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  1. General Discussion
    Hey there I have a mini r53 changed the stereo and only half the speakers work all of them work when I put the standard one in and on the new one it plays and cuts out on the radio. Any idea how u can fix and make all the speakers work ? Any help would be appreciated
  2. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hi All, Vehicle: 2007 Mini Cooper S R56 70k miles I am having some cooling/radiator fan issues. The fan will seemingly come on when it is not required to be, it seems to pretty much be constantly on. For instance, with a completely cold engine (not started for days), I could open the driver’s...
  3. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hi everyone I hope you can help. I bought my car over a year ago, got MOT done 3 weeks ago and O2 sensor replaced. The next day, heating wasn't working and car made a loud sound and died whilst driving. Took it to garage who said compression has gone in cylinder one, all the other cylinders...
  4. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hello to all. Recently I bought 2008 MINI 1.4 petrol engine with 155 000 km. Engine is burning oil, I have to put 1 liter of oil on every 800-1000 km. Is this ‘’normal’’ thing on this motors, or there is something to check out like PCV valve or something like that? Should I try with different...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi guys, My glove was stuck with the trunk lock. I cannot open the trunk at this point and it shows that the trunk is open and I cannot use the rear camera. I have a 2017 2 door mini cooper hatchback. Is there any way to open the trunk and get the glove out of it?
  6. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi, firstly I'm new here and have a very basic mechanical capacity. My 54 plate Mini Cooper has developed a starting problem over the last 3 months. I came out and turned the key and nothing but a single click. I immediately thought battery and bought a new one for £90. I fitted it and it...
  7. Maintenance & MINI Care
    I have a 2005 Cooper S cabriolet. I have away from home For 2+months so disconnected the battery. All good when I reconnected but the roof will only go back to stage one and not fully down. Any advice on what I need to do would be much appreciated. Debbie
  8. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Mini Cooper S R53 JCW 2002 101k Miles Hi Everyone! The car seems to start and run fine until recently i have had a problem with accelerating. If i accelerate hard or sharply in any gear at any speed the car seems to lose power briefly and stutter, like its struggling. However, if i accelerate...
  9. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    My car (Mini Cooper 2008) is making a loud knocking noise at idle. The noise is not present when the engine is cold, but starts after a few minutes driving. Here is a video of the noise: The car has only driven 47 000 miles, works well and uses normal amounts of oil. The previous owner told...
  10. 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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