Figure 9 Take the new O-ring from the kit and carefully stretch it over the threads of the filter housing cover and into the groove at the bottom. While the oil filter is draining, you should jack up the car to drain the pan. I would replace the filter and oil, then check oil pressure. An old oil filter is a good way to determine the overall condition of the engine. It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter.
Figure 6 Carefully pull the old filter out of the housing and examine it for metal particles or other debris. We suggest 5000 mile oil change interval or less. Looking everywhere for anything on replacing Oil Filter Housing, not just the gasket. The car will perform a dash light check. The more you wait on changing the engine oil, the more contaminated it gets, and the more its lubricant properties are diminished. Simply remove it from the oil filter housing.
Push it in and rotate to lock. There is a 27mm nut on the top of the filter housing. Usually, it's the other way around. Then press the reset button again and hold it for 5 seconds to change the lights to reset mode. Later filters have the cage built into the filter.
You need air conditioning, power steering, power brakes and a turbocharger in the case of the Cooper S. You will spill less oil this way. Many auto parts stores will recycle used oil, and many cities also have a community recycling center where you can take used fluids. I expected it to be very expensive, however, I went on an online search and found OutMotoring. The oil drain plug is located on the bottom of the oil pan and uses a hex plug instead of a drain bolt on the side of the engine block See. It is the R52, with the W11 engine. Once clean, slip the new O-ring over the the threads of the housing cover and into the groove of the cover.
Engine oil is the most important fluid in your vehicle's engine and must be changed according to your vehicle's maintenance schedule, or indeed, even more regularly. I need to find the filter that fits the old style housing. Fill it up until it reaches the top mark of the dipstick - the engine oil level will automatically lower when the oil filter fills up with oil. Figure 16 On both Cooper and Cooper S models, use a 27mm socket to loosen and remove the oil filter housing cover. Find the 8mm Hex oil drain plug on the engine's oil pan at the bottom of the engine. It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter.
Figure 17 Shown here is the oil filter housing cover with the old filter element inside. Now you can press filter into the cannister cover and install. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Just keep an eye on the oil level between oil changes. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. After another second or two, the display will show the front brake symbol.
Start by driving the car around, and let it heat up to operating temperature. Now press and hold both buttons on the tachometer. The oil filter kit shown here includes the filter and also a new O-ring for the filter housing cover. Thanks, Peter May 29, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
By - June 29, 2016 This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2014-Present. With the better oils that are available today, the requirement for frequent changes is diminishing. 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. Swing the bottom of the coolant tank out then up, and it should then come off the posts it's sitting on. Remember to use jack stands whenever you or anyone else is under the car. It seems to have been over torqued and the nut on the plug is pretty stripped could be prior oil change at a cut rate place. February 23, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. If so what do you recommend? I have a late vehicle, I use factory synthetic oil and replace it every 5,000 miles. You will need an oil filter kit, See a 13mm socket, a 36mm socket, a new drain plug, a roll of paper towels, a very large oil pan or bucket, and 5 quarts of oil. I think it has the 2. Torques specs are as follows: 43 Nm 32 ft-lb. I'm willing to try it rather than spend a bigger fortune at the dealer. Once you see these lights come up, release the trip reset button.
First check that the O-ring hasn't been damaged during your attempts. I gather that it should be done at roughly 5000 mile intervals. With the ignition off, press the trip reset button. Can do most things myself but never had any dealings with the Mini. If it won't stay, the housing will have to be replaced. Her car has the 36mm nut on the housing.