2008 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mini Cooper

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

Starter with solenoid replaced at 58312 miles.

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I hit a pothole yesterday (not a very big one in my opinion). Immediately, my car started running rough and died within a few seconds. Now it won't start. The starter engages but it's as though the engine is either not getting fuel or isn't getting a spark. I read that there is a ...

I hit a curb six months ago, popped a hole in my tire. Got new tire and alignment, because I hit the curb hard. Now the car is pulling to either side and shakes when I drive.

My mini has 94k miles. Probably needs a flush/fill. The OBDII shows 286 F coolant temp on a cold engine and code P0118. I'm assuming the sensor is bad - but would like to know how to ID the true cause between a bad sensor and rusty coolant.

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I have had catastrophic failures before 45,000miles. I have brought it to the MINI service center for these failures, including: replacing spark plugs, faulty coil pack, catalytic converter failure, on-board computer replacement, total replacement of the transmission and currently, the solenoid valve replacement which is not yet fixed. Researching: WMWMF33518...Engine/Exhaust System Problem/E...

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