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Unhappy R52/R53 Bonnet Scoop Size... - 19th October 2017, 08:19 PM

And the saga continues:

After managing to collect and fit a Cooper S bonnet to my One, I then splashed out on a R53 scoop which not only was in great condition, it was in the right colour and had a grille fitted that blocked off the vent - similar I assume to what the R56 has installed.

Thing is, although the scoop clearly states Mini 2001-2006 embossed on the reverse side, it is too small for the gap in my bonnet. The shape doesn't seem right either (image attached).

I'm assuming my bonnet was removed from a R53 Mini, but I suppose it may have been a R52 as it was already dismantled when I collected it. Is there any difference in scoop gap size between these models? Just to clarify, my headlights are attached to my bonnet so the bonnet isn't a R56 (even if that fitment was possible).
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Default 19th October 2017, 08:36 PM

The OEM part is the same for both.

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Default R52/R53 Bonnet Scoop Size... - 20th October 2017, 10:20 AM

It's either an R56 or F56 scoop, OR it's just a random piece of crap. Genuine ones done have 2001-2006 embossed in them either.

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Default 25th October 2017, 05:49 AM

I'd guess that it was a fake scoop as the R53 scoop didn't come with a grille: it is supposed to suck air into the intercooler of an R53, whereas on the R56 it was merely cosmetic.
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