20 Most Recent 2008 Mini Cooper S Questions & Answers

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Why did it come up with excessive emissions warning then went into limp mode and kept stalling?

You are experiencing a major vacuum leak that the computer is having a hard time correcting fuel trim parameters.
2/22/2016 1:23:59 AM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Feb 22, 2016
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Radio is stuck on AM station can,t get FM ,won,t eject cd

Look for a small hole next to the CD player, if there is one, use a tooth pick and push the reset/ eject button in and see, if it will eject the CD while it is on.
6/23/2015 12:23:13 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Major oil spill after replacing oil supply line.

It's as simple as following the oil to source VAPE JUICE
6/17/2015 10:52:29 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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Noticed a bit of smoke coming from under the hood. Opened to look and it seems there's oil next to the valve on my turbo.

Does turbo need oil? Very much so. It has parts spinning at 30,000 rpms or so, and the bearings require oil to live. Clean cool engine thoroughly, and then run engine to find leak.
6/4/2015 7:46:29 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Jun 04, 2015
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I noticed little smoke coming from the right passenger side wheel after using breaks. I lifted the the car and took off the wheel but it feels a bit tight to rotate the disc.

Front or rear? The Sounds like the caliper might be sticking. Is the wheel getting hot? The rear brake has the emergency brake incorporated in it. You need a special tool to retract the caliper it spins it back in while it presses. Take the caliper off and clean and lube the guide pins with a grease for brake parts like Permatex 24115 Ultra Disk Brake Caliper Lube High-Temp Silicone. If rusted, replace the parts. Make sure all the rubber protectors are in good shape if not replace them. They keep moisture from rusting the brake parts. If the caliper is frozen, just buy a new assembly and install it. Here a video that should help! Rear Brake Pads Rotor Replacement 2006 2013 Mini Cooper
6/3/2015 3:57:09 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Jun 03, 2015
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How to find coolant leak?

Start it and look at it while its running. Also try giving it gas to raise rpm's. You should see it then.
4/14/2015 4:26:23 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Apr 14, 2015
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Why doesnt my mini cooper have the phone option in the menu?

Though they put all the buttons in at production of he vehicle, this is an option that you have to have the bells that go with it to use it. These are add on options that you can acquire or purchase from your local Mini dealer.
1/10/2015 1:24:55 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Jan 10, 2015
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2008 mini cooper red light with jacked up car

That symbol means that service is due. Service could be just an oil change or it could be an oil service and inspection. Take your car to the dealer and have it serviced.
9/30/2014 12:08:06 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on Sep 30, 2014
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4th cylinder misfiring

Here's a link to your code. P0304 Code Cylinder 4 Misfire
5/18/2014 1:05:45 AM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on May 18, 2014
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New brake rotors overheat

Hi Steve. As you said you did replace the rotors and pads. Did you have problem before replacing the rotors or just to renew was? The reason I am asking is just to see whether the problem was there and before. Now, if you had the same problem before renewing and after renew you still have the problem,just go back on your car, jag it up putting it on stands,turn the wheels an see which one is tight on turning. If is just one, open the bleeder to release the pressured fluid and turn the wheel,if is turning free,just get in the car and apply brakes after turn the wheel and if you do have stiffness,you have a faulty brake hose inside the flow hole. Just renew the faulty brake hose. If you do not face any hose failure, renew the brakes Master cylinder. Good Luck.
5/15/2014 5:09:44 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on May 15, 2014
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What is po 128 in Mini Cooper S?

P0128 Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)
5/14/2014 11:42:29 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on May 14, 2014
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Break caliper pushed forward

You are talking about the piston being pushed out? #1. Put a piece of wood in the caliper and push the brake pedal again.. remove the piston all the way. clean the caliper bore, replace the seal(caliper rebuild kit usually really cheap) carefully reinstall the piston.. sounds like it is either "cocked and stuck or the caliper has a ring of rust at the top of the bore. either way clean and reinstall the piston. possibilty #2. Take a "C" Clamp and force the piston back in.. if you do this take an old pad and put it between the piston and clamp to protect the poston.
5/14/2014 11:31:04 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on May 14, 2014
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Mini cooper 2008 windscreen wash jets

Mine did the same thing. I took a sewing needle and cleaned out the hole in the sprayers, which had calcium buildup or something else. You can also redirect the spray nozzles at the same time. Hope this helps.
5/14/2014 11:25:08 PM • 2008 Mini Cooper... • Answered on May 14, 2014
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