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  1. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Problem resolved after I eventually traced the culprit to a contaminated alternator plug (water/coolant entering around the rubber seal) which has shorted and fried something internally within the alternator. I think the radiator may have a pinhole in it that was squirting directly in the...
  2. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, i have no idea how to fix a car especially minis. my r60 (2011 all4 s) was working a month ago but it was showing the battery warning light every time i start it, so my friend and I tried replacing the alternator since my battery is 2 months old, now its not working at all. I don't know what...
  3. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Greetings - I’ve pulled the alternator from an ‘04 R50 - it’s the OEM Valeo 120 Amp 14v. All replacements that I can find (I’m in Oregon, USA) are either 105 or 120 Amp 12V. This is what I get if I use part finders, etc. Does anyone know of the alternator needs to be rated as 14V? I know...
  4. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi! I'm helping a buddy with their MK2 (2011) and he has no mechanical knowledge, i am familiar with 1990's earlier (have rebuilt a 1990 Jeep and 1988 GT). His alternator went out, and he replaced it. It worked for about 10-12 days and then no longer charged battery. We are going to swap out...
  5. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi All, Newbie here with a problem that 2 mobile mechanics have been unable to solve, I have a 2004 Mini One R53. About 4 weeks ago on the way back from work my Battery light started flashing on and off at approx 8 second intervals. By the time I got home, approx 3 miles later, it was flashing...
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