Calling all auto owners The R53ers have the procedure pretty much nailed down. No, there is NO such thing as lifetime fluid. Yes, you HAVE to change it sooner or later. We need your help with writing up a DIY for the 2007+ Mini owners. We need to identify if the Base Mini/Clubman/Countryman and their S counterparts share the same 6-speed Aisin-Warner Transmission. The R53 uses the TF60-SN and it SEEMS so do all the new models that use the 6-speed auto but we need to confirm. Here is the relevant thread in the R53 section, along with a DIY I wrote up and attached as a PDF. http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/cooper-s-engine-drivetrain/12459-02-06-mcs-6-speed-automatic-transmissions.html Thank you and let's keep up on maintenance for happy motoring!