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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I recently had one of my fuel injectors replaced in my R56 Cooper D as it was leaking oil and eventually lost power. Since replacing the injector, the car itself has been running fine and is back to full power, however, the car is emitting quite a lot of black smoke from the exhaust...
  2. Second Generation MINI Exterior
    My 2012 Cooper S is showing some corrosion on the bulb socket in both rear fender lights - am wondering where to find the 'socket' and/or 'pigtail'.
  3. General Discussion
    Hi all, I have an r56 Cooper s with standard brake set up (not JCW) - both the discs and pads are due a change, so I wondered if anyone had any recommendations for an upgrade rather than just replacing them like for like? Might just go for the straight swap unless any of you have upgraded and...
  4. MINI2 Classifieds
    R56 MINI COOPER S, Chilli Pack, N18, 2010 FOR SALE Selling my beloved Mini. Has done me proud for the past 6 years. Well looked after with some modest, subtle modifications and still running cleanly. It still has many fun miles to give! Metallic Black Black Half Leather Interior 17" Split Rim...
  5. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, so I bought a r56 with some issues and my last issue is the sunroof... I have taken off the motor and put voltage through it and it spins so can't be the motor. When the ECU and electrics are plugged in I get the yellow recalibrate light. When using the switch it does absolutely...
  6. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Really at wits end with my 2011 R56 Cooper S. It's been experiencing a very sporadic misfire issue. It's happened about 6/7 times now in the past 8 months and every time it has been after 1 hour of motorway driving, constant speed 70mph and only once after 20 mins (still motorway driving)...
  7. General Discussion
    Hi all, Apologises if this has been asked before. I have the power folding mirror option on my R56 MCS and I’m trying to use bimmercode to access various functions, but I’ve run into some problems. I’ve enabled all the options I wanted with the software but it doesn’t seem to change anything...
  8. MINI Cooper Diesel
    My father attempted to replace the O ring on one of the fuel injectors on my Mini Cooper D as it was leaking fuel. He used WD40 to try and lubricate the injector as it had never been removed before and was therefore extremely stiff. After several attempts at this, he still couldn’t remove the...
  9. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    I currently have a 2007 mini cooper s r56 with a busted n14 engine and I don't want to see the car go. I am currently looking into putting a new engine in the car, but the n14 engines are too unreliable and expensive in my area. I have found a k20z3 engine from an old 2008 civic si with 180k...
  10. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, It would be great to get your thoughts on a sound which is coming from the engine. We recently bought a Mini One R56 2013 1.6L with around 43,000 miles and we've noticed a ringing sound coming from the engine. I've outlined a few characteristics of the sound below to help: It's like...
  11. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hi All First post, so go easy... :) I have an R56 Mini with the N12 1.4 petrol engine (Non Turbo) with 70000 miles, that has developed a misfire. It's starts off running not too bad from cold, but gets worse quickly as it warms up when the idle revs drop. After a minute or two from cold start...
  12. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Hello Folks, I have a 2007 R56 with satnav unit, it has an iPod cable in the glove box, but it is the old wide connection type for iphone 4 and older. Is this cable merely plugged into a USB port on the head unit (somewhere out of sight) or is the cable hard-wired into the head unit? I have...
  13. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I'm new to the site and have joined in desperation. I unlocked the car at the weekend which set the alarm off having not yet opened the doors, tried to stop it with the key which didn't work, then put the key in the ignition and started the car which didn't stop it either. I then...
  14. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    I have an 2008 mini one which had no working air con when I bought it. Late last summer I got it recharged at a garage and the air conditioning worked great. I didn't use it all winter and now it's stopped working again. I assumed it may have leaked the gas again so I connected an old home...
  15. Maintenance & MINI Care
    So I'm having more of this endless fun with my mini. R56 Cooper S N18 2010, has started blowing white smoke with a blue tinge out the exhaust when I rev it after it has sat idling for a few minutes, smells like burning oil more than sweet I think. Coolant level seems to be stable and...
  16. MINI2 Classifieds
    2011 R56 Mini Cooper S in Black. Facelift model with N18 engine and black interior trim. A/C, aux/USB/telephone connection, interior accent lights, cruise control, sport mode, 2 keys. Well looked after and serviced, washed, and waxed regularly. Light modifications include: John Cooper Works...
  17. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, hope were all okay 😊 Just picked up a used Mini cooper s r56 2007. Absolutely loving the car so far. Buying it used I expected some issues. There was the apparently common crossover pipe coolant leak, fixed that. An oil leak from the oil cooler housing which is one of my next jobs...
  18. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    hey all, just booked my car in for its mot and was wondering if anyone has any insight into windscreen chips? The chip has been repaired and filled with resin and is invisible on the outside, however still noticeable on the inside. It's in the 'A' area or just ahead of the drivers line of...
  19. General Discussion
    I bought a 2007 min copper not s in January. The valve cover looked tinkered with and it used a lot of oil so I decided to change it. After valve cover was changed the oil consumption has gone down but it started leaking instead. It leaks from the corner near the vacuum pump. It is not the...
  20. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I'm stuck trying to figure this out. My main key fob stopped working in the ignition - accessories don't come on nor does car start, but this fob works to lock/unlock doors/hatch. Unearthed my secondary key (which had never been used in the car) - it starts the car but doesn't lock/unlock...
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