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Type of Engine Oil for Mini Cooper 1st gen

The table shows all suitable motor oils for Cooper 1st generation, made in 2001 — 2006.

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Year
Grade SAE

all-season
+25 to -25 °C
winter
-30 to +5 °C
summer
-5 to +45 °C
Gasoline
API
Diesel
API
Oil Type Recommended Brand
2001

10W-30
10W-40

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
25W-30

SM
SL
CH-4 semisynthetics, mineral Valvoline, Kixx, Exxon, Ecopower
2002

10W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-30

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
25W-30

SM
SL
CH-4 semisynthetics, mineral Mobil, Pentosin, Lucas Oil, Valvoline, Mannol
2003

10W-30
15W-40
15W-30

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
25W-30
25W-40

SM CI-4 semisynthetics, mineral Valucraft, Pentosin, Lucas Oil, Valvoline, Kixx
2004

10W-40
15W-40
15W-30

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
20W-30
25W-40

SM CI-4+
CI-4
semisynthetics, mineral Pentosin, Lucas Oil, Valvoline, Select, Kixx, Exxon, Mannol, Chevron
2005

10W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-30

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
20W-30
25W-30
25W-40

SM CJ-4
CI-4+
semisynthetics, mineral Mobil, Select, Mannol, Lliqui-Moly, Chevron
2006

10W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-30

5W-30
5W-40

20W-40
20W-30
25W-30
25W-40

SM CI-4+
CI-4
semisynthetics, mineral Mobil, Select, Mannol, Chevron
Data close to recommended in Mini

To buy the right oil you need to know SAE Viscosity Grade and API Quality Index oil for diesel or gasoline engine. You can select any Brand from the listed.

Example: for gasoline engines Mini Cooper (1st generation) 2001, suitable multigrade semisynthetics oil 10W-30 quality SM. For bodies made in 2006, for the cold season, well suited semisynthetics 5W-30 \ SM.

If possible, check the selected oil for compliance with the manufacturers specifications and service intervals.

Checking the Engine Oil condition

Good Oil

Medium used Oil

Used engine Oil

Used oil with mechanical impurities

Used oil in middle condition

Used oil in bad condition

Very bad Oil

Oil with an overheated engine

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