2005 R52 Mini S Fuel Pump and Filter
So, it appears we have a fuel pump that locked up from sitting and/or age. It's also possible that it was a victim of these more modern ethanol blended fuels we're seeing nowadays. While not the most common failure, it's certainly isn't unheard of. While we're getting the pump replaced we'll go ahead and replace the fuel filter as well. Follow along for details.
That is all. This car is happy, running, and ready for weekend fun. The fuel filter is an important bit of MINI maintenance. While MINI either doesn't have a maintenance schedule for the fuel filter or says it lasts the lifetime of the vehicle, that simply is not how filters work. Replace filters. HPMotors recommends replacement at least every 60k miles. Please call if you'd like this preventative bit of maintenance for your MINI.