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April 30, 2009

DIY (Do It Yourself) Oil Gasket Replacement for Mini Cooper S R53 (Part 10)

Filed under: Repair Instructions,Uncategorized — r53minicooper @ 5:12 pm
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Removing and installing, sealing or replacing oil sump


  1. Remove impact tube.

  2. Lower front end module and fit special tools 11 8 401 and 11 8 402 . Or use Home Depot Bolts you bought.


    By doing this it allows you to extend the front of the engine several inches so that you can get tools in to remove other parts. The radiator, intercooler and entire front end moves forward. You want to take care not to have one end drop or to bend weirdly otherwise you could break a coolent or AC hose! The front end “hangs” on these bolts you put into place.


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