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DIY Requests....

A place to post up what you'd like to see others put up for DIYs.
 
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:46 PM
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My request.. How to change the spark plugs for R53. Thanks!
 
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:29 PM
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Thermostat switch out

Getting rdy to switch out my stock thermostat with a 180 degree M7, dont know if anyone has already posted a DIY for this one and I dont have a Bentleys service manual. Got a pretty good idea of what to do but I always like to see a walkthru first.
 
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How to pull the engine.
 
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:47 PM
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how to install injectors plz
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:20 AM
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alternator

how to replace alternator and belt (and whatever else you should do while in there)
 
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:38 PM
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How to add Seafoam through the intake (R53's) with pics would be great .
 
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:26 PM
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How to remove your stereo


(I know its a simple DIY, but it helps add a variety to the how-to section and itll only take 15 minutes for someone to make one)
 
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:44 AM
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Rear View Mirror Cover

I have a 2010 MINI and have just gotten a checkered rear view mirror cover. I've been looking for instructions on how to put it on, but can't find any. Anyone out there know how or can give me a link to a post that explains it?

Thanx in advance.
 
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:55 PM
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Headliner?

Does any one know how to remove the headliner on an R53 without breaking it? I want to cover it in fiberglass and paint to match the car, but cant get the thing out! Any help and pics would be great
 
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Un0RiGiNaL View Post
How to remove your stereo
(I know its a simple DIY, but it helps add a variety to the how-to section and itll only take 15 minutes for someone to make one)
This probably would need to be split in "How to remove a head-unit" and "How to remove front speakers" and "How to remove back speakers". Furthermore , the headunit is built-in differently in a 1st Generation new mini (R50,R52,R53,R54) than a 2nd Generation (R56-55-57) and a single topic would not be specific enough.


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I have a 2010 MINI and have just gotten a checkered rear view mirror cover. I've been looking for instructions on how to put it on, but can't find any. Anyone out there know how or can give me a link to a post that explains it?
This is covered in https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...the-clips.html for the external mirrors (a replacement of existing part).
The internal mirror cover is simply by using double-sided sticky tape on the inside of the cover, then making sure it is aligned 100% properly, then holding it for two minutes while applying pressure. Unfortunately I could not find a specific topic about this.
 
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If possible, did anybody done a Transmission Oil Flush DIY?

Thanks in Advance
 
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Mini_Onslow View Post
My request.. How to change the spark plugs for R53. Thanks!
Here ya go!
Spark Plug Writeup.pdf
 
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Originally Posted by ACallahan View Post
Getting rdy to switch out my stock thermostat with a 180 degree M7, dont know if anyone has already posted a DIY for this one and I dont have a Bentleys service manual. Got a pretty good idea of what to do but I always like to see a walkthru first.
Dealer fix is more grief than doing it myself. I've got a Haynes, a new stat and a new housing coming, I'll try to put something together.
 
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:29 AM
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Lower engine mount replacement please.
 
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:16 AM
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Really simple, it is only two bolts and jacking the front of the car off the ground to get at the lil-bugger, Oh make sure to use jackstands and support the motor with your jack/ a pice of 2X6 will keep you from damaging your oil pan
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TypeS619 View Post
how to install injectors plz
+1 on the injector install.

Thanks
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:27 PM
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How to replace a ripped inner CV shaft boot. All the threads I've found say they consulted a Haynes manual but Haynes' website says they don't make a MINI manual!
 
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I already did this one...

Originally Posted by TypeS619 View Post
how to install injectors plz
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...247-post6.html

It's easy...

Matt
 
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:03 AM
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A/C Diy

I would like to see a/c clutch electrical testing, best way to access the wires.test (find) low pressure switch. R & R a/c compressor. Working on mine now. I hope it is just low on suds.
 
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:24 PM
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supercharger pulley w/ belt

supercharger pulley w/ belt
 
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just follow the instructions that come with the pulley and you will be fine. I did it in 4 hours a year ago today when i was still 17. (ok i turned 18 4 days later... but i was 17 when i did it..., regardless.. its not hard. just make sure you have a torque wrench with allen sockets)
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:05 PM
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i need updated sc pully install instructions

theres only one sc pully how to on this thread and cant find anymore...the one on here doesnt have pics anymore cuz it was written in 2003!!!

anyone with links that has a sc pully install with pics?

 
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by zachsa View Post
theres only one sc pully how to on this thread and cant find anymore...the one on here doesnt have pics anymore cuz it was written in 2003!!!

anyone with links that has a sc pully install with pics?

http://www.mini-madness.com/pdf_file...EY_INSTALL.pdf
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Louie B. View Post
How to replace a ripped inner CV shaft boot. All the threads I've found say they consulted a Haynes manual but Haynes' website says they don't make a MINI manual!
Mini Mania have '01 to '05 Haynes as far as I could tell, I have an '06 so got mine from Ebay in the UK.

Manual number 4273 for 'July 2001 to 2006 (Y to 56 reg) Petrol' book.


See http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAYNES-MINI-bm...43381791145879

Seller User ID: motoringbooksofbookham

Your total is:
£14.98 per item
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