Tag Archives: MINI

Oil Changes – Does Frequency Make a Difference?

Oil Changes – Does Frequency Make a Difference? There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on oil changes. (The picture above was from a BRracing customer who did not change his own regularly) Most manufacturers are starting to promote longer oil change intervals. Why? Has some breakthrough been made that makes oil last […]

BMW Revises Oil Change Interval

BMW Revises Oil Change Interval We had just posted and documented the change MINI Cooper had made on the oil change interval (decreasing it to 10,000 miles from 15,000 miles), and now BMW releases this update for all cars to do the same (BMW Service Bulletin B000113, Attachment 5). What is odd about the BMW […]

MINI Cooper PS Pump – Warranty Extension

MINI Cooper Power Steering Pump – Warranty Extension   Do you own a 02-05 MINI Cooper, or a 02-05 MINI Cooper S, or a 2005 R52 MINI Cooper or Cooper S Convertible in the US? Have you had to replace your power steering pump at your cost? Did you receive the letter from MINIUSA regarding […]

MINI Changes Oil Change Interval

MINI Oil Change Interval We have written before about our concern relative to the high mileage interval between oil changes on most BMW and MINIs. Now MINI has apparently seen the issue and felt the issue, and has changed the oil change interval from 15,000 to 10,000 miles. This started with all MINIs made after […]

BMW / MINI Cooper Fuel Filters – Lifetime?

BMW / MINI Cooer Fuel Filters – Lifetime? We seem to be coming across a set of items that used to be normal service items on cars, that are now deemed “lifetime” by the manufacturer. However, they don’t seem to be holding up to that claim. If they were just not holding up to the […]

Mini Cooper S R56 – engine woes

SERVICE Alert If you own, or know someone who owns a MINI Cooper S (R56) car, from 2006.5 to 2011, read on with great interest or concern. With the push to get more new cars produced, broaden the product line, the life cycle has gotten shorter and shorter, and manufacturers have also taken other steps […]