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Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil!
This is the same factory oil used at the MINI dealerships. If you want to stay with the factory motor oil, this is it! It's also good to keep an extra quart in case you need to top off your oil. SAE 5W-30 - Sold each. Depending on supply, the oil may have the MINI label, or the BMW label - the oil is the same.
MINI/BMW Full Synthetic Motor Oil, for use in all MINI cars with gasoline engines, is a 100% synthetic formula for premium lubrication and superior performance even under extreme low or high temperature conditions. It offers superior performance over conventional motor oils.
[ ] Greater high temperature protection
Meets API Service SL/CF
Oil Capacity is 4.5 Quarts for the following models:
2002-2006 R50/53 Hatchbacks - 4.5 Quarts
Oil Capacity is 4.4 Quarts for the following models:
2007+ R56 Hatchbacks
For Gen 1 (R50/52/53), the Factory recommends FULL SYNTHETIC SAE grades 5W-30 and 5W-40, API SM.
For the Gen 2 (R55/56/57/58/59) MINI Models, 2011-current R60/61 Countryman and Paceman Models, approved oils are FULL SYNTHETIC SAE 0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40, 5W-30. API SM or higher, ACEA A3/B4.
For Gen 1 (R50/52/53) models - tighten the drain plug and the oil filter cannister to 25 Nm (18 ft-lb). To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset.
For Gen 2 (R55/56/57/60) models - torque oil filter cannister to 25Nm or 18 lb-ft, and drain plug to 30Nm or 22 lb-ft. Drain plug can be 8mm Allen or T-50 Torx. To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset. (If your MINI is still under the free factory maintenance program, don't reset the interval.)
Start the engine and check for oil pressure. Don't forget to check for leaks too!
It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter. You will spill less oil this way.
Before you press the filter into the cannister cover, press it into the filter base 'all the way' and remove to prep the filter for proper seating. Now you can press filter into the cannister cover and install.
Remember to use the new O-ring on the cannister cover - LIBERALLY coat the new o-ring with clean oil so it doesn't bind. Start the cannister cover by hand to avoid cross-threading.
Don't pollute. Conserve resources. Return used oil to collection centers.
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