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1988 Mini Other

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Other Mini Models Two Wheel Drive Manual 45000 miles

My Mini periodically has misfiring and similar issues which, whilst they don't cause a complete breakdown, are quite painful and can lead to driving on the dual carriageway at 30 upsetting lorries.

I am 99% ignorant about the workings of an engine and as such am a well known face at the local garage. I'm trying to find a resource which could give me a good introduction to basic weekend checks / maintenance that I could do to prevent or solve the simpler of the problems eg. Around points, distributor, engine electrics etc.

Just hoping to start sorting at least some of these things for myself.

PS I haven't found the haynes manual especially useful in this area.

Any thoughts welcome, thanks
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Jamfactory
March 11, 2010.



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