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Will a 2003 mini cooper engine fit into a 2008 model?

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Answer #1 | 08/01 2014 11:42
You can try to make anything fit, but I've been active in the MINI community for the past 10 or so years and I've never heard of anyone doing that swap. The R50/53 (2002-2006 MINIs) and the R56 (2006-2013) MINIs are completely different cars with few shared parts. You can swap a Cooper/S/JCW engine within models (may require more parts than just the engine... perhaps a new hood, suspension bits and transmission alterations), but I've never heard of putting an R53 engine in an R56.

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