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Mini Series Introduction

I picked up this 2007 Mini Cooper S to fix up and give to my oldest son. Thing is, the insurance was too expensive. New plan. I’m  still going to fix this car up and make videos about it, but then I plan to sell it and give the profits to my son. That way he can find something that he can afford insurance for.

This series will run over the next few weeks on my EricTheCarGuy channel. I’ll be covering several of the common issues with this vehicle. Things like timing chain replacement, common oil leaks, clutch replacement, as well as a few other things.

If this format works out, it just may be the way I move forward on the ETCG channel from here on out. So please give me your feedback in the comments and let me know what you think.

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Links to videos to be included in the series. This list is tentative and may change over time.

Mini Battery Replacement:

Mini Carpet and Interior Removal:

Mini Engine and Transmission Removal:

N14 Timing Chain Replacement:

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R56/N14 Clutch Replacement:

Mini Rear Caliper Replacement:

Mini Rear Hatch Latch Repair:

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