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  • poli554
    poli554 - 2005 Mini Cooper - Preventive Maintenance - 1/28/2013
    What is the best preferred oil for 2005 Mini Cooper s??? Castrol? Etc ?
    What is the best preferred oil for 2005 Mini Cooper s??? Castrol? Etc ?
     
    • Jimm
      1/28/2013 Jimm
      The recommended engine oil for the 1.6L engine is; 5w30 weight rated at SJ (per API) or better. The brand does not matter as much as the specific and recommended viscosity range.
      Jimm
      2/19/2013 poli554
      Thank u.
  • MARIA PASTRANA
    MARIA PASTRANA - 2006 Mini Cooper - Preventive Maintenance - 9/21/2011
    Where is the air intake filter located
  • MARIA PASTRANA
    MARIA PASTRANA - 2006 Mini Cooper - Preventive Maintenance - 5/12/2011
    WHAT IS WRONG WHEN THE SERVICE SOON LIGHT GOES ON AFTER OIL CHANGE HAS OCCURRED?
     
    • yboy82
      2/9/2011 yboy82
      Try to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what the stored trouble code is. And then reset the said trouble code using a scan tool and if it comes back you can post the stored trouble code here to be able to help.
    • Brian Williams
      5/12/2011 Brian Williams
      This happened to me when the shop installed the oil filter backwards, or at least that's what they told me.
  • Carlos Montenegro
    Carlos Montenegro - 2003 Mini Cooper - Preventive Maintenance - 1/17/2011
    The coolant reserve tank stays empty
    I fill the coolant reserve tank and stay empty in few minute, i do not see for where drop out, the rest of the coolant system is full of liquid. thank you i advance for your answer and time Carlos Montenegro E-mail lecobio54@gmail.com
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      if your reserve tank stays empty the radiator pulls from the reserve tank to fill the radiator up so there for i would check your oil dipstick to see if it is milky (white) in color if it is then the head gasket is blown but either way i would have an engine compression test done first then go from there...............good-luck
  • winniewilliams
    winniewilliams - 2006 Mini Cooper - Preventive Maintenance - 4/14/2010
    What is an alternator and what does a new one cost for my mini?
     
    • Macline
      4/14/2010 Macline
      Well i do that alternators charge your battery, and probably does other things for your cars eletronics. I do know that the price of an alternator for your 2006 mini cooper 4cly 1.6l goes for $ 185.99 at autozone an thats if you turn in your old alternator. if not then buying the part withoug turning in the old one will cost you $233.99. You may be able to find it cheaper somewhere else but thats just one place i know of.
    • RC
      4/14/2010 RC
      The alternator charges the battery and powers the vehicle electrical systems. The labor time is 1.8 hr to replace the alternator on a 2006 Mini.