Oil Leak - 2006 Bmw Mini Cooper 1.6 Petrol - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
2006 Mini Cooper S, oil leak UKGray First Generation MINI Cooper 6 Jan 19th, 2014 10:01 PM
Oil leak mini cooper s 05 reg Mini-jase Maintenance & MINI Care 9 Dec 14th, 2013 10:34 PM
Low Oil Pressure - Filter Debris in Oil System??!! MissMac General Discussion 5 Apr 1st, 2013 10:23 AM
Mini Cooper S, slight oil leak, helped needed! Lainchers First Generation Faults & Fixes 6 Feb 23rd, 2013 10:24 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 25th, 2014, 12:06 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 12:23 AM
United Kingdom
Oil Leak - 2006 Bmw Mini Cooper 1.6 Petrol

Hi folks

I recently bought the above, 1 owner 99K, full BMW history. It appears to have an oil leak as the bottom of the engine is wet with a film of oil but the oil level seems ok and it isn't dripping into the floor even overnight. It's not underpowered goes like a train and there is no blue smoke or any smoke on revving it.

Are there any common faults with seals or areas I can look at to solve the problem before I have time off to look please? Thanks .
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Feb 25th, 2014, 11:14 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,165
Local Time: 01:23 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

A little oil goes along way, but if you are shore your engine oil is ok. I would say you need to check you power steering fluid level and also your gear box oil level.

Failing that get the engine cleaned down and keep an eye open

Normal places for leaks are sump gasket. Crank shaft seal behind the flywheel, gearbox oil seal.
My power steering hose was leaking at the tank and running down to the power steering pump then on to the sub frame then the floor.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Feb 26th, 2014, 06:07 AM
heathwebbo's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Online
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Burton on Trent
Posts: 199
Local Time: 12:23 AM
United Kingdom Male
As marque said a little oil goes a long way it clings on everything & slowly builds up till it covers everything. Another common place for leaks is the rocker cover gasket. My mini had a quite a lot of oil round the back of the engine & subframe it looked like I had a bad leak I knew the rocker gasket was leaking & I thought the sump gasket was leaking too, I changed the rocker gasket (not too expensive job) then totally cleaned all the oil off with white spirits in a squirty bottle to coat everything & a good hose off. That was 8 months ago & the whole underneath is still totally oil free
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
2006 Mini Cooper S, oil leak UKGray First Generation MINI Cooper 6 Jan 19th, 2014 10:01 PM
Oil leak mini cooper s 05 reg Mini-jase Maintenance & MINI Care 9 Dec 14th, 2013 10:34 PM
Low Oil Pressure - Filter Debris in Oil System??!! MissMac General Discussion 5 Apr 1st, 2013 10:23 AM
Mini Cooper S, slight oil leak, helped needed! Lainchers First Generation Faults & Fixes 6 Feb 23rd, 2013 10:24 PM

» Recent Threads
Mini Cooper S + 400hp
May 30th, 2014 02:07 PM
by xarula
Last post by xarula
Today 12:22 AM
12 Replies, 1,491 Views
My new mini!
Aug 19th, 2014 11:30 PM
Last post by catzisme
Yesterday 11:00 PM
2 Replies, 196 Views
Central locking wires
Yesterday 10:05 PM
Last post by jamadant
Yesterday 10:05 PM
0 Replies, 41 Views
Mini Cooper S 2007 Disaster
Yesterday 06:57 PM
Last post by Colin RedGriff
Yesterday 09:43 PM
2 Replies, 131 Views
Which Cooper, and which suspension (stock/koni Ö ), for ride quality? (forum c2)
Aug 16th, 2014 01:44 PM
by rs10
Last post by rs10
Yesterday 09:12 PM
19 Replies, 639 Views
15 inch wheels - possible to use on Cooper S?
Jun 24th, 2014 09:58 PM
by rs10
Last post by rs10
Yesterday 09:00 PM
2 Replies, 411 Views
Cooper or S
Aug 4th, 2014 09:20 PM
Last post by holycow
Yesterday 08:38 PM
12 Replies, 949 Views
What is Best sounding cooper s exhaust
May 8th, 2005 07:27 PM
by Adam81
Last post by griendar
Yesterday 08:31 PM
33 Replies, 19,542 Views
Vibration from steering wheel and braking
Yesterday 04:02 PM
by MiniBoi
Last post by MiniBoi
Yesterday 04:02 PM
0 Replies, 95 Views
New Five-Door MINI Hatchback revealed
Jun 5th, 2014 05:32 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 03:26 PM
5 Replies, 1,187 Views
I live near London ON
Aug 19th, 2014 02:44 PM
by BladeZX
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 03:23 PM
2 Replies, 180 Views
Powdercoated my JCW R105's - No more black... Wheels
Aug 8th, 2014 10:16 PM
Last post by ilovecables
Yesterday 02:43 PM
13 Replies, 1,286 Views
Speedometer button?
Aug 19th, 2014 11:59 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 02:35 PM
4 Replies, 235 Views
Brakes Binding
Yesterday 11:41 AM
by grahamj
Last post by David T-H
Yesterday 02:11 PM
1 Replies, 114 Views
Central Locking Fault
Yesterday 11:15 AM
by Hollow
Last post by Hollow
Yesterday 11:15 AM
0 Replies, 124 Views
Mini One ECU Remap
Jul 17th, 2014 10:41 PM
by dagsky
Last post by dglumac
Yesterday 10:58 AM
2 Replies, 593 Views
Convertible - how to clean the soft top?
Aug 17th, 2014 03:26 PM
Last post by MINIlover91
Yesterday 08:42 AM
4 Replies, 338 Views
R56 - Airbag & seat belt warning light
Apr 19th, 2007 08:32 PM
Last post by nealwm
Yesterday 08:32 AM
12 Replies, 12,511 Views
Unlocking 2009 convertible boot problems
Dec 1st, 2012 03:29 PM
by Aysh
Last post by nealwm
Yesterday 08:03 AM
10 Replies, 2,164 Views
Help! Need 2003 Mini Cooper ECU Family Name
Aug 19th, 2014 01:42 AM
Last post by Colin RedGriff
Yesterday 07:54 AM
3 Replies, 308 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2