Intimidated - Need Maintenance AdviceRyanFrew8/01/14 9:48amFiled to: help me31EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkI have a confession to make. I've conducted basic maintenance on my '05 MINI Cooper S such as oil changes, but have frankly been neglecting it since buying it as a college freshman in '10. The car has been a total trooper. Finally, she gave a couple of months ago when the passenger rear caliper seized up on the rotor and, upon inspection, the driver's side was about ready to go as well. Embarrassing, especially since I autoX. So, I replaced both rear calipers as well as rotors and pads all around. A couple of days ago I got a thumping noise in the passenger rear. Not rocket science - definitely a broken rear sway bar end link. Good for the car for sitting outside in Cincinnati winters and getting autocrossed and holding up that long.