TECH TIP: MINI Cooper "S" Coolant Tank Upgrade
Problem: MINI Cooper "S" plastic coolant tank failure:
Polished Aluminum (Silver-Chrome)
Anodized Aluminum (Black)
OEM Part# 17137529273, with an aluminum replacement tank upgrade!
(polished aluminum BMP Part# 300372, or black anodized aluminum BMP Part# 300373) - Read how to below...
This project will show you how to properly replace the coolant reservoir/tank. In this procedure we will only remove enough coolant to avoid a spill when replacing the tank. If you are planning a coolant flush or replacement check out this article. The project will require removing the coolant in the old tank. Removing one mounting bolt, 2 factory pinch clamps, replacing the tank, re installing the hoses, re-filling the system and checking for leaks. This project will take about 20-30 minutes depending on your mechanical ability and skill level.
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