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Old 02-07-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Towing Mini Cooper

I plan to tow my 06 Mini S standard. Have gotten mixed replays from Mini site. Anyone doing this?
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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What does the owners manual tell you?
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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Don't do it voids warranty. Service rep says done it. Mini forum undecided. People met that are doing it have no problem.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:13 PM   #4
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Are you talking flat tow or dolly?
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:21 PM   #5
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Flat. 4 wheels down.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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what warranty would still be in effect for a 06?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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None so why not tow.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:11 PM   #8
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I would think if it is a standard transmission it would be okay but there must be some reason why the manual days NO. It could have something to do with caster setting and possible steering stability. By the time you purchase a tow bar and brake system you could buy a dolly. Then you would have nothing to worry about towing it and would be subjecting the car to less wear and tear.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:26 PM   #9
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You can buy the "Dingy" guide here:
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Many "Non-towables" have workarounds.
(Like aftermarket transmission pumps.)
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #10
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And the problem of what do I do with it. Tow dolly never was an option
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