2010 Mini Cooper S (R56) Engine Air Filter Replacement – DYI

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R56 Mini Cooper S Engine Air Filter

The R56 Mini Cooper S was sold in America for the 2007-2012 model years.  It featured a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing over 170 horses and 180 foot-pounds of torque.  That tiny turbocharged engine needs a lot of air, so its filter can get dirty quickly. Read on to see step-by-step directions to replace the air filter yourself.

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Owner’s Log: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop (8/2014 – 11/2014)

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Nine whole months with a car that could just about fit in the bed of my F-150?  Yep, you got it!  The Mini does well, getting me into parking spaces I wouldn’t even think of parking my truck in, as well as providing comfortable summer transportation.  Read on for more details.

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Owner’s Log: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop (5/2014 – 8/2014)

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Another quarter spent commuting in the Mini, testing its limits, both street performance and capacities.  It performed well, and I even learned a few things.  Read on for more details.

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Owner’s Log: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop (2/2014 – 5/2014)

OwnersLog2Don’t let the image to the left fool you, this is a write-up of my first quarter owning my 2010 Mini Cooper S!  I used it for commuting, golf outings, and even Home Depot runs.  It was mostly grins, filling up less and driving longer distances between those fill-ups.  Read on for more details

 

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Review: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop

2010 Mini Cooper S 01The iconic Mini Cooper.  Released in the 1960’s through 2000, its shape and size have made it recognizable world-wide.  In 2001, BMW (Mini’s parent company) released upon the world the newest Mini Cooper.  Larger in size and more luxurious in amenities than its predecessor, it’s a thoroughly modern Mini for the modern world.  This is the second-generation R56 model (2007-2013).  Continue reading for my review of this premium compact.

While I’ve had this car for almost a year, a busy personal life (and Road Reality being a hobby) left me with little time to detail the Mini and take pictures of it.  This review will be updated with pictures once I get the time this spring, both to clean and photograph the Mini).  Sorry for the delay, I’ll have quarterly posts going up soon too, so you can keep track of its progress in my stewardship.

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Owner’s Log: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat (7/2014 – 10/2014)

OwnersLog2“A full three years with the same vehicle in his possession?”  A popular statement a few months ago in my social circles, amidst the, “dang, I lost in the pool at XYZ!”  All that aside, it was another “status quo” quarter for my Ford F-150.  Road trips, hauling stuff, and commuting.  Read on for the run-down.

I would be remiss if I didn’t apologize to my loyal readership for not posting this update sooner.  Look again at Road Reality in a few days for plenty of catch-up posts as 2015 starts!

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