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07-02-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bossworld

All fixed, bought a genuine BMW door actuator...

All fixed, bought a genuine BMW door actuator very cheaply from eBay. Bit of a difficult job to access but it is just about possible to manoeuvre the lock out (and the new one in) without removing...
06-26-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,162
Posted By All4vin

All4 manual trans oil change alternative fill, and shift linkage lube

Hello

With an all4 I found the gear oil fill plug to be in a inconvenient place to reach with tools due to the transfer case in the way. I put it off for another time during another repair that...
05-21-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,461
Posted By njaremka

Correct.

Correct.
04-30-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Yupetc

I've removed the fuel rail many times and put it...

I've removed the fuel rail many times and put it right back in without any issues. Reuse it until you can confirm a leak, don't waste money buying the new part, yet.
04-29-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By jjcsnlynn

For some reason I cannot attach pictures so here...

For some reason I cannot attach pictures so here is the text.
Hub to crankshaft Bolt: Oil threads lightly, 50NM, then 180 degrees
Vanos (intake) 20 NM then 180 degrees
Exhaust 20NM and then 90...
04-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Replacement's recommended in most of the repair...

Replacement's recommended in most of the repair manuals, however, with lotsa TLC (no added twists / bends, and no damage to either flange on each end), it can be reused. Mines been apart 2 - 3 times...
04-19-2019, 07:38 AM
04-19-2019, 07:35 AM
04-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Scudder44

Can you borrow or buy a pair of locking pliers or...

Can you borrow or buy a pair of locking pliers or mole grips as we call them? Once this is attached strongly you should be able to use something like a large screw driver to pise it out and even try...
04-15-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977

So To close out this post, my issue was the...

So To close out this post, my issue was the starter as you stated earlier on the thread MiniTobe.
Thank y'all for the help.
04-13-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
R56 Big step
Views: 410
Posted By danraabe

Big step

Please. Let me share this moment.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1493/image_9b22974830edf25c71435a7439ab959be04244e1.jpg
17 months later.
03-29-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By BenG3

Wow. So I just heard back from Herb Chambers...

Wow. So I just heard back from Herb Chambers MINI, and it turns out that--after all that--the issue was that my battery was dying!

What were the odds that my battery would decide to go at the very...
03-26-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By humming

P0108 - It's not what you thought it was.

Ok, I had a pesky P0108 check engine code on my 2005 r53 with 100K miles. It was driving super rich and you could feel the engine stuttering and choking in all the fuel it was getting, as well as...
03-26-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By frettsurfer38

Malfunctioning High Pressure Fuel Pump - R58S (N18)

Longtime lurker, putting my experience in for a failing HPFP on a '12 R58S. Hoping that my experience helps someone else on the board.

Started out with rough cold starts, with RPMs fluctuating...
03-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By secondhandr55

2009 R55 S restoration (engine failure)

Long post warning! Trying to get the hang of this.
I hope you can all benefit from the trajectory of my R55 restoration which I bought last summer from a very nasty owner. It suffered from the known...
03-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,097
Posted By CACHIMBUDO

Dude your awsome thanks that save me some cash....

Dude your awsome thanks that save me some cash. 09 mini cooper clubman s.
02-18-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Noahl

How to remove a stuck LH drive axle

I have been searching around for months for any type of advice / videos on ways to remove a "stubborn" LH (driver's side) Axle from a 2007 Mini. So far, the only ways have been some elbow grease and...
02-16-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Lex2008

How not to get your ass kicked during fuel pump and fuel filter change (R56 cooper S)

I changed the fuel pump/sender unit with a VDO unit A2C53378276Z from RockAuto for $147 (Update: This was listed incorrectly by RockAuto as being compatible with the N14 motor. I called and told them...
02-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By mjavila16

My friend MiniToBe in effect they were error...

My friend MiniToBe in effect they were error codes that were not deleted from the computer. Everything is fine.

Thanks bro.
02-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By MVPeters

I wouldn't wash it if I were you - mine shrunk. ...

I wouldn't wash it if I were you - mine shrunk.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1024x768/wash1_e10c63b3ba0d82e609805ce88bebb8adacabac13.jpg

...
10-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Noahl

And there it is... guess it makes sense with the...

And there it is... guess it makes sense with the lack of space on the design :razz: Thank you so much for the link and info to get this bugger out.
...
10-15-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By embiggenedmini

Followup

Well, I'm many many months late on my promised followup, but here we go.

The crank was definitely in the right place, as was confirmed by the depth gauges (wood skewers) in the spark plug holes.
...
10-06-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By 400mphpc

I used your advise and just pushed down on the...

I used your advise and just pushed down on the tube gently until I got enough room for the thin deepwell socket. Worked like a charm. Thanks again, I’m back on the road and all is well. ...
10-04-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By Lex2008

Best easiest way to check flush refill Mini Cooper Aisin automatic transmission fluid

Minitobe put me on to this super easy method. I hadn't seen it posted anywhere else so I thought I might save you guys some serious grief.

DON'T waste your time using the fill port located between...
08-03-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416

thanks.... have a good weekend..

thanks.... have a good weekend..
07-24-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By texasmontego

Changing seat belt color & Air Bag module reset

I thought I would pass on some information that I found while looking into changing my seat belt color. The factory red seat belts are limited supply and very expensive. I found this company that...
07-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By scubus

Okay, I feel like an idiot, but for anyone who...

Okay, I feel like an idiot, but for anyone who runs into something similar. Check the battery cables, and then check them again.

I checked them when this first started and I would swear they were...
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07-18-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By mercfocus

Thank you, this is a great forum

My daughter's 2009 Mini is back up and running very nicely and I couldn't have done it right without the help from people here in this forum.

I've had profiles on many other forums over the years...
05-16-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Stump Grinder

Will do, have also contacted Mini Canada for...

Will do, have also contacted Mini Canada for their disposition.
05-11-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By cyow5

Wow, yup, there's your problem! Just an FYI,...

Wow, yup, there's your problem!

Just an FYI, a super easy way to check hall sensors without running the engine is to apply power as usual to the sensor, put a piece of steel (stainless might or...
04-29-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,979
Posted By Ive's Mini

A discovery for all us Non-s people

My 2008 Non-s has 186000 miles on it. I was getting ready to replace my oil filter adapter gaskets for the 2nd time and when I removed the exhaust manifold cover, I found that my exhaust manifold...
Forum: How to
04-21-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By mkov608

SZL Module Reset (post clutch change) Solved

(’07 MINI Cooper w/ DSC)


I wanted to pass this on to everyone because I was getting bad information from the dealer and a local Indy shop, and the Bentley service manual is incomplete when it...
04-18-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By whitewatermd

This is perfect!!! Thank you so much!

This is perfect!!! Thank you so much!
03-21-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Ketchup

Thanks for all your help!! I check and fill...

Thanks for all your help!!

I check and fill every Saturday...I even keep a log of how much I add and note any other "oddities" I see or hear. Oil changes every 4K miles.
03-05-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jwh

The iCarSoft i910 at $80 is the way to go here. ...

The iCarSoft i910 at $80 is the way to go here. Much less expensive than the others and cleared the code just as needed! Thanks!
11-21-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By gfx

Thanks for the Advice, I will update you all...

Thanks for the Advice, I will update you all hopefully before the weekend, If not Have a good Holliday with the family & Friends.
09-21-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,168
Posted By tyr

Nice job man! Quite thorough with the pics too

Nice job man! Quite thorough with the pics too
09-12-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,772
Posted By bugeye1031

My wife's 2007 non-S needed a timing chain at...

My wife's 2007 non-S needed a timing chain at about 120,000 miles when the death rattle got loud. We bought it new and it had regular oil changes at about 5,000 miles. It used a little...
09-09-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,858
Posted By osnapcoopertime

LOL yeah thats some serious dedication, skill and...

LOL yeah thats some serious dedication, skill and patience. All I have none of.
09-07-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Christopher Jacob

Purchased a gently used mirror. Took about 90...

Purchased a gently used mirror. Took about 90 seconds to relplace, and all is working again!
07-26-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By mashby

@timski -- unfortuantely, that's $330 rate for a...

@timski -- unfortuantely, that's $330 rate for a new valve cover (link (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/valve-cover/11127646555/)).

@mrbug -- that is a good warning for new buyers....
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