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Old Jul 9th, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Hi everyone, I bought a mini last month and I'm really pleased with it.
I've been driving it around for most of this time and I haven't experienced any breakdowns yet. I thought this was a bit suspect as I heard these had a reputation for being quite unreliable, especially in the earlier models.
Maybe it's just because people don't maintain their minis correctly. I've done an oil change with 5w30 oil as suggested. What other maintenance procedures can I carry out?
Thanks guys.
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Old Jul 9th, 2014, 11:16 PM
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I guess where talking about a classic Mini here. What Mini do you have?
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Can anyone help me I'm new to minis and the battery is flat on my mini but I can't find it? Anyone help with this? Is it some secret contraption?
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I guess you are talking about a classic Mini here. What Mini do you have?
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Classic is over 25 years ain't it? Isn't the battery in the same palace on all models?
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If your battery is flat, try pumping it up to about 40psi which should be enough.

MINI One and Cooper have battery in the engine compartment, MINI Cooper S has battery in boot same as the classic Mini (except Van, Traveller/Countryman/Clubman Estate, Pickup and Moke).

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