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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 190,206
Posted By pnwR53S
For manual climate control, it only switches on...

For manual climate control, it only switches on when the radiator fan is on low, and ONLY if the DME deems it necessary to switch on. It make sense as traveling at high speed there is no need nor...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-14-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,681
Posted By pnwR53S
Don't waste the money on QUP multi-ground plugs....

Don't waste the money on QUP multi-ground plugs. Just get BKR7E for $1.85 apiece. Coil packs are not rated for horses so the stock one will just be fine. If mine ever dies, I will get NGK which is a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-14-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By pnwR53S
Welcome to NAM. I have been trying to understand...

Welcome to NAM. I have been trying to understand the underlaying cause(s) for the electrical-hydraulic power steering failure that led to the recall, but I found no reliable information. I pondered...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 06-12-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,100
Posted By pnwR53S
Right! How much is the Brembo? I notice Brembo is...

Right! How much is the Brembo? I notice Brembo is quite quick to prostitute their name to many OE brakes with significant upcharge. :wink: A kind of like Bose, HK, or B&O for automotive audio. :)
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-11-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,681
Posted By pnwR53S
It was great to see more local Miniacs came out...

It was great to see more local Miniacs came out to the track. Good for you that you started tracking right away. R53s have been the most active Mini's at PIR and there are a great bunch and many...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-11-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By pnwR53S
If you were a starving college student when you...

If you were a starving college student when you compromised and opted for the Megan you can't be that old to want a cushy ride. :lol: I am afraid Megan CO simple can't last long enough. :grin:
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By pnwR53S
Blocky rubber tires usually means extreme...

Blocky rubber tires usually means extreme performance summer tires. They are very contrary to cushy ride attributes you are looking for. They are usually 200 wear rating too so alignment is hardly an...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By pnwR53S
I am not attacking you, but the first thing that...

I am not attacking you, but the first thing that jumps out at me is instead of questioning the tire or wheel choice, I would re-examine the Megan coilovers that also lowered the car; since cushier...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-10-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By pnwR53S
nice photos

Nice photography. I like the complex illumination under the overpass. Are those gun metal colour wheels? I prefer them over black that is so popular now. Black wheels would likely just black blobs in...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-06-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By pnwR53S
My rubber mat might just move if someone strangle...

My rubber mat might just move if someone strangle me from the back seat with a steel wire. :eek2::grin: I can't see it move even driving on the track with happy and restkess feet. :roll:

...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-06-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By pnwR53S
We must have different MINI rubber mats from...

We must have different MINI rubber mats from those report sliding. I fail to see how mine can slide around even if the velcro are not there. The features of the accelerator and the dead pedal prevent...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By pnwR53S
Seriously, if a wheel speed sensor has recently...

Seriously, if a wheel speed sensor has recently been replaced, I will look into that. If your Mini is in winter road salt locality that add to likelihood the sensor may be damage from being forced...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-31-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
Thanks for the link. I put it in the wish list...

Thanks for the link. I put it in the wish list for rainy days. I am going to live with the cheap ones for now, and double up should the problem rear its head again. They were fine until I loosen them...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-31-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
der ring

Please don't ask me how I came across this. This is the ring...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-31-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By pnwR53S
You know, my post was never meant to put you down...

You know, my post was never meant to put you down except to point out he minor contradiction.



Anyone lifts a finger to do a quick research should understand the difference between low speed...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-30-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
still that polite little car

Now with the racing brushings and sporty gear shifter, the Mini still is a polite little car in town. I was quite worry about the Powerstiff Black bushing creating very rough ride, or vibrating...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-30-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
mini is whole again

I wrapped up this one very big project - at least for me. The installation of the CoolerWorx shifter started back on March 20th. As if there is not enough last week I took Mini apart and dropped the...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-30-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
visual inspection and photos

I was putting Mini back together from a million pieces in the recent service and the installation of poly bushings. I took the opportunity to inspect and observe things that are normally hidden. I...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-29-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pnwR53S
Japanese likes extra gravy with their Tonkatsu...

Japanese likes extra gravy with their Tonkatsu just as German likes extra gravy with their Schweinshaxe. :grin:

I am not ponying up for the extra sauce. :wink:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-29-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By pnwR53S
Read and make sure you understand this fully...

Read and make sure you understand this fully before proceed. I am too busy for other things so I won't spend time on it. The pressure transducer output is a voltage, but I doubt you can just...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-28-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
colour coordination

I have too much time on the hands while I have the shifter console out. I play with the gauge faces and trim rings of the Innovate Motorsports MTX-L Plus. There are 4 permutations. I am quite pleased...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-28-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By pnwR53S
Crap hub ring to help installing after market...

Crap hub ring to help installing after market wheel with wrong center hole diameter. Crap because is plastic.

Better get ready for a endless debate that it carry the weight of the car. :popcorn:
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-27-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By pnwR53S
Moderator needs to put an underage limit on this...

Moderator needs to put an underage limit on this thread.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-26-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
front end bushings

Here are some photos I took in installing the front end bushings. I opted to drop the subframe as I expected pressing in the Powerflex Black racing control arm bushing would not be easy. I was also...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-25-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By pnwR53S
I can certainly tell the difference. Making the...

I can certainly tell the difference. Making the boot infinitely less useful for grocery shopping and picking up a few cases of wine. :grin:

Seriously I am highly skeptical it does anything for...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-23-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By pnwR53S
If I have not mistaken on the Mini con rod....

If I have not mistaken on the Mini con rod. Interference fit means they are practically fused together as one, as intended by the design. Hence the wrist pin only swivels about the piston bores....
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-21-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By pnwR53S
We will see. It is a carefully deliberated...

We will see. It is a carefully deliberated decision. It is the rear bushing for the control arm. It is not like I have black poly for spring. There is still the tyres that are parts of the...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-19-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By pnwR53S
I will bet that even the cut rate HU for $79 at...

I will bet that even the cut rate HU for $79 at Walmart sound better and infinitely better than retrofitting BT to the stock HU. Again to OP. You know the Mini has a ACC position right? You do have...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-18-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By pnwR53S
a walter mitty dream with mini at the track

Today we got to live out our larger than life dreams. We spend the afternoon at the track. Desire and I were the first to arrive. Great turn out with 5 R53s and 1 R50. Met two new Miniacs. A nice dry...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
just some essentials for down to earth mini

These are just some basic essentials for down to earth Mini. I set out to downgrade the precious metal multi-ground tab plugs to the cheapest copper plugs. Being a aluminium head I avoid taking the...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-10-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,601
Posted By pnwR53S
You have to carefully remove the octopus to get...

You have to carefully remove the octopus to get to it. To remove the octopus you have to remove a MAP and its tube of sort. Patience is the ticket.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By pnwR53S
Very likely a kaputt'ed (German English or...

Very likely a kaputt'ed (German English or English German) alternator which function is a prerequisite for PS funtionality.
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By pnwR53S
whipped mini's brakes into shape

Whipped Mini's brakes into shape (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/315565-05-pepper-white-mcs-modification-project-23.html#post4387772) with the installation of some...
Forum: Cooper (non S) 05-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By pnwR53S
Right.:thumbsup: The synchronization of four...

Right.:thumbsup: The synchronization of four carbs would be a good hobby to take up in addition to your ole house in PDX. :lol:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By pnwR53S
Nice photos, and kudos in your willingness to...

Nice photos, and kudos in your willingness to write. I tied to read but my eyes glazed over after a few sentences. Please give the paragraph some breaks.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-02-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By pnwR53S
I am at a lost as what timing tool is required to...

I am at a lost as what timing tool is required to install a RMW cam or anyone else's.

This thread...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-01-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By pnwR53S
For what's worth, self-leveling is required by...

For what's worth, self-leveling is required by law. I just hope your install does not result in blinding the on coming traffic. I seen all too many axxhxxls aftermarket installs with no regard to...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-01-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By pnwR53S
Don't forget you will also need the front and...

Don't forget you will also need the front and rear levering sensors too.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 04-26-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
just a preview

It has been a slow going, as failure is not an option. Crossed the Ts and dotted the Is. Here is a preview of the fruit of the labour. :wink: I've gotten very good as crawling in and out under the...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-24-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By pnwR53S
Duh! I should had just calm it. Use your head!...

Duh! I should had just calm it. Use your head! :roll:

The easiest to find this answer is to search for a photo of the belt. I actually thought of looking at it but only the wheel well cover is in...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By pnwR53S
which way does the motor rock?

I need an answer quick, trying to locate the WB O2 sensor. Which way does the motor rock when you step on the gas?

I reason the cylinder head rocks towards the coolant expansion tank which make...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 04-22-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By pnwR53S
Kudos to the lister for giving these away for...

Kudos to the lister for giving these away for free. I am surprised as to why you are not keeping the bleeder. It seems to be a good design. If the cap does not fit your current vehicle, you should be...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-20-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By pnwR53S
I bet to differ. The Mini wheel arch trims are...

I bet to differ. The Mini wheel arch trims are very secure until someone mess with them and not install them back with care. They take a lot of force to remove. They are plastic parts and most often...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 04-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 28,952
Posted By pnwR53S
no charbroiled oil sensor

While I have the bonnet up, I remember to inspect the oil pressure switch and the plastic oil pressure line for the mechanical pressure gauge I opted to install. I checked the line during the recent...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By pnwR53S
The lower mount is the only thing that restrains...

The lower mount is the only thing that restrains the motor/gearbox from rotating. For me I would not want it to be too rigid with no give. Time to find a damper for the rearview mirror. :lol:

You...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-18-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By pnwR53S
Reading you lighthearted post I almost thought...

Reading you lighthearted post I almost thought you were trolling us, especially you have an 05.

Your symptom sounds classic damaged drain back valve in the oil filter housing - leading to oil...
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-17-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By pnwR53S
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: :lol:


Stainless...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By pnwR53S
Thanks for pointing that out. I had no idea the...

Thanks for pointing that out. I had no idea the OE fog lights are 55W as the housing is not that big. It uses H7 bulb which is 55W. I agree then just hook them up using existing stuff.:thumbsup:
Forum: Electrical 04-16-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By pnwR53S
The Hella 500 lights have 55W bulbs. The OEM fog...

The Hella 500 lights have 55W bulbs. The OEM fog light wiring has only a smallish relay as the lamps are quite low in wattage. I suggest you use the power for the OEM fog light to drive a add-in...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-15-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By pnwR53S
Just my 2 cents of USD which tends to be higher...

Just my 2 cents of USD which tends to be higher than the Monopoly money you guys use downunder. :grin:

I would not take the cited degrees too seriously. Mechanical and electromechanical devices...
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