1st Gen R53 Cooper S Crankshaft seal

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  1. fastautoxmini

    fastautoxmini New Member

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    Hello--

    Any one else need to have the crankshaft seal replaced? Luckily, my car was still under warranty. I noticed a pool of clear liquid under the right side (if you are looking at the car head on) of the car. I called the dealer for an appointment and then it turned out to be a bad seal. Any one else hear of this?
     
  2. Tüls

    Tüls New Member

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    Sure.. it happens.
     
  3. GrAy RaVeN

    GrAy RaVeN New Member

    Which side has to be replaced on yours ?

    My MB seal on the pully side is slightly seeping as is my oil pan gasket...:rolleyes5: ( @ 73,000 miles)
     
  4. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    I had the crank seal replaced at 34K.
     
  5. fastautoxmini

    fastautoxmini New Member

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    The seal on the left side of the motor. I have 44k on an R53.
     
  6. GrAy RaVeN

    GrAy RaVeN New Member


    :eek6:

    Gotta be an issue for at least a TSB ? From reading all the posts on this problem in last 12 months, it's a 1 Gen MINI MBS Pandemic.......
     
  7. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Just curious - what's the clear liquid?
     
  8. Way Motor Works

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    I've only replaced a couple and one was in 02 when I worked at the dealer. I don't consider it to be a common failure. See more oil pan gaskets than anything.
     

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