When to replace the Brake Discs on your MINI MINI
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 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) One D, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Works, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One D, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) S Works, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) John Cooper Works View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for Hatchback (R50, R53) and other MINI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – Mini R50, R53. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H7.
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Rubber mallet
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – Mini R50, R53. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car Mini R50, R53 in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • 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 bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mini R50, R53
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  9. Step 9
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake discs – Mini R50, R53. AUTODOC recommends:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  16. Step 16
    Unscrew the brake disc mounting bolts and remove it. Use Torx T30.
    Replacement: brake discs – Mini R50, R53. Tip:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
    Step 17
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  17. Step 18
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    Install the brake disc.
  18. Step 19
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
  19. Step 20
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush.
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