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07-10-2019, 05:46 PM
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Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure why MINI was so stingy with the paint,...

Not sure why MINI was so stingy with the paint, but under the hood and hatch isn't clear-coated so you'll probably end up with a primer spot on the rail. Maybe they wanted to be like the Silver...
07-10-2019, 03:04 PM
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Posted By CooperSAZ

Excellent. The annoying part is cleaning up the...

Excellent. The annoying part is cleaning up the oil that is now covering up the paint. argh.
07-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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Posted By CooperSAZ

Oh that is fun! Lemforder and $70. Dont forget to...

Oh that is fun! Lemforder and $70. Dont forget to get a new torx bolt for the mount as well.

I'm waiting on my mount to go again and when it does, I may swap out the belt tensioner as well while I...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By Marine Blue

Bryan glad to hear that you finally got...

Bryan glad to hear that you finally got everything straightened out on the convertible, that must feel good!

Enjoy the top down experience this summer.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By Husky44

It was a good day yesterday, and great to ride in...

It was a good day yesterday, and great to ride in the R52 running strong! I didn't think of it until I was half way home, but we should have taken a picture of our mini MINI meet up.

hope someone...
06-28-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Scudder44

Top up and car locked for insurance purposes....

Top up and car locked for insurance purposes. Insurance would be null and void if I left the car open. It only takes a few seconds to close it.
06-27-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By RudeJoe

I put the top up, windows up, lock up whenever...

I put the top up, windows up, lock up whenever leaving the car when out and about.

I did install a smarttop module last summer (second summer of ownership) which allows open and close with a...
06-27-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fly'n Brick

It all depends on the neighborhood. Around here,...

It all depends on the neighborhood. Around here, no worries. It's the only drophead MINI in the county so nobody would want it. NOTHING is ever left in the car when it is parked anywhere. There are...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-25-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Robbgreen

And thanks for the intro Bryan!

And thanks for the intro Bryan!
06-24-2019, 05:43 PM
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Views: 2,222
Posted By scubus

Looks good on silver too! What wheels are...

Looks good on silver too!

What wheels are those?
06-24-2019, 03:52 PM
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Posted By scubus

That looks great! I like the smoked look on the...

That looks great! I like the smoked look on the darker car. The dark scuttles look nice too...
06-24-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,222
Posted By scubus

Thanks. I guess I'll put in the resistors. I...

Thanks. I guess I'll put in the resistors. I just hate mucking with perfectly good wiring. :)

I was going to go that route on the scuttles, but the lenses were totally whack so I just replaced...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

None of the ones I have listed in the recent...

None of the ones I have listed in the recent post, are a long time answer and I know Bryan knows that. He is not even sure, if he will keep the R52, so putting on an inexpensive one is not the end of...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By RB-MINI

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by...

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by the fact that the engines came with different pulley designs from the factory there must be a reason why it's not a good idea to use one on an S.
...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The others are also supposed to fit R53 engines,...

The others are also supposed to fit R53 engines, even the bapmic, says it fits R53, you will have to check, but says it will fit. I have never bought one though.
any of them would be good for the...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By RB-MINI

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look...

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look like Justa crank pulleys. I realize descriptions aren’t
always accurate, but the Bapmic only lists Justas in the title, and looking up the URO part...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Bryan Look at these:...

Hi Bryan
Look at these:...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-11-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By RB-MINI

Wow, this car is really making things difficult...

Wow, this car is really making things difficult for you. :mad:

I suggest an ATI, but a PRW fluid gel damper is also good, and a better value. ATI and PRW both have a 2% that will go well with your...
04-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By rkw

Yes. A dealer coded the rear fog on my '06 R52,...

Yes. A dealer coded the rear fog on my '06 R52, over 13 years ago. You'll also need a console switch bank that has a rear fog switch. Here is the rear fog project I did in 2005:...
04-29-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By gumbedamit

My 2cents. I have a 06 with the rear fog light, (...

My 2cents. I have a 06 with the rear fog light, ( I mostly use it for those fools on the highway that seem to think I'm not there and want to be in the same spot that I'm currently occupying, when I...
04-29-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By AoxoMoxoA

Yes, the rear fog lamp can be coded in, but for...

Yes, the rear fog lamp can be coded in, but for it to be possible, you will need to have the toggle bank, p/n 61316958037 (Toggle Switch Bank - DSC / Front Fog Lights / Rear Fog Light), which has the...
04-26-2019, 02:07 PM
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R50/53 - R50/53 The RIGHT R53 6 Spd Starter
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Posted By SupeR53

The RIGHT R53 6 Spd Starter

I know that Mod Mini covered this in his video of starter replacement, but I found that even now (2019), the parts stores have the starters identified backwards. The starter for the R53 6 spd is part...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-25-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,660
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hey Bryan, I sold the dark silver one over a year...

Hey Bryan, I sold the dark silver one over a year ago, as the racks might be what the doctor ordered for some, I was not one of them! It had to go!
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By Husky44

Speedo accuracy with 215s

Bryan,

I've got 215s on mine. Friday I was headed I to Seattle with my GPS on, and speedo was indicating 70, GPS reading 69.

That's as accurate as I need. 😁
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Bryan, The speedo is set to be off at the...

Hi Bryan,
The speedo is set to be off at the 55mph speed (a federal thing) slower is accurate and higher accurate (within reason)
Since the 205. 45.17s are stock. The 215. 45. 17 read the same....
04-18-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By OCR

Yep. There are MANY different small fans...

Yep.
There are MANY different small fans available for just purposes like you need. I did much the same thing on the regulator on one of my motorcycles. It runs hot, burned two. I installed a...
03-20-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By rkw

The wiring for the lighter bulb was removed (I...

The wiring for the lighter bulb was removed (I think starting in '05, for the hardtop as well). To make it work properly, the bulb should be connected to night illumination wire (gray with red...
03-10-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By BlwnAway

Bryan, don't know if you overlooked it or not,...

Bryan, don't know if you overlooked it or not, but my '05 JCW R52, Does have the factory LSD, and it does exactly the same as yours when off the ground in neutral, so I'd be pretty confident that...
03-10-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By veedubpat

So the deal is that they SHOULD both move in the...

So the deal is that they SHOULD both move in the same direction, however there's a few caveats. Typically, OEM LSDs aren't capable of 100% lockup (like a Quaife, Peloquin, or OS Giken on the high...
03-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By BlwnAway

As far as the new one to the old one, depends on...

As far as the new one to the old one, depends on mods, if the '04 has a 15% pulley and CAI, it will probably be making more torque than your JCW, not to mention the difference in weight, my '05 JCW...
01-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By ECSTuning

Some of those are hit or miss on MINI vins, i...

Some of those are hit or miss on MINI vins, i found this one to work most of the time with last 7 digits: https://www.mdecoder.com/
01-09-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

bimmer.work works just fine for me. Your link...

bimmer.work works just fine for me. Your link for some reason has a /b after it. That is probably why it doesn't work for you.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-04-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ECSTuning

Yes the are for support all the R52, R57, and...

Yes the are for support all the R52, R57, and R59's have them. Since the top is not there (hardtop) need additional structural support on the back end of the car.
11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Cincy_jro

Good job finding what you needed! No worries...

Good job finding what you needed! No worries about confusion. At least you reminded me that I needed to find them too :p Thanks!
Forum: JCW Garage
10-31-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ssean72

Bryan, I know how it is dealing with back issues,...

Bryan, I know how it is dealing with back issues, I did the cortisone shot a few years ago before I had my back surgery. I never had any luck with all my shots, hope they are helping you out. Working...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Great progress Bryan! I am sure it is some minor...

Great progress Bryan! I am sure it is some minor issue with the NAV and Top. The NAV was not good when they were new! But they seem to work most of the time. I think the gauges are the better option!...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By RB-MINI

JCW airbox vacuum actuator?? :confused:

JCW airbox vacuum actuator?? :confused:
09-26-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By RB-MINI

Maybe the pigtail that goes to the JCW airbox for...

Maybe the pigtail that goes to the JCW airbox for the vacuum actuator??
09-23-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
R50/53 - R50/53 oil gauge
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Posted By Super Coop

IIRC these were installed at the factory on the...

IIRC these were installed at the factory on the MC40. They were a dealer option or available as an OEM accessory. I've got them on my car and will remove them if I ever sell it to buy a GP. ...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-31-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The tensioner is done from the outside, next to...

The tensioner is done from the outside, next to the oil filter and a little lower. It is not too hard to do, but requires a little contortion to get the socket and ratchet in there. I have done many...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-31-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It is important to know if the drain off valve at...

It is important to know if the drain off valve at the bottom of the oil filter casing has not popped out, or is gone. If either of these are the case, oil pressure will be very low and usually throw...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-31-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By vetsvette

First thing I would do is replace the oil...

First thing I would do is replace the oil filter, then the tensioner. I posted links for brake cables and rear calipers in an earlier post. When you get frustrated with the car, just remember what...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-29-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

You can take it to an upholsterer and thet can...

You can take it to an upholsterer and thet can restitch it for you,
Keep us posted!
I am happy that you have it running and hope it is roadworthy soon!
Forum: JCW Garage
07-28-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By vetsvette

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/mini-...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/mini-parts-for-sale/329562-used-gen-1-rear-brake-calipers-new-hand-brake-cable.html
...
07-28-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By ItsmeWayne

A great addition to your vert!

A great addition to your vert!
Forum: JCW Garage
07-28-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By twokbolt

That's awesome! Congrats! So what was the issue?

That's awesome! Congrats! So what was the issue?
07-28-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Goldsmithy

A great addition for a convertible...and you got...

A great addition for a convertible...and you got a steal. Way to go...
07-28-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By AnOldBiker

My wife thinks I'm the only one that will fine a...

My wife thinks I'm the only one that will fine a deal and drive hours round trip to get it ... if that's what it take to get it.
Actually have had many great trips that I enjoyed doing it.
Congrats.
Forum: JCW Garage
07-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Congrats on your starting option! It is always...

Congrats on your starting option! It is always good to have one that actually starts!
Now, how does it run and drive?
Forum: JCW Garage
07-13-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ECSTuning

They took a Gen 2 stock R56-R59 knob and stuck it...

They took a Gen 2 stock R56-R59 knob and stuck it on there R53/.
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