Q. I have a 2003 MINI One and have noticed that oil has started to leak from the sump plug. Should I tighten the sump plug and if so, how tight should it be and will this fix the problem or risk stripping the thread? I don’t want to do any damage and have to pay for a new sump.
Q. I have a March 2006 Cooper S and have been looking for a Xenon headlight black housing for ages. I would be interested to know where would I be able to get hold of the black carbon trims for the Xenon housing as featured in the Jan-Feb 2011 issue?
Q. We recently took our 2008 MINI D out of the garage, went to use the washers but they would not work, so lifted the bonnet and found the pipe had been eaten by mice from the washer bottle to the connecting pipe to the windscreen! We took it to the MINI dealer, where they charged £6.34 for the pipe and £93 to fit it. As I can’t afford this every time, can you tell me how to get to the washer bottle? Our next door neighbour has a MINI and hers has been eaten twice!
Q. I own a 2004 MC40 which just had the power steering pump go dead. I believe that there was an issue of your magazine that detailed how to change the power steering pump but I’ve lost my copy. Do you know which issue it was? Will there be a story on the possibility of power steering pump recalls? It seems that complaints about it surfaced late in 2010.