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05-06-2006, 08:05 PM
Just took apart a Mini 948 for some parts I needed. I noted that there is a tube comming from the front main bearing block about 6 inchs long straight down into the oil pan.

Anyone know the purpose of this? Just a matter of intrest, of no importance at all.

05-08-2006, 07:53 AM
948 Mini? Perhaps a 998?

I can't recall seeing any tubes adjacent to a bearing cap on a Mini. Sorry.

05-08-2006, 11:09 AM
Ha, wonder what that 950 engine came from?

05-10-2006, 04:57 AM
Jack, if it had an oil pan on it, it certainly isn't from a Mini.

05-10-2006, 08:24 AM
Hmmm, just might be a moris minor then, maybe.

Ken G
05-30-2006, 02:46 PM
I think that should have read 848 not 948. The original basic Mini (including the one I bought new in 1968, my first car) had an 848 cc engine. With a good tail-wind it would reach 70 mph, but of course it handled so much better than most other cars on the road so although you couldn't go fast, you didn't need to slow down for corners!

Ken G, 1925 Rover 16/50 (San Francisco)