This blog, in addition to the usual maintenance details for classic mini cars, an attempt is made to explain the "whys" and "wherefores" of the various jobs.

Saturday, 17 October 2009


It is surprising how often an owner is persuaded to have a new engine fitted, however, when, in fact, heavy oil consumption, piston slap and low oil pressure can be cured by an expenditure of quite a small sum— seldom exceeding £5 £10 -provided that the owner is prepared to carry out the necessary dismantling and assembly and to send the worn components to a specialist (inn for reconditioning or replacement. If the engine has not covered more than about 30,000 miles, careful consideration should be given to this project.