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  1. MINI Faults & Fixes
    My Mini Cooper SD F56 is 6 years old and around 107000KM, started to show Battery not charging notification. 3 weeks ago It used to come for just a moment and then disappear, then it came and stayed a bit longer from time to time. Afterwards I brought it to BMW garage and they said I had mice...
  2. Third Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I have a 2015 Mini Cooper 4dr hardtop 1.5L 3cyl. The car has 51,000 miles on it, and the alternator just went out. I took it to the shop and have been quoted $1,375 to fix ($725 for alternator from Mini, $550 for labor) I have had SO many issues with this car... Even though I love it...
  3. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, just wondered if anyone could help me with this issue thats just started to happen on my Mini Cooper S 2010. While idling/accelerating the battery voltage stays at 13.7v, while coasting with no throttle it goes up to 14.6v, as soon as the throttle is pressed it drops down to 13.7v again, it...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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