MINI Cooper S Coupé Workshop Manuals and Repair Manuals
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MINI Cooper S CoupéThe Mini Coupé and Mini Roadster are two-seater sports cars engineered and manufactured by the German automaker BMW under the Mini marque between 2011 and 2015. The hardtop Coupé was unveiled in June 2011 and formally launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. It is the first two-seater Mini. The range of the Coupé follows a similar pattern to other Mini models; featuring Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper SD and the range-topping John Cooper Works (JCW). The JCW version accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) thanks to a turbocharged 208 bhp (155 kW; 211 PS) 1,598 cc four-cylinder. The Cooper SD is a 2.0 L turbo diesel producing 141 bhp (105 kW; 143 PS) available in some markets. All are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox with the option of automatic on all but the JCW.
MINI Cooper S Coupé FAQ's
How do I change the oil in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To change the oil in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by lifting the car with a jack and securing it with jack stands. Locate the oil drain plug underneath the engine and remove it, allowing the old oil to drain into a container. Once drained, replace the drain plug and proceed to remove the oil filter. Install a new filter, then fill the engine with the recommended amount of fresh oil, as specified in the manual, using a funnel.
How do I check the brake fluid level in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To check the brake fluid level in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by locating the brake fluid reservoir under the hood, usually near the firewall. Clean the area around the cap to prevent dirt or debris from entering the reservoir. Unscrew the cap and check the fluid level against the "Max" and "Min" marks on the side of the reservoir. If the level is below the "Min" mark, add the recommended brake fluid as specified in the manual until it reaches the proper level.
How do I check the transmission fluid in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To check the transmission fluid level in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by parking the car on a level surface and ensuring the engine is at operating temperature. Locate the transmission dipstick, usually near the back of the engine compartment, and remove it. Wipe it clean, reinsert it fully, and then remove it again. The fluid level should be between the "Min" and "Max" marks on the dipstick. If it is low, add the recommended transmission fluid as specified in the manual.
How do I jump-start my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To jump-start your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by locating the positive and negative terminals on both the dead battery and the working vehicle's battery. Connect the red jumper cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery, then connect the other end to the positive terminal of the working vehicle's battery. Next, connect the black jumper cable to the negative terminal of the working vehicle's battery, and attach the other end to a metal, unpainted part of your MINI Cooper's engine. Start the working vehicle's engine and let it run for a few minutes, then try starting your MINI Cooper. Once started, carefully disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order.
How do I replace a brake light bulb in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To replace a brake light bulb in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by accessing the rear of the brake light assembly from inside the trunk. Locate the bulb socket and twist it counterclockwise to remove it. Pull out the old bulb and insert the new one, making sure it is securely seated. Reinstall the bulb socket into the brake light assembly by twisting it clockwise.
How do I replace a headlight bulb in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To replace a headlight bulb in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by accessing the headlight assembly from under the hood. Locate the bulb holder at the rear of the headlight assembly and twist it counterclockwise to remove it. Gently pull out the old bulb and insert the new one, being careful not to touch the glass. Reinstall the bulb holder into the headlight assembly and secure it by twisting it clockwise.
How do I replace the battery in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To replace the battery in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by turning off the ignition and ensuring all electrical components are switched off. Locate the battery, which is typically located in the engine compartment. Disconnect the negative (-) cable first by loosening the nut and gently pulling the cable off the terminal. Repeat the process for the positive (+) cable. Remove any retaining brackets or clamps, then lift the old battery out of the compartment. Place the new battery in the same position, reconnecting the positive (+) cable first, followed by the negative (-) cable.
How do I replace the cabin air filter in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To replace the cabin air filter in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by locating the filter housing, which is typically located behind the glove compartment or under the dashboard. Open the housing by releasing the clips or removing the screws, then remove the old filter. Install the new filter, making sure it is properly aligned and securely in place. Close the housing and ensure it is properly sealed before testing the air conditioning or ventilation system.
How do I replace the windshield wipers on my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To replace the windshield wipers on your MINI Cooper S Coupé, start by lifting the wiper arm away from the windshield. Locate the release tab or button on the wiper blade assembly and press or push it, allowing you to slide the blade off the wiper arm. Align the new wiper blade with the wiper arm and slide it into place until it clicks securely. Gently lower the wiper arm back onto the windshield.
How do I reset the service interval indicator in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
To reset the service interval indicator in your MINI Cooper S Coupé, turn on the ignition without starting the engine. Press and hold the trip odometer reset button until the indicator light starts flashing. Release the button, then briefly press and release it again to confirm the reset. The service interval indicator should now be reset, and the light should no longer be illuminated.
How often should I change the spark plugs in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
It is generally recommended to change the spark plugs in your MINI Cooper S Coupé every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, or as specified in the manual. However, factors such as driving conditions and fuel quality can affect the lifespan of spark plugs. Inspect the plugs regularly for signs of wear or fouling, and replace them if necessary to ensure optimal engine performance.
How often should I replace the air filter in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
The air filter in your MINI Cooper S Coupé should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, or as specified in the manual. However, if you frequently drive in dusty or polluted environments, you may need to replace it more often. A clogged or dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, reducing performance and fuel efficiency. Regularly inspect the air filter and replace it when it appears dirty or damaged.
What is the recommended tire pressure for my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
The recommended tire pressure for your MINI Cooper S Coupé can vary depending on factors such as load capacity and driving conditions. However, the manufacturer typically provides a recommended tire pressure range, which can be found on a sticker located on the driver's side door jamb or in the owner's manual. It is crucial to maintain the recommended tire pressure for safe handling, fuel efficiency, and tire longevity.
What type of coolant should I use in my MINI Cooper S Coupé?
For optimal performance, use a coolant that meets the MINI's specifications, such as the recommended ethylene glycol-based coolant. It is important to use the correct coolant to maintain the engine's temperature and prevent overheating. Refer to the manual for the specific coolant type and any additional requirements, such as the proper mixture ratio with water.
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