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Old 07-17-2017, 07:08 AM
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Going to cool Pulga down for the summer.



Update: All done!

Much better with the tint. In FL you really need it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:42 PM
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Plx dm-200

Put a PLX multi OBD gauge in an Always Open Timer housing.


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Old 07-17-2017, 01:04 PM
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New temporary donut tire/wheel. The old one was "tired" at 14 years old.
Now I'm ready for trouble again.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:58 PM
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I installed an eTrailer hitch yesterday. Needed a friend for the last bit of heavy lifting, but otherwise did it all myself. :D
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:19 PM
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eTrailer hitch, is that an app for your smartphone?
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:51 PM
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Um, no ... it's a physical hitch receiver for towing things. At etrailer.com enter the details on your car and they'll point you to the hitch that'll work on your car. :D

I have a 4ft x 7ft Lil Guy Joey trailer. It's a double bed, with a teardrop built over it. Period. I can move it around the garage by hand (with a trailer dolly) so it's quite light.

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Old 07-18-2017, 10:40 AM
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Still trying to bring the MINI back to life after the PO seemed to have skipped any sort of maintenance on it. I'm going as fast as my knowledge and wallet allow.
Good stuff! I was in the same boat when I got my R53 at 150k miles two years ago. Lots to fix and replace.
Check the parking brake cables, too. Mine was seized on one side.


On topic: I rotated Jasper's tires yesterday. Drove him to work today.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:13 AM
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Good stuff! I was in the same boat when I got my R53 at 150k miles two years ago. Lots to fix and replace.
Check the parking brake cables, too. Mine was seized on one side.


On topic: I rotated Jasper's tires yesterday. Drove him to work today.
I'll have to check that too, at this point I don't think anything will surprise me on this car. I should probably replace them even if still functional since the car is now 13 years old. Don't want it rolling away down a hill after I thought I parked it.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:34 PM
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Dahhh Moment This Morning.

Last two days I have struggled to un-plug Ethel. This morning I unlocked the car to put my bag in the back seat before un-plugging and voila. Green light came on pushed the button and the plug came right out.

Guess I should have read the owners manual in more detail. I knew the plug door locked when you locked the car but didn't realize it also locks the plug in when you lock the car. Kind of makes sense, so it made me go Dah.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:37 PM
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Actually did this the other day, but put the CravenSpeed Platypus on Ethel. I didn't click the parking sensor box when I ordered but they got the required extension right out to me. Awesome Customer Service!! Ethel's custom plate is being sent so the ones on her are in essence temps.


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Old 07-24-2017, 05:13 AM
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I repaired a stone chip in the windshield on #211.


Used some #0000 steel wool to clean the other windshields (detailer's secret).


Drove #24 to work today...taking the really long way home <smile>


Motor On!

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:27 AM
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Put a new diverter valve from Way Motor Works in my sons 2008 Clubman S. The new valve has an upgraded spring and has really improved throttle response. The old valve was shot. Half of the seal was gone. Car has a little over 160000 on the clock so far. Thanks Way!
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:19 AM
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Drove him to work today in the rain.

Monsoons in AZ are here...
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:18 PM
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Today I got my Seat Belt Covers, Finished putting on the 3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl, painted my Chrome trim black, and of course added my Rick and Morty Sticker, Lol. This is my first post as well so hopefully I posted this correctly!












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Old 07-24-2017, 03:23 PM
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Nice! I've got those same seat belt covers. But not the rest of those goodies.....
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:39 AM
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Welcome to NAM.
Great looking mini.
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:52 PM
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brand new key

Today I panic worrying one of the Mini's keys may not function from 12 years of disuse - so it never got recharged from driving. I have a habit of storing away one set of keys in brand new condition for all my vehicles.

I was afraid the battery may have self-discharged completely after sitting around for 12 years causing irreversible damage. To my surprise the remote functions of the key work from great distance like the other key that I use regularly. I wonder if it is nuclear powered - with halflife of over 12 years.

Time to put the other key in storage.

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Old 07-25-2017, 04:04 PM
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porsche and mini

Nice! and welcome. ^^^





Good to see Porsche and Mini cohabit together.
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The goodies I ordered from WMW (Way): WMW break package, Powerflex lower engine mount bushings, WMW resonator delete, and the PIAA wipers got installed today by my local shop here in Huntington Beach. My R55 feels healthier somehow but i also definitely have a lot more idle vibration (seems vibrations reverb off back doors quite loudly at idle 1000rpm but dissapear as soon as you accelerate) which was expected considering the bushings help hold the movement or "slop" of the engine. Also got to detail my car with some new cloths and cleaners so all in all a great day to have a MINI.

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Driving #211 today... Looking at a 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Saturday... maybe I'll have a cohabitate situation as well.... "Die Welt ist Flach"


Motor On!
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The Mini is my baby and the Porsche is my dads. The two get a long quite well though! Lol
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