Sources for a manual are: Dealer, Salvage Yard, E-Bay, and many on-line sites. Grab the outside of the fastener with vise grips and use a swift motion to free it. This should be facing down when you install the filter. You will have to slightly rotate it to get it to lock into place. After the oil changed the noise stoped again and the car is running great.
The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. It makes the job easier. It appears it is leaking from the canister housing again. Is it possible that the engine is not holding the oil when the car is parked during night? February 23, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That's a good start replacing the slave, but I have also seen a bad clutch and flywheel cause this issue. No engine lights, which seems to be both a blessing and a curse.
Anecdotal evidence suggests Turbo's with more frequent oil changes have fewer issues. First thing to do is to check oil pressure when the problem is present. The housing is oriented differently for Cooper See and Cooper S See models. Hop out of the car and look at the engine compartment, then take a quick look underneath the car. One of the most common tasks to perform is replacing your engine oil. You will spill less oil this way. How do I remove the plug? Check the movement at the trans, see if the shift linkage moves along with the shifter.
The Mini uses a fairly unique power steering setup that eliminates the traditional engine-driven pump in favor of an electric unit. The refill took less than 4 quarts for the level to reach max instead of the 4. Plan ahead on this and prepare the end travel point with a pad like an old towel or like so you do not injure yourself. I got the oil drain plug out, even though it had been tightened until the head was rounded. The brake fluid is not. I connected the hose to the compressor, cranked up the compressor and followed the instructions.
June 4, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You could be low on engine oil. July 4, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The cooling fan could run after the engine is switched off, that is if the engine temperature is at a point that requires fan operation. I would replace the filter and oil, then check oil pressure. Although we do our best to provide the most up-to-date information, always check with the factory for the current recommendations. In our case, we chose Mobil1 0W-50 synthetic.
May 10, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if you are having difficulty shifting, there is no reason to suspect engine parts, focus on the trans. November 19, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Wait until 5k, you'll be fine. August 15, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Pro Tip The dipstick has two lines to indicate the power steering fluid level. My first thought was tires, but am thinking more like drive train issue.
If important I will install washer next time I am under the car. Simply remove it from the oil filter housing. This article applies to the Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper-S 2001-2006. Any thoughts or information would be appreciated. A girl had to answer that o … ne! Can you share a photo? On the last install of the new oil filter I found a spare part that I did not recognize laying on the ground just as I was cleaning up. On the last install of the new oil filter I found a spare part that I did not recognize laying on the ground just as I was cleaning up.
September 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Before blaming the drivetrain, I would check for a bent wheel. Figure 2 Start out by letting the car warm up. If your vehicle was originally charged with R12 refrigerant, for example, the oil type specified, 'mineral', will not apply. I would grab a repair manual. What can be this problem? My 07 has 80K on the clock and is getting to the age where I need to keep a closer watch on its needs. Now, add transmission oil to the case.
Does the fluid get changed every time the clutch is done? I cannot find it referenced or even pictured in any part manual. However I don't remember my 2003 r53 having that. I was told that once I use synthetic oil that I cannot go back to non synthetic. For this car, the drain will be on the pan I believe. It may sound silly but it could prevent disaster. Nick replied to anothe question with the picture he says just put it back. I am changing the oil and ran into a problem.