The former is a bit more insidious, as you may not notice the oil leaking out, it has a tendency to run down the front of the block and blow away when driving. A note on modifications: The Mini brand provides a great deal of cosmetic customization from the get-go, but that's not enough for many people. Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, page 66. Screw the lifting handle from the 5. Unhook the wiper blade towards the onboard tool kit stored at the locations. Featuring a 4 cylinder engine, and a two-door monocoque shell, the Mark I Mini was released in 1959. While 2005 and 2006 models are better in many small ways than the earlier years of the R53, they do have a few specific trouble spots.
Everything about this last-hurrah is unique, and it blends some of the suspension and aerodynamic enhancements of the next-generation car with the rawness of the early Mini. Smallest turning circle 35 ft 10. Happily, America didn't get the first year cars, and by the 2002 model year, many issues were sorted out not all issues, mind you — more on that later. Reducing brightness Press the button briefly. Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. Insert the jack head for jacking up in the square recess of the jacking point 3.
They are reliable, in that you may reliably expect them to crack and leak. Press over an extended period of time; otherwise, the the + button to increase it. The performance guides we offer are written and designed to take the reader through the possibilities for performance upgrades, including step-by-step procedures for upgrading shocks and springs, brakes, clutch and flywheel, turbo replacement, intake, exhaust and much more. In addition to these books, we also have a factory manual for older Minis as well as a Haynes restoration guide for the enthusiast who would like to breathe new life into a classic Mini, Mini Cooper or Mini Estate. Indicator lamp for Canadian mod- els. Lights up in red: Service appointment overdue Arrange a service appointment.
Turn the bulb holder to the left and pull lighting system should be carried out by technically qualified personnel only. The more things change, the more they stay the same. To ensure that you always have convenient access to all essential information when you stop for fuel, Tire inflation pressure Summer Winter. Displays the current fuel consumption to allow you to see whether your current driving style is Analog to Always Open Timer conducive to fuel economy with minimum exhaust emissions. To switch off the interior lamps permanently, press the button for about 3 seconds.
Press the button for at least two seconds. The Cooper S arrived in 2002 with a supercharged 1. The radiator expansion tanks on all R53s might as well be made out of Wensleydale cheese for all their durability. Battery changing, see next column. Make sure that the ignition key For instructions on jump starting, refer to remains in position 1 even when the. An indicator lamp comes on To set the corresponding units of measure, refer when the remaining range is less than approx. Keep an eye on your oil level.
Make certain that there is no contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles — short circuit hazard! In its final year, the R53 got a few special-edition models and unique cosmetic upgrades, but there's really no advantage to buying an '06 over an '05 apart from mileage and condition. Because the Cooper S comes with such a rigid suspension, the sheetmetal can take a real beating from rough roads. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. The recirculated-air mode should not be used Press the — button to reduce air flow. The higher the If the air outside the car has an rate, the more effective the heating or unpleasant odor or contains pollut- cooling will be. Do not continue driving, otherwise, the engine could be damaged because of inadequate lubrication.
Online Edition for Part No. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- In addition, information about service require- rently in use. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide John Cooper the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- Works nance information. Switch off the hazard warning flashers. Active safety is thus increased. Further modifications were made to the Cooper to include concept cars and kits. Releasing the button interrupts the closing process.
For this reason, it is possible that the features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle. The crank seal is a particular problem, but the oil pan gasket can start seeping too. Switching off the alarm: Press any button. Some lamps are checked for proper functioning and thus come on briefly when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on. The early-2000s Cooper S also drives better, thanks to a zippy supercharged engine, great steering, and willing chassis. The latter was caused by a lack of proper padding in early cars, leading to the paint getting rubbed off.
Online Edition for Part no. However, any time you meet an owner, they seem only too happy to both damn and praise their little car in equal measure. Having said that, even though the newest R53s are now a decade old, there's still a huge fan following for this little car. At the risk of being accused of fat-shaming, the new Mini Cooper S is a bit of a porker. Get access to our 2003 Mini Cooper repair information right now, online. To do so, press both clips at the same time.
Online Edition for Part no. This device must not cause harmful interfer- locking. Engine oil pressure too low Stop immediately and switch off the engine. What to avoid: Where to start? The reduced unsprung weight will probably make you quicker anyway. Pull out the space-saver spare tire towards the rear underneath the vehicle 10. Same as what used to be the rule with Porsches, the R53 Cooper S you want is the newest one your budget can support. Floor mats can be removed to Use wheel cleaner especially during the black molded parts: allow the interior to be cleaned.