1st Gen R50 Cooper CVT Transmission fluid change

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by MyklMacD, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. MyklMacD

    MyklMacD New Member

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    I own a 2002 R50 Mini cooper w/ Automatic CVT. My MINI has 140k miles and I'm unsure if the previous owner every had the transmission fluid changed. So my question is... where should I take my MINI to have it serviced? Only reason I'm worried about taking it to a local shop is due to the CVT and if the shop has experience working on them. I understand that I might be worried for nothing but Id rather be on the safe side and ask someone who knows. I called my local MINI dealership and they want 280 to change it. Any thoughts from an experience MINI owner?
     
  2. M1N1

    M1N1 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look in the library. There is a "how to" on changing the fluid in a 6 speed that may give you some pointers.
     
  3. Ernesto

    Ernesto Club Coordinator

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    I've had my 2003 Cooper CVT fluid flushed twice over the past 6 years at a non-MINI shop that had an ex-MINI tech working there.. Cost was about the same as your quote.
     
  4. MyklMacD

    MyklMacD New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll check some local shops and get some quotes, I was mainly worried about whether or not the CVT was similar to other transmissions or if i need to go to someone who has experience.

    Thanks time for a :beer

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