Caught this on BBC Radio One today and found the audio online. Not MINI-related at all, but I know there are some Top Gear fans out there.
No, not referring to an (inevitable) MINI repair bill, but rather a short video of the storm that came in So Cal yesterday. I didn’t quite get home in time to catch the real rain, but you can see by the flow down the hill that we got a bunch of it (1.25″ at Lindbergh Field).
A little later than the service indicator would have liked, I had my MINI in for the “95k” ? oil change service this morning. Everything went smoothly except for one identified problem: the low pressure power steering hose is leaking and will need to be replaced after Christmas. I hear the MINI is a tank without power steering.
Looking ahead to 100,000 miles they are recommending:
- replace spark plugs (something I should be able to do myself, right? I used to do it on my Mini Metro years ago)
- replace oxygen sensors
- top up the super charger oil reservoir (they are looking up a price for that and will let me know)
I’ll get the power steering taken care of in January, then start saving up for all these new goodies.