Mini Cooper S Coolant Leak and CV Boot Replacement

A Mini Cooper S was brought into our workshop to get some work done including a service, replacing brakes, looking into a coolant leak and replacing the CV boot.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Engine-RamSpeed-1When we checked over the vehicle we pressure tested the cooling system and found the coolant leak was coming from the thermostat housing and waterpump. Both these items were replaced in order to rectify the leaks including some system hoses. The cooling system was then bled and filled as required. Once all the parts were refitted the engine was degreased and the vehicle road tested.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Bumper-RamSpeed-1We then removed the drivers side front drive shaft to carry out the CV boot replacement but upon attempting to remove the shaft we found the CV shaft seized into the hub and was unable to be removed. Our next option was to remove the complete hub assembly and try to press out the shaft but this still did not work.

Mini-Cooper-Engine-RamSpeed-2The front right drive shaft and complete hub assemply had to be replaced as a result. We then inspected the boot on the passenger front which was ok. The hub nut was removed and we found the thread and associated area was covered in corrosion, no other parts were attempted to be removed as the boot was ok.

A major service was done while the vehicle was on the hoist and involved replacing the oil, air and pollution filters. This was done according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle. Other repairs done while the vehicle was in the shop included replacing the rocker cover and sump gaskets to fix some oil leaks, the drive belt tensioner and pulleys were replaced and the rear brake pads.

Mini Countryman Service

We see many European vehicles in our workshop for scheduled log book servicing. One of these vehicles recently was a Mini Countryman which was for a minor service. We replaced the oil and filter as required and checked over the vehicle for any other parts that needed to be replaced and fluid to be topped up.

Mini-Countryman-Service-Brakes-RamSpeed-Automotive-1 Mini-Countryman-Service-Brakes-RamSpeed-Automotive-2RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mini models (see our Mini Performance work here) including Mini Countryman. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Mini electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Mini electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Mini maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Mini Cooper Minor Service & Repair

A Mini Cooper  came into our RamSpeed workshop for its 50,000 KM’s scheduled log book service. Based on the vehicle’s mileage and service history we carried out a minor “A” service on this vehicle with standard replacement of the engine oil and oil filter using Mini Cooper parts and required fluids. We also replaced the clock spring and replaced spark plugs, injectors and ignition coils . We also carried out a road test to ensure the vehicle was functioning correctly. As part of the service our technician will carry out a complete vehicle safety inspection, with all brakes including pads and rotors to be inspected and report for any signs of hydraulics and the current brake wear. All lights, hoses, belts and tyre pressures are to also be checked and corrected where necessary. As requested by the customer we also performed a full system OBD test and report on this vehicle to diagnose and potential issues.

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RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mini Cooper models. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Mini Cooper electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Mini Cooper electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your BMW maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Mini Cooper S Major Service B

A Mini Cooper S with a Mini Cooper badge came into our RamSpeed workshop for its 140,000 KM’s scheduled log book service. Based on the vehicle’s mileage and service history we carried out a major “B” service on this vehicle with standard replacement of the engine oil and oil filter using Mini Cooper parts and required fluids. New Mini Cooper injectors were also placed into the car with the additional injector couplings being replaced.  As part of the service our technician will carry out a complete vehicle safety inspection, with all brakes including pads and rotors to be inspected and report for any signs of hydraulics and the current brake wear. All lights, hoses, belts and tyre pressures are to also be checked and corrected where necessary. As requested by the customer we also performed a full system OBD test and report on this vehicle to diagnose and potential issues.

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RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mini Cooper models (see our Mini Cooper S Performance work here) including BMW 335i. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all BMW electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all BMW electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your BMW maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

 

Mini Countryman Diagnostics and Service

We had a Mini Countryman in our workshop a few days ago which had an engine light on. We hooked up our diagnostics equipment to the Mini and found Vanos faults in relation to the inlet activator and inlet solenoid. We then advised the customer of what needs to be done and any parts that needed to be replaced.

Mini-Countryman-Service-Repairs-RamSpeed-3 Mini-Countryman-Service-Repairs-RamSpeed-4For the Mini, we also performed a minor A type service as it was due according to the current km. The oil filter was the only part that needed to be changed with this service.

Mini-Countryman-Service-Repairs-RamSpeed-2RamSpeed has all the necessary equipment to diagnose and service your vehicle including all Mini models. Call us today to make a booking or hear about our current specials.