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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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R56 Cooper S - Which engine coolant?

Hi guys,

My recently purchased R56 Cooper s (56 plate) is at the minimum mark for engine coolant on the reservoir - so it needs topping up. The damn manual says to consult Mini Service, which is a pain... and trolling the internet hasn't helped come up with any answers either.

I hear its bad to mix coolant, but all I'm wanting to do is to top up the reservoir a bit to get it off the minimum mark. I've found a 'ready mixed' antifreeze solution from Halfords, but it doesn't say anything about it being BMW/Mini approved - but it does say Audi, Ford, Seat etc. and does have OAT (it's a red solution)


does anyone have any suggestions?

many thanks
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Can't you just go to your local mini dealers parts department and ask for a litre of anti-freeze/coolant. I'm sure they sell it over the counter.
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I could, but i don't live in the city... there isn't a 'local' dealership unless i drive for like 45 minutes, and I work most days. The nearest place is a halfords, so if i can get it without going out of my way, then the better.
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It's the blue BMW spec coolant you need, can be bought on ebay if needed.
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