I was doing an oil change today and I noticed a leak. I looked thru my Mini Cooper Service Manual by Bentley, but was unable to find what the round canister is. Can anyone tell me what is leaking here? Many Thanks.
Good old MINI2.COM to the rescue, a few clicks and have found exactly what I am looking for. Went out for a walk last night and noticed some oily drops near the front wheel and found I have this exact problem. Is it safe to drive while this is leaking in case it takes a few days before BMW can replace it??
I've just noticed this problem on my April 04 build MCS. Seeing as my car is out of warranty this may be a DIY fix/repair. Does anybody have any idea as to the cost for the replacement part, and any tips on the DIY repair?
, the OEM bit is rubbish, mine went on July 05 mcs, replaced under warranty, asked service manager if this was an upgraded part, as mounts appear to be a common problem but no its the same....
some one in the states has developed a damper, would look at that as an option to help extend the life of the OEM part, on the basis of less movement = longer life?
i know if it goes again out of warranty i will be looking for this guy, also looks better in the engine bay as well, [ not sure if its any better as a solution but can't be worse ]
sure there is a thread here someware, if i find it i will try and post a link
Last edited by alski; May 30th, 2007 at 08:39 PM.
It is much the same as doing the pulley install. You will need to remove the airbox and then raise the engine to get it off the mount. Once you have it up, you should be able to remove the mount with little effort.
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