The MINI Cooper Belt Tensioner made by Gates is just what you need to fix a failed unit on your R50 or R52 gen 1 Cooper. This is the same part that MINI sell you for $131.51 (or more) that is part number 11-28-1-482-199. Gates gets the part, mills off the MINI Part number, and gives it a new number. But passes a huge price saving on to you. This part is the same in every way to the current one that is on your car. We don't see a lot of these fail over all because of a much better design than the Cooper S unit, but if you seeing a strange wear on the belt you need to look into it. We had a Cooper in the shop and went to replace the belt...when we de-tensioned the belt tensioner, it stayed up with no pin in it...O.K. we found the problem!