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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2009 Mini Cooper. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Cooper is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2009 Coopers with the 1.6 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Cooper, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Cooper is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Cooper if you are unsure.
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Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Do you ever get into your friend's car and notice a bad smell? A dirty cabin air filter could be the culprit2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.