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  1. Top ‘Must Have’ Tools
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    Top ‘Must Have’ Tools

    Here at Mini Sport we understand the importance of a job done right. And that means, using the correct tools when working on your Mini! As a result, this will ensure both your safety when working on the car and that you're doing the job correctly, ensuring your safety when behind the wheel of your Mini. Because having the best...

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  2. How To: Adjust or Replace Ball Joints
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    How To: Adjust or Replace Ball Joints

    This blog has been put together to advise you on the steps to take to adjust or replace your Mini's Ball Joints. With the front of the Mini jacked up and stabilised with axle stands under the subframe Remove the road wheel Loosen the ball joint nut (do not completely remove) Loosen the ball joint from the suspension arm with...
  3. How To: Check / Replace Front & Rear Suspension & Shock Absorbers
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    How To: Check / Replace Front & Rear Suspension & Shock Absorbers

    A key part of any suspension system, having fully-working shock absorbers will ensure a smooth and safe drive. The pump-like devices keep a vehicle’s tyres in contact with the road by controlling the rebound of its suspension springs – as long as the tyres remain in contact with the road, steering, handling and braking will be at optimal levels. Here...
  4. How To: Replace Suspension Cones & Knuckle Joints
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    How To: Replace Suspension Cones & Knuckle Joints

    This blog will look at the steps to replace your Mini's front & rear suspension cones. Tools you will need: Suspension Compression Tool Front Suspension Cone Follow instructions for replacing the shock absorber. Remove the front subframe tower bolt (post 76). Use the suspension compression tool through the tower bolt holes to compress the suspension cone. Remove the upper suspension...
  5. How To: Check Your Mini's Suspension
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    How To: Check Your Mini's Suspension

    On this blog we're talking you through servicing your Mini's Suspension! Drive your Mini, listening for bumps, bangs and squeaks - observe the harshness of the suspension operation and smooth operation of the steering including the returning to straight forward position after cornering. Walk round your Mini and observe the ride height - it should be 9.5" from floor to...
  6. How To: Fit Moulton Smootha Ride
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    How To: Fit Moulton Smootha Ride

    Our experts at Mini Sport have put together this handy guide for you, on how to fit the Moulton Smootha Ride kit to your Mini! Mini Front Suspension:- Remove the front rubber suspension cones, alloy trumpets complete with knuckle joints and front shock absorbers, as per normal workshop manual procedures. Fit the new Moulton long suspension cones along with the...
  7. Magic Mini Carpet!
    Categories: Classic Mini Interior

    Magic Mini Carpet!

    Magic Mini Carpet flies out of Mini Sport... One of our customers was delighted with his brand new Classic Mini Carpet, purchased from us for the bargain price of only £30, so much so that he shared the news a long with a photo of his fresh new Mini interior in a Classic Mini group on Social Media. Quickly selling...
  8. Paddy Hopkirk MBE takes delivery of new Limited Edition MINI, named in his honour.
    Categories: Mini Sport News, Paddy Hopkirk MBE, 33EJB & Articles

    Paddy Hopkirk MBE takes delivery of new Limited Edition MINI, named in his honour.

    Northern Irish rally driver Patrick ‘Paddy’ Hopkirk MBE is among the first of just 100 customers in the UK to receive the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Limited Edition, named in his honour to commemorate his triumph at the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in the classic Morris Mini Cooper S Mk1. When asked what the special edition means to him Paddy said...
  9. Improve Mini Handling
    Categories: Mini Servicing

    Improve Mini Handling

    Driving excitement is in the DNA! The best thing about a Mini is the way it drives - fun, go-kart handling with a cheeky quality which is impossible to duplicate in today's breed of cars. This helpful, simple guide will help keep your Mini's natural handling at its best, or act as a guide on how to improve it! 1...
  10. Customer Collection Counter - Now open!
    Categories: Mini Sport News & Services at Mini Sport

    Customer Collection Counter - Now open!

    Dear Mini Friends, We have missed seeing you here at Mini Sport Ltd. Unfortunately we still can’t open our showroom for the moment because of the way we have had to rearrange our business to keep everyone safe. However, we are pleased to advise that our Customer Collection Counter is now open for you to call in and collect those...

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