Description Reviews MINI Cooper Fuel Filter. MINI says that this filter is lifetime, but we don't think that MINI ever intended these cars to go past 100K! We have started to see some that have come out after 100K and they are almost black. To date we have not had any issues with lack of fuel due to the filter being clogged; but as more people start to build go-fast motors, it's a good idea to replace this filter! This is not a super hard job, with no special tools needed; but it's always best to know what you're doing as it's messy and you have to deal with open fuel. A Bentley Manual is very helpful in this job as well as all aspects of the car. It's best to change it when the tank is as close to empty as possible. This filter fits all generation 1 cars, Cooper or Cooper S (R50, R52, & R53). Comes with all needed seals & o-rings. This is an aftermarket filer that is a reboxed OEM part at a price savings!