Mini Cooper Parts Catalog Mini Cooper Accessories Catalog Mini Cooper Technical Articles Mini Cooper Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
View Recent Cars  |   Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
Bookmark and Share

Pelican Technical Article:

Hood Scoop Replacement

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$300

Talent:

***

Tools:

Phillips screwdriver, 4mm Allen, plastic prying tool

Applicable Models:

R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback (2007-11)

Parts Required:

Hood scoop, scoop grille

Hot Tip:

Tape hood to prevent scratches

Performance Gain:

Better looks

Complementary Modification:

Install aftermarket scoop

MINI R56 Cooper S models use a hood scoop (air intake) to send cold air to the engine. The hood scoop or air intake helps to maintain proper engine temperature. Some prefer aftermarket scoops, stating the factory scoop does not provide the best flow due to aerodynamic issues.

You can replace a worn out scoop or install a carbon fiber JCW version. This tech article shows you how. Some versions of the intakes will require painting, as MINI ships them primered. You may also have to replace the grille on some versions. You can transfer an old grille to a new intake (scoop) or replace it with a new one.

It seems to be a common complaint that the hood scoops on the R56 warps due to excessive heat.  A helpful modification to protect it from this heat is to add the hood scoop heat shield CLICK HERE.

I will also show you how to replace the turbocharger insulation panel on the engine hood.

Remember that your car may have been serviced before and had parts replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.

Our vehicle may vary slightly from yours as models do change and evolve, as they grow older. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

MINI R56 Cooper S models use a hood scoop air intake (red arrow) to send cold air to the engine.
Figure 1

MINI R56 Cooper S models use a hood scoop air intake (red arrow) to send cold air to the engine.

Open the engine hood.
Figure 2

Open the engine hood. Working at the center of the hood, remove the Philips head screws along with the plastic rivets (green arrows) from the insulation panel (red arrow). The left side is shown. Repeat this step for the right side.

Here is a close view of the screws.
Figure 3

Here is a close view of the screws. Remove the Philips head screw along with the plastic rivet from the wheel well liner (red arrow).

Slide the insulation panel down (red arrow) to remove it from the hood.
Figure 4

Slide the insulation panel down (red arrow) to remove it from the hood. Reverse these steps to install the insulation panel.

Working at the center of the hood above the insulation panel (green arrow), remove the 4mm Allen fastener (red arrow).
Figure 5

Working at the center of the hood above the insulation panel (green arrow), remove the 4mm Allen fastener (red arrow).

Next, use a plastic prying tool to lever the hood scoop up (red arrow).
Figure 6

Next, use a plastic prying tool to lever the hood scoop up (red arrow). You will be detaching the perimeter panel clips (green arrows).

Lift the scoop to remove it.
Figure 7

Lift the scoop to remove it.

To replace the scoop grille, remove the Phillips head screws (red arrows).
Figure 8

To replace the scoop grille, remove the Phillips head screws (red arrows). Then remove the grille from the scoop.

When installing, be sure all the trim panel clips are in good shape (green arrows).
Figure 9

When installing, be sure all the trim panel clips are in good shape (green arrows). Remove any that remained in the hood (red arrow) before reinstalling the scoop.

Bookmark and Share
Comments and Suggestions:
Phillip Comments: Do you sell the 4mm allen fastener??
March 23, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Pelican Parts can get it for you. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
daniel Comments: I replaced the Scoop you sent with no problem. but the heat shield seems a little flimsy. does this look like proper installation?
January 9, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The photo is a bit dark, but it looks correct. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Daniel Comments: One of my holding clips broke off and now the entire scoop has cracked. I notice I do not have a insulation panel at all! Which could have led to failure of that plastic part.
Do you guys have the scoop+insulation panel + all needed hardware available? Thanks!
November 19, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes we do. I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

  Search our site:    

View Cart & CheckOut | Project List | Order Status |  Help    

 

[Home] [Customer Service] [Shopping Cart] [Project/Wish List]
  [Privacy Statement]  [Contact Us] [About Us] [Shipping] [Careers]

Copyright © Pelican Parts Inc. -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page

Page last updated: Sat 12/3/2016 02:53:16 AM