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Mini Cooper oil?? #4726875
04/14/18 03:32 PM
04/14/18 03:32 PM
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fins Offline OP
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Pulling the trigger on a 2013 Mini Cooper S.

Any other Mini owners out there ........what engine oil are you using?

Re: Mini Cooper oil?? [Re: fins] #4726897
04/14/18 03:49 PM
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As usual, what does the owner's manual say?


1994 BMW 530i, 241K
1996 Honda Accord, 267K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 410K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: Mini Cooper oil?? [Re: fins] #4726959
04/14/18 05:27 PM
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We have a 2012 Mini. Owners manual specifies oil that is LL-01 or LL-01 FE certified. The most prolific oil meeting that is Castrol EDGE 0W-40, which is a fantastic oil and a great value.

As for the car, be prepared for repairs and stay on top of maintenance. The engines are notoriously repair-prone. Being a direct injected turbo engine with a small oil sump, I would do no more than a 5k mile OCI. Recommend a good aftermarket air/oil separator to keep carbon buildup in the intake ports and valves at bay. Spark plugs also need to be done every 40k at least. Itís amazing how nasty they get and how much difference it makes changing them.

Last edited by 1JZ_E46; 04/14/18 05:32 PM.

2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: Castrol 0W-40
Re: Mini Cooper oil?? [Re: fins] #4726992
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I have a co-worker who has a 2013 Mini Cooper and for one reason or another it's always at the dealership mainly for electrical Gremlins and is nickling and diming him. But he still loves the car and has said that he'll replace this one with another mini cooper.


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Re: Mini Cooper oil?? [Re: fins] #4727000
04/14/18 06:26 PM
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We have a 2009 Clubman with over 100k on the clock. We like it a lot. I changeg the oil annually using BMW/Mini 0W-30 Synthetic.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: Mini Cooper oil?? [Re: fins] #4727150
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Castrol EDGE 0W-40. The 'S' is more trouble prone than a Justa Cooper but the key is maintainence. Go to North American Motoring.com and read all about your model, find the problem areas and all the good stuff.


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