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MINI MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S: 2002-2006 07 transmission fill plug


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guam

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07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 7, 2008 1:12 AM
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the bottom pan has two plugs for drain, and on the top is a torx screw. Is that the fill plug located on the top side of the hood. I tried looking on the side of the transmission, but no fill plug. There also a couple of sensors on top and middle of the tranny. Since I have a mini stock non s automatic, I heard its no longer CVT. I heard of the aisin tranny using toyota type IV, or valvoline ATF is that true?
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 7, 2008 10:46 AM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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HI, I am copying the procedure here so everyone can see it without downloading.

Transmission fluid checking is accomplished using the DISplus or GT1. The DISplus or GT1 is used to monitor
transmission fluid temperature to insure the transmission is not over or under-filled. There is no dipstick, the fluid level is checked by monitoring the overflow coming from the overflow hole while filling via the fill plug.
Transmission fluid should be checked between 35 and 45C. Use the DISplus and/or GT1 to determine transmission
temperature. The transmission temperature information can be found in the diagnosis section under Service Functions.
When checking transmission fluid, observe the following items:
Transmission in Park
Parking brake applied
Vehicle level
No engine load
Trans Temp 35-45C
Observe correct drain plug torque
Use correct fluid


Transmission Fluid Checking Procedures (cont.)
1. Park the vehicle on a flat load and lock the tires.
2. Shift the shift lever to "P" range. Do not start engine.
3. Remove the overflow plug and filling plug.
4. Check if automatic transmission fluid drops from the overflow hole.
If Automatic transmission fluid does not drop, additional automatic transmission fluid to be filled until automatic
transmission fluid drops.
5. Start the engine.
6. Check if automatic transmission fluid drops again from the overflow hole.
If Automatic transmission fluid does not drop, additional automatic transmission fluid to be filled until automatic
transmission fluid drops.
7. At this point try to maintain automatic transmission fluid in less than 35C.
8. Shift all range from "P" to "D" with the expenditure of more than 2 seconds per each range and return to "P"
after performing the 2 times shifting with foot braking.
9. Check automatic transmission fluid drops from the overflow hole.
If automatic transmission fluid drops: Confirm the automatic transmission fluid at temperature between 35-45C
with oil temperature sensor and wait until automatic transmission fluid does dribble out from overflow plug.
10. Coat a new "O" ring with automatic transmission fluid, and install it to the fill plug.
11. Using a hexagon wrench, install the overflow plug.

Be sure to wipe off spilled automatic transmission fluid completely after tighten fill
plug.

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Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 7, 2008 7:37 PM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Attachment overflow plug.bmp (1.1 MB)
Attachment fill plug.bmp (1.3 MB)
Here are the photos of the overflow and fill plugs.
TXMrMom

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 7, 2008 8:01 PM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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Thank *** have a manual. Thats a lot of work for fluid! LOL
guam

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 8, 2008 2:02 AM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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thanks alot for the pic nick, see the fill plug on the tranny pics pretty good too. But the first picture where is that in relation to the tranny?
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Feb 8, 2008 9:19 AM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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Attachment overflow plug.bmp (85.1 KB)
Attachment untitled.bmp (60.9 KB)
The overflow plug is on the bottom. By the pan in the corner. I am attaching better quality pics to this message.
guam

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Jun 19, 2008 12:47 AM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Hey nick, is there any tool that could be used to fill from the overflow plug for the tranny fluid instead of using the fill plug that is midway high? The space is pretty tight, and was curious of your opinion. It seems to use a 8mm hex at the fill hole. But after reading your last posting, you only make sure that fluid exceeds the overflow plug, not exceeding the fill plug right.
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Jun 19, 2008 7:47 AM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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Not that I am aware of. If you remove the coolant overflow can you see it a bit better?

What I do when I have a har to fill trans is use a pump to pump the fluid up to the fill plug. Any parts store will have one.
giacomo.m

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Jul 4, 2008 4:26 AM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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Hi all,
I would want to replace the CVT fluid transmission to my Mini Cooper 2005
but I have read that in order to introduce the new oil, it serves a BMW 248100 special tool.
I cannot use un' other system?
it is obligatory to use the special tool?
the transmission fill plug is in the high part of the gearbox, under the battery?
thank you.

Giacomo

Giacomo
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Jul 15, 2008 3:22 PM   in response to: giacomo.m in response to: giacomo.m
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See my post above. You can use a fluid pump to get it up to where it has to be.
StasBeletsky

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 5, 2008 6:22 PM   in response to: guam in response to: guam
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Hello,

How ca i check what type of transmission fluid ATF or CVT i need to use, it's Mini Copper 2005, Automatic Transmission, it has +/-M shift gear.

Or can you suggest? Or How can i check it for sure?
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 6, 2008 8:10 AM   in response to: StasBeletsky in response to: StasBeletsky
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What is your VIN number and production date? Just so I can be 100% sure of the fluid requirement.
Stickman

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 3:26 PM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Nick,
I have a 2005 S, what Fluid should I use to change out fluid?
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 6:14 PM   in response to: Stickman in response to: Stickman
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Best bet is to call MINI parts dealer. They will have the latest part number.
Stickman

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 11:07 AM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Nick,
Gave Parts guy at Mini Dealer last 7 of my Vin and he said $85.00 a Liter. I asked him for the part number and you would have thought I asked his wife out in front of him. Said they arenot allowed to give out part numbers. What is up with that?
Nick Czerula

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 11:47 AM   in response to: Stickman in response to: Stickman
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Not sure, maybe new policy. Try this:

Go to realoem.com and use the online parts look up, find the part #, then call a different dealer and ask if it the right part # for your vehicle. If it is, then you have the number to shop around with.

HTH
ramosa

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 6:46 AM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Nick,
i have a 2006 mini s i just wanted to verify do you still have your 2007? and how many time have you changed the tran. fluid ?
clutchless

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Re: 07 transmission fill plug
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 1:40 PM   in response to: ramosa in response to: ramosa
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If you have the Aisin 6 speed automatic just buy Toyota T-IV fluid from a Toyota dealer for about $4 or $5 a quart. It is exactly the same JWS3309 fluid made by Exxon/Mobil that MINI is selling for between $17 and $30 a litre. Toyota owns Aisin transmissions which are used in all Toyotas, and the reason the fluid is the same. The same transmission is used by VW in cars with the 2.5 motor, Mazda, Volvo, and a few others. There are a few synthetics that are also compatible and work better, such as Redline D4, Royal Purple and Lubromoly.

VW makes a tool that screws into the drain hole so you can more easily pump fluid back into the transmission from below.

There are two threads on changing the MINI ATF at North American Motoring dot com which go into great detail with photos. Most of us do not use the measure the fluid temp method. We just make sure the car is cold and the new fluid the same temperature as the drained fluid. Measure what went out, and pour back in the same amount.

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