When to replace the Spark Plug on your MINI MINI
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 18 month / 30000 km
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 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Replacement: spark plugs – MINI MINI (R50, R53). List of the tools you'll need:
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Round-nose pliers
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – MINI MINI (R50, R53). AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: spark plugs – MINI MINI (R50, R53). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the spark plug wire connectors from the spark plug wells. Use round-nose pliers.
    Replacement: spark plugs – MINI MINI (R50, R53). Professionals recommend:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
  2. Step 4
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 5
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    Take out the spark plugs.
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