2007-2013 Mini Cooper Transmission Fluid Change How To

Changed the transmission fluid on my 2013 Mini Cooper today, I thought I’d post a quick how-to for this job. This how-to applies to all R56 MINIs, from 2007-2013, and includes the MCS. The difference with the MCS is that it takes slightly more fluid (2.0qts vs 1.8 for base) and the torque spec is…

Minor Note – Oil Change

Changed the oil @ 3027 miles today. This is the start of what I plan to be a comprehensive engine oil comparison test. OEM fluid is coming out and getting sent to Blackstone, and the next oil I am testing is Pennzoil Ultra 5w30. Also did a transmission fluid change, for which I am making…

Mini UOA #1

Started this test to determine for myself what works for my driving and my Mini. Decided to test various different oils, varying amounts of autox runs and miles, to see if I could determine whether one actually is clearly better than the other. All oil samples are sent to Blackstone Laboratories for testing. I’ll upload…

Advanced AutoX Drivers School – Rantoul

Event 3 was Rantoul’s annual driver’s school, the first of CCSCC’s that I have ever attended. Overall, the event was very well run and very well organized, and I think the students and instructors were paired up well. I was paired up with my codriver from the 3/29 Rantoul event, so we were able to pick up…