Gas Requirements for a Mini Cooper

by Robert Moore

Mini recommends running a minimum of 91 octane, top-tier gasoline in all of their 2014 models, but octane level is only part of the equation.

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Your Mini's engine is designed to run on fuel with a maximum of 10 percent ethanol. Anymore than 10 percent ethanol -- this includes E85 fuel -- can cause damage to your engine and fuel system. If you must use fuel containing 15 percent ethanol, you must use a fuel additive to counteract the effects of the ethanol. Mini also recommends avoiding other blended fuels such as those that contain methanol or alcohol.

About the Author

Robert Moore started writing professionally in 2002. His career started has head writer and Web designer for VFW post 1224 in Hamburg, Michigan. He has prepared business plans, proposals and grant requests. Moore is a state of Michigan-certified mechanic and is pursuing an Associate of Arts in automotive technology from Lansing Community College.

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