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Old 10-14-2012, 01:21 AM
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Hi I just bought a 2002 MCS Base model, it has 108k and seems to run just fine. I can hear a bit of whining when i crank the wheel all the way to the left or right but doesnt seems to be a big deal. Im curious to know if there is anything i should know about owning a mini, im fairly handy, my first car was a 94 camaro that i rebuilt twice. Any servicing that needs to be done around the 100k mark? I have also never owned a car with a S/C. thanks for any tips.
 
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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I'd check the power steering level first ...
 
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:34 AM
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There are two notches on the dipstick attached to the cap, should i fill it to one of those or fill it to the top?
 
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:33 PM
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I believe the top mark is full /
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:25 PM
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I have had a my 05 MC for 7 years and now it has 140k it has always made a little noise like that.
 
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