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Oil at 27,800 miles
28 October 2010 - Filed under: Servicing

The MINI has consumed a small amount of oil since it was serviced for the first time back in April 2009. Due to the use of ‘long life’ oil the service intervals are set at 20,000 miles on the R56, so it’s going to be quite a while before it sees a change of oil. […]

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25,000 miles at 25,000 miles
1 June 2010 - Filed under: Servicing

Ticked over 25,000 miles the other day, it’s been quite a long time coming now that I’ve moved closer to work. Thankfully the warning light was only because I was running low on fuel!

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British Mini Day at 24,200 miles
9 May 2010 - Filed under: Events

Another year, another British Mini Day at Himley Hall. Weather held quite nicely, lots of lovely cars on display including the Jaguar E-type from the original Italian Job. Many more photos on Flickr »

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MINI Development Story
24 February 2010 - Filed under: Other MINI

Stumbled across a rather interesting article on the development story surrounding the MINI over at Austin Rover Online. Well worth a read. There’s also a well written R56 Cooper road test.

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Winter at 22,500 miles
10 February 2010 - Filed under: Servicing + Upgrades

Winter hasn’t exactly been kind on the UK this year, we rarely seem to have risen above freezing and there’s been more snow on the ground than I’ve ever experienced whilst I’ve been driving in this country. I’m quite lucky in that I don’t have to rely on a car to get to work, so […]

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Uprated Bulbs at 20,600 miles
5 November 2009 - Filed under: Upgrades

A little gripe with the MINI has always been the rather rubbish visibility the standard headlights offer. One rather expensive solution is to spec the Xenon HID upgrade when ordering, although even these receive mixed reviews. A cheaper solution is to fit higher quality bulbs, I’ve fitted Philips Bluevision and Osram Coolblue to other cars […]

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The Breakfast Club at 17,900 miles
2 August 2009 - Filed under: Events

Attended the August meeting of The Breakfast Club in the MINI with the Westfield in tow. We arrived a little later than planned and were greeted by a large amount of MINI owners already in situ. More photos here, including a few of the rather tasty new Nissan GT-R!

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First Service at 14,800 miles
24 April 2009 - Filed under: Servicing

First service… Brake fluid, oil and filters changed, along with a software update and a wash. All done in just over an hour whilst I waited. My garage offers free wireless internet to its customers, a very welcome addition as I was able to carry on with some work to pass the time. Once again […]

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Delivery at 11,200 miles
29 January 2009 - Filed under: Servicing

Collected my first MINI today from North Oxford MINI. I took my time finding a MINI which suited both my requirements and budget, after some internet research, three test drives and a bit of haggling I settled on a 2007 Chilli Red Cooper with a rather extensive list of optional extras. The Cooper has had […]

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