Chuck learns a MINI lesson...

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  1. Crashton

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    Did the first oil change today on Babs clubster. Man what an easy car to change oil on! :biggrin5: The oil was clean, but I suspected it was not synthetic oil that was used by the dealer we bought it from so I though it best to drain it & put some clean 0w40 Mobile 1 in.

    Figured the air filter should be replaced too so pulled the filter & found it was brand new. Sweet!

    I bought MANN filters from the good friends at International Auto Parts.

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    Oh mann it does not say MINI or BMW on the filter. :crazy:
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  2. Metalman

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    Hey Chuck.... What's the cabin filter look like??? ...:D
     
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    When Babs comes home from shopping I'm going to pull it out. If need be I have a new MANN charcoal one ready to pop in.
     
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    :cornut: k-huevo has a thread/post about after market oil filters and how many of them are just mm too short and allow the circulating oil to bypass the filter. I hope that Mann wasn't one of them.:Thumbsup:

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    Mann is one of the 2 makers of oem MINI filters. :)
     
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    I have the same oil drain pan. Works great....:Thumbsup:
    I made my own ramps by nailing 2x10 boards together (not so good). They tend to get pushed when I'm trying to raise the various cars. I need to get something better.:idea:

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    :cornut:GLAD to hear that. Not sharp shooting,just want all of our MINIs to be okay.:Thumbsup:

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    Jason I really do appreciate the help & concern. I matched up the Mann & the oem & they both are dimensionally the same. Mann filters are all I have used in BLU BRIT. It is a shame the R53 & R56 use different filters.
     
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    Hey Chuck! Pulled down the cabin filter & it has new Mann one.:) Guess the one I bought gets to sit on the shelf for a year or two.
     
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    Hrm, that makes me wonder. Does the dealer use synthetic oil in the R53? I know in a turbo car it's required, but not sure about supercharged.
     
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    Yes the R53 requires synthetic oil & that is what the dealer will put in there.

    We bought the Clubman at a non-MINI dealer, a Subaru dealer actually. A MINI dealer will always put synthetic in.
     

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