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Highest mileage on a R56 Justa?

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Old 12-07-2015, 02:10 AM
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Well it's nice to read a positive thread for a change!!!

2011 clubman 16,400 miles
 
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:46 AM
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Good stuff. Impressive ownership.


45k miles on my2012. Besides fluids, replaced just tires and brakes.




Originally Posted by hstanfield View Post
Running beautifully, riding just fine, and handling like a new one.

There have been a few changes since my last post, but this car is still Pure Fun.

At 582,000 Miles I decided to have my Dealer, International MINI of
Milwaukee, install a used engine with 46,000 miles instead of replacing a
leaking head gasket for over $2000. The engine went in just fine, but,
my old (original) air conditioner compressor also needed to be replaced.
Everything had been going perfectly since then - till the old (original)
power steering pump failed a couple weeks ago. So, gradually,
we're learning how long these original parts last -
if you keep your MINI long enough!

That's how the odometer looked a few hundred miles ago, and the other
picture was taken a few minutes later with a week's worth of bugs and dust
still in place. But, that's OK - The car is not new - and it's not For Sale.
 
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:27 AM
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I bought my 2007 Cooper new in December 2007. It is my commuter car, 520 miles per week. I now have 185,400 miles on it. No issues, 42 mpg and it burns 8 fluid ounces of oil per 1,000 miles.
 
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:11 PM
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First post on this forum. Now it has about 167k. 09 Hardtop non-s 6 speed. Drive it 100 miles a day and have replaced the vacuum pump and 2 wheel hubs since I got it 6 months ago. Bought it with 159k. (Also just reset average MPG when pic was taken.) Mechanic owned a local shop was the previous and only owner. Will post updates as they come.

 
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:01 PM
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187,800 miles and no problems.
 
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Ditmars View Post
First post on this forum. Now it has about 167k. 09 Hardtop non-s 6 speed. Drive it 100 miles a day and have replaced the vacuum pump and 2 wheel hubs since I got it 6 months ago. Bought it with 159k. (Also just reset average MPG when pic was taken.) Mechanic owned a local shop was the previous and only owner. Will post updates as they come.

Dan- What were the symptoms of the bad wheel bearings? My R55 has 156k and the original bearings...just want to know what to look for. Have had them go bad on other cars and the started to make lots of noise on the highway....
 
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:31 AM
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While I've only got just over 16,000 miles on my '13 Justa I have to comment that it has been absolutely 100% trouble free.
 
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:56 AM
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2009 Just Convertible

Bought the Black That with 85k on it and currently has 118k on it. Completed MTTS 2016 and put close to 10k miles on with no issues. Previous owner obviously took care of it and I make oil is changed regularly at 5k. As far as I know still all original parts except for brakes which I replaced prior to MTTS. Stored during the winter

Will probably look into having the timing chain replaced in spring for piece of mind.
 
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:19 AM
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2010 Justa Non-S

2010 Non-S
112,817
Bought my O2 Blue used at dealership in 5/15 with 89K
I like to start with a base knowledge of basic maint so I did oil Mobil 1 0-40w and plugs. Installed KN drop in filter. Replaced cabin filter.
4mos and Tstat replaced for leaking and code throw. Have new water pump, plastic hose to tstat in parts bin just in case.
Oil leak into #1 s/p cylinder. New genuine mini valve cover gasket and engine seems smoother.
Car started having stumbling startup last month then complete no start and code throw. Did quick Advance Auto #4 coil replacement per tester and fired right up but still slight hesitation. Installed 4 new Bosche coils and runs great now and starts up like when purchased.
Custom 10" sub w/Alpine amp compliments HK system.
Installed S rear spoiler today picked up off CL.
Need to finish wiring up OEM fogs and rear fog to custom switch.
Hope to be driving it for a long time. Gives me as much smiles as my high school days 72 Datsun 510 and my 20s 1990 Miata.
 
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:58 PM
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I just passed 155000 on my 2008.
 
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:59 PM
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114 K on the Kid. Water pump tensioner just replaced. Sorta sounded like the dreaded cold start death rattle, but timing chain hasn't expired quite yet. Thermostat housing cracked at 112 K. Valve cover gasket at 105 K.

Have some other vehicles tempting me to sell the MINI, but still love the fun. And, hey - it's paid for!
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 02:51 PM
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2011 Clubman 78,000 miles

Purchased new in Feb 2011, has automatic trans. Has been a reliable car. Purchased the 100,000 maintenance and service plan. Everything has been covered except for coil packs which were I replaced this year. Spark plugs replace under service plan this year also, rear brakes and rotors , front pads all replace under service plan.
 
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2012 R56, 4years old this week. 79,600 trouble free miles.
Installed a set of Michelin Pilot Sports AS3+ today...love this car.
 
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:42 PM
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My 2011 made 139K miles today. Not trouble-free, had to replace valve cover gasket a year ago, footwell body control module went out two weeks ago. Still on original clutch. Slow leak from rear main seal. Nothing serious enough to make me get a different car. :-)
 
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ponyrider View Post
2012 R56, 4years old this week. 79,600 trouble free miles.
Installed a set of Michelin Pilot Sports AS3+ today...love this car.
ohhh I was just looking at these tires. How do you like them? What size are you running?
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:52 PM
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I don't have an R56 but my 2005 R52 "The Rascals" is at 218930 miles as of yesterday and running same as her first day of production line only had the Top repaired last year 1yr guarantee


 

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Old 12-11-2017, 08:33 AM
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My 2011 justa is now turning over 138k and still going strong.
 
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:37 PM
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I'm checking back in with you guys! 179,000 miles and still going strong!
 
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:49 PM
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My 2007 Base (a mini is NEVER just-a-mini) model is reading 218,356 as of today.
 
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:00 PM
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Mine made it to 85555 today. I've been through a Transmission and a Clutch, but I wager that's the PO's fault, because I've only ever driven stick all my life. New Transmission was pulled at 24k, so that'll hold steady for a while. Engine is doing well, but the oil change guy never put the filler cap on one time, and I drove it like that for 3 days. Don't know how it never died from the poor vacuum! Other than that, no issues. I did a Seafoam cleaning two days ago, and WOW, that's no snake oil! I actually cannot believe how much of an improvement that made on my engine. Makes me think there's a lot more yet to do in refreshing the poor motor. I'm currently 3D printing the intake mediablasting tool for all of that DI carbon behind the valves. I'll let you all know how it goes when I buy what I need.
 
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Lobotomy View Post
Mine made it to 85555 today. I've been through a Transmission and a Clutch, but I wager that's the PO's fault, because I've only ever driven stick all my life. New Transmission was pulled at 24k, so that'll hold steady for a while. Engine is doing well, but the oil change guy never put the filler cap on one time, and I drove it like that for 3 days. Don't know how it never died from the poor vacuum! Other than that, no issues. I did a Seafoam cleaning two days ago, and WOW, that's no snake oil! I actually cannot believe how much of an improvement that made on my engine. Makes me think there's a lot more yet to do in refreshing the poor motor. I'm currently 3D printing the intake mediablasting tool for all of that DI carbon behind the valves. I'll let you all know how it goes when I buy what I need.
my understanding is that there are several ways to use seafoam. What procedure did you use? Just added to oil or a more involved procedure?

 
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:32 PM
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I have a 2008 R55 non-S. I bought it used with 62K miles in March. It now has 67K miles on it. An oil, oil filter and air filter change at 65K miles and it runs great.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:35 AM
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'08 R56 Justa Auto 172,000 mi. I bought it with 60,000 miles on it. I can't say it's been 100% trouble-free, I've had to do a couple of things but in the grand scheme of things it's been great. Nothing *major*, I guess, but I've done Timing Chain/ Valve seals/Water pump/Water pipe/Thermostat, VANOS solenoids (all at the same time frame about 50,000 mi ago) and recently a Filter Mount Gasket.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MrSurly View Post
'08 R56 Justa Auto 172,000 mi. I bought it with 60,000 miles on it. I can't say it's been 100% trouble-free, I've had to do a couple of things but in the grand scheme of things it's been great. Nothing *major*, I guess, but I've done Timing Chain/ Valve seals/Water pump/Water pipe/Thermostat, VANOS solenoids (all at the same time frame about 50,000 mi ago) and recently a Filter Mount Gasket.

MrSurly
have 146K+ on mine
did you do the timing chain/valve seals yourself? if you did, was it hard?
I've done everything you've done sans the timing chain/valve seals.
Also replaced coolant tank/cap.
I also have a slight leak somewhere again as I'm losing coolant...ugh
 
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