Created: March 08, 2009
Austin Mini flywheel and clutch identification is explained and illustrated with color photos of early vs. later designs.
Created: February 26, 2009
Classic Mini Cooper Primary gear clearance question and answer.
Created: August 06, 2008
This article has been written owing to the increasing amount of people who call Mini Spares stating that their 1275cc Injection type Mini will not start after fitting a new clutch, especially when they have purchased the parts from another supplier rather than a Mini specialist.
Created: February 24, 2001
Maybe your Mini clutch is working fine, or the action just doesn’t seem the same, or you're hearing noises you don’t remember hearing before. The following are some quick checks you can do to make sure the clutch keeps operating correctly or to reveal areas that may need some attention.
Created: February 16, 2000
One of the more common questions asked by Mini owners is "why doesn't my clutch disengage properly?" or "why is it hard to engage gears?" The usual symptom is that the clutch engages right at the floor and you find yourself embedding the pedal in the carpet to avoid grinding gears. Given that the clutch worked properly when the car left the factory the obvious answer is 'wear'.
Created: January 30, 2000
If I were keeping score, I would have to say that the most common questions on our tech line involve clutch problems. The usual complaint is that the clutch pedal is right on the floor, and the common belief is that the problem can be remedied by replacing the clutch disc. This is not the case!