Hi James, Evan E. recommended I reach out to you for some help. About a month ago my baby got sick... I have a 2003 cooper s, and oil was mixing into my coolant system. I took on the task myself to open the engine up and replace the head gasket. I took the head to a shop to be cleared of any issues, and it was cleared. Put it all back together and the problem still existed unfortunately. So i replaced the oil cooler attached to the oil filter housing which had a big leak. After all this the oil was still making its way into the coolant system. I fear the worst and was hoping you could be of assistance. I was wondering if you could make time to come take a look at the car, as i would reimburse you for gas and time, to find out what the next step would be. I also hear you might have an extra R53 engine, if it comes to that.
Look forward to hearing from you.