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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, new to this forum and new to mini ownership! so far enjoying the car but today while changing pads and discs i noticed the underside of the engine was quite oily and actually very slowly dripping, from my research i am thinking oil filter housing but im not sure at all, could anyone take a...
  2. MINI Faults & Fixes
    I have a 2009 Clubman. And when I unlock the car, the alarm goes off and won't let your turn it off. You can even drive it with the alarm blasting away. Anyone any ideas on how to fix it or at least disable the siren or remove a fuse. Anything so I can use my car, please help.
  3. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi guys I was wondering if one of youse would be able to help me out, I’ve only had my Mini Cooper 51 plate a couple of months and I love it! Great wee car but unfortunately as of last week I’ve not been able to drive it. Reason being all of a sudden just the other week there my lights started...
  4. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    PLEASE ADVISE! Quick summary up to today: Have dreamt of a mini since I was a kid, the opportunity arose to buy my first one, 2010 Clubman S. Everything looked, felt, ran beautifully.. for 2 weeks. In seconds everything went to shit, my MAF boot, tire sensors, o2 sensors, loose hoses, and the...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi What are those plastic vents called just under the wind shield on a (I think its a 02 moddel) thx:)
  6. General Discussion
    I recently bought a 64 plate mini paceman S, but my under tray has cracked and become loose. did a quick fix myself with ties and a few clips but took it into my garage to see how much it would be to replace. was told when i was there that i was missing the front piece and that the crack ran the...
  7. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hey all. I’m sorry if this has been asked/answered already but I need some help. I have a 2015 Mini Cooper S and as of yesterday the driver seat stopped moving all the way forward. And being 4’10 and driving a manual car, this is an issue. We’ve take. The seat out of the car and it does not...
  8. General Discussion
    I have a 67 reg MINI which I park on the road (we don't have a garage). In the last couple of years, I have gone out to my MINI in the morning to find the doors unlocked, and sometimes ajar. I use an RFID wallet for my keys inside the house, but I have since discovered that people are able to...
  9. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone! I'm new here, never did a forum before so here it goes.. I have an 02 r53. A year ago I damaged my transponder chip so my car does start, won't even turn over. My question is if I can take they key, ignition, ecu and immobilizer from another 1st Gen and put them all in my car. I...
  10. General Discussion
    Hi, I've just bought myself a 2010 R56 Cooper S, and im looking to install a double din head unit. I know this is going to be a pain, but to make the install even more complicated, I'd also like to replace the cigarette lighter with a USB port that directly links to the USB port on the Head unit...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi all, I recently just purchased a Mini Cooper and I am loving it. Unfortunately I have a curb rash on one of the rims, I was planning on just putting some filler, sanding, and painting it myself. My first question is should I just leave the curb rash alone or should I fix it? And will it cause...
  12. Maintenance & MINI Care
    I have an R57 roof that is not going down. A few months ago the boot mechanism jammed open and would not engage so I replaced it. however, since then the “boot open“ dash light stays on and the warning beep still comes on every time you move off. I mention this because is this a potentially a...
  13. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    So my 05 r52 Cooper S has been sputtering for the past two weeks. I did 2 fuel treatments to rule out water in the fuel and the car eventually starved for fuel and died on me while I was on the interstate last Saturday. Got the report back from the dealership today and nothing even remotely...
  14. General Discussion
    Hey all, I've had a 2008 R56 Cooper D for just over a year now and have non stop issues with the turbo. Ever since i bought it i would notice a loud fan noise coming from the engine bay after stopping, assuming it was the turbo, and didnt think much of it. Then one day I was in Mcd's drive...
  15. MINI Faults & Fixes
    hi all, On the odd occasion I push my little n/a mini hard around a mountain pass or up a hill, it seems to pop out of second gear, both when accelerating or deaccelerating. it never happens at low revs, only above 5500-6000+, and it just pops back into neutral. I'd say its happened a total of...
  16. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello!! My car has gone back to limb mode. I can get the error cleared or cleaned as before but I have concerns I will be back in the same place in 6 months time. I have done 150,000 would it be worth cleaning the DPF or get a new DPF? Has anyone else had this issue? Please help, thank you xox
  17. General Discussion
    hello people! my partner really would like a mini and im looking to find her a nice one with in a certain budget. i dont know much about minis which isnt much help for me or you. we are looking at minis that have a sat nav in the middle console but the speedo infront of the steering wheel not...
  18. General Discussion
    Hello! Can anyone help me because I have Googled and Googled and searched this site but I can't find the answer. I've just bought a 2012 JCW from Mini which says it comes with "enhanced" bluetooth. When I bought it, I specifically asked, will this allow me to stream music from Spotify over...
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