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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel Fuel Additive Low

Hi guys,

I've recently purchased a mini clubman D, its a nice car but its just started to misbehave.

I've had the Diesel Fuel Additive Light come on and went to a friend who's a local mechanic to get it looked it. He's advised me it needs the additive which I purchased from euro car parts. He's managed to put in roughly a litre, however it hasn't reset the light.

Just wanted to know if anyone's managed to reset the diesel fuel additive low light?

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Are we supposed to add stuff to the diesel? I have been driving diesels for the last 15 years and I have never had to add anything, just top up at the pumps and drive off.
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Would be interested to see some replies on this as i have a Diesel Cooper with a light now showing.
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It probably needs to go on the BMW computor to reset same as ford needs a dealer reset that's why I have a petrol car now
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He put it in where? I hope not directly into the tank...

Light needs to be reset by dealer.


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Hi guys,

He's managed to put in roughly a litre, however it hasn't reset the light.


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Hi there. The diesel additive should be refilled via a SEPERATE tank bolted to the underside of the fuel tank. This is regarded as a service item by MINI. Once the additive have been replaced, normally comes as a liquid in a bag, the service light can be reset like any other service light via the instrument cluster.

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What is this diesel additive?

I've used Millers diesel additive on my previous cars, is this ok to use on a 60 plate cooper d?
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Evening guys

Finally registered, after surfing for years, so first off many thanks for all the previous assistance

Finally found this thread for my current problem. Here is the warning light you get by the way, comes on when I start the Mini:

Oh no it isn't, no picture posting allowed until I've done 15 posts.....marvelous
It's basically a picture of a petrol pump with a drip on the bottom half of it.


Anyway, my question is........is this something I can source and do myself?

I'm happy to reset the service light, as I have done this several times for other issues!

Many thanks for any advice.

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