Essential tools for a MINI owner

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Essential tools for a MINI owner

Post by ragtopday Johnna » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:25 pm

A club member asked on Facebook what tools would be considered essential for a MINI owner. Got any suggestions?
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Re: Essential tools for a MINI owner

Post by Minidave » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:40 pm

Depends a lot on what the tools are for, for just general maintenance like oil changes, or for trips in case of a breakdown or ???
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Re: Essential tools for a MINI owner

Post by MiniManiac » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:23 pm

He was asking for general purposes, so I will start.

For GEN2 MINIS :)
1. To change plugs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y ... UTF8&psc=1
2. For oil changes, you need to remove the drain plug and oil filter housing
a. https://www.outmotoring.com/3-8-inch-dr ... -1377.html
b. https://www.outmotoring.com/mini-cooper ... _27mm.html
3. If you change your own brakes, then you will need this for the rears
a. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0122 ... UTF8&psc=1


There are plenty more bits and pieces :)
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Re: Essential tools for a MINI owner

Post by CreamSoda » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:49 am

Nice information.
Currently working on installing the new set of toyo tires for my daily driver Tacoma.

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