Body and Badge SALE for Classic MINI
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 Posted: Aug 13, 2019 03:31PM
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I've had my auto for a little over three years now and only put about 3000km on it.  A while back I started having trouble with it not knowing what gear to be in and shifting and sputtering all over the place.  By random chance I met a fellow user from here at my local Lowe's and he told me to change my oil, it had only been 1000km since the oil change but I figured why not....  Low and behold, no more issue.

Long story short, definitely keep up on the oil changes and if you notice anything odd with the way it runs, maybe try an oil change to start with 

Welcome and congratulations!

 Posted: Aug 12, 2019 09:54AM
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Originally Posted by GUN5L1N6ER
Welcome Summerspop!  I am a new Mini owner myself.  The people you meet on here are fantastic and full of knowledge! Congratulations on your new Mini.
Thank you! Congrats on yours as well. I have learned a bit so far in the little time since joining this site.

 Posted: Aug 12, 2019 06:58AM
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Welcome Summerspop!  I am a new Mini owner myself.  The people you meet on here are fantastic and full of knowledge! Congratulations on your new Mini.

 Posted: Aug 11, 2019 06:00AM
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I always used just Straight 40 W... in ALL my minis.. 

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 05:08PM
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Thanks, sounds like you are not a fan of the automatics?

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 04:40PM
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I heard once, from a fellow Mini guy, that you shouldn't run the 20/50. Stick to the lighter weight / multi-weight, and if you can find the specific recommended oil, use ONLY it. (sorry I don't know the specific call out.)
x2 on the cautious care and feeding of your auto.  They are wonderful when working correctly, and, well not when they are not.

on your special cartridge type of oil filter, and it's assembly, be cautious with the existing oil seal and your subsequent replacement of it during your filter replacement.

Welcome to the wonderful, mad world of classic Minis.  Please consider getting involved with your local Mini club.  It's a little bit like a support system that we all need, from time to time.

Best regards,
MSH

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 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 10:01AM
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summerspop. I might have a couple of oil filters for AUTOs.. which you can have for FREE.. as I will NEVER own another auto mini.. later  bc

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 03:40AM
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Thank you for the info Dr Mini. I've seen 2 different oil weight  recommendations, do prefer 20w-50 or 10w-40? I live in Florida where we get some pretty warm, muggy weather if that matter. 

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 03:20AM
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You have a small bore (998cc) Automatic. Get replacement filters from our host or one of the other Mini parts suppliers. Change your oil RELIGIOUSLY every 2000 miles! Mini automatic transmissions share the engine oil for lubrication. If you don't change it every 2000 miles it will tear up the transmission. Not cheap to fix either. Good luck with the new Mini!

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 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 05:29PM
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Thanks, I updated it. 

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 03:18PM
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summerspop.. welcome. and also congrat a getting a REAL mini.. where are you?? later bc

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 03:06PM
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Congratulations and welcome. Filling in your profile to let us know your location would be helpful. Advice can be location specific. 

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 02:28PM
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I recently purchased my first classic Mini. It is a 1991 and is a Japanese import. I know the engine is a 998cc but not sure about the whole big/small bore or A or A+ engines. The engine plate says 99HF32 101032. Something else I discovered is the oil filter is the cartridge style and sits horizontal instead of vertical like every other one I have seen online.

Any information would be helpful!