May 2nd, 2012, 08:12 PM
Just got my first mini and I was suprised to find no cap on my brake fluid or coolant tanks!!
Anyone know a link that sell these parts?!
It's a 2007 mini one convertible!
May 2nd, 2012, 09:48 PM
as your earlier thread! go back to dealer!! they cant sell a car without it! if they refuse to help threaten court action!
May 2nd, 2012, 10:01 PM
maintenance - MINI Cooper Accessories :: MINI Cooper Parts :: OutMotoring (http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-cooper-accessories/4-maintenance/)
If you don't want to go to the dealer there are many after market parts suppliers. They may or may not have what you need. I did see the radiator reservoir cap on this site.
May 2nd, 2012, 10:50 PM
For UK you can try below or your local Mini Dealer spares department:
www.bmminiparts.com - Home (http://www.bmminiparts.com/)
May 4th, 2012, 07:00 AM
I Have found ukminispares great to deal with.
They are in doncaster , yorks . Fast, friendly and cheap.
May 4th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Firstly you should not use a car without a brake fluid reservoir cap fitted, without one the brake fluid will very quickly absorb moisture from the atmostphere, this will then cause the brake fluid to boil in heavy brake use and can cause total brake failure, you need to go back to whoever sold it to you in an unroadworthy condition and get them to fit a new one and flush the braking system out and refill it with new fluid as well.
Also another point you run the risk of getting dirt into the fluid without the cap and thus this in time can/will cause seal failure and leaks.
May 8th, 2012, 05:43 AM
Appalling. Like the above poster said, it's not safe to drive without these caps. Additionally, if it's a manual transmission, then the brake and clutch fluid use the same reservoir. You risk problems with both the brake and transmission systems. Insist that they flush the brake fluid system and the coolant and don't accept no for an answer.