Originally Posted by JDM NA2
Same here 09 with 31k still debating if I really need it at this time. Any inputs?
Well I did mine at 40k miles and my friend did his around 35k. It's up to you if you think you need it. I'm not going to push you towards getting this done. You should get it done eventually though and after you've got it done, install an oil catch can.
Most MINI owners I know have one and it helps with carbon buildup. I have a aquamist meth/water kit after I had the service done so this is how I prevent future buildup. It's not going to fully prevent the buildup but it will slow it down and clean the valves as you drive.