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Old 04-12-2018, 10:20 AM
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Finally cleaned it for the first time since September.
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:53 AM
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I checked codes again to clear the CEL. P0012 and P0015. Fun.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:43 AM
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Replaced a bad exhaust gasket.
Switched to summer wheels+tires.
Discovered a torn CV boot.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:49 AM
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Discovered a torn CV boot.
Ouch, that sucks. Hope the joint's not damaged.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:32 PM
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Just ordered the oil cooler gasket kit from ECS! Let the season of fixing begin again!
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:22 PM
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She is all washed and waxed took a long time for it's size. Also ordered the front windshield cowl from ESC
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:02 PM
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I prevented mine from getting rear ended and flooded out! Torrential downpours and flash flooding struck my area this morning and as I attempted commuting to work, I made the decision to turn back around, call out and go back home. On my way, various roads were blocked off. One of the main ones wasn’t and I realized the water was too deep for me to feel comfortable chancing it so I stopped. The guy behind me wasn’t paying attention and thankfully I didn’t have my music blasting because I was able to hear him wet screeching to a hard stop and veering off to the left of me to avoid a collision. As soon as I saw him I gunned it forewrd give him more stopping room. Made a K turn and drove home with some rattled nerves.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddyboi77 View Post
I prevented mine from getting rear ended and flooded out! Torrential downpours and flash flooding struck my area this morning and as I attempted commuting to work, I made the decision to turn back around, call out and go back home. On my way, various roads were blocked off. One of the main ones wasn’t and I realized the water was too deep for me to feel comfortable chancing it so I stopped. The guy behind me wasn’t paying attention and thankfully I didn’t have my music blasting because I was able to hear him wet screeching to a hard stop and veering off to the left of me to avoid a collision. As soon as I saw him I gunned it forewrd give him more stopping room. Made a K turn and drove home with some rattled nerves.
Well done! Its amazing you have to watch drivers even behind you.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:26 AM
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Got my son the items below for his birthday present; we got him a 2006 Mini Cooper S (Pepper White/Black roof) in February. Technically I own it, but he likes to think it's his


We'll put the new shift **** on tonight!


Birthday Present to my son!
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:59 AM
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She is all washed and waxed took a long time for it's size. Also ordered the front windshield cowl from ESC
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Thanks for the order. Soo clean
 
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Got my son the items below for his birthday present; we got him a 2006 Mini Cooper S (Pepper White/Black roof) in February. Technically I own it, but he likes to think it's his


We'll put the new shift **** on tonight!


Birthday Present to my son!
Nice shirt!
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:32 PM
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We bought the shirt and the shift ****; but they had a mistake in shipping our order out so they actually sent us the decal and 3 bracelets for free as an apology. the shift **** is really great quality, so no complaints at all.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:37 PM
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go slow parts

Going against the grain a bit. Everyone wants to make their Mini go faster. I have been spending money lately on slowing the Mini down. Just "invested" in some slowdown parts:
  • Stainless steel caliper pistons for the BBK
  • Racing pads for the BBK (3 sets)
  • pad spacers for the BBK
  • Titanium pad shims for the BBK




The rude awakening is slow down parts are no less costly as the go fast parts.

only if Mini is a horse and this slow down part can be had for $79.95
 
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Today, the Super Damper was installed, front main seal, serpentine belt, coil, spark plug wires (the new ones are red, so that's +5hp each .. ), and spark plugs.
 
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:26 PM
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Added a boost gauge and a water methanol injection kit. Took way longer that I thought it would, but wrenching on the R56 is a great way to spend the day.


 
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Took him out to play with his friends.


 
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:11 PM
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Fresh brakes. I went with dba 5000 series rotors and ferrodo ds2500 pads.

 

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Today I stopped on a bridge to snap a quick photo. I also killed a lot of bugs with my front end and windshield. I really need to replace my faded front emblem as well.

 
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:19 PM
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Installed EBC Reds and Centric rotors on the front today Love no more brake noise! Looking forward to no dust too!
 
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Installed EBC Reds and Centric rotors on the front today Love no more brake noise! Looking forward to no dust too!
let me know what you think if you can. Next round of brakes, i want to keep centric rotors but switch Hawk HPS to EBC Red. Was not totally happy with the Hawks.
 
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Finally got my summer setup on! .......... stupid winter wouldnt leave




 
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:51 AM
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New wheels and rubber!

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Finally got my summer setup on! .......... stupid winter wouldnt leave
AMEN!

Dropping these of today to get a set of Cooper Zeon RS3-g1's installed! Can't wait to get it on the car! Figured I will wait for winter to be gone, else I might of had them on the car a month ago!
 
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AMEN!

Dropping these of today to get a set of Cooper Zeon RS3-g1's installed! Can't wait to get it on the car! Figured I will wait for winter to be gone, else I might of had them on the car a month ago!
I know right, this spring, I mean Winter part 2, was ridiculous!
 
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Removed bonnet stripes...
 
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Just got a box of parts from ECS. Changed to O-Ring on my vacuum pump to hopefully stop a leak and oil burning smell. Hope it does the trick.

NOTE TO GROUP - it's SO EASY TO DO - don't pay anyone to do it. Especially with an MC, it's so easy to access - literally 2 bolts.

Next: 4 spark plugs and 2 coils if needed (bought just in case), then cleaning out the two VANOS solenoids. If my confidence remains high, will try to replace the chain tensioner as a precautionary measure.
 
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