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Replacing Rear Shock Absorber Bushes on a Mini Cooper R50

Worn rear shock absorber bushes is a very common problem on a Mini Cooper R50, Mini Convertible R52, Mini Cooper S R53 (2004 – 2006), and MINI Cooper R56 (2006 – 2013). The car sent to our workshop is having some irritating sound from the rear wheel. Our mechanic jack the car up and find out both the rear shock absorber bushes has worn out seriously. As you can see from the image here, there is almost nothing left!

To remove the rear shock absorber on a Mini Cooper, you will …

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Mini Cooper Maintenance Cost at 100,000km (62,000miles)

At 104,224 km (64,761 miles), a Mini Cooper R50 was sent to our workshop for some basic repairs. The lady owner complains about loud sound coming from the front wheel and “kok kok” sound coming from the “rear”. She doesn’t know about car at all so our mechanic brought the car out for a test drive. After a test drive, we realize one side of the front wheel bearing has worn out. The sound from the rear wheel is because of worn shock absorber bushings. It sounds like a serious …

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How Much Does A Mini Cooper Weigh

A 2016 Mini Cooper hardtop weighs in between 2,605 lbs and 2,985 lbs, ranging from the basic Mini Cooper to the high performance Mini John Cooper Works. Somehow, there are 5 persons carry the car without using any hydraulic jack. Yes! As you can see from the photo below, they carry without anything. It shows how vital it is to understand how much does my car weigh.

Alright, this is just a promotion done by a Mini branch located in Kuala Lumpur. The entire car is built up with carbon fiber and it didn’t …

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2016 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

First of all, congrats to a member of MalaysiaMiniLover who have just bought a 2016 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works. F56 JCW MINI is the most powerful car MINI ever produced. It features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 231 hp at 6,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque (350 Nm of torque on overboost) from 1,250-4,800 rpm. Without doubt, it is definitely the best car to be owned by Mini enthusiasts.

With that amount of power, it takes only 6.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and all …

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What is R50, R52, R53, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61, F55, F56

When it comes to buying a Mini Cooper, people often come across R50, R52, R53, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61, F55, F56. What these codes actually means to a Mini Cooper? These codes actually indicate the model designations of a Mini car. Each code indicates a different body style. By looking at the code, people are able to know when the car was built and how it should look like. For those who are buying a new or used Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Mini Cooper Clubman, Mini …

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BMW MINI Cooper vs. Classic Mini Cooper

Whenever I drive my classic Mini Cooper out, people will look at my car. No doubt it is an attractive car due to the iconic look and shining metallic paint. Sometimes, you will hear kids screaming “Look! That’s Mr. Bean’s car!” In fact, I am not Mr. Bean.

As a Mini lover, I own both the BMW MINI Cooper as well as a 1994 Mini Cooper. Many people do not know that the production of classic Mini Cooper actually last until 2000. People often think that the classic Mini was built …