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Can a Newer Auto Trans be used in an older MINI?

I have a 2008 mini Cooper Clubman S with 220,000 miles on it. I have started having problems with the Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission reving as it shifts between 3rd and 4th gear. While I'm looking at the possibility of replacing the valve body I am also looking at possibly getting a used transmission. Question, can a newer Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission of a 2011-2013 MINI be used to replace a 2008 model automatic transmission? I believe they are the same transmission from 2008 through 2013 but there may be coding issues or slight differences. Please let me know.
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No idea, but there are others her in M/A who can probably give better advice than I, as My MINIs are all Gen 1s [not 2s]. Good luck.
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Looks like MINI made a change...

But it also looks like there was an overlap...

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Why is the dealer the absolute last resource people turn to with these cars? I'm sure they can tell you whether there is a software issue, I know of no hardware incompatibility......

It's possible you might need the dealer to update the software depending on the year of the transmission you find. I think this is a good idea for a high mileage car actually, and the direction I'll go if I need to with mine.

A visit to your dealer might give you everything you need to know before you go hunting for the parts......
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I think the op thought there would be a wealth of helpful info to be found here. So his answer is yes & no.

Try calling eMINIpats.com one of the forum sponsors & asking Steven. He is my favorite MINI parts guy & very helpful.
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Why don't you just replace the car... it'll come with a new transmission. It's getting close to time.
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