2004 MINI Cooper S R53: 6spd Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement. In this video, I changed the transmission fluid on a 2004 MINI Cooper S R53 with the 6 speed Getrag MT285/GS6-85 manual transmission/transaxle.
Time required: approx. 30-45mins
Tools required: drain pan, 8mm hex socket, ratchet, fluid pump
Fluid used: 2 quarts Redline MTL https://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-Transmission-Transaxle-Lubricant/dp/B000CPCBEG
Pump used: https://amzn.com/B000BQW5LK
Notes: Original fill on 2002-2004 6spd manual transmissions is Texaco MTF-94. On late 2004-2006 models w/o limited slip differential, BMW MTF-LT3. Late 2004-2006 models w/ limited slip are filled with MTF-94. I have not heard any reports where Redline MTL harmed any first gen MINI R53 transmissions. In this case, shifting became much smoother and the difference was very noticeable especially in cold weather. The transmission is also much quieter as well.
Torque spec on fill/drain plugs: 32 ft/lbs
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