Well I for one, love my MINI and have been fixing the issues that lead to most of the drama these cars have. For one... I am removing the PCV system and have installed an Air/Oil separator made from easy to find parts at Home Depot. Using 1.5" PVC, two kitchen sink stainless drain screens and the high density 3M pad for a vapor collector sandwiched in the PVC pipe has proven on other turbo vehicles to be very effective. The two points on the valve cover are now connected to draw through an oil filtration point, then the breather to the turbo inlet is connected at a higher point so I can have clean crankcase air drawn in for better ring seal. I was alerted to my failing vacuum pump by the oil dripping on the ground from the vacuum line disconnected from the rear vac reservoir. So after a LOT of searching, decided to make a block off part to remove the vacuum pump altogether. I then removed the intake manifold, bored out the fitting to 8mm and installed a check valve so the system only sees vacuum, not boost. I made a secondary vacuum reservoir which has a 13-19 hg/in sensor switch that powers a Cadillac CTS-V electric aux vacuum pump so my brakes & boost control solenoid will always have sufficient vacuum to function. I mounted the Vacuum Reservoir under the cowl panel and low enough to not hit the wiper mechanism. So far I have spent less money to do all this than it would have taken to replace the pump alone... and I will never have to worry about it failing again! In fact... I bet I free up a few HP from not having to turn it at all! I will have this project all wrapped up in a week when I can get more time to mess with it. Should be a great mod to share!