My 2006 JCW (new to me) - North American Motoring

Go Back  North American Motoring > 1st Generation MINIs > JCW Garage
My 2006 JCW (new to me) >

My 2006 JCW (new to me)

JCW Garage Interested in John Cooper Works (JCW) parts for your 1st Generation MINI? This is where JCW upgrades and accessories for the Cooper (R50), Cabrio (R52), and Cooper S (R53) MINIs are discussed.

My 2006 JCW (new to me)

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:05 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My 2006 JCW (new to me)

I have had it less than a week. It has 201,000 miles. It is a little rough, suspension bottoms out very easily, paint is n rough shape, has a little hesitation when getting on it.
2006 JCW
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:29 AM
gumbedamit
gumbedamit is offline
5th Gear
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Atlanta Georgia
Posts: 692
Thanked 49 Times in 46 Posts
Congrats, I'm sure once you get the Wrench on her, she'll be in top shape in no time...
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Whine not Walnuts's Avatar
Whine not Walnuts
Whine not Walnuts is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Posts: 5,527
Thanked 600 Times in 539 Posts
Welcome to NAM and the JCW Club.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2018, 12:27 PM
BoostedBlueToyotas
BoostedBlueToyotas is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 153
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
I have its twin (almost)
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-05-2018, 09:28 PM
ItsmeWayne's Avatar
ItsmeWayne
ItsmeWayne is offline
6th Gear - An Official NAM Greeter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Southern oregon
Posts: 1,894
Thanked 159 Times in 157 Posts
Hi and welcome to NAM and to the JCW Gen 1 group!
It won't take too long to get it up to happy. There is a lot of help here, to that end.
You have the best year, now get it back to perfect!
Congrats!
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2018, 05:07 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks guys, I dropped a k and n in it last night, my plugs wires and coil packs came in last night but too late for me to change them out. I spent most of my night in 90 degree heat with a heat gun and an old credit card pulling off the clear protectant the previous owner had installed on the car. I only have the bumper left so this weekend I should be able to finish that up and change the plugs and what not.
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-06-2018, 08:54 AM
WayMotorWorks
WayMotorWorks is online now
Vendor
iTrader: (10)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,976
Thanked 239 Times in 219 Posts
For 200k it looks pretty good. And it's Space Blue which I always liked. Hope we can help when you need stuff for the build.
 
__________________


HOTCHKIS | DDM | CRAVEN | AKRAPOVIC | NM ENGINEERING | MEGAN | FORGE | IE | OS GIKEN | POWERFLEX and more
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-06-2018, 10:14 PM
ssean72's Avatar
ssean72
ssean72 is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 200
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
My all time favorite color, did you happen to get any of the service history with it? I am just curious, when I picked up my Checkmate that was my deciding factor, allot of the big issues had been taken care of. I still have but allot of entertainment trying to get her reliable from the years of neglect. And welcome to the site and to the space blue club
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-07-2018, 04:06 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I did get some of the service history from the carfax. I was serviced at a dealership pretty much all of its life. I also found the original owners email address on a piece of paper in the owners manual. (I bought it from a wholesale dealership) The supercharger has not been serviced and the clutch has never been replaced. I bought it knowing that and I was ok with it because I want to do the work myself and I have a 10 year old son who wants to work on it with me. I will do almost anything to keep him off his xbox and Ipad!
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-07-2018, 05:02 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Service records

I got to see some of the service records through the carfax before i bought it. I also found the original owners email address on a piece of paper in the owners manual and got a little back ground on it from her. (I bought from a whole saler but she was the original and only owner). It still has the original clutch and the super charger has not been serviced, so I have some work to do!
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-07-2018, 10:01 PM
ItsmeWayne's Avatar
ItsmeWayne
ItsmeWayne is offline
6th Gear - An Official NAM Greeter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Southern oregon
Posts: 1,894
Thanked 159 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by edpac View Post
I did get some of the service history from the carfax. I was serviced at a dealership pretty much all of its life. I also found the original owners email address on a piece of paper in the owners manual. (I bought it from a wholesale dealership) The supercharger has not been serviced and the clutch has never been replaced. I bought it knowing that and I was ok with it because I want to do the work myself and I have a 10 year old son who wants to work on it with me. I will do almost anything to keep him off his xbox and Ipad!

Good for you and your son to bring it up to a new life together!
You have the best Gen 1 Mini made and it will become a keeper, that could become his first street car!
We will help you through any difficulties, getting it roadworthy again!
My hat is off to you and your son!
 

Last edited by ItsmeWayne; 07-08-2018 at 08:22 PM. Reason: spelling as usual!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-08-2018, 06:48 PM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Doing his first tune up!

 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-08-2018, 08:34 PM
ItsmeWayne's Avatar
ItsmeWayne
ItsmeWayne is offline
6th Gear - An Official NAM Greeter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Southern oregon
Posts: 1,894
Thanked 159 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by edpac View Post

It is great! It reminds me when I was a little kid! I got a D2 caterpillar, when I was nine! It helped to define my life. With friend and father, we built this little Crosley in 1959:

This was taken when I was 11 to 12 yrs old. wheel barrow tires, diamond plate fenders, overhead cam Crosley engine on Crosley frame. My first car!
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-09-2018, 05:22 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
nice! I am hoping he will have some memories like that when he gets older!
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-09-2018, 05:46 AM
Whine not Walnuts's Avatar
Whine not Walnuts
Whine not Walnuts is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Posts: 5,527
Thanked 600 Times in 539 Posts
D2 bulldozer? My father had one of those along with a D8.
 
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-09-2018, 02:16 PM
ItsmeWayne's Avatar
ItsmeWayne
ItsmeWayne is offline
6th Gear - An Official NAM Greeter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Southern oregon
Posts: 1,894
Thanked 159 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by Whine not Walnuts View Post
D2 bulldozer? My father had one of those along with a D8.
It was given to me, on my 9th Birthday. It is one of my fondest memories! A D2 Cat, felt like a giant to me then! LOL I loved that Cat and sadly all the pictures I had of it were lost over the years. My mother had the ones of the Crosley. We also had 16 mm movies and I think my sister just found them in our parents belongings. They would be a laugh to see now!
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-19-2018, 11:34 AM
RedAggie03's Avatar
RedAggie03
RedAggie03 is offline
4th Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 311
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Originally Posted by Whine not Walnuts View Post
D2 bulldozer? My father had one of those along with a D8.
I learned to drive on an early 80's model D3B oh, and we got a late 70's model (1979?) D8 when I was a little older for big stuff, but I didn't use it all that much. The smaller dozers are so versatile.
 

Last edited by RedAggie03; 07-19-2018 at 11:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-20-2018, 09:07 AM
ItsmeWayne's Avatar
ItsmeWayne
ItsmeWayne is offline
6th Gear - An Official NAM Greeter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Southern oregon
Posts: 1,894
Thanked 159 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by RedAggie03 View Post
I learned to drive on an early 80's model D3B oh, and we got a late 70's model (1979?) D8 when I was a little older for big stuff, but I didn't use it all that much. The smaller dozers are so versatile.

It is cool that some of us here had similar experiences! I guess it may be why we ended up gear heads! LOL
I would not trade my youth with anyone! I felt life could not get any better!
I ended up owning several cats (D2,D4 and D8) over the years (also international T6, TD9, TD340 dozers) all small to medium sized!


edpac,
I am sorry I drifted a bit here, but I am so happy your son has taken an interest and on an 06 Mini Cooper S! wow!
 
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-26-2018, 08:43 AM
Derek86's Avatar
Derek86
Derek86 is offline
5th Gear
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Living in an Amish Paradise
Posts: 968
Thanked 51 Times in 44 Posts
Originally Posted by edpac View Post
The supercharger has not been serviced and the clutch has never been replaced.
The supercharger is a weekend project but it isn't too bad if you keep yourself organized and have an extra set of hands. I just did mine about a month ago (at 75,000 miles) and found very little oil in the water pump side but there was no damage to the water pump gears. I would get that done sooner rather than later.
 
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-26-2018, 09:31 AM
edpac
edpac is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I plan on doing the supercharger service in a few weeks, I had to repair a few things to get it through inspection so I need to wait to restock “the mini fund”. Changing the timing chain tensioner this week. So far, I have changed or had a garage change: rear brakes and rotors, front passenger side axle, windshied, rear struts, oil and oil filter, plugs wires and coil pack, tires but then I found out I had a bent rim so wheels will be replaced soon too.
 
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-31-2018, 07:15 AM
Radcap
Radcap is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have the same model, 120k km, Im interested about the supercharger rebuild and would like to hear more when you tackle that. Any mushrooming on your Struts? I was lucky but would still like to install a fix for that. Super fun to drive, enjoy!!
 
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Brian Ring
Brian Ring is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

This is my 06 JCW...same color as yours. 107000 miles on the clock...still solid as a rock.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jagxkr00
R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+)
2
11-28-2013 08:46 PM
Sajuuk Khar
JCW Garage
1
09-23-2011 07:58 AM
2MINI2C
Tires, Wheels, & Brakes
2
07-10-2007 06:07 PM
Minae
Solo Discussion
4
10-03-2005 11:22 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: My 2006 JCW (new to me)


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: