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MINI Won't Turn Over

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Ok, it's been happening often enough recently that I've decided to write an entry on it in the hopes that I can help out a fellow MINI enthusiast. One of the quirks of owning and maintaining a F56 MINI (it doesn't seem to affect the R53, pre-refresh R56, and only occasionally the refresh R56), has been more than annoyance to anyone who knows what I'm talking about. Here's the scenario: wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast, go out to the car park and low and behold, your R56 pre-refresh is inexplicably won't turn over. It happens mostly when it's particularly cold outside, but I've noticed lately it happens even when I put it in the garage. If you're like me, the first step is going to the forums. Head over to North American Motoring, get in a heated discussion about something else, then zero in on a few possible fixes. I decided the best method would be to start throwing parts at the problem. Thanks to all of the suggestions, this is what I've …