When to replace the Oil Filter on your MINI MINI
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) John Cooper Works View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mini R50, R53. Tools you'll need:
Drive socket # 13
Oil filter cup socket 76-14F
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mini R50, R53 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood. Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  2. Step 2
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element. Use the 76-14F socket. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the filter element from the filter housing. Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  6. Step 6
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    Cover the oil filter housing with a microfibre towel to prevent dirt and foreign objects from getting into the system.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  8. Step 8
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mini R50, R53. Tip:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
    Step 9
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 5 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mini R50, R53. Professionals recommend:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  11. Step 12
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    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring.
  13. Step 14
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  14. Step 15
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    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
  16. Step 17
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    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #13. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
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