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Forum: 1st Gear
Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By cooper48

R50 in your year is a non-supercharged Mini. The...

R50 in your year is a non-supercharged Mini. The S model (R53) is supercharged, and the R52 is the convertible.
07-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By cooper48

Oil temp is best read via the drain plug. Check...

Oil temp is best read via the drain plug. Check the VDO website for combo plug/sending units. Summit Racing also sells them.
07-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Interior/Exterior lexan windows woot woot
Views: 1,751
Posted By cooper48

Great look. Now you just need to get rid of that...

Great look. Now you just need to get rid of that heavy sunroof!
06-09-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,030
Posted By cooper48

The clatter happens when you start the car but...

The clatter happens when you start the car but doesn't occur when revving because at that time the centrifugal force of the rotation presses the chain against the guides. I'm sure you'll find that...
06-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,266
Posted By cooper48

You should also check your rear sway bar bushings...

You should also check your rear sway bar bushings and brackets.
05-31-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Interior/Exterior New Steering Wheel Installed
Views: 5,004
Posted By cooper48

Gorgeous wheel. Those carbon fiber examples on...

Gorgeous wheel. Those carbon fiber examples on their web site are special -- but the price! :impatient:
05-30-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By cooper48

Unless they've been replaced recently, my bet...

Unless they've been replaced recently, my bet would be wheel hubs.
05-25-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 104,862
Posted By cooper48

Can you dig it?

I've never had a personalized license plate before so I said to myself, "Self, if you can get a certain plate go ahead and spend the $150 annually even though it's a ridiculous price for a plate. So...
05-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By cooper48

You need a pump/extractor to remove the fluid in...

You need a pump/extractor to remove the fluid in the line and the reservoir. You can buy a hand-operated pump thru Summit Racing (or eBay) for something like $12. Comes with long tubes you can...
05-15-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Ball joint torque specs?
Views: 410
Posted By cooper48

From my Bentley manual: inner is 59 ft lbs.;...

From my Bentley manual: inner is 59 ft lbs.; outer is 41 ft lbs.
05-14-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By cooper48

This is one of the forum vendors so you might...

This is one of the forum vendors so you might want to check this out because this kit comes with everything you'll need including guide tube, seals and bolts:...
05-14-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 More power for my r53
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Posted By cooper48

Great looking car and I'm impressed with all the...

Great looking car and I'm impressed with all the modifications you've accomplished. Sounds like you're ready for some track time.
05-14-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By cooper48

I bought a Bentley manual in PDF form online. ...

I bought a Bentley manual in PDF form online. Paid only $20 and it's been invaluable to me when working on my MC40.
05-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 104,862
Posted By cooper48

Here is another source (England) for the GB badge...

Here is another source (England) for the GB badge on the boot. Note that it is correct for the MC40. https://bullmotifminispares.com/4425/gb_badge_dam100690

The badge is screen-printed black on an...
05-06-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 104,862
Posted By cooper48

#mikeschu -- sorry, the decals were snapped up...

#mikeschu -- sorry, the decals were snapped up right away. See the post above re: Firestorm Graphix -- I believe I paid $57 shipped via their online site.
05-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By cooper48

+1 Your clutch disc is kaput!

+1 Your clutch disc is kaput!
Forum: 1st Gear
04-26-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By cooper48

This Forum might be your best bet to find a good...

This Forum might be your best bet to find a good example. It's likely that a lot of the strange little eccentricities of a Mini will have already been repaired/fixed/modified etc. by a Forum owner. ...
04-25-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cooper48

Deb, what general area are you located? There...

Deb, what general area are you located? There has to be a nearby Forum member who can swap a valve cover gasket for you. A repair shop is going to hit you for $125+ for a job that won't take but a...
04-25-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By cooper48

Update: clutch is installed. The lighter clutch...

Update: clutch is installed. The lighter clutch feel of the Valeo does take a bit of getting used to but it's working very smoothly. Couldn't be happier.
04-24-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By cooper48

Hmmm. Sounds like it might be a bad throwout...

Hmmm. Sounds like it might be a bad throwout bearing in the trans. Were you able to completely press your clutch to the floor as normal? Any difference in the effort required to push the clutch...
04-23-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cooper48

I would first try replacing the valve cover...

I would first try replacing the valve cover gasket. The cost is minimal (~$25) and probably something you could easily do yourself. An oil leak from that gasket could be hitting your exhaust on the...
04-23-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 2004 MC40 decals
Views: 484
Posted By cooper48

Mc40 - 826/1000

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/582x361/mini2_349dc5d2814b28ab4ebda7f26d2db7c36a308f28.jpg...
04-12-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By cooper48

Make sure your intercooler boots are seated on...

Make sure your intercooler boots are seated on the underneath side. Sometimes they don't quite go all the way over the air horn.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-11-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By cooper48

Man, that seriously sucks. Don't tell me -- he...

Man, that seriously sucks. Don't tell me -- he was on his cell phone. That's the reason I'm in a MINI and not back on a motorcycle after being run off the road numerous times then rear-ended while...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-11-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 13,716
Posted By cooper48

The S has a turbo, the Cooper not. Makes a big...

The S has a turbo, the Cooper not. Makes a big difference.
04-10-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By cooper48

I would first check the grounds in the rear...

I would first check the grounds in the rear battery compartment (neg to the battery grounds to the body right there) and under the hood near the passenger-side engine mount. It's possible that rust...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By cooper48

:thumbsup: Glad to hear that it worked out for...

:thumbsup: Glad to hear that it worked out for you. Motor on!
04-05-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,428
Posted By cooper48

ECS Tuning had a special running on the Valeo...

ECS Tuning had a special running on the Valeo recently. I think it was $315 for flywheel, pressure plate, clutch disk, bolts, throwout bearing and guide tube. Heckuva deal if they still have it.
04-03-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Drivetrain Leaking Oil
Views: 1,468
Posted By cooper48

Once you go FESM, you'll be able to do it again...

Once you go FESM, you'll be able to do it again in 20-30 minutes -- easier each time you do it. There is only 10-12 fasteners. You'll spend most of your time unhooking lights and horns. The beauty...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By cooper48

Bonjour. Welcome to the Forum. You'll find a...

Bonjour. Welcome to the Forum. You'll find a lot of information here to keep your Mini Cooper running beautifully.
04-01-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By cooper48

MINI info

Hi, folks. I ran across this site recently and thought I would share. It's a pretty comprehensive look at your R53.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r53-cooper-s-hat/repair-manuals/
Forum: 1st Gear
03-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By cooper48

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/320x240/old_clutch_e62ef10ebeca8953645981230de0efa2fe5cb7fe.jpg...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-29-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By cooper48

Clutch replacement

I installed a new clutch and finally got the transmission back...
03-28-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By cooper48

Great price but I can just about guarantee that...

Great price but I can just about guarantee that you're going to have fitment problems. If you're having a shop install it, then you can expect to pay some additional cash for the modifications...
03-28-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By cooper48

Oh, and you'll want to lose the run-flats ASAP. ...

Oh, and you'll want to lose the run-flats ASAP. Most everyone on this forum has switched to normal non-run-flat tires simply because the RFs have a TERRIBLE ride. Join AAA or carry a tire patch kit...
03-28-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By cooper48

Nitrogen expands/contracts less than oxygen but...

Nitrogen expands/contracts less than oxygen but is totally unneeded and just one of the ways the dealer attempts to garner a higher profit. My guess would be that they don't actually insert the...
03-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By cooper48

Oh, and say "no" to all the silly dealer add-ons,...

Oh, and say "no" to all the silly dealer add-ons, like paint protection, undercoating, extended warranties, et al.
03-28-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By cooper48

Dealerships make very little on new car sales...

Dealerships make very little on new car sales (think $300-$500). Margins on used vehicles are much higher (think $2,000+). Their business model targets revenue primarily from financing and...
03-27-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 104,862
Posted By cooper48

The MC40 was a dealer-add only option ($7,000...

The MC40 was a dealer-add only option ($7,000 extra) and would have been installed at the dealership on a Chili Red/White delivery. The MC40 designation will not show up in the VIN which is the...
03-26-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 dyno results
Views: 543
Posted By cooper48

I concur that you probably have a tune. My Dinan...

I concur that you probably have a tune. My Dinan Stage 1 added 12hp to my R53. Adding a 15% pulley and exhaust mod, I'm running 197hp. Wheeee!
03-26-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By cooper48

Man, I love those wheels! I particularly like...

Man, I love those wheels! I particularly like the charcoal-colored ones. And, they appear to be a bargain at that price. They look a lot like the Minilites that folks used to run on the original...
03-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By cooper48

Hello, again. Just wanted to say thank you to...

Hello, again. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the advice. I finally removed that last bellhousing bolt (top) by purchasing a short 15mm socket and a 12" breaker bar. That was the only...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-21-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By cooper48

Nice! Ford Super Duty to a MINI Cooper S is...

Nice! Ford Super Duty to a MINI Cooper S is quite the transition! You're going to have a blast driving the MINI and you can receive repair help here for just about any malady. Welcome to the Forum.
03-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
R50/53 - R50/53 Starter Voltage, 2004 R50
Views: 456
Posted By cooper48

PM me with an email address and I'll send you the...

PM me with an email address and I'll send you the relevant section (PDF) from my Bentley manual.
03-18-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By cooper48

Not for nothing, but I found a Bentley manual...

Not for nothing, but I found a Bentley manual (for my R53) in PDF form online for $20. Super helpful buy.
03-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By cooper48

ModMini's video is located here:...

ModMini's video is located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoiXWFdSuDM

This guy is a great repair source.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-11-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By cooper48

Had a similar issue years ago with a Renault...

Had a similar issue years ago with a Renault LeCar. Great little car that I took into the dealer for service. Picked it up and drove four blocks and it was overheating. Back to the dealer to find out...
03-10-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
R50/53 - R50/53 fasteners
Views: 520
Posted By cooper48

+1 gpskipton. I ordered these wheel well...

+1 gpskipton. I ordered these wheel well fasteners off Amazon and they work perfectly: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078D79BBJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
02-25-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By cooper48

Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-34047-11317562528-genuine-bmw-part/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAwc7jBRD8ARIsAKSUBHJ31llFV_MFQGgYWKkj3jfaDweMRbGwJMZWeQ3k1mbJVbWNnaxNlYkaAooTEALw_wcB
Forum: 1st Gear
02-21-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By cooper48

Welcome to the Forum. Love the Phoenix area. ...

Welcome to the Forum. Love the Phoenix area. You have some great golf courses out there, and the drive up Hwy 17 through Sedona/Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon is awesome.
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