2002-2006 Mini Cooper S (R53)
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

New to Mini's - Recently Purchased R53

Old 08-27-2018, 10:39 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1
Default New to Mini's - Recently Purchased R53


Just purchased a 2006 last week and so far I love it. I took it on it's first ~200 mile road trip this weekend and though it now needs an oil change, it ran like a finely tuned machine!

It appears to be stock form everywhere I can see and has plenty of life left in it. It drives straight as an arrow, etc. However, it does have almost 167,000 miles on it. So I just wanted to pose a few questions to this group:

-What kind of life expectancy are folks getting out of these engines?
-What are the general maintenance items I need to be watching for specific to these cars - aside from the typical fluids changes, etc.?
-This is my first Supercharged engine.. Are there any SC maintenance items to watch for? I saw a YouTube video where he was replacing the SC oil. Is that something that should have been done prior to 167,000 miles?

I'm more than happy to dig into the maintenance items, I am just looking to get out ahead of anything that I can.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2002-2006 Mini Cooper S (R53)
01-23-2018 01:04 PM
Ben Greenberg
New Member Area
02-22-2012 01:03 AM
Navin Johnson
New Member Area
11-19-2011 01:58 AM
New Member Area
06-27-2011 09:29 PM
2002-2006 Mini Cooper S (R53)
08-27-2010 08:06 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New to Mini's - Recently Purchased R53

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.