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Forum: MINI Cooper Forum

MINI forum for the current model MINI Cooper models, soon to include the new MINI E, MINI diesels, and Hybrid MINIs.
Model years: 2001 - 2011
Model designation: Cooper, Cooper S, Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, John Cooper Works
Chassis code: Mk I, Mk II

  1. 2003 S Vent Grille Filter

    The "filter" part of the grill vent (near the windshield wipers) is deteriorating. Can I just replace the filter part? Does the "grill assembly"...

    Started by JCSchwartz‎, 10-30-2008 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  2. '08 R32 vs. '03 MCS

    Hi all, As my last post outlined, I recently moved out of my '03 MCS and into a new car: an '08 VW R32. I thought I would offer my observations...

    Started by jsmmparker‎, 10-05-2008 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-02-2008, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  3. Performance upgrades

    I want to put some performance add-ons to increase the horsepower on my '02 MCS, it has 90,000 miles on it and I am not sure where to start. I dont...

    Started by ch47oif2‎, 11-02-2008 10:36 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  4. Grille lion

    Any suggestions for where I can obtain a Peugeot Lion for the grille of my new Mini Cooper S (Peugeot engine and all that...)?

    Started by Art‎, 11-02-2008 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-02-2008, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  5. Spontaneous oil leak?

    I have a 2006 MCS that I bought with 25,000 miles and now have 42,000 on it (in 6 months!). At 35,000 miles (about 3 months ago) I had the oil...

    Started by Rob T‎, 10-24-2008 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-29-2008, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Conv. top - BEWARE!!!!

    My 05 went off warranty 3 weeks ago. The conv. top would not open correctly. Its a snapped cable. One of the mech. I talked to on the phone said...

    Started by Ricer‎, 10-27-2008 05:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-27-2008, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Is the dealer installed nav system worth the

    $400.00 list price? Has anyone tried this option? Are there any other suggestions for an after market nav syustem? Jim Jim

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-23-2008 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-26-2008, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Power steering fans

    Spal fans of the correct type are for sale on bay...

    Started by cvstancampiano‎, 10-25-2008 03:44 PM
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    10-25-2008, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  9. I was able to track my Mini, but only so far.

    I learned it was at the dock in Southhampton, found the ship it was booked on, tracked the ship to Haliafax, then NY where it was discharged, then...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-23-2008 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-24-2008, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  10. Coolant leak and roadside assistance

    We have a small coolant leak on our '06 which is still under warranty. Our mini dealer is over 300 miles away and I'm not real excited about...

    Started by pschenck2‎, 10-20-2008 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-21-2008, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Axle carrier bearing SOURCE

    The right hand front 2 piece axle has a center carrier sealed ball bearing enclosed in a casting. BMW does not list the bearing separately. The...

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 10-21-2008 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  12. Bullet points on new MINI E

    <strong>Here are the bullet points from the announcement.</strong> To view the full press release scroll down. <ul> <li>MINI E to be shown in...

    Started by charlie‎, 10-18-2008 11:44 AM
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    10-18-2008, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Clutch alignment tool

    Dealer had none to sell. Any suggestions?

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 10-14-2008 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 339
    10-16-2008, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Engine management Software

    I've got an 08 MCS. How can I tell what version of Emgine Management Software my car has? Dealer just looks at me and asks why I would want to know...

    Started by wweldin‎, 09-15-2008 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-14-2008, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  15. "Soft" brake feel after pad/rotor job.

    Did the brakes and rotors today on my 03 MCS. All stock OEM stuff.No problems, used the Harbor Freight tool to turn the rear calipers in. I know...

    Started by ulrichd‎, 01-19-2008 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-13-2008, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  16. Rear brakes look trashed at 20k

    I have a 2005 Cooper S with 20k miles. The rear brake rotors look like a corroded mess while the front ones are OK. The rears make grinding noises...

    Started by cvstancampiano‎, 10-11-2008 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 347
    10-12-2008, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  17. measured mileage 35.5 MPG

    I took a road trip last week and recorded all the mileage and fill-ups. First fill up to last fillup is 1957 miles. Total gas used: 55.13 gallons....

    Started by WayneW‎, 10-11-2008 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-12-2008, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  18. 10 Days

    I ordered my '09 ten days ago and went to the site to start tracking it. The car is ready and sitting in at the port waiting for a ship. Now that is...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-06-2008 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-12-2008, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  19. great service experience at OK City dealer

    I ordered my MINI new in Houston in early 2007 and got just about the minimum acceptable level of service at delivery, and for service since then....

    Started by WayneW‎, 10-11-2008 11:48 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-11-2008, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  20. After Market Blue Tooth Do Exist

    After much reading in the archives here and working cross links I have found two kits that can be self installed and will allow the phone buttons on...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-07-2008 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-07-2008, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  21. 2006 Coolant leak

    We have a 2006 Mini with 15K miles. Started noticing the blue spots on the garage floor a few weeks back. From what I've seen the coolant leaks...

    Started by pschenck2‎, 09-20-2008 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-07-2008, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  22. Help soften suspension

    I bought a used 2006 MCS which has some JCW parts as well. Unfortunately I test drove it on nice suburban streets but I live in a city with horrible...

    Started by Rob‎, 10-02-2008 01:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-06-2008, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  23. Need advice. Is 4 cars too manY?

    Hi all, Once again I turn to you, the trusted members of the MINI community, for much-needed advice. After a long process, I finally ordered...

    Started by jsmmparker‎, 09-24-2008 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-05-2008, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  24. What Color Is Yellow?

    I ordered Mellow Yellow which on the web site looks to be darker (like the one pictured at the top of this page) then the ones I have seen on the...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-05-2008 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 197
    10-05-2008, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  25. Goober takes a car apart - PART I

    I know that this is not a technical forum per se, but I have been on here long time and own two Coopers so I guess I can yap a bit. I have read on...

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 10-02-2008 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    10-05-2008, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  26. techtron

    Is there any harm in adding a bottle to a tank for the injectors? 45k miles

    Started by M‎, 10-04-2008 08:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-04-2008, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  27. can lug lock nuts be removed without their keys?

    It turns out that Momemtum MINI in Houston installed lug lock nuts on my car when I took delivery in June 2007. And those lock nuts are unique to the...

    Started by WayneW‎, 09-30-2008 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-03-2008, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  28. Extra Glove Box

    In some of the pictures for the i-pod it looks like there is another compartment in the dash over the glove box. I saw an add for after market items...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 10-03-2008 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-03-2008, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  29. 2008 Owners Manual

    Just ordered a 2009 mini. Is trhere an owners manual for at least a 2008 around here someplace? I heard about the Lounge, but could not locate it. ...

    Started by J.Bewley‎, 09-28-2008 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 361
    10-03-2008, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  30. auto repair in annapolis, md

    Hey Chic who owns a 2002 mini cooper S wants to find a mechanic soon for oil change. Finally decided that going to the old one who is two hours...

    Started by beaner58‎, 10-03-2008 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-03-2008, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  31. Scotty- Front axle carrier bearing right side

    Is this replacable or does the entire assembly have to be replaced?

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 10-01-2008 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 358
    10-02-2008, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  32. Help- Advice needed which clutch to buy?

    Replacing clutch on 2003 straight Cooper. Beside OEM what others should I consider?

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 09-30-2008 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-01-2008, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  33. Where can we get a parts listing?

    At one time I saw CDs out there on Ebay. Need a bunch of parts and it is begining to be difficult to order without a reference.

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 10-01-2008 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 115
    10-01-2008, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  34. drivers side window motor replacement

    hey guys i am unable to remove the two white clamps from my drivers side window. do i have to remove the window in order to replace the motor? does...

    Started by asifallasleep‎, 09-28-2008 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 384
    09-30-2008, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  35. 128K Transmission needs to come out

    Clutch feels worn out and the throwout bearing is screeching. Looks like I will tackle the job myself. MINI off the road for the first time since...

    Started by orvillespooner‎, 09-28-2008 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 223
    09-30-2008, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  36. new or used

    I am looing to get mini S .What r the pros and cons of new or pre owned? How is the ride? Any suggestions? Angel

    Started by Angel‎, 09-29-2008 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-29-2008, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  37. Real World Clubman S Fuel Mileage

    Former Mini owner with Clubman S on order. Can other owners share what kind of mileage you getting?

    Started by PowersAustinPowers‎, 09-21-2008 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-27-2008, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  38. wheel lug lock tool is standard?

    Stupid question: I have had my 2007 MC for about 18 months and am about to do a cross country road trip and figured I would make sure I know how to...

    Started by WayneW‎, 09-27-2008 10:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 106
    09-27-2008, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  39. engine s/w on 2003 Cooper

    Hi, can anyone provide guidance on engine software ? I believe I had mine last updated at the dealer in April, 2006 and am considering taking it to...

    Started by Minigan‎, 09-22-2008 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 147
    09-24-2008, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  40. Market Value water damaged motor?

    Yep, drove through a shallow puddle on a city street and drowned the poor Mini. I'll skip the rant, but what is this motor worth? Mini was drivable...

    Started by Jon Thibodeau‎, 09-21-2008 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 134
    09-24-2008, 12:22 AM Go to last post

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