Tow fitting The screw-in tow fitting is stored in the onboard tool kit; be sure that it remains in the vehicle at all times. Have the system acceleration checked without delay. Microfilter The microfilter captures dust and pollen. Turn the bulb holder to the left and pull lighting system should be carried out by technically qualified personnel only. And, as usual, any Mini you're considering should be subjected to a pre-purchase inspection. Online Edition for Part no.
Forums like and provide great resources on how to troubleshoot small problems, and do much of your own maintenance. While 2005 and 2006 models are better in many small ways than the earlier years of the R53, they do have a few specific trouble spots. The vehicle or the jack could slip sideways on soft or slippery support surfaces, such as snow, ice, flagstones, etc. Because the Cooper S comes with such a rigid suspension, the sheetmetal can take a real beating from rough roads. Rattles, creaking, suspension misalignment, and mechanical failures were all common in the first year. A note on modifications: The Mini brand provides a great deal of cosmetic customization from the get-go, but that's not enough for many people.
Note, however, that late production cars come with larger lug bolt holes, so getting aftermarket wheels to fit might be an issue. Unscrew the valve extension from the valve of the space-saver spare tire 12. The former is a bit more insidious, as you may not notice the oil leaking out, it has a tendency to run down the front of the block and blow away when driving. They are reliable, in that you may reliably expect them to crack and leak. Switching off the alarm: Press any button. However, before you tinker with your Cooper make sure you have a Mini Cooper service manual to get the job done right. Unhook the wiper blade towards the onboard tool kit stored at the locations.
For this reason, it is possible that the features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle. Curb weight was just above 2600lbs, and a six-speed manual transmission was the only option. By the 1990s, the Rover Group owned the rights to the Mini brand. As an all-new car built in a new factory, the first batch of Minis were semi-disastrous. Do not use leaded fuels. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- In addition, information about service require- rently in use. Tire damage Observe the information starting on page 66.
Where the Cooper S is concerned, there are a number of continual failures to watch out for. The higher the If the air outside the car has an rate, the more effective the heating or unpleasant odor or contains pollut- cooling will be. Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. Online Edition for Part no. The set- tings are stored for the remote control currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 18. Check service requirements, page 58. Online Edition for Part no.
It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information. Remove and replace the bulb. Intermediate settings and colors are possible. The manuals we sell are loaded with all the technical information you need to know, presented with exploded diagrams, charts, schematics and illustrations. Pull out the space-saver spare tire onboard tool kit onto the thread 6. Position the space-saver spare tire with the valve facing upwards 11. Gains are pretty mild, in the 5-10hp range, but giving your Mini a bit more snarl is good fun—and if a Mini isn't about grins, then what car is? In its final year, the R53 got a few special-edition models and unique cosmetic upgrades, but there's really no advantage to buying an '06 over an '05 apart from mileage and condition.
Press and hold the button until the display changes. It's the ultimate R53, but expect to pay through the nose for one. Active safety is thus increased. Press over an extended period of time; otherwise, the the + button to increase it. Like all forced induction cars, the R53 responds well to basic breathing modifications like a bigger intake and exhaust. Check the engine oil and fill as needed. With a full load: the event of a pressure drop or even a flat located in a separate bag which is attached tire.
Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. Screw the lifting handle from the 5. Important changes to the new Mini included a Toyota diesel engine, as well as convertible and hatch models. Do not continue driving, otherwise, the engine could be damaged because of inadequate lubrication. Find your 2003 Mini Cooper repair manual right now at Chilton. Tire inflation pressure Summer front 2 persons 4 persons plus luggage To ensure that you always have convenient access Winter to all essential information when you stop for fuel, rear. Press the button for at least two seconds.