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Old 09-26-2011, 09:17 AM
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2011 mini s oil filter location????

Can someone tell me where the oil filter is located on the 2011 mini s? found some youtube videos but they must have changed the location again!!

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:34 AM
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Right under the radiator expansion tank. There is one (or two) screws holding it in place, remove these and rotate it . You will see the oil filter below.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:46 AM
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Is it supposed to look like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TCUdiHDnUg

I pulled the resevoire away but there is nothing there. I am confused on this one.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:43 AM
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I found it. Not directly under the radiator overflow but below and to the left. Did not have good enough light to see the first time.

Good to go. thanks!
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:35 PM
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there's a diy post for mcs auto here under diy section. granted it's for a 2010 but the it's pretty much the same for 2011. i did mine following the post. the only difference was that the coolant reservoir tank could not be twisted and moved out of the way to get to the oil filter - it took some maneuvering to change it. good luck
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:33 PM
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Finally found it tucked away just to the left under the overflow. Needed better light.

Sure was a @#$@#$ to take out and replace. you would think those genius engineers could make something like that easy to get to since you replace it so often.

At least i have it now. thanks
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