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Old 06-13-2017, 08:54 AM
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Replaced all the Cabin Filters in my three and my neighbor's two MINIs.


Oh, and I had my Continental Racing Slicks (225/45 17) mounted on my spare R90 rims


Keep 'em smelling fresh.


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Old 06-14-2017, 09:59 AM
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Replaced all the Cabin Filters in my three and my neighbor's two MINIs.


Oh, and I had my Continental Racing Slicks (225/45 17) mounted on my spare R90 rims


Keep 'em smelling fresh.


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Can you post a picture of the 225 tires on the R90 rims? Side view from the rear fender will be great.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:38 PM
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Yea, thats pretty wide on the 17" R90's, would like to see them also.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:29 PM
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I'm planning on mounting them Saturday to do a few photos...


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Old 06-16-2017, 07:44 PM
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Installed an NM Short Shift Adaptor












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Old 06-16-2017, 10:47 PM
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Had the front brake pads done.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:35 AM
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Changed the front wheel bearing (turned out to not be the problem, ugh.) and then added these...

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And upgraded from Ebay LEDs to JCW as well.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:40 AM
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bridgetown motoring

We went out motoring in the Bridgetown, under the pretext of verifying the petrol tank reserve warning gong.



Rarely do I get a chance to stop on my Portland's bridges to take a few photographs. Better yet there were no car stopping too close so I took the opportunity to snap a few Mini's selfies. We stop on the Steel Bridge as it was being raised when we arrived. It is my favorite bridge in Portland.







Seeing I was taking photos of the Mini the lady in the running outfit in the photo came and talk to me. She said she has been thinking of getting a Mini. She remarked that she wants a Pepper White one too.


I knew the fuel was quite low the day before but I deliberately deferred fueling up as I just enable petrol tank reserve audible gong. I wanted to verify it works. As this trip was out to enjoy motoring in the Mini, the gong must have went off during the spirited driving - probably drowned out by the supercharger that I didn't hear it.

the fuel tank got dangerously low

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Old 06-18-2017, 12:36 PM
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Great Mini bridge shots. Super Mini.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:21 PM
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Love the photos!

I have a picture on my living room wall with drawings of all the bridges in Portland.
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Nice shots!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:43 PM
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Drove it to go hiking.

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Nice! Good to see another R53 retains the chrome theme and 16" wheels.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:08 PM
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Added extra felt paper on the AC vents to tighten them up and not let them "fall down" when spirited driving around town.
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Added extra felt paper on the AC vents to tighten them up and not let them "fall down" when spirited driving around town.
Can you share with me what product you used, and how you did it? My vents are soooo loose
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Been 3 Month Since Last Bath.....

Not a DD anymore, and bit of a "Garage Queen" now, been 3 months since last bath.....

Took her to the back yard for a [I]"Ziano Spa Treatment" including leather conditioning....Love the Ziano products.

In these photos all taken before treatment....only thing done was occasional California Duster wipe downs due to pollen...






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Can you share with me what product you used, and how you did it? My vents are soooo loose
I used this:

http://www.michaels.com/creatology-p.../10331812.html

There are various thickness I found the thinnest to work best. Cut a 1/4" wide x 1" long piece and push drown the vent as far as you can. You will feel some felt around the vent and stick the newly cut piece on top of it. After that it will be like new again.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:42 PM
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Went to the first Key Biscayne Cars and Coffee - it's so much closer for Miami MINIACS that live downtown than the main Miami Cars and Coffee event.

Small turnout, but for a first event, definitely good, with a variety of cool cars. And I didn't have the only MINI!




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Old 06-24-2017, 08:42 PM
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Took him for a drive after being out of town recently. Going from 70-deg to 115-deg is always a fun adjustment.

He is running well.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:47 AM
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Went to the first Key Biscayne Cars and Coffee - it's so much closer for Miami MINIACS that live downtown than the main Miami Cars and Coffee event.

Small turnout, but for a first event, definitely good, with a variety of cool cars. And I didn't have the only MINI!




Nice ! Wish we had C&C Events here as often as they do in CA and FL....
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Nice ! Wish we had C&C Events here as often as they do in CA and FL....

The local C&C events are usually so early in the morning down here, and at least a half hour drive away (if not more) that I usually miss them. Thankfully, the new Key Biscayne one is less than 5 minutes from my place in downtown Miami, so it's easy to attend - I literally get out of bed 15 minutes after it starts, and I still have a few hours of hanging out.
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Today I took Pulga up to Ft Lauderdale for our monthly MINIs and Microbrews meet - we also invited a few friends from the VW club to participate.

Here are the pics:



























and our non-MINI friends





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Today I took Pulga up to Ft Lauderdale for our monthly MINIs and Microbrews meet - we also invited a few friends from the VW club to participate.

Here are the pics:



I maybe biased here but I like the Mini in the P2 position!

They could use a solid headlight cleanup job too!
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Called the dealership to try to figure out what happened to my missing sway bar while the rust was being repaired.

Dropped it off to get the suspension refreshed, power steering lines replaced, parking brake rebuilt, and hopefully tensioner fixed with a new belt. When someone took my sway bar they did something... I didn't feel safe going over bumps on my way to my mechanic.
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