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09-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,431
Posted By cmt52663

Ahhh the Dragon

I have spent a year of Sundays driving two of the greatest roads on the planet.

1980/1981 I lived in Melbourne Australia, and took a 1000 cc Suzuki out on the Great Ocean Road...
08-29-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By Karrock

How I Found Some of the Strangest Minis Ever in a Random Neighborhood in Chile

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1600x900/moi3nbcm1kfosdl8t2dt_29709a4e7f479fa87ba79ad9319ff72e61094bdf.png...
Forum: News
08-24-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By Propak

I did a video of some of the action from the day...

I did a video of some of the action from the day at VIR featuring MINI of course. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/eqZtk2NjuX0
08-18-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By PeteP

R53 Ignition Coil Connector issue

Let me get straight to the point.
My 05 MCS with 140k miles starting running poorly not too long ago and I suspected a bad spark plug or dieing coil.
It kept throwing the P Code for bad coil, even...
08-08-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
R50/53 - R50/53 Tires leaning in
Views: 533
Posted By MVPeters

Yes, it's 'normal' with a couple of caveats: ...

Yes, it's 'normal' with a couple of caveats:
The lower control arm bushes, both front & rear, tend to wear, which increases the camber & leads to the inside edge of tires scrubbing.
The rear LCAs...
08-02-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By RedAggie03

You could write a book on this question... I...

You could write a book on this question... I bought a 2006 that was a 'good deal' - let me tell you, that's probably the last MINI you want, lol. I have spent over double what I bought mine for at...
07-27-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,208
Posted By downshift1

I've seen this discussion many times over the...

I've seen this discussion many times over the years with many different communities and there is a few things I always bring up.

There are two kinds of safeguards.:

Reactive = Something goes...
07-26-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,208
Posted By BlwnAway

Speaking of Aquamist, anyone who's been around a...

Speaking of Aquamist, anyone who's been around a few years knows that Jeff Howerton of Howerton Engineering used to be the US Aquamist distributor.
There's a very good article over on MA that he...
07-26-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,208
Posted By Dave.O

Sign up and review the Aquamist forum . ...

Sign up and review the Aquamist forum .

http://www.aquamist-direct.com/?fullSite=1

http://www.aquamist-direct.com/806-063-hfs3-v3-1-system-a-truly-progressive-system-utilising-pwm-valve/
07-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,421
Posted By MSFITOY

Mini GOD:eek::thumbsup:

Mini GOD:eek::thumbsup:
Forum: News
07-12-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,590
Posted By Karrock

[Autoblog] 2020 Mini E caught in the Alps with concept looks

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/916x515/80-gsb3_1070_1_e07654d6d4c06743e42e790621989f38ea9ecb17.jpg (https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/11/2020-mini-e-spy-shots/)
...
07-08-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
R50/53 - R50/53 What This? New Find
Views: 1,056
Posted By RB-MINI

That’s the highly sought after, no longer in...

That’s the highly sought after, no longer in production, Ian Cull auto up module. It adds auto up to your windows and some other programmable things like auto fog lights, auto DSC deactivation, and...
07-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By Dave.O

Look at me, I brought two crazy high HP 1st gen...

Look at me, I brought two crazy high HP 1st gen mad modders together. Lmao ��

I enjoy reading about both of your cars.
07-07-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,336
Posted By llabmik2

It feels so good to be backkkkkk. RMW turbo...

It feels so good to be backkkkkk.

RMW turbo kit for the win. That spool is awesome. Makes me want to run a smaller EFR, than the big boy 9174.
06-22-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,605
Posted By cooper a

Great!!! Then you have some interesting...

Great!!!
Then you have some interesting alternatives to GP2 discs!
Here are Brembo technical drawings:

Cooper S R56...
06-20-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,605
Posted By cooper a

It would be a kind of miracle if you find some...

It would be a kind of miracle if you find some lug mount calipers which fit MINI steering knuckle. Even with brackets it's very hard since MINI steering knuckles have rather long lugs.
It's better...
06-19-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,605
Posted By cooper a

As I use 16" wheels for racing and for winter I...

As I use 16" wheels for racing and for winter I have made my own BBK for track and DD.
I use Porsche Cayman S/Boxster S/911 996 front calipers. They have exactly the same piston area as R56S/JCW...
06-18-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Sp4rtan

Interesting that no one has responded! I have...

Interesting that no one has responded! I have not experienced what you describe, but I've spent plenty of time messing about with clutches and gear boxes. You say that it will go into any gear...
06-18-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Rob Hunt

how to fix a sliding/loose seat rail

With all the problems 1st gen mini seats have, this one doesn't seem to get much attention but it's the problem I had on both my front sport seats in a 2006 Mini Cooper S R53.

The symptom:
Your...
06-13-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,605
Posted By MrBlah

I have the wilwood 11.75 dynapro set on the track...

I have the wilwood 11.75 dynapro set on the track car, with the brackets they came with. Best part about the wilwood is pad changes without removing the caliper it is soooo quick.

The street car...
06-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By downshift1

Why you need a scan tool that shows live data!

Ok, I keep seeing posts with people struggling with Check engine Lights and asking how to fix them or what other people have done to fix them.

If you own a modded car. like to fix your car...
Forum: How to
06-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By DoubleOSevan

Arrow Brakes: How To Install Wilwood BBK on R53 Mini (Video)

Hope everyone is doing well!
I had to search through a variety of posts to get info when installing my Wilwood 11.75" BBK, so I figured I'd make a video on it to help others out in the future.
You...
06-06-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,630
Posted By kodeyedwardjones

N16 Timing Chain Replacement - Is it worth it

Hello all,

Before you end up reading more than necessary, this write up is just describing my take and experience after replacing the timing chain, guides, and tensioner on my 2011 Mini Cooper...
Forum: 3rd Gen FAQs
06-03-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,321
Posted By Rich Rodichok

Test Post for WNW.

Test Post for WNW.
06-03-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 Factory parts diagrams
Views: 847
Posted By seandallen

Also etkbmw.com

Also etkbmw.com
Forum: 3rd Gen FAQs
05-24-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By SoCalF56

Current list of CARB Certified Intakes

Wanted to put together a place for users to quickly and easily get information on CARB certified intakes. After doing research on existing intakes available and contacting companies, i have put...
05-22-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By TheBigChill

Anything flavored should be referred to as...

Anything flavored should be referred to as "Tastefully Modified".
05-21-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By Goldsmithy

The MINI community needs regular internet sites...

The MINI community needs regular internet sites like NAM and M/A if, for nothing else, the preservation and dissemination of information. The libraries on each of this sites contains a wealth of...
05-21-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By MCS02

I have posted a thread on our side explaining how...

I have posted a thread on our side explaining how this came about. It is in a thread called The end to a long War here is the link.
...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-20-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,987
Posted By Dave.O

I detail cars and I use lacquer thinner to strip...

I detail cars and I use lacquer thinner to strip everything off the black trim of cars including my MINI. After it dries I wipe it down with Gyeon Prep and apply a ceramic coating call Gyeon Trim. ...
05-19-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

No FB for me. Nobody should use FB unless they...

No FB for me. Nobody should use FB unless they are ok with the selling of your personal info to nefarious users.
05-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By MVPeters

Sons are always taller than their mother!

Sons are always taller than their mother!
05-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By MCS02

I was around in those days and am a M...A guy. I...

I was around in those days and am a M...A guy. I met Whine not Walnuts at the Dragon, good guy. I am not going to rehash the past, it is gone. Fly'n Brick is right we do have a strong personality or...
05-16-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By stamp11127

Diagnose don't throw parts. I'm new to the forum...

Diagnose don't throw parts. I'm new to the forum but also teach basic electrical to diesel students. In basic terms you have something still "on" when you turn the ignition off. This can be a simple...
05-15-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By All4vin

Start by checking fuses, the two lights are...

Start by checking fuses, the two lights are likely the same issue
05-04-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,892
Posted By 400mphpc

Auxiliary Water Pump Recall

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, as I did not see other forum post for recall info.

Just curious if the rest of you have started to receive these recall emails. Mine arrived...
04-24-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By trouble1943

Redline Revelations

A poll just out of curiosity. I know most car forums consist of complaints, as "happy campers" don't participate. I'm a "happy camper" that reads this forum regularly as I own and love Mini stories...
04-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
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...
04-06-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By pmanliu

The issue turned out to be one of the brake...

The issue turned out to be one of the brake sensors had snapped from rubbing against the tire. Ended up shorting them together and the code had went away.
04-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By TheBigChill

Still active, but here now: ...

Still active, but here now: https://www.livebrary.com/auto-repair-reference-center

User: tech
PW: tech
03-19-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By MCSmoonshine

That would explain the difference. I'm doing the...

That would explain the difference. I'm doing the whole pan and apparently the replacement pans are tapped to a shorter depth (already confirmed with the distributor)
02-28-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By JCWCabrio

Replied. JAB 67 is getting a free blower. I also...

Replied. JAB 67 is getting a free blower. I also have an OEM lower mount with powerflex bushing installed ($40 + post). Tensioner with Alta adjustable stop in place of the little dampener ($40 +...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-26-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By StephenM

Have you tried this? ...

Have you tried this?

https://us.autologic.com/news/mini-cooper-cvt-transmission-adaptation
02-09-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By StephenM

N18 Warranty Extension

Saw this earlier:

http://www.motoringfile.com/2018/02/08/miniusa-is-extending-the-warranty-on-cooper-s-models/

Mods: feel free to move if there is a more appropriate area!
02-06-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
R50/53 - R50/53 one worthwhile mini thread
Views: 3,388
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I've always loved print magazines, and the...

I've always loved print magazines, and the British car mags are usually very worthwhile.

I picked up a new-to-me title recently and was highly impressed overall with its quality.

It is Modern...
01-20-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By RockC

In some cases the factory flywheel serves as a...

In some cases the factory flywheel serves as a crankshaft dampener. Replace this with a single mass flywheel and the engine/transmssion can "chatter". The chatter arises because the factory flywheel...
01-12-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 rear window washer
Views: 604
Posted By MVPeters

I don't think you got your question answered! ...

I don't think you got your question answered!

Flip up the cover on the wiper.
Poke a piece of flexible wire down the exposed nozzle - a bicycle brake cable is ideal - some folks have had to drill...
01-09-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Tanner Stinson

R50 Midlands Transmission Rebuild Masterpost (Updated 1/9/18)

The purpose of this article is to combine everything found,
throughout the entire internet about our transmission. Please feel free to comment anything else you would like to see added to the post!...
12-05-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pnwR53S

You are spot on with the link.:thumbsup:

You are spot on with the link.:thumbsup:
12-05-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r56-h...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r56-hatch-talk-2007/279830-o2-sensor-not-ready-won-t-pass-state-inspection.html
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