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New battery at 65,000 miles
8 March 2016 - Filed under: Repairs + Servicing

New battery. Seems to have cured the starter solenoid issues. Easy DIY job, although quite a large piece of trim needs to be removed: There’s a great DIY guide on North American Motoring. I opted for a Varta E44 with a 5 year warranty. Type 096 was the correct size for our R56. The Ah […]

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Rear ARB bushes at 65,000 miles
6 March 2016 - Filed under: Repairs + Servicing

After a remarkably good run the MINI has developed a few issues. A knocking noise from the rear was cured by some new ARB bushes. Easy job, just two bolts and a 13mm spanner required. The old bushes ‘looked’ ok, but internet wisdom suggested that would be the case. My local GSF had stock of […]

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