Author Topic: Changing thermostat on 2013 MINI  (Read 94 times)

Offline gasmini

Changing thermostat on 2013 MINI
« on: December 04, 2019, 11:48:38 AM »
Anybody here change a thermostat on a 2013 MINI or at least that generation?
The trouble I'm looking at is the damn clamps that hold the hoses on. Is there a tool that doesn't cost an arm and a leg that I can use for this?
« Last Edit: December 05, 2019, 11:50:51 AM by gasmini »

Offline jedduh01

Re: Changing thermostat on 2014 MINI
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 12:59:35 PM »
Using Real OEM = your 14' could be either engine .. 2013  was sort of a last year engine . 14 was a new engine year.

R56 Chassis   with N13 engine .

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=SV33-USA-11-2013-R56N-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=11_4551


Then 2014 - moved to F56 Chassis = with B46 B48 Engine

Springhy round clamps ... 98% ive got it done with channel locks held firmly.

  or   the BMW specific with Lock ring built in = they are simple =  Pull out the lock wire=  hose pulls off.


https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XM73-USA-05-2014-F56-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=11_5514

Two totally different setups.

R56 - early engine video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBgM7Uyck18





Offline MiniDave

Re: Changing thermostat on 2014 MINI
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 01:34:45 PM »
Yes, there is a tool for the round springy clamps, and you can get it at Home Depot for not much moola

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-24-in-Hose-Clamp-Pliers-OTC4525/305912437

« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 01:55:58 PM by MiniDave »
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2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: Changing thermostat on 2014 MINI
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 11:44:23 PM »
If you have the n13 there is a chance you will break the coolant pipe on the back of the engine allow time to order and replace just in case.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/water-pipe/11537589713/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAz53vBRCpARIsAPPsz8UDK0CNZOUP8ZpwH00BxdDPgJnT4N8XhN1iOgb3OD_YyPCA_aRuaL0aAo_BEALw_wcB

(edit) after thinking about it you might just want to replace it anyway at least that's been my experience sometimes after disturbing it leaks at the water pump end. 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 11:50:58 PM by jeff10049 »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Changing thermostat on 2014 MINI
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 09:37:54 AM »
Jeez Louise, $75 for that plastic pipe? And I thought Audi parts were stupid expensive......no wonder people get rid of these cars when they start having issues.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gasmini

Re: Changing thermostat on 2013 MINI
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 11:49:05 AM »
First off let me say sorry I had the wrong year listed in the title. :-[ Its a 2013 Roadster (R59) and I think it stayed the same engine until the end of production which I think was 2015.
I also have a 2014 Countryman that I keep getting the year mixed up in my head. One of those voices in my head keeps speaking out of turn. 11.gif
I have changed the title of this thread to the right year.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2019, 11:51:30 AM by gasmini »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Changing thermostat on 2013 MINI
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 12:06:23 PM »
BTW, I have that hose clamp tool, if you think you might be up this way anytime soon, you're welcome to borrow it.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: Changing thermostat on 2014 MINI
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »
Jeez Louise, $75 for that plastic pipe? And I thought Audi parts were stupid expensive......no wonder people get rid of these cars when they start having issues.

I posted that purely, for example, Dorman makes the pipe as do many other aftermarket suppliers most parts stores will have it on the shelf in the $20-25 dollar range.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-hamburg-tech-parts/water-pipe/11537589713~ham/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8qLvBRAbEiwAE_ZzPfv1CEevDuO8-o81xxCRcEp5SeGgP9hygnhfQbl__jKh5lSk_CRaBxoCO6YQAvD_BwE
« Last Edit: December 05, 2019, 10:13:11 PM by jeff10049 »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Changing thermostat on 2013 MINI
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2019, 10:11:08 PM »
Whew! That's more like it...,.,..
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT