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Mini Front End Removal

There are a lot of repairs on a modern Mini Cooper that may require the removal of the front end of the vehicle. In this video I show you how to remove the front bumper skin and front support on a 2007 Mini Cooper S, to expose the front of the engine.

I performed this procedure because I was removing the engine and transmission. I also think it is beneficial if you want to repair some of the oil leaks  on the front of your engine. The N14 in this car had several of these oil leaks.

I’ll be covering the engine removal and the oil leak repairs in other videos within this series.

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Other videos in Mini Series (Links posted when available)

Introducing The Mini Series: https://youtu.be/Ajsk8kgafXg

2007-2013 Mini Cooper S (R56) Battery Replacement: https://youtu.be/3WpqmJT_Wc0

R56 Mini Carpet and Interior Removal: https://youtu.be/powCgE9Tx50

Carpet and Seat Installation R56 Mini Cooper: https://youtu.be/19BDsW4J7UE

Mini Engine and Transmission Removal:

N14 Timing Chain Replacement:

Fixing Mini Oil Leaks:

R56/N14 Clutch Replacement:

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