And kudos to Tooltopia who had it to me in only about 3 days. First up was a post — A Basic Guide to Spark Plugs — which helped me get up to speed. The difficulty of this job is easy-to-medium. This frees up the coil pack and plug boot. Sounds simple, but was it really? Snap the cap completely down. Take a look at the Spark Plug Socket part numbers to see what you will need. Once you have them loose, pull them on up and out.
It's not the end of your Cooper. Pop your hood and you should immediately see where your coils and plugs are located. Designed to fit the new bi-hex pattern of the factory spark plugs. Slide the coils back into the bung hole. Mini runs much better, even idles at lower rpms and seem smoother in all gears. Parts: Optional parts: First up was to find the proper spark plugs.
Read on to find out. You'll need this socket, which is a Bi-Hex 12-point socket and a standard socket wrench and extension. First up was to find the proper spark plugs. We've got the correct tool for the job. They are about six inches long.
We will try to provide you with correct advice, although, we cannot guarantee that the advice here is 100% correct, as we do not check peoples' qualifications. The spark plug change itself is pretty easy. As I am in Alberta. Consider replacing the plugs every 50,000 miles and your coils every 100,000 miles for trouble-free performance. Before you get started though, you will need one other special item. There are a ton of options, but I went with locally-sourced Denso Iridium spark plugs.
Be sure to check the condition of your old plugs to make sure your engine is running optimally. This job should only take you about an hour with no special tools needed and no strong mechanical aptitude. Gave them a phone call. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2001-2006. This article applies to the Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S. Step 1: Get to the old spark plugs Start by lifting the retaining clips on top of each spark plug. By increasing the camber in the way that this unit does, it puts more load on the bearing and within only a couple months of installing it, the bearing becomes noisy, than gets sloppy, and than you car sounds like your front end is going to fall off on mild bumps.
And a quick drive down the road seemed to be a smooth run. Insert your ratchet with extension and 14mm socket into the hole and loosen the spark plug. If you are determined to get this job done yourself, read on to learn what needs to be done and keep a lot of those greenbacks in your wallet. We installed these fixed camber plates following the instructions to the letter and within a few months, every set had to come off the cars they were on. A length of rubber hose, such as the kind used for fish aquariums, work well.
These are the four connectors you see along the top of the motor. Advantages: - Magnetic for a secure hold, even if the plugs are oily. You will need a 14mm deep well plug socket because of the German style of plugs used in these cars. This may take a little effort to get it out. The stock spark plugs require a 14mm 12 point spark plug socket. She got ahold of ups and had a next day shipping option available at a reasonable price. The installation itself took maybe 15 minutes.
Obviously used, but no unusual discoloration. The spark plug themselves are 12-point bi-hex pattern where a standard 6-point hex socket will not work. On the Gen 2 2007+ models, the spark plugs are Bi-Hex so the standard hex socket will not work. The stock spark plugs require a 14mm 12 point spark plug socket. The installation itself took maybe 15 minutes. The spark plug themselves are 12-point bi-hex pattern where a standard 6-point hex socket will not work.
If you do damage something while following advice on this forum please advise myself or one of the other moderators so we can amend or remove the post that you followed. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2007-2013. As there are only four cylinders in your engine, you will only have four plugs and four coils. The spark plug themselves are 12-point bi-hex pattern where a standard 6-point hex socket will not work. The bottom part is rubber, so it is flexible if you are worried as you pull them out — with the wires connected, the angle gets a little sharp. And kudos to Tooltopia who had it to me in only about 3 days. Called all my local parts dealers and they don't even carry the crank pulley.
Press the cap back down until it clicks. A misfire in these engines are fairly common, but finding the source can be exasperating. Start up your Mini and make sure she fires right up and sounds smooth. We recommend a 'locking' extension to get the socket off the spark plug after you torque the plug. That took some patience to do it without messing up the tip. If not, you will need to pull them out from the engine core.