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She drowned but recovery on the way - R55 Edition

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Old 11-08-2018, 01:31 PM
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She drowned but recovery on the way - R55 Edition

After recovering this baby [[url]https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r57-cabrio-talk-2009/320889-she-drowned-but-recovery-on-the-way.html ], I got this poor clubman out of the swamps. I couldn't resist not getting it. it got some nice options non of my previous clubmans had. It arrived today after a long week of waiting...The fun shall begin



 

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After quick examination, I think this one comes with a pearl lol

The engine seemed to have been replaced recently. looking through the oil cap, the head still shines, the vacuum pump looks brand new, and the turbo oil feel line is still shiny. took the spark plugs out and no water is inside the cylinders. I will check the timing chain to see if it is the new edition and the air filter just in case, I'll leave the plugs out and hand spin it first.

Few of the modules had some damage...FRM, JBE, MULF2, YAW sensor, and heated seats modules. I might also just replace the airbag module. I didnt check the TCM and the shifter but we'll find out once we get it started.

the car came without keys, so i bought virgin keys and will try to mate them with the CAS once they arrive.

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Old 11-09-2018, 09:16 AM
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:56 AM
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Not having a key, makes things a little slow...In the meantime, I took the ECU/CAS/keyfob from an 09 MCS with a manual transmission I have. I used a fuse box I was using on the 08 N18 swap and I used an FRM that was from another car..lol with weak batteries and a dying jumper box, I got the car to crank only! I read the codes and one stood out was the fuel pump activation fault. I didnt hear the pump priming or turning so I will try to test it after I use the right fuse box which i got today.
I wish I can find the original owner and ask him/her to send me the keys there was no trace of documents inside the car.

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:28 AM
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After installing the right JBE, it started just fine. I was able to drive the car few feet back and forth. I let it run for some time and didnt notice anything abnormal. the CEL was on, of course, so I have to pull the codes and see what else the car is trying to tell me.
Because I need a key for this car, I figured I invest in a key programmer. I already have R270 to read the CAS eeprom. so i went ahead and got tango key programmer and virgin keys to mate. The blade can be cut fairly cheap and I can use the tools for the next project or if someone needs to add another key to their mini

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I like that clubby, did it get a fresh water bath or a salt water one? I always like working through a problem only to find a simple and cheap fix.
 
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it doesnt have a strong odor. I believe it's fresh water bath. looking at the FRM module, the water seemed to reach 2/3 of it. so it wasnt that high...This would make my 5th flooded mini. but this the 1st that came without a key.
 

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I got some time last night to clear codes and calibrate some modules...I let it purr for more than half hour


 
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