2004 MINI Cooper S R53: Replacing the thermostat and gasket. In this video, I replaced the thermostat and gasket on a 2004 MINI Cooper S R53. This procedure covers all 2002-2006 R53 Cooper S coupes, and 2005-2008 R52 Cooper S cabrios.
Tools needed: 10mm socket, extension, universal, ratchet (I used 1/4-inch drive). Slip joint pliers. Flat blade screwdriver. T25 torx driver. Rags. Masking tape.
Genuine MINI coolant https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mini-cooper-coolant-antifreeze-1-gallon-82140031133
Distilled water (to achieve 50/50 coolant mix)
Air filter https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mini-cooper-air-filter-element-genuine-mini-cooper-13721491749
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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