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Old 09-22-2015, 11:19 PM
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I agree with this. Even MINI techs admit that it's "difficult".

Just cruise to the dealer and have them bleed it for you. The car will be as good as new.
So I got an estimate from my local Euro/German motors specialists, they are charging 130$ for a coolant flush and 190$ for a brake flush, how does those prices sound to you guys?
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:45 PM
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You can do a brake flush yourself, it super easy. Just get one of those Motive brake bleeders and some DOT 4 fluid and you can do it in less than an hour your first time.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:59 AM
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Ha Ha Ha....
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:52 AM
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Good one ash...
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:40 PM
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First, Ash is right... With the right tools it takes an hour or less. Second, that brake flush price is ridiculously high. For reference, the dealer I was service manager of for years charged $99.95 for a brake flush. Coolant flushes can take a little longer, but I'd say $125-150 is the going rate for those. The R56 actually has its fair share of coolant leak issues, so I'd recommend that you take it to the dealer to see if anything is wrong and get them to flush it and bleed the system if everything checks out. I doubt they'll charge more than $150 for those services. Honestly, most dealers are trying to stay competitive on regular maintenance costs, so it's rare you'll spend less for those services elsewhere.
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could be the water pump, or thermostat housing.
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