2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hardtop
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
Why do you need this tool?
When replacing the rear brake pads on the MINI Cooper and Cooper S, it is necessary to retract the piston in the caliper to make room for the new pads. The piston in the rear caliper on the MINI needs to be 'rotated' as it is retracted - which is easily accomplished with this special aftermarket tool. This tool ensures the right amount of turn as the piston gets retracted.
The Mini Cooper has the parking brake system incorporated into the rear brake caliper. This system allows you to hydraulically (via the pedal) apply rear brakes and mechanically (hand brake cable) apply the parking brake. This unique combination brake system requires the use of a special piston retracting tool when installing new rear brake pads.
This MINI tool is specifically designed to lock into the Mini Cooper rear brake caliper piston and apply the required pressure as well as screw the piston back into the caliper housing.
For the MINI Factory Brake Piston Tool, see NMB2991.