I've just started using this site. I've had a 2002 mini for 5 years, recked it and bought a 2012 about four years ago. I've worked on cars all my life. I find this cooper a bit frustrating. I keep working on it but I find things that are different from other Coops, same year and make. Like now, I don't have a bleeder on my cooling thermostat. I used to work on MG midgets and sprites.