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MINI Cooper 30,000 Mile Normal Service Maintenance

2002-2006 Mini Cooper (R50 & R53)  L4-1.6L     2005-2008 Mini Cooper (R52) L4-1.6L

At 30K miles we will check:

Air Bag Systems: visually examine the SRS airbag unit

Battery: Check battery state-of-charge and charge if required.

Body and Frame: Inspect entire body for rust perforation.

Brake Fluid: Check level of brake fluid in reservoir. Add fluid if required. Replace brake fluid every 2 years

Brake Hose/Line: Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.

Brakes and Traction Control: Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.  Examine brake disc surfaces. Clean brake pad contact points in callipers. Grease alloy wheel centring hubs. Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear pads

Convertible Top: Convertible: Check operation of sunroof operation as well as the convertible top.

Cooling System Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks. Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary. NOTE: Coolant must be replaced every 4 years

Doors, Hood and Trunk: Check operation of all latches.

Exhaust System: Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks. Fuel Supply Line visually checks fuel lines and connections for leaks. Fuel Tank visually check fuel tank. .

Heating and Air Conditioning: Check air conditioner temperature. Check heater/air conditioner blower fan. Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators Check instrument pane/ and dashboard illumination.

Lighting and Horns: Check lighting system, I e headlights, foglights, parking, back-up, license plate, interior, glove box, illuminated make-up mirrors, luggage area lights.

Locks: Check central locking system. Mirrors Check rear view mirrors.

Parking Brake System: Check parking brake actuation. Adjust if necessary.

Power Steering : Check power steering system for leaks. Check p/s fluid level; add fluid if necessary.

Rear Defogger: Check rear window defogger. Seat Belt Systems

Check condition and operation of safety belts. Shock Absorber Visually check shock absorbers for leaks

Steering:  Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage and joint disc. Examine Front Control Arm Bushings and Rear Trailing Arm Bushings

Suspension: Check condition of suspension track rods.

Tires: Check all tire pressures (including spare if equipped). Correct if necessary. Check condition of tires (outer surfaces left/right), tread wear and pattern; in case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if requested.

Transmission and Drive train: Check transmission for leaks

Vehicle Road: test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.

Washer Fluid: Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.

Wiper and Washer Systems: Check windshield and tailgate wipers and washer systems, wiper blades, washer jet positions.

Diagnostic Readout Box:  Read out diagnostic system for any stored codes


Cabin Air Filter: Replace ventilation system filter.

Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Engine Reset

PCV valve, if needed

Engine air filter, if needed

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