Yes if you look on north American motoring the first f56 were recalled due to a faulty oil filter housing,so make sure they know you know!Has anyone heard of the new Minis having a problem with the oil filter breaking while driving?? This just happened to my BRAND NEW less than 6 months old 2014 Mini Cooper hatchback. The engine was destroyed. The service center cannot yet tell me what caused this to happen, but I didn't hit anything in the road like a huge pothole or debris. I'm a bit miffed and wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue??
're the oil change have you seen the colour of the oi lafter 6000 mils.it is going black which means burnt bits in there. I don't think I shall do it after break in but I shall change my oil every 6000. Miles as I just dont think it's good for the engine to leave it longer. It's not expensive to diy and then the 3rd change is mniis according to the variable service interval.( I just wont reset the computer)