If you run the car and find a puddle of oil under the engine, there is a good chance the O-ring was damaged when you installed the canister cover. If you notice that the oil level in your Cooper is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. One of the spring plastic tips that hold it in was broken off. And I am buying a bigger battery for my camera-argh! Â When this seal goes it will cover the front cover and the oil pan gasket and will make it look like the pan gasket is going. I followed the advice on this article about it being ok and made a bigger mess of it. I always seal up the crank sensor when doing this job as you already have the front end off, even if the leak is not bad or not at all.
Don't forget to check for leaks too! Start the cannister cover by hand to avoid cross-threading. Maybe I should book a test drive on the Clubman…. Try throwing in an extra oil change at the 5,000 mile mark. The first reason is to be able to tell if there are any additional oil leaks, and the second reason is to prevent any damage to other engine components. Viola - oil pressure light goes off normally now. A 36mm hex head is cast into the canister. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
There are no aftermarket parts for it. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. The red Engine Oil Pressure warning light should go off in a couple seconds. The linked filter part numbers above includes a new drain plug. You can be leaking oil from any of the gaskets found on the engine. I see contradictory statements from the article and comments that simply replacing the cap with the updated cap will not screw on properly. Is this an upgraded housing? The valve cover gasket is a fairly easy repair as the valve cover sits on top of the engine which allows for easy removal and re-installation of valve cover.
Start the cannister cover by hand to avoid cross-threading. Return used oil to collection centers. If I thought it would do any good I'd complain to the mini quality dept, bad business! I could go by myself, but Matt needs to argue with the guy at the oil place. In order to remove a 'tight' cover, you will need: 1. This 'cage' provides a rigid structure within the filter to maintain its shape under pressure. This is a very real hazard and cause cause serious damage to your vehicle.
Changed sender and no dice so dug further and located threads about drainback valve. I was just checking if anyone was able to confirm for sure that I have to replace the whole housing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk What is it off idle? The follow up article on the reset of the oil set reminder worked perfectly, as well. You will spill less oil this way. For additional protection, take a look at our Magnetic Oil Drain Plug for , , and models. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. My son has changed the oil and oil filter in his mini one this afternoon.
Additionally, shorten your oil change service intervals! I am still confused about this subject, can I use the old filter canister housing for my 2002 mini cooper with the old plastic cage and spring with a new filter with the internal structure. I started mine and then took it off because of this concern. It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter. The viscosity of the oil will only effect the psi during warm up. The cost is minimal compared to headaches from a leaky plug! If anybody is interested in a brand new black grille surround for the R56 please. I had to have a machine shop match the old housing profile and add a spacer to make it seat properly and the oil light go out.
It should take a little over 4 quarts 4. Had this exact problem occur at our normal oil change provider we use. After a running the engine for 15 seconds or so, shut off the engine and let sit for a few minutes. It starts as a drip, and can drip on the driveway. Both Cooper and Cooper S models are equipped with these. Check our video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Cooper if you are unsure.
The majority of issues relate to the crank seal but there are a couple other that could also produce oil leaks. Now you can press filter into the cannister cover and install. The new filter does not have the plastic cage visible and the one in the old filter does not come away from the filter itself and is broken. Return used oil to collection centers. We are going down there, but have to take his car becasue he has winter tires. So there you have it.
It never drips as it is well above the oil level when the car is parked at any angle. Some believe it to be a problem of the past, while others swear on it. The new oil filter should be 'pre-seated' into the base and cover before installation. Getting the Canister Cover started into the base is a little tricky - having the O-ring well lubricated will make it a little easier. We suggest 5000 mile oil change interval or less. Volume is the benefit when talking about oil. Gen3 oil filter housing has a drain plug for draining oil from the filter Before you press the filter into the cannister cover, press it into the filter base 'all the way' and remove to prep the filter for proper seating.
Gen3 oil filter housing has a drain plug for draining oil from the filter Before you press the filter into the cannister cover, press it into the filter base 'all the way' and remove to prep the filter for proper seating. Check for leaks, and re-check the oil level. Soon after purchase I started to get the oil light coming on when idling, first just flicking on and off again. If you want to stay with the factory motor oil, this is it! Don't forget to check for leaks too! In fact they go out of their way to make it complicated. Note: We've had occasional reports of the oil light staying on at idle and going off as soon as the rev's are up. I spent 70 euros for noting as an old saying says do not fix it if ant broken. These are real benefits on a cold Canadian winter morning.