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  • MINI Oil feed line replacement

    Another episode was sent out this morning of EricTheCarGuy's MINI Series. You'll be happy to know that I've been exchanging emails with him since he first got the car and that Detroit Tuned oil...
  • R56 Front End Dissassembly

    The EricTheCarGuy MINI series continues- In this video he shows a front end disassembly. Headlight removal, windshield washer fluid tank removal, front bumper removal, wheel arch removal,...
  • EricTheCarGuy- R56 Battery Replacement

    This video is a How-To on battery replacement for an R56. NOTE-You may or may not need to register your battery after re-installation. I registered mine using the Carly for BMW app. You can...
  • EricTheCarGuy- R56 seat and carpet removal

    I've followed this guy for years and he's helped me out countless times. He recently bought an 07 R56 S and has started The MINI Series. These videos will help all sorts of unfortunate 2nd Gen...
  • R56 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

    Tools Needed: -Flat head screw driver -Pliers -Star bit for the fastener, most of these cars have a hex head bolt -If you don't have a fluid sucker outer, you could siphon it out but I wouldn't...
  • R56 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

    Super simple DIY. This guy isn't the most exciting mechanic to watch but he get's the job done. I didn't use any of the products he used/showed. Drained old fluid into an oil pan, filled with a...

2nd Generation MINI

  1. 2nd Gen "How To" EricTheCarGuy- R56 seat and carpet removal

    I've followed this guy for years and he's helped me out countless times. He recently bought an 07 R56 S and has started The MINI Series. These...
  2. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

    Tools Needed:
    -Flat head screw driver
    -Pliers
    -Star bit for the fastener, most of these cars have a hex head bolt
    -If you don't have a fluid...
  3. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

    Super simple DIY. This guy isn't the most exciting mechanic to watch but he get's the job done. I didn't use any of the products he used/showed....
  4. 2nd Gen "How To" N18 Seafoam treatment from Detroit Tuned

    Not really a how to, more so an FYI and it seems VERY simple.
    Came across this whilst perusing the DT website the other day and thought it'd be a...
  5. 2nd Gen "How To" Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

    If you have access to one, get out a compressor and blow out around the valve cover and those 2 bolt holes in the middle of the valve cover. This...
  6. Product Review ALTA Performance "Stealth" Cat-back Exhaust System for R56 Cooper S

    I have yet to drive a car that was absolutely brilliant and completely perfect in every sense. No, of course I haven’t. Perfection is just an...
  7. Product Review Texas Speedwerks R56 Springs Review

    Non-linear systems usually have unpredictable performance, so I wanted linear springs. So I messaged Scott at TSW asking when I could get a set...
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  8. 2nd Gen "How To" Way Motor Works Turbo Heat Shield for R56 MINI Cooper/Clubman S

    I was walking down “Vendor Alley” at the '08 MINIs On The Dragon and something caught my eye at Way Motor Works booth. It was gleaming in the...
  9. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)

    How to install the ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)
  10. 2nd Gen "How To" Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others...
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