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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, new 09 JCW owner looking for some advice on coolant leaks. First, I had a coolant pipe leak. Replaced all old coolant pipes with brand new silicone ones. Second, a leak from the 90 degree plastic connector on the return coolant pipe. Replaced. Now, I have a major coolant leak coming from...
  2. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    So I got a base cooper with a sunroof that hasn’t been used for years now becuase the previous owner told me it got stuck and didnt want to bother with cleaning it or fixing it. Instead, he went to the dealer which shut off the roof and somehow made it unable to operate by pressing the button...
  3. General Discussion
    Hello everyone! I don’t have any questions today, just wanted to post this for the hell of it. Last fall I replaced Letty’s factory original hood stripes - which were all cracked and beat to hell - with a pair of r50/52/53 style ones. I’ve always preferred the look of the 1st gens, so I wanted...
  4. Welcome New Members
    Hi! I just purchased my first Mini about two weeks ago. It is a 2011 Mini Cooper S (r56, n18) with 29,800 miles on it. The car is chili red with white mirrors and a white roof. Also, is there anything I should be aware of with this year and model? I have a 90 day warranty and can have anything...
  5. MINI2 Classifieds
    FOR SALE 2013 R56 (N18) John Cooper Works - Lohen Stage 2. 110k miles £9,000 but open to offers. Heated seats, sat nav, DAB, bluetooth, cruise control, electric sunroof, electric folding mirrors, rear parking sensors, leather interior... In my ownership: Performance Lohen Stage 2 remap - opted...
    £7,995 GBP
  6. General Discussion
    So I need to replace my fuel injectors and was wondering if I could fit 380cc JCW injectors on my 2013 cooper s since they share the same engine and would be an upgrade. Will I experience issues if they are compatible. I'm also looking for some advice on which fuel injectors I should choose.
  7. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hey guys, I'm considering to install a cold air intake filter to install on R56. The sound shold be more beautiful I mostly open my windows in tunnels and switch to sport mod I really enjoy it but there is a problem I barely see videos or guides on non S R56 constructions. I don't know what to...
  8. Second Generation MINI Convertible
    Hi everyone! I recently bought a 2014 cooper convertible and just wanted to ask how I access more information on my tachometer I don’t mean the secret menu and servicing etc I’ve looked into that but It will only show me speed, time, outside temp and trip miles but I’d like it to show range in...
  9. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I’ve got a 2007 r56 cooper s n14 engine. Brought it with a few problems but left stumped on the half engine light I have got. its got a half engine light remaining and code coming back is p2883 - wastegate valve activation From what I can tell the wastegate isn’t closing unless I apply vacuum...
  10. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hey guys, I found out a new hidden option on mini cooper and used this for some reason I found 3 error codes on the display can someone tell me what errors are they? couldn't find those codes on google 2010 Mini Cooper 1.6B R56 Thank in advance here is the video
  11. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all - I have a problem with by car which is driving me mad! I have a 2011 JCW, when I put the left indicator on there is no way of cancelling it (won’t self cancel or cancel manually). The right indicator works as it should. I have tired installing a second hand indicator and wiper stalk...
  12. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi there, Bought this car yesterday and last night/this morning the clutch has started making a strange noise when taking off in first gear and reverse. Sounds like a chair briefly being dragged across a wooden floor. Seems to be happening only 1/5 times in first gear at biting point. Very...
  13. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Hello! I bought leather seats for my 2009 Mini Cooper s convertible (R57). These new seats have heated seats, but my car didn't have this option originally. That's why I'm looking for someone who can help me, how I can build this in. Some additional information. I replaced the dashboard...
  14. MINI Faults & Fixes
    I have an odd issue with my mini R56 2008 where after a long drive and sat idling, a red oil pressure light shows. This will then instantly go if any revs are added. It then won't show up again until idling next i.e sat at a traffic light. I have had no engine management light show up to...
  15. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    I have a 2010 mcs r56, and I need to replace my intake boot cause it's dry rotted at the turbo right where the hose clamp goes and the rest of the boot has separated from said clamp so it's not secured except for where it clamps to the airbox. Trying to figure out what to do about the smaller...
  16. Second Generation MINI One
    Hello and greetings from Croatia, I am new to this forum and i need help :) I am owner of Mini One r56 1.6 petrol 55kw 75hp. 2 days ago my engine blew and from local car shop (Opel dealership - owners are friends of my family and it was closest reapir shop to location where engine blew) I have...
  17. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Hello all, new to the forum and pretty new to Mini ownership. Picked up a good spec '09 Mini One last year with sub-53k mileage that we couldn't pass up and it's now my wife's pride and joy. But being an '09 it's showing some age and could do with a few Quality of Life tweaks so looking to see...
  18. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hey I really want opinions on engine swapping my 09 R56 mini One to a Cooper S engine and if anyone has some good contacts to do it. Currently I have just had a few major issues occur with the car and had these fixed swiftly, mostly to do with it being such a cheap engine which is struggling...
  19. MINI2 Classifieds
    R56 Mini Factory John Cooper Works | 270hp | 408Nm | £10k+ spent I am reluctantly having to sell my beloved 2008 Mini John Cooper Works. With over £10k+ spent in modifications and general vehicle longevity in the last 3 years (with receipts), including an engine rebuild in 2021 where all...
    £7,950 GBP
  20. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hello guys! My mini doesn’t show the fuel consumption and I was thinking maybe it’s a feature that can be unlocked or do I need to upgrade any module? Have any of you performed this? thank you in advance!!
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