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Hi All, my service specialist tells me that there isn't an aftermarket part for the fuel filter on the Cooper S petrol engine (or he couldn't find one) - can anyone tell me if this is true, and if not, point me in the right direction for one?

And while I'm at it, does anyone know the cost of a new OEM fuel filter?

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And how easy is it to change a fuel filter? :-)

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Hi All, my service specialist tells me that there isn't an aftermarket part for the fuel filter on the Cooper S petrol engine (or he couldn't find one) - can anyone tell me if this is true, and if not, point me in the right direction for one?

And while I'm at it, does anyone know the cost of a new OEM fuel filter?

many thanks,

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i found this someone else had the fuel filter game
This is how to change the Fuel Pump in your R60. The R60 does not have have a replaceable Fuel Filter, it is built into the Fuel Pump, this is what was said to me from the MINI dealer and after getting to the pump. So don't waste your time and money needing to change a Fuel Filter like I did.

To change the Fuel Pump remove the passenger rear seat by removing the plastic covers

Place a Flat Head Screwdriver on the metal rail behind the plastic cover and tile the screwdriver back to pop off the covers.

using a 5/8 socket at 25ftlb to remove the rear seat nuts and the front seat bolt using a 50mm Torx at 50ftlb.

Once the seat is removed there is a perforated cut of the fuel pump cover.

Use scissors to cut the tiny connections and fold back the carpet to reveal the cover.

Remove Cover by folding it over to the drive side rear seat

Remove the 5 nuts. Remove Cap. MAKE NOTE OF THE ARROW POINTING

You may want to vacuum the dirt that will be on top of the fuel tank.

To disconnect the fuel line there are two small holes that hold the blue clip in, once you release this clip you have 5 seconds or less till the fuel line pressure forces the line to separate from the fuel pump connection, so keep a hand on that connection and place towels around to absorb the gas that will pour out until the pressure is equalized.

The electric connection lift the latch up push the device towards the door

and then lift up once the notches look like this

Now to remove the locking ring you can take a hammer/mallet and a flat head screw driver and place it on one of the notches in the ring and nock it counter-clockwise to loosen it or if you have enough strength to loosen it with you bare hands by all means just remember righty tight, lefty loosey. Remove ring.

Pull the Fuel pump up SLOWLY so you do not damage the Fuel Level Float arm. Fuel will leak out of the bottom so have extra absorbing material ready. And remember to place a cover over the exposed fuel so nothing will get in it.

To reassemble just follow this non-expert guide in reverse.

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Jeez, that is complicated.... is there a recommended BMW Mini timeframe to replace the fuel filter (i.e., the fuel pump)?
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Jeez, that is complicated.... is there a recommended BMW Mini timeframe to replace the fuel filter (i.e., the fuel pump)?
hmmm think the best question would be how much in the pump and filter unit as that guy says cant find aftermarket for it, and does it really need it changing

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hmmm think the best question would be how much in the pump and filter unit as that guy says cant find aftermarket for it, and does it really need it changing
True, but first I''ll check with BMW whether there is a timed service schedule for this, then worry about costs...
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True, but first I''ll check with BMW whether there is a timed service schedule for this, then worry about costs...
they do a lot of so called sealed for life items these days

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they do a lot of so called sealed for life items these days
Yes, like the auto box on my BMW 5 GT? :-)

There's a low volume high pitched whine coming from (I presume) the auto box on lift off, but only between 70 - 90 kmh.... it is going into BMW for a check, but when I spoke to them about the lifetime aspect of the auto box, they said they advise that the oil should be replaced after 100k.... mine has done 140k :-(
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