Some Mini Cooper cars may tout being equipped with" lifetime" transmission fluid, but a lawsuit claims that gives customers the wrong impression that the fluid doesn't need replacing. The MINI Cooper Service Manual: is a comprehensive source of service information and specifications for MINI Cooper models from 2007 to 2011 (Mk II).
The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, stepbystep procedures and accurate specifications. Jan 30, 2011 DIY: R56 Manual Transmission Fluid Change Note: this is crossposted from the entry on my blog. A PDF version is also available. This DIY is my attempt to try to show how to change the manual transmission fluid in an R56 MINI Cooper S. For those unclear, this would be a 2007 or later model (except for the convertibles which switched to the new The MINI's manual transmission has two plugs for filling and emptying the transmission oil, located on the side and bottom of the transmission case.
Note that the location of the filldrain plugs are different on both the Cooper and Cooper S (See Figure 2 and Figure 3 ) If you are simply checking the level of oil in your transmission, start by Make sure this fits by entering your model number. ; MINI BMW Factory MTF LT4 Extended Life Manual Transmission Fluid (SAE 75W90) in 1 liter bottles. Sold each. Conforms to API GL3 Mini Cooper R55 R56 R59 Manual Transmission Fluid 5 Liter GENUINE See more like this Mini Cooper Fuchs Manual Transmission Fluid SAE 75W80 Synthetic (1 Liter) Quick shipping from multiple locations in the USA!
This DIY is my attempt to try to show how to change the manual transmission fluid in an R56 MINI Cooper S. For those unclear, this would be a 2007 or later model (except for the convertibles which switched to the new platform in 2009 iirc). MINI Cooper Manual Transmission Fluid Application Guide Click here for our Mini Cooper Automatic Transmission Fluids Application Guide Use the guide below to determine which Manual Transmission Fluid is appropriate for your MINI.
Or, click HERE to view all available manual transmission fluids. Mini does not list any fluids other than the factory fluids, but several manufacturers list their MINI R56 models were equipped with a few different manual transmissions. Please see the table below. The two 6speed manual transmissions available in R56 MINIs are manufactured by Getrag. The G253 and G253 are both utilized, and vary slightly in design, noticeable in the transmission shaft end Nov 12, 2013 With almost 32k miles, and more than a few track days on the car, I figure it's time to change the fluid out.
Going to go with Redline MTL and doing this at our club's DIYday at MINI of Dallas this weekend. Mini Cooper: How to Change Transmission Fluid in the 6 Speed Manual. The oil in the 6 speed Getrag manual transmission of your Mini Cooper doesn't degrade anywhere near as fast as your engine oil, but if you want smooth shifts, you should change it occasionally.
Mini Cooper: How to Change 6 Speed Automatic Transmission Fluid. Like many modern automatic transmissions, Mini has stated the fluid in the 6speed automatic transmission is good for the life of the vehicle.