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Old 01-03-2017, 09:18 PM
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Just scored an 06 JCW

Hi Gang,
I just purchased an 06 JCW wih chrono package.
I just bought it today and must travel fron south Oregon to northern Calif.
I can't wait to get it!








Can't wait to get it home!
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:55 PM
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you will be very happy - So much fun
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Welcome to the JCW club. How many miles?
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Looks nicely optioned!

Good luck on your trip home!
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:49 AM
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you will be very happy - So much fun
My 05 Mini S is highly optioned and is quite quick, but I have been looking for a 2006 Factory JCW and it took me eight months. I know I am going to be having fun!
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:52 AM
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Welcome to the JCW club. How many miles?
It has a few miles under it's belt at 131K
Still it is exactly what I was looking for. Even my 05 has the chrono package and the JCW needed to have that also, for me. It is the hot weather option one, which is needed in Southern Oregon.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:13 AM
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Looks nicely optioned!

Good luck on your trip home!
Derek, It is just the way I wanted it. I am not concerned about the miles, as I will keep it alive.
It has limited slip, sports suspension settings plus, light package and a bunch more.
I got it at the auction for a steal of a deal, as it was presented as just an 06 S, there were only a few buyers, as dealers are not wanting to add inventory, before inventory taxes and the buyers there wanted Dodge, Ford and Chevy trucks.
The planets were in alignment for this one!
My brief look over showed a few problems: The AC is not working, which is usually not a big issue for me. The emergency brake did not want to release, when I tried to back up. I will go through the brakes anyway. It has a rear runflat tire flat, I aired it up, but I am guessing it needs fixing or replacing. The passenger side headlight washer is missing, but I have an extra one here. ( I buy and sell Minis) I am sure there are other things, as many people just let the small stuff ride, not me.
The interior is perfect, the wheels good. The tires will be replaced this spring. there is four or so, soft door dings on the right quarter, that I will need to look into. The engine has a new coil on it and it looks like some cheap knock off brand... it will need to go!
In a few days, I will have a plan to get everything done.
Oh, the other bad thing: when they took it off the truck for the auction, they damaged the exhaust flex piece and I am sure that will be a pain to resolve!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:43 AM
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Nice find. Al kinds of rare, cordoba shift **** and boot, e brake handle and boot. Seats and Paino black trim with the MINI 7 black dash..... wow great job.
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Thanks ECSTuning,
I went and picked it up on 1/5/17 and have it home now. It needs a few fixes, but this car is sound!
I wish it was not so cold right now, because I have so much snow to remove, just to get it into my shop!
I guess I am going to send my beloved 05 S down the road. It now has 160K miles on it, but shows no signs of any problems.
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Congrats, that is an odd and rare packaged car. Those tan leather sport seats were rare as they didn't offer them long. Then not many people ordered the chrono pack, but to have the black piano dash on top of those is even more rare. Wonder if it really came from the factory like that?
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The build 2006 Mini S JCW
type code: RE33
Type: Cooper S (USA)
E Series: R53 ()
Type: Coupe
Steering: LL
Doors: 3
Engine: 1.6
Colour: Hyper Blue Metallic
Upholstery: Leder Soft/Cordoba Beige
Production Date: 04/20/2006
S1CAA: Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S210A: Dynamic stability control
S249A: Multifunction f steering wheel
S2REA: Mini LA wheel web spoke flat-run prop
S2TAA: Differential lock 25%
S3AFA: Roof and mirror shrouds- Silver
S3AKA: Engine - compartment lid Silver stripes
S3ALA: John Cooper Works Kit
S403A: Glass roof, electrical
S450A: Height adjustment Passenger seat
S473A: Armrest front
SNANA:Interior surface 7
S520A: Fog lights
S522A: Xenon Light
S534A: Automatic air conditioning
S547A: Cockpit chrono package
S550A: On-Board computer
S645A: BMW US Radio
S650A: CD Player
S692A: Preperation, BMW 6-CD chnger I-bus
S895A: Additional fan
S8SPA: Control unit COP
S925A: Dummy-SALAPA
S9AAA: Outer skin protection
S228A: Sports suspension settings Plus
S255A: Sports leather steering wheel
S262A: ITS-Head airbag
S441A: Smoker package
S470A: Isofix-System
S481A: Sports seat
S493A: Storage compartment package
S546A: Revolution counter
S563A: Radio, BMW Business/Mini Boost
S823A: Hot-climate package
S845A: Acoustic belt warning
S853A: Language version English
S876A: Radio frequency 315 MHz
S992A: Control of number-plate attachment

Note: I have left out some of the non relevant info. The car looks completely stock and original.

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Nice find Sir!
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On the AC, check the low speed fan as if it is not running when you engage the AC the resistor may be blow. There is a sticky on the R53 side on how to correct for pennies on the dollar in lieu of putting a new fan on. If the fan is working then next item to check is the AC pulley coil.

Nice options, do some maintenance and then get the smiles that a JCW with LSD produces. A drug free rush.
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Thanks ECSTuning,
I went and picked it up on 1/5/17 and have it home now. It needs a few fixes, but this car is sound!
I wish it was not so cold right now, because I have so much snow to remove, just to get it into my shop!
I guess I am going to send my beloved 05 S down the road. It now has 160K miles on it, but shows no signs of any problems.
Welcome, yea, someone added allot of options and paid allot back in the day. Nice find
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On the AC, check the low speed fan as if it is not running when you engage the AC the resistor may be blow. There is a sticky on the R53 side on how to correct for pennies on the dollar in lieu of putting a new fan on. If the fan is working then next item to check is the, to this point, but AC pulley coil.

Nice options, do some maintenance and then get the smiles that a JCW with LSD produces. A drug free rush.
r53coop,
Thanks for the tips. I have done a few magnets by removing the bottom mount and prying the engine back at the bottom. It is tight but doable.
I have not had to deal with fan control, but with your help, I think I will get it right.
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Welcome, yea, someone added allot of options and paid allot back in the day. Nice find
Yeah, the invoice was over $28K. I really like this find! On top of it all, it looks good all over and the interior is perfect and the outside shows it was garage kept.
California sun would have aged it.
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Nice find Sir!
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Very cool car, hard to find a standard S that's stock, that must have been pretty rare find.
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Yeah, the invoice was over $28K. I really like this find! On top of it all, it looks good all over and the interior is perfect and the outside shows it was garage kept.
California sun would have aged it.
You found a keeper.
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Hi Gang,
I got the car up in the air and discovered what the exhaust leak was all about. I feel, in an atemp to get the car through smog in California, they removed the header and pu in a second hand header with a different cat. The old used header did not mate up to the JCW stainless exhaust well and when it was tightened, it broke the lower end of the cat off. It was completely broken off. I will need to get a new header with cat, to replace the junk thing that was installed in it. Does anyone have a feeling, what header pipe would be my best bet?
Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

The tires are worn out. It has 215/45 ZR 17 size. Anyone have an idea of a good grippy road tire to use for summer driving? Again, and suggestions are appreciated in advance.

The brakes are good, but the E brake needs some work to make it viable and reliable.

I have changed the ignition wires with a set of blue NGK wires and I am waiting for the new NGK plugs to arrive.
I have replaced the coil with a factory new OEM one.

What other things beside fluids and filters, do you think I should be looking at?

The clutch hydraulics look like they have been replaced and the transmission also looks like it has been off, making me think the clutch has been changed. Time will tell on that. (131K miles)

The axle bearings feel tight and smooth, so at this point I will let them ride. The camber on the right rear wheel, looks like it is three degrees and not the one degree it should be and the left rear looks closer to the one and a half degrees. I need better contact with the road back there. The fronts look good.

The supercharger has definitely been changed and very recently, as it looks new all over.

I will work on the AC, after I get it running the way I want it to.

I think it needs a Sprint throttle controller, or whatever you think is better, so that it rides off from the stop better.
What am I not thinking about? Remember I am an old fart and brain dead these days! LOL









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Is the current header and cat a factory one? They factory ones tend to fail and break at the pre cat joint so maybe this was the case. As far as I know, all 1st gen MINI's used the same header/cat assembly except for the Aisin transmission S models. The motor sits slightly closer in the auto's and has a different part number for the header. Not sure about the CVT's, though.

As far as what to check, maybe the belt tensioner, crank pulley and seal, passenger motor mount, coolant tank, thermostat gasket, and the chain tensioner?
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I love the blue, it's such a great color.

Nice looking car!
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Is the current header and cat a factory one? They factory ones tend to fail and break at the pre cat joint so maybe this was the case. As far as I know, all 1st gen MINI's used the same header/cat assembly except for the Aisin transmission S models. The motor sits slightly closer in the auto's and has a different part number for the header. Not sure about the CVT's, though.

As far as what to check, maybe the belt tensioner, crank pulley and seal, passenger motor mount, coolant tank, thermostat gasket, and the chain tensioner?
RB Mini,
I am sure the header was changed recently, as the header bolts are shiny and the bolts connecting it to the exhaust pipe are also shiny. I guess it could be the original and maybe broke when it was put on a car carrier, so you may just be right, that it is the original.
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I have identified the possible cause of the header failure. It looks like the passenger side motor mount has leaked out the oil and may be thrashing around on acceleration.
Which one do you recomend to replace it with?
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For the smoothest ride, the OEM mount is the best, but be prepared to change it in the future as they don't last as long. One of the best mounts, but expensive and with a little more vibration, is the Vibra-Technics mount.




Something cheaper is/was the TSW urethane mount. Not sure if it's still available since they might have replaced it with a V-T styled clone for $300. I think it used to be about $150. The original version looked like this and was said to have more NVH than the Vibra-Technics mount.

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