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Mysterious oil leak

Anybody got any ideas where this oil leak is coming from on my 05 mini cooper and is it something that will need to be fixed quickly. The leak is possibly coming from the left hand side engine mount. Hopefully the picture will solve everything.
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Leaking engine mount it is! ^^this is what mine is like at the moment, going in on Tuesday to be sorted - should be under warrenty as my car isnt quite 2 yet How old is you car??

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Yep shot engine mount once again.....

Dont suppose anyone knows how much they are to buy??
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still under warrenty just! The car's under 3 years old thanks for the advise is it common fault?
Its booked in for a service and MOT in 2 weeks will it be ok untill then?
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According to a MINI assist tech I know it is a known and common problem (contrary to what the receptionist at my dealer tried to tell me!)

He says they have been nothing but a problem and he even carries new engine mounts on his car and can fit them if called out

It only becomes a problem if it starts to knock, as that could cause further damage to another part. But you'll be fine to leave it till it goes in for a service (as long as its still under warrenty then )
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thanks very much for that information that was just what I wanted to know
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Hi guys thanks to this thread I now know my engine mount is leaking.

Just been quoted £140 to repair/replace this by the main dealer as out of warranty. Only done 23000 miles. Could anybody else tell me what sort of price they've had to have it repaired?
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Just been quoted £140 to repair/replace this by the main dealer as out of warranty. Only done 23000 miles. Could anybody else tell me what sort of price they've had to have it repaired?
The part itself lists around £61.
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Price does not sound unreasonable, should be a little cheaper at a good independent garage as hourly labour rate is normally lower than a main dealer when out of warranty.
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