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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 08:47 PM
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Hi all,

new to here and to the new era mini, had a 1965 and a 1985 in the past but have had diesel cars for as long as i can remember.

i have just bought for the Mrs an 02 cooper but have no pics as yet.

there is a reason for this and that is that i bought it off a chap on the industrial estate where i work, it has been stood for 6 months and was bought by him as a non runner. he spent some dosh on it and has had a new head gasket etc to get it running, however, it when warm misfires and plays up so he has not spent any more on it as he only wanted it for the no plate, he was going to MOT it and then do a transfer but was not keen on spending any more money on it (i think he is suffering a bit in the climate to be honest). so during a conflab with him talk got round to the mini and after a small haggle i am now the proud owner of a bright red with white roof and wheels mini cooper.
a pal of mine is a mechanic (not a fitter) and i have sent it down for him to give it the once over, fix it and mot it.
am really impressed with what i have seen so far and the Mrs seems to like it too, which is always handy.

when i have bought other vehicles in the past and joined forums, some had standard type modifications that were always recommended to new owners from past and present owner's experiences.

are there any on the mini i should look to carry out as a matter of course please guys?

when i get the car back i will put up pics etc or if i get the chance do a time line thingy perhaps.

thnx in advance.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 11:22 PM
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Welcome to Mini2!

I also come from a classic Mini background, the new MINI's are also great fun to drive and handle well.

The weakspot on early Mini's like yours (and mine!) is the Rover Midland gearbox fitted for which it is essential to change the oil every year or two to prolong bearing life and depending on annual mileage. It uses MTF94 2 litres and under BMW servicing never gets changed as they say 'filled for life'........
Later post 2004 MINI's and the Cooper S got a stronger Getrag gearbox.

As with the classic Mini many of the upgrades involve using parts from the Cooper S models, lots of info on the New MINI forums.
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