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R50/53 - R50/53 Best go to R53 Repair Manual?

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Best go to R53 Repair Manual?

Hey NAM,
Its been awhile but I'm back in a Mini. I picked up a clean 05 which needs some serious work to get it back on the road. Since I have some headaches ahead, who makes the best manual for these things? Haynes?

Thank you in Advance,
 
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get the OE Bently manual.....I would not trust Haynes to repair a lawn mower.....

I think there's a couple Bently manuals in the classified section

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I have both and the Bentley manual is far superior.
 
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Cheers guys! - I'll bite the bullet
 
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Bentley is by far the best. We do keep them in stock too.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/bentle...ir-manual.html
 
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Pelican Parts published "How to Maintain and Modify Your Mini Cooper R50/R52/R53" just last year and it's pretty decent with great photos. I recommend it as well.
 
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I bought a Bentley manual in PDF form online. Paid only $20 and it's been invaluable to me when working on my MC40.
 
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Bentley is the one you want.
 
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Bently and then check out the TIS places also https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
 
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