Mini Cooper Archives - Tomorrows Technician
MINI Belts

If you need to replace the belt or water pump, you need to disengage the tensioner.

MINI Turbo Service

With more than a million MINIs on the roads, a lot of opportunities exist for servicing brakes and chassis.

MINI TPMS Service

The reset procedure requires driving the vehicle with the pressure set to the specification set on the door placard.

Mini Water Pump Friction Drive System

The tensioner is able to disengage the water pump until the engine has reached a specific temperature.

Mini Cooper Tech Tip: False ‘Service Due’ Message For Brake Pad Thickness

A brake pad thickness warning message is displayed even if the pads are above specifications. What’s next?

CARDONE Announces Winner In Technician Video Competition

More than a dozen shops and individuals submitted videos, but the $5,000 grand-prize winner with the most votes was Brett Robbins, who sent in a video on how to change a clutch in a 2010 Mini Cooper.

Mini Cooper Alignment Specs

First- and second-generation Mini Coopers are not a difficult car to align. 2002-2006 models are designated R50 models, and 2007-2013 models are R56 models. The convertible is called a R52, the Clubman is a R55, and the first-generation S-Models are R53s.