turned off over about 4000 rpm). The belt looked good, so I ...
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2012 Mini Roadster S R59 P15DF code

wondering what else I can do to diagnose this. Here's some background and what I did so far: 2 weeks ago I replaced the throttle body. To be able to access it, I had to remove the intake manifold and ...
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Mini Cooper S (R53) - ABS sensor and magnetic ring (?) replacement

I have the three lights on my dash on my Mini Cooper (R53) which from research shows a problem related to the ABS sensor. Over the weekend we plugged it into a machine and sure enough it's the ...
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Help with brake rotors

Can I get different types of brake rotors from the front to the rear. i.e. buying drilled and slotted rotors for the front, and only drilled for the back since I have a front wheel drive car the ...
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MINI Cooper limp mode without a CEL

Yet more strangeness with my 2008 Cooper S. Limp mode comes on almost immediately after starting the car for the past few days. This displays a half-filled engine icon on the dash and greatly limits ...
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Tire sensor dangling from rear of car

We have a 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman S All4 and I noticed some kind of sensor dangling down near the rear of the car: Sensor is blue-circled part Something that looks like a "holder clip" is orange-...
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Wheel noise while in reverse

12 Mini Countryman AWD. A metal on metal like grating noise developed in Right Front wheel only while in reverse, not braking and never forward. What could it be?
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Mini Cooper base

The shift cable bushing broke. I replaced it. I had to replace the slave cylinder and master cylinder. I have bled the clutch. I have a good clutch pedal with the car running and I can put it in ...
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Component identification - Mini Cooper S R53 (2005) Limited Slip Differential

I own a 2002 Mini Cooper (R50), a Model Year infamous for its failure-prone 5-speed manual gearbox. When failure occurred I replaced the whole starter motor - flywheel - clutch - gearbox - axles ...
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Strange constant whirring/whistling above 30mph

The MINI with neverending issues... (2008 Cooper S w/ dealer-installed JCW kit [chip tune, bigger intake, bigger exhaust]) Recently I've noticed a whirring or whistling noise above 30mph. It does not ...
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Mini Cooper 1.6 Diesel Carbon Coming From The Exhaust

I have just recently bought the car and have noticed that the car kicks out black smoke when I am driving, this only happens once or twice, but there is a lot of carbon inside the exhaust and also the ...
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Broken front driver's side suspension

I have hit a pothole on way home tonight and now driver side is low and arch rubbing on wheel and grinding when I turn left anyone got idea what I broke please
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The Mystery of the Misfiring MINI

It's me again. 2008 MINI Cooper S w/ dealer-installed JCW package (chip tune, larger air intake, larger cat-back exhaust). I thought everything was fine after resetting my ECU last week, but had bad ...
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Lack of power when cold under load

EDIT 8: Final update, I think. Using an OBD scan tool, I saw that the fuel trims were still very low to adjust for the vacuum leak. I reset the ECU and the trims went back to around 0, and the engine ...
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Downsides to replacing only two tires on FWD car?

My 2008 MINI Cooper S w/ JCW package has worn the front tires down to the wear bars (in 12k miles). The rear tires still look almost new (I haven't measured, but I'd guess they have at least 6/32s ...
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2008 MINI R56: White smoke coming from turbo after oil leak fix

I have a 2008 MINI Cooper S with the JCW package. My turbo oil feed line developed the all-too-common oil leak at the feed line. I installed the replacement part from Detroit Tuned and reassembled ...
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CAN-BUS only reading one repeating frame

I'm trying to read the CAN-BUS via the OBD port with a PiCAN, it works fine for one of our cars. But for the other (a 2007 Mini One) I'm just getting the same frame repeated until the bus is ...
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How to diagnose low water temp on Mini Cooper

My coolant temp looks like this: It fluctuates, but never really goes much higher than the first bar. It's not really been a big issue for me, better cold than hot, however the cabin heater has ...
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Mini Cooper With Low Engine Oil

My car has recently developed a knocking sound from the engine. I took it in to have it serviced. They reported that it was very low on oil in the engine (very strange as, the car is well maintained ...
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Is a “coolant housing Ieak” coming from the housing or thermostat?

I have a 2010 Mini Cooper S and my coolant is leaking. Only way I know what it is is because you see a small liquid puddle under the car. There is no odor. When I took my car in for oil change I was ...
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Oil low - incorrect oil already in. Stick with the wrong type or add correct type? [duplicate]

Vehicle: 2004 Mini Cooper (1598cc Petrol, 3-door hatchback) (United Kingdom). My knowledge-level: Low. Background: My oil level is below 'minimum'. I suspect a leak and have booked it into the ...
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2010 mini cooper transmission noise and gear shift at RPM higher than normal

I'm hearing rattling noise when the transmission is engaged (drive) and it get's louder at higher rpm. previously I did not hear this. There is no noise when I rev engine in park mode. The gear in ...
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MINI R53 won't turn over - immobiliser problem?

Mini Cooper S (2003) I've been noticing recently that it's been taking two attempts to get my car to turn over. I twist the key to the third position and nothing. I then try again and it works. This ...
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R56 mini cooper turbo sounds [closed]

I have a 2010 mini with a r56. the loss of power light comes on when I step on it. I know the PCV valve is bad on it and can set this light. I also have a rear main seal leak so the turbo has to come ...
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Mini Cooper 2003 - Identify rear indicator light wiring to install LED resistor

So off the back of a previous question, I need to install a resister to my cluster in order for the LEDs in the indicators to work properly and not hyper flash. Here is an image of the wiring that I ...
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2010 mini cooper , Steering wheel unstable and tends to deviate all over. Unable to diagnose the problem

my steering wheel is unstable and has tendency to deviate and shakes. It's hard to drive and very accident risky. Mechanic inspected and asked me to replace two wheel Rims. He has asked for $275 to ...
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Mini Cooper 2003 - Changed lights to LED, insanely fast indicator lights now

Changed all the lights on my Girlfriend's Mini Cooper last weekend, since then the indicators have been going crazy (assuming due to power consumption being very low). I know you can replace the ...
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2010 Mini Cooper S - Coolant leak from thermostat housing

For more than a month, I have been noticing coolant leaking from the thermostat housing. This was identified by the dealer and another Mini specialist mechanic. The dealer wanted the housing to be ...
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2011 Mini Cooper R56 Hardtop Sparkplug Gap

I would like to know whether I can use NGK 90223 spark plugs on my 2011 Mini Cooper R56 hardtop with ~50k miles. The original spark plugs on it (Beru 12ZR6SP2) seem to have worn and the engine is ...
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Water leaking into frame case/engine?

I just had my 2012 Mini Cooper S (66K miles) repaired last week last week for a failed/leaky water pump. My car had an episode where it overheated and shut down and wouldn't start after pulling over ...
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MINI Cooper Oil Leak

I bought a 2007 MINI Cooper 8/27/14. On 9/9, as I drove to work, I noticed smoke coming from the back & front of the car. When I drove home late that night, the car was not smoking. After that ...
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Options for replacing rusted exhaust mounting bolts

The car is a 2005 Mini Cooper. The bolts that hold the exhaust mounts in place have rusted and snapped on both sides: I've taken up the floor of the boot and have located their heads on either side: ...
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What (if anything) does the Sport button on a Mini Cooper do?

There is a button next to the stick shift labelled Sport. It feels like it just re-maps the throttle so the pedal is more sensitive, but does it really change anything about the performance, ...
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Proper pressure for run-flats on Mini Cooper

I have custom rims and Kumho 205/45/RF17 run-flats on my 2007 R56 Mini Cooper S (not convertible), and the tire pressure light came on. I checked, and indeed one of the tires was low (around 29 psi) ...
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2009 Mini Cooper. How do I open the trunk?

This is an odd question, I am sure, but we bought a used Mini Cooper, but it didn't come with an owner's manual. We have figured out how to open it with the key fob, obviously. The problem comes ...