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Whilst the information here is presented in good faith, neither the author nor M.I.N.I. guarantees that it is correct. Please be aware that inappropriate maintanence or repair could render your vehicle unroadworthy. If in doubt have your vehicle checked by a qualified mechanic.

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Thinking of buying a Mini? You'll be interested in The Mowog's Guide to Buying a Used Mini

Doing a full body restoration? Then you'll be interested in the Mini Rotisserie

Everything you have ever wanted to know about petrol. It explains why you shouldn't use unleaded in a pre 1990 Mini.

Everything you have ever wanted to know about engine oil.

Are oil additives as good as they are made out to be?

Ever wondered what those funny codes on the side of your tyres meant? This Tyre Identification Markings guide should sort you out.

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