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Our 2016 Cooper S is due a coolant change, was wondering if anyone here has attempted this job themselves and if so what problems/issues did you encounter.

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Mini say not;they say it is filled for life But i most am definitely with you on this and will do ours every 5 years regardless what they say.I think it might need a pump system-not sure-i got our dealer to do our r Roadster-am a coward! Keep us posted.
 

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Yes I saw that somewhere, but if it's a 50/50 mix then the additives that prevent corrosion will breakdown (degrade). I would rather get it changed to prevent future issues. The only pumps I have found are vacuum pumps that are really for the filling process, they create a vacuum and the new coolant is sucked in. Supposed to eliminate air locks, they are not from what I understand meant for drawing the coolant out. These can be purchased for around £85. I will keep looking though.
 

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I TOTALLY agree with you-it is a rediculous claim and I simply don't understand it. I had to persuade Mini to do it; £90 all in inc VAT which I could cope with.
 

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Landrover have a similar claim on their auto transmissions, sealed for life. But a statement from the transmission manufacturer, ZF say otherwise and regular servicing are recommended. In Discovery 3 and 4 case, they built a cross member right under the transmission tray which makes it very difficult to service.
Off the mini topic but don't believe everything the manufacturer tells you.
 
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