MINI Cooper S Project
We picked up a 2008 MINI Cooper S on Trade Me with a blown headgasket. It was going fairly cheap as it definitely needed a bit of TLC, so we loaded up the trailer, shot up to Auckland and got it back to the workshop.
Once we got it apart and checked everything we decided to give it a big Birthday and sent the cylinder head away to be machined and the valves re cut so they would seal up nicely. The pistons were removed and the cylinders honed as the cylinders were glazed.
It now runs like a dream and we have really been enjoying driving it. As the little Cooper S has a manual gearbox it is a great joy to get it out and into some corners. But what to do with it now? Watch this space…