Video of my DIY project today. Replaced the vacuum pump in the MINI. As most know, I try to pinch the pennies, so I replaced the stock pump with one manufactured by Pierburg that I purchased from ECS Tuning. I'm not sure they aren't the supplier of the OEM part. The pumps look identical externally.
Overall it was an easy repair. Biggest problem is trying to work around the tight confines of the engine bay.