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: 01:56 PM
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: 806
Local Time: 02:56 PM
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: 93
Local Time: 01:56 PM
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
Low quality lounge leather? Retro better?
Yesterday 04:11 PM
by rvt50
Last post by NightfireCooper
Today 01:08 PM
3 Replies, 186 Views
Interior light not working but reading lights are?
Today 11:33 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 01:03 PM
3 Replies, 53 Views
Mini Cooper 2007 1.6 AIR Con - Am I stupid ?
Today 11:47 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:49 PM
1 Replies, 59 Views
Cooper R50 rally lamp/fog light bulb type?
Yesterday 12:04 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:38 PM
4 Replies, 169 Views
Is Mini not good for long trips?
Yesterday 12:58 PM
Last post by mars_bay
Today 12:24 PM
11 Replies, 308 Views
Mini Workshop manuals
Today 11:49 AM
by Milpol
Last post by Milpol
Today 11:49 AM
0 Replies, 67 Views
Adding multiple 12v power sockets / cigarette lighters and USB
Apr 19th, 2014 11:47 AM
Last post by zero_cool
Today 09:37 AM
4 Replies, 984 Views
Fuel Guage stopped working
Mar 17th, 2009 10:26 PM
by SRRAE
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:39 AM
2 Replies, 439 Views
R57 Raio not turning on with ignition
Today 03:18 AM
by 7nut
Last post by burnstar
Today 08:07 AM
1 Replies, 108 Views
Tow Hitch for '13 Roadster
Feb 17th, 2014 05:56 AM
Last post by StarFlyr
Today 04:34 AM
7 Replies, 544 Views
Help, is this a cooper S??
Apr 18th, 2014 09:29 PM
by markdm
Last post by 1990crx
Today 01:40 AM
7 Replies, 363 Views
Does your Mini have a name?
Mar 25th, 2014 10:00 PM
Last post by avflinsch
Yesterday 11:43 PM
34 Replies, 1,839 Views
Offically The World's Quickest & Fastest MINI
Mar 4th, 2014 10:50 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:01 PM
7 Replies, 1,180 Views
Tunning a mini cooper Saround ESSEX??
Yesterday 09:04 PM
Last post by johnd-mkiv
Yesterday 09:04 PM
0 Replies, 106 Views
Wanna! Watch Neighbors Movie 2014 Online
Yesterday 05:30 PM
Last post by johnpogue2014
Yesterday 05:30 PM
0 Replies, 109 Views
R53 GPS and Head Unit qs.
Yesterday 01:17 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 05:23 PM
1 Replies, 144 Views
R56 cooper S wheel speed sensor fault - need genuine mini part?
Yesterday 05:19 PM
by DanN92
Last post by DanN92
Yesterday 05:19 PM
0 Replies, 137 Views
Mini ONE 2006 Head Unit, Harman Kardon, Sat Nav??
Yesterday 02:53 PM
by gumbsy1
Last post by gumbsy1
Yesterday 03:03 PM
1 Replies, 161 Views
Radio CD Player Spare Part
Apr 17th, 2014 10:47 AM
by B20A
Last post by gumbsy1
Yesterday 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 207 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:56 PM.



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