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How to rebuild the Mini Cooper 1.6L Vacuum Pump found on the N12 and N14 engines

Car Repairs

We have a new video up on how to rebuild the 1.6L Mini Cooper vacuum pump with the RKX premium vacuum pump rebuild kit. . Stop your Mini vacuum pump from leaking oil and leaving a mess. 

The N12 / N14 vacuum pump is a little different than many of the other vacuum pumps. The front cover plate is not a flat cover like most others. Instead it is more of a cup and houses the internal rotating vanes / rotor. This adds a little complexity to the rebuild, but not by much. The most important thing to remember is to not remove the vacuum pump cover plate while it is still on the vehicle. The pump must be removed from the engine in order to disassemble and reassemble it. Once the pump is removed the hard work has been done! Rebuilding the pump is quite easy as you can see in our how to video below.

You Can find a link to the kit HERE 


 1.6L Naturally Aspirated and Turbo (N12, N14)

Mini Cooper (all submodels) 2007 - 2012 (up to Jun. 2012)

R55, R56, R57, R58, R59


Will not fit supercharged engine!

Will not fit 2012.5 and newer!

Part number interchange info: 7556919, 11667556919, 11 66 7 556 919, 11667559463, 11 66 7 559 463, 11 66 7 570 813, R55, R56, R57, R58,R59, 701366060, 7 01366 06 0


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