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If you own an R56 MINI, there's probably a good chance you've looked up a replacement high-pressure fuel pump. The N14 engine found in the R56 is a Prince engine, which is part of the Peugeot, Citroën, and BMW family. It's incredibly common for the HPFP to fail, so much so that MINI issued a service bulletin for it. Instead of buying Genuine MINI, you can save yourself quite a bit of money by purchasing the Genuine PSA HPFP, instead. 


MINI Cooper N14 High-Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) Replacement Symptoms

MINI released a service bulletin related to the high-pressure fuel pump. It's well known and established that they fail prematurely, and if it isn't addressed, it can result in catastrophic engine damage. Failure is almost always internal, so it is tough to diagnose. 

  • Sputtering/surging
  • Rough cold starts
  • Stalling on start
  • Rough running
  • Running lean
  • Intermittent misfires
  • Check Engine Code
    • P2880 High-Pressure System Code

There isn't an exact mileage that the HPFP begins to fail at. It's common for these to fail as early as 40,000 miles. At around that mileage, I'd begin watching for the symptoms above. 

If you decide to tackle this job yourself, it's not too involved. On a scale of 1-5, this falls perfectly in between. Anyone with basic tools and wrenching abilities can complete it in around 3 hours. 


MINI Cooper Models Applicable

  • 2007-2012 Mini Cooper S & JCW


Parts Included with R56 MINI Cooper N14 High-Pressure Fuel Pump


Additional Parts Recommended with R56 MINI Cooper N14 High-Pressure Fuel Pump


It's a good thing that this high-pressure fuel pump comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as there's a good chance it will need replacing sometime down the road. Drive your car for another 40,000 miles or however long it lasts, and replace it again after using our incredibly simple return procedure. 

In the video below, Gareth Foley, our BMW Catalog Manager, gets up close with this MINI N14 High-Pressure Fuel Pump. If you're unsure if this HPFP will fit your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore

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