June 4, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You could be low on engine oil. The base Cooper gains 3 horsepower to 121, and the turbocharged Cooper S adds 9 hp, to 181. May 11, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Are you working from above? An old oil filter is a good way to determine the overall condition of the engine. One more question: I have my oil pressure light coming on now, so I took it out and blew it out with some nitrogen. You don't want to damage your engine so you head out to your local car dealer or super express lube place only to run into a crowd there. I am always successful well almost always at getting them out with vise grip.
Set it aside without disconnecting anything else. These are real benefits on a cold Canadian winter morning. In your oil filter kit, you should have the oil filter cartridge as well as an large O-ring. Remove this plug carefully, and make sure you have a very large oil pan: at least a 7-quart capacity - under it, with a drip pan underneath in case you underestimate. The tag on the engine clearly says 5w 30 recommended but you used 0w 50.
I am planning to change my own oil. Amsoil has challenged the competition to prove that they make a better oil as Amsoil has announced that they make the best lubricant in the world and challenges the other companies to prove otherwise! Capacity for oil change with filter is 4. Once all of the oil has drained from the engine's oil pan, take the drain plug and new copper washer comes with oil filter kit and screw it back into the oil drain. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. See green arrow in There is a 36mm nut on the cap that is located on top of the housing. Press the trip reset button again.
Motor oils and the additives blended into them have improved so much over the years that frequent oil changes and expensive synthetics are no longer necessary. August 8, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The filter housing can be tough to get out, especially on R52 models. It clips into the bottom. August 17, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. . November 9, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes it can.
In practice, I don't recommend using synthetic oil if you have an older car with old seals in the engine. February 23, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Then click Checkout after you have added the last item to the cart. However I don't remember my 2003 r53 having that. Also can it be dne from below or does the front have to be removed etc.
Changed oil, new o ring, still have a so slight drip coming from housing unit. Rubber gloves are recommended to prevent a possible burn from the hot oil. The only areas I accessed were the drain plug and filter housing. Also remove the old filter housing O-ring green arrow and place the new O-ring from the filter kit in its place See. Is it possible to change the oil filter and after the work is done the housing still has the dry dust and dirt on it that it went in with? Pro Tip Oil level will drop when the oil filter housing fills with oil.
If you want it to last, replace at 60k. If you want to stay with the factory motor oil, this is it! Additionally, the oil service light reset procedure is a bit different. Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2014-Present. The only areas I accessed were the drain plug and filter housing.
Thanks in advance February 8, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can unbolt it and replace from below. Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. Does it get worse when the clutch is engaged verse not? New filter in the housing. It's also good to keep an extra quart in case you need to top off your oil. You will spill less oil this way. October 27, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The filter may have a defect, causing it to collapse.