Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
I just wanted to send you all a quick thank you. I was very confused by all the different possible option and changes throughout the years (thank you BMW for that BS) so I called in and spoke to Aaron. He took the time to explain things to me and pointed me in the right direction and best cost savings possible. Even gave me a discount code for the Forum that I belong to. Everything worked out great and I ordered all my parts right away. I can’t wait for them to arrive and get my car back in shape. I work in sales myself and just wanted to let you know that this was by far one of the best and easiest purchases I have made in a while and your people made it very easy. I will be recommending you to many others and will almost definitely be ordering again from you in the future.
I'd like to express my appreciation with the fine treatment and excellent client handling I received from Aaron on the telephone, September 22, 2020.
I was in a jam for a much needed tool from you facility, and Arron had a professionalism that calmed me. He located the correct tool, expedited the order, and had it set to leave your facility within thirty minutes.
I couldn't have been happier with Aaron taking care of my order. What had begun as a stressful call for me turned out to have a very pleasant closure.
Thank you for staff that are competent and kind. I think Aaron is a wonderful asset to the Outmotoring team.
If you just don't want to deal with sourcing and keeping OEM MINI oil
filters on hand or want the performance benefits, ease of installation,
cleaner install and performance of a traditional canister/spin on type
oil filter, this Spin On Oil Filter Conversion Kit for MINI F55/F56 is going to impress you. Features a black, hard
coat anodize (Diamondyze). During a 3 week test period, monitoring oil
pressure and oil temperature and other engine vitals the only change
from stock noted was a 5 degree F reduction in oil operating
temperature. There were no issues with fit or access and oil filter
changes will follow the same process as stock (utilizing the trap door
provided in the under pan). Includes KN oil filter part #PS-1008 which
is easily sourced from any KN dealer when a replacement is needed.
No longer do you have to be tied to the dealer for your oil changes
because your local shop doesn't carry the Mini-specific filter element
or the special housing items needed. No longer do you have to worry
about cracking the plastic cap, or even worse the plastic housing. This
installation requires no cutting, or drilling and is totally reversible,
but once installed the adapter remains in place allowing the use of
readily available spin-on filters from numerous national vendors. And
your filter threads onto a CNC machined aerospace aluminum housing not
some flimsy plastic housing. Full color installation instructions and a
compatible K&N spin-on filter are included.
________________________________________________________________________________________ The Spin On Oil Filter Conversion Kit for F55/F56 is one of the many MINI Cooper
Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models