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 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 06:00AM
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Yes, the block heater is probably your best options. MINI 'had' a block heater for the Gen1 models, but has since been discontinued. They didn't introduce one for the gen2 models with the reasoning that the modern synthetic oils didn't need to be heated....

There are generic block heaters that install thru one of the freeze plug locations that should work for the MINI. I don't have specifics, but I have heard of them being used on MINIs.

 Posted: Mar 8, 2019 03:00PM
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You should investigate (ask a dealer) if it can accept a block heater - better than oil pan or in-line heaters. The in-line heater would only heat the fluid in the hose unless it includes a pump to circulate the coolant. 


"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Mar 8, 2019 10:22AM
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Hi everyone, I have a 2011 mini cooper base and was wondering if anyone has put an inline heater on the rad hose?  I live in Canada and found that the oil pan heater just didn't really work.  Any thoughts or ideas would be great.  Thank you all   Darrell