The listed capacity of the manual transmission oil is 1. The bmw mini mk1 is fitted with a midland box across all models including the mini one and cooper. Mini spares stock over 9000 classic mini parts and accessories. Manual transmission vehicles require a slightly different set of steps. The cvt gearbox contains three plugs, one is used for draining, one is used for filllevel and the other for fill only. It does not include the clutch oil seal h2934 or output shaft seals adu5738. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the. Read complete article mini cooper manual transmission. This procedure should work on just about any 20022018 or later mini cooper with a manual gearbox. Genuine mini part 83222344589 83222344589, 83220140516, 83220403247. Synthetic high performance manual transmission fluid. Bmw mini gearbox problems the earlier bmw mini mk1 is notorious for its long list of common problems and includes the common failing 5speed manual gearbox.
How to change 6 speed automatic transmission fluid. Redline synthetic manual transmission oil quart 50204 mini. While all of us know the importance of regular engine oil changes and the. R50r52 mini coopernon s models up to 0704 use 2 quarts of oil. R50r52 mini cooper models up to 0704 use 2 quarts of oil. Apr 14, 2018 i am a new owner with a 2006 r53 cooper s and am just loving the car. Gearbox oil and transmission oil mini hatchback r50, r53 1. This diy is my attempt to try to show how to change the manual transmission fluid in an r56 mini cooper. Mini cooper manual transmission oil change it looks. Huge brand selection at low prices gear oil mini hatchback r50, r53. Mini cooper manual transmission and differential fluid. We can even collect your mini vehicle from anywhere in the uk, rebuild the gearbox and return your mini to your door.
Gearbox oil and transmission oil for mini hatchback r50, r53. Get the best deals on manual transmission parts for mini cooper. I understand that an authorized bmw dealership may contact me with offers or. Cooper cooper s john cooper works congratulations on your new mini this owners manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. Easier than you think, more important than you know. Gearbox oil and transmission oil for mini hatchback r50, r53 from 2001 my from various oem part manufacturers. Search used mini cooper with manual transmission for sale nationwide. Car a rac presents recommended by manufacturers oil types. The required transmission fluid spec for this particular year is mtf94. Quart is one of the many mini cooper parts and accessories that we carry and will fit the following mini cooper models and years. Bmidland gearbox oil mtf 94b decided to change the oil in my midland r65 gearbox to prolong its life but even my local bmw mini parts dealership did not stock the special mtf 94 manual transmission fluid recommended. I have a 2004 mini cooper with the dreaded midland gearbox. Get the best deals on manual transmission parts for mini cooper when you shop the largest online selection at. When servicing your fluid, check the label on the transmission that identifies the fluid your transmission requires.
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From time to time you need to change your mini cooper transmission oil. If you kill the transmission because of bad fluid, thats. Though it doesnt have to be changed as often as motor oil, fresh gearbox fluid keeps your stickshift transmission from. When youre low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down to the. The g253 and g253 are both utilized, and vary slightly in design, noticeable in the transmission shaft end casings. Mini cooper automatic transmission 2005, automatic transmission fluid, 1 liter by febi. This howto applies to all r56 minis, from 200720, and includes the mcs. For more information, be sure to contact our service department. R50r53 hatch talk 20022006 mini cooper manual transmission fluid which one worked best for me i have read so many posts on.
Like many modern automatic transmissions, mini has stated the fluid in the 6speed automatic transmission is good for the life of the vehicle. Im not comfortable replacing it with a used transmission. Took it to the dealer for a check and they added 0. The transmission took 2l without leaking from the fill hole.
While driving my car began to hesitate when going into gear. The two 6speed manual transmissions available in r56 minis are manufactured by getrag. Details this manual transmission oil is one of the many mini cooper parts and accessories that we carry and will fit the following mini cooper models and years gen1. The early failure can occur on both the 5 speed and 6 speed models and can fail in under 20,000 miles. Gearbox gasket set for all manual mini transmissions.
The front mounted transverse configuration was a major design challenge when it came to the length of the engine gearbox. If you kill the transmission because of bad fluid, thats the end of its lifetime. Mini cooper r56 manual transmission fluid replacement. Toyota jws 3309type tiv, vag g055025a2, ford wssm2c924a semisynthetic for automatic transmissions. A safer bet is to change it yourself every 3050,000 miles. Bmw mini cooper r50 automatic gearbox transmission oil cooler line pipe 1503092. Mini cooper transmission failure problems with the automatic transmissions were a notorious problem for these cars. This item genuine mini manual transmission fluid mtflt4 sae 75w90 5 liter red line 50204 sae 75w80 api gl4 manual transmission and transaxle lubricant car gear oil 1 quart bottle valvoline syncromesh manual transmission fluid conventional manual transmission. Some cars the mini and metro for example have a common oil supply to engine, gearbox and final drive.
How to change transmission fluid in the 6 speed manual. Buy gearbox oil and transmission oil for mini hatchback r50, r53. Redline mtl synthetic manual transmission fluid mini mania. Guide to determine correct mini manual transmission fluid. At the moment, and with 36,000 miles on the clock, the gearbox seems fine. What type of gear oil for a 2003 mini cooper manual fixya. Covers the mk i and mk ii mini including 2002 cooper, 2002 clubman, 2002 convertible and s models do you own a mini and have questions about its routine maintenance, such as when to change the oil, or even what oil type. How and why to change your manual transmission fluid. The rpms go all the way up, but the car will not go. I understand that an authorized bmw dealership may contact me with offers or information about their products and services. Oil is what keeps a vehicles engine parts lubricated and running smoothly. Pump the transmission case full of fluid until it just starts to run out the filler hole. Using that last two months, transmission shifhts excellent so far.
Note that the location of the filldrain plugs are different on both the cooper and cooper s see figure 2 and figure 3 if you are simply checking the level of oil. Read complete article mini cooper manual transmission fluid application guide. Mini coopers misrepresent lifetime transmission fluid. The oil mini uses in the getrag 6 speed manual transmission is supposed to be a lifetime fill. However, in an effort to increase the gearbox longevity, and reduce the possibility of gearbox problems in the future, i have decided to change the gearbox oil. Mini cooper models manual transmission and differential. Whether you just need to top off your oil between trips or are interested in changing the oil of your mini cooper s yourself, using the right oil is extremely important. Mini cooper n12b16a engine n14b16a engine w11b16a engine gas automatic transmission 2008, automatic transmission fluid, 1 liter by febi. The most recently reported issues are listed below. The manual has a mis print, according to mini the correct oil to use is esso cvt z2l 799 fluid and there are no other manufacturers that use it. In this video, i changed the transmission fluid on a 2004 mini cooper s r53 with the 6 speed getrag mt285gs685 manual transmission transaxle. Mini does not list any fluids other than the factory fluids, but several manufacturers list their. Maintenance and technical info 97 all about mini coopers 12 1st generation mini 41 2nd generation mini 32 3rd generation mini.
Our team at mini of manhattan has provided this article to help you learn about checking the transmission fluid in an automatic transmission. You will also want to replace your fluid if you have repaired a leak. Check out the clickmechanic price for a mini gearbox oil change. Oct 16, 20 some mini cooper cars may tout being equipped with lifetime transmission fluid, but a lawsuit claims that gives customers the wrong impression that the fluid doesnt need replacing. Mini mania is the top online supplier of classic austin mini cooper accessories and parts. Attempts to purchase the oil at the local dealer resulted in them offering to sell me a transmission oil replacement service. Though it doesnt have to be changed as often as motor oil, fresh gearbox fluid keeps your stickshift transmission from overheating and. Looking at changing the oil in my gearbox, its getting a little clunky especially when cold i found this guide pelican technical article. Changed the transmission fluid on my 20 mini cooper today, i thought id post a quick howto for this job. Buy cheap transmission oil for your mini r56 online on the site. I instruct mini usa, a division of bmw of north america, llc to provide my information to an authorized mini dealership. Order vatoil 50264 manual transmission oil mini hatchback r50, r53 cooper s 170.
This is possibly one of the most common gearboxes we see in our workshops. Mini cooper r56 manual transmission fluid replacement 2007. Used mini cooper with manual transmission for sale cargurus. Oct 30, 2016 in this video, i changed the transmission fluid on a 2004 mini cooper s r53 with the 6 speed getrag mt285gs685 manual transmissiontransaxle. The minis manual transmission has two plugs for filling and emptying the transmission oil, located on the side and bottom of the transmission case. Choose the gear oil most performance minded mini owners are now using in their manual gearboxes in both the cooper and cooper s. Mini cooper manual transmission oil change it looks fairly straight forward, 1 plug to check and refill it, another to empty it anyone done this or have. In an automatic car, there is no gear shift or clutch pedal. How to change manual transmission oil mini cooper r53 r56. Cooper, clubman, convertible, getrag g255, mtflt4 fluid. Checking the gearbox oil level, draining and refilling how. Dec 27, 2016 how and why to change your manual transmission fluid.
Jun 04, 2015 we put together 7 common problems we find with mini coopers to help you, the owner, understand what issues you may have while owning a mini cooper. When youre low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store. Apr 21, 2012 mini cooper i drained the transmission fluid and amowners manual i have a 2002 mini cooper with a 5 speed manual transmission. Bmw mini one cooper midland gearbox repair sinspeed. The mini 5speed gearbox gs565bh found in the cooper models nons built between 2001 and july 2004 is commonly referred to as the r65 or midlands 5speed gearbox. I drained the transmission fluid and am not sure what type of fluid to replace it with as the owners manual does give specifications. Mini cooper oil refill procedure europeantransmissions. Page 159 weights mini cooper cooper s john cooper works curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras manual transmission lbskg 2,5681,165 2,6791,215 2,7011,225 automatic transmis lbskg 2,6461,200 2,7231,235 sion approved gross weight manual transmission. Motorsports and racing hpde and track days 5 scca 1 2018 continental tire sportscar challenge series 2 2017 continental tire sportscar challenge series 2.
Mini cooper transmission replacement maintenancerepairs. Now, my haynes manual says to use texaco mtf94 oil. R50r53 mini cooper manual transmission fluid which one. Manual transmission parts for mini cooper for sale ebay. Mini cooper owners have reported 10 problems related to manual transmission under the power train category. Mini owners and service manual access your manual mini usa. Note that the location of the filldrain plugs are different on both the cooper and cooper s see figure 2 and figure 3 if you are simply checking the level of oil in your transmission, start by removing the top filler plug on the side of the transmission see figure 4. Or, click here to view all available manual transmission fluids.
When youre low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down to. After a few months the mini came up with some major problems with the oil. Keep the oil up to the upper limit shown on the dipstick, but be careful not to top up beyond this mark. I have been told the differential is going out and the transmission has to be replaced. Shortly thereafter the car would no longer go or go into gear. Torco mtf manual transmission fluid is a special light viscosity, low friction oil with superior load carrying and wear protection properties. Your cars manual transmission fluid is more important than you think. Shop all classic mini cooper transmission parts including engine and gearbox parts, transmission bearing, quick shift kit, differential, speedometer pinion housing. The oil in the 6 speed getrag manual transmission of your mini cooper doesnt degrade anywhere near as fast as your engine oil, but if you want smooth shifts, you should change it occasionally. Mini cooper manual transmission fluid application guide click here for our mini cooper automatic transmission fluids application guide use the guide below to determine which manual transmission fluid is appropriate for your mini. Mtflt4 lifetime transmission oil mk ii models automatic transmission fluid type esso cvt ezl 799a or equivalent cvt transmission esso jws3309 or equivalent agitronic 6speed manual transmission fluid capacity 1. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide cooper s all4 the. Page 3 cooper congratulations on your new mini cooper s this owners manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. How to change the manual transmission fluid of a 2003 mini cooper.
Mini cooper manual transmission oil gearbox fluid requirements. Bmw diy manual transmission and differential fluid. Gearbox oil and transmission oil for mini hatchback r50. The 1st gen cvt r50 was the worst of all of them and bmw and mini were the subject of a class action lawsuit forcing mini. Based on my research, i have found an equivalent for many mini manual. It had a few of the normal r53 issues and i have pretty much got them all done except for an oil leak i suspect the rear crank seal, so my plan is to take out the gearbox and sort out the leak and fit a solid mass flywheel.
Redline synthetic manual transmission oil quart 50204. Automatic transmission fluid capacity drain and refill. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of mini cooper based on all problems reported for the cooper. On the mini it is recommended that the oil fill takes place from the underside of the gearbox through the filllevel plug. The g253 and g253 are both utilized, and vary slightly in design, noticeable in the transmission shaft end. Mini r53 manual transmission and differential fluid change. Mini has a list of recommended synthetic oils that are safe for your mini vehicle mini high performance synthetic 5w30 oil is the most highly recommended option, as it is used by mini themselves during a mini oil change and is even listed with other mini cooper parts part number 07 51 0 143 829.415 842 99 705 341 1505 867 968 557 113 1139 526 93 614 1152 431 552 797 616 1224 1498 80 1135 701 584 174 870 880 98 767 184 822 1180 1493 877 1238 1007 388 1378 864 877 1315 1289 654 1470 196 1130