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Mini Renovation Manual 1989-2000

A practical guide to renovation on a budget
Paul Hardiman
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Rover Minis, the last 'classic' Minis produced before the introduction of BMW's 'New' MINI, are now very affordable, but even 10-year-old models are, in many cases, in need of attention. With the aid of over 500 colour illustrations and numerous step-by-step procedures, the all-colour practical Mini Renovation Manual provides expert advice on how to breathe new life into a used and perhaps tired example of the Rover Mini.

From simple weekly checks and preventative maintenance, to the renewal of worn components and details of known problems and how to fix them, the down-to-earth, comprehensively illustrated text provides all the information required to enjoy a Rover Mini on a budget. For the more adventurous, driveshaft renewal, clutch renewal and rear subframe renewal are also covered in detail.

Content includes:

  • The story of the Rover Mini's development and evolution.
  • What to look for and what to avoid when buying a Rover Mini, including common faults, buying spare parts and insurance advice.
  • How to carry out all the recommended routine maintenance/servicing procedures, from oil level checking to valve clearance adjustment.
  • How to renew components that commonly need attention on high-mileage cars, including suspension components, the clutch, sills and rear subframe.
  • Advice on carrying out simple modifications, such as fitting uprated brakes and modified instrument dial faces.

The Mini is still incredibly popular, and is served by numerous specialists and owners' clubs all over the world. Appendices listing clubs and specialists can be found at the rear of the Mini Renovation Manual.

The author

Paul Hardiman is a freelance motoring journalist and photographer, with a keen interest in practical projects. He contributes regularly to motoring magazines such as Classic & Sports Car of which he is a former Assistant Editor and Classics. He lives at Wheatley in Oxfordshire

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