1st Gen R53 Cooper S Highest Negative Service indicator

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by Way Motor Works, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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    Thought it'd be interesting to see who has the highest NEGATIVE mileage on the Service indicator. So post how many you have.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike New Member

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    Cool thread! I'm not a contender though - I keep resetting the counters on mine.
     
  3. Robin Casady

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    Mine went to 19,000, but I've heard of ones going over 22K.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Administrator
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    -18,775 :D
     
  5. Deviant

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    I never thought to just let it run since I reset it myself every other oil change, I'll have to try this.
     
  6. nabeshin

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    I haven't looked at mine lately (I will though) but a rough estimation is more than -40,000.
     
  7. Ofioliti

    Ofioliti New Member

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    Does an angry face come up at -50K ? :lol:
     
  8. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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    Got a customer car with -34,975 this week

    and my personal car has -16,150
     
  9. Sideways

    Sideways New Member

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    My old 2006 R50 had -43,548 before I brought it in on trade...these are KMs tho...and I had 136,000+ klicks
    My New 2006 R53 says I have 15,000 to go until my next service...and it has 67,000+ kms on the clock.
     
  10. 36Rodder

    36Rodder New Member

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    Resetting Service Indicator on your '02-'06 MINI Cooper & Cooper S

    For those who would like to reset their service indicator, here you go.
    I wanted to reset it on my '02 MCS when purchased it 1.5 years ago because it was at ~ -20K and I found this on a thread somewhere. It worked for me.

    1) Press and hold the trip button
    2) Insert key and turn to position 1
    3) Watch for RESET to appear
    4) Release the button, then press & hold it again
    5) Wait for the RESET to flash
    6) Release the button, and then press & release (once only)
    7) Service interval should then be reset to next interval
     
  11. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    My key won't turn. :frown2:

    Jim
     
  12. Crashton

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    I always reset mine. It usually takes me a try or two & a bit of cussing. :incazzato:
     
  13. ImagoX

    ImagoX New Member

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    Mine is at -9500 - pretty sad compared to some of you guys. :Thumbsup:

    This is good to know - I'm typing this from the waiting room of my local MINI dealer, having a popped engine mount replaced. I just asked them to reset the interval for me, so they'd better not charge me, seeing how I could have easily done it myself in 30 seconds. :lol:
     
  14. Lop

    Lop New Member

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    -51765 I never pay attention to it. Was I supposed to change my oil or something? lol
     
  15. ImagoX

    ImagoX New Member

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    Nah, just wave a dead chicken over it and pray to the engine gods. It's the "routine worship" indicator. :devil:
     
  16. Wikedmini

    Wikedmini MINI of the Month - December 2009

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    i only have -9k... lol
     
  17. Lop

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    I am actually pretty much on top of my car as far as maintenance goes. I just never pay attention to the service warning light, MINI charges too much do do routine crap (Sorry to all the dealers out there)
     
  18. ImagoX

    ImagoX New Member

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    Well they *claim* it's so expensive because they use computerized and pressurized devices to literally scourge the old fluids from the system... and the machines are run by naked Swedish runway models... dressed in extinct Eastern Mountain Lion-skin coats... dipped in liquid gold...

    ... or, something. Sure SEEMS like it, anyway.
     
  19. Lop

    Lop New Member

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    Ok maybe I'll go get "serviced" :D
     
  20. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    :Thumbsup: for the happy ending!
     

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