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11-13-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Fly'n Brick

A question for previous and future posters: Do...

A question for previous and future posters: Do you disengage the clutch clear to the floor or just until you feel it? My reason for asking is this, Not fully cycling the clutch mechanism is one of...
11-11-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Not much help. Over 60 years of driving a wide...

Not much help. Over 60 years of driving a wide variety of vehicles with clutches there have never been any two that responded the same, from heavy grain trucks to English roadsters to my wee R52.
11-01-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Go across those dips diagonally will mitigate...

Go across those dips diagonally will mitigate dragging the bottom.
10-31-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Go to RealOEM.com when you need to find out about...

Go to RealOEM.com when you need to find out about parts for any model and year.
As far a the R56 and R53S brake pads being compatible, NO.
Forum: 1st Gear
10-25-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Wayne's caution concerning the PS hoses is spot...

Wayne's caution concerning the PS hoses is spot on. The safest way to replace the PS fluid is to use a baster to pump out about half and replace then repeat a few months later. For handling, THE...
10-11-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By Fly'n Brick

+1 what Way says about finding an independent...

+1 what Way says about finding an independent BMW/MINI shop. As you have observed, the dealership took a wild guess and threw a new part at it. The independent will analyze the situation and find a...
09-22-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Used to be a time when you fell off your bike you...

Used to be a time when you fell off your bike you got up and kept going. Scabs were like battle ribbons, each one told a tale. Now if one shows up everybody else is supposed to make it go away. ...
09-19-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Fly'n Brick

I was trained in anti-submarine warfare fire...

I was trained in anti-submarine warfare fire control. The whole FC problem is distance, rate, time along with relative bearing drift and closing or opening range rate to the target. Every minute...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-23-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Fly'n Brick

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1064x744/_0102b_3b27356d09e0c211c9e1f1a02b421b329351d031.jpg
You certainly wouldn't paint the contact area of the rotor for just...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-31-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Fly'n Brick

For further introduction into the community...

For further introduction into the community investigate the possibility of attending MITO this October.
https://www.facebook.com/MINIs-In-The-Ozarks-208479949773/
07-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Fly'n Brick

The '06 S up to the '07 S Cabrio are the way to...

The '06 S up to the '07 S Cabrio are the way to go. They are equipped with the W11 engine and 6 speed Getrag gear box, both bullet proof. The 1st years of the Gen 2 came with the horrible french...
07-16-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By Fly'n Brick

My good car buddy calls his 'The puppy I never...

My good car buddy calls his 'The puppy I never had'. I had puppies so I'm still looking for a simile. Puppies turn to dogs and you don't get rid of a good dog.
07-08-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Fly'n Brick

BTW, excellent choice on body style. You will...

BTW, excellent choice on body style. You will find that topless motoring IS motoring at its best.
Forum: Suspension
07-07-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Just for your idle curiosity, here's a comparison...

Just for your idle curiosity, here's a comparison from a different brand. The figures may not be the same but will at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with with the two bars you are...
07-06-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Old English sports car guys call that 'road...

Old English sports car guys call that 'road feel'. It all depends on your motive. Another way to think of your equal and opposite formual is this: For every thing you gain, you have to give...
Forum: Suspension
06-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Fly'n Brick

I installed FSDs 6 years and a bit over 70K ago...

I installed FSDs 6 years and a bit over 70K ago along with a heavier RSB and they are still doing a fine job of making motoring much more fun. I've read horror stories as per dre-min's comment but...
06-27-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By Fly'n Brick

You're not alone. I just did the same thing only...

You're not alone. I just did the same thing only on the front. Scraped the top windscreen panel cover and destroyed the antenna mount. If I live long enough I may be able to laugh about this many...
06-18-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,612
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Did you notice that this is a 9 year old thread? ...

Did you notice that this is a 9 year old thread? The speeding laws in VA are pretty widely known anyway. 1 MPH over can get you pulled over. Besides, there are signs posting pertinent information...
06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Yup, there are two kinds of active, pro and re, I...

Yup, there are two kinds of active, pro and re, I prefer the pro.
06-02-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,456
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Two things I noticed under the bonnet, check the...

Two things I noticed under the bonnet, check the strut towers for mushrooming which is easily corrected if evident then lay on strut tower plates to prevent future mushrooming. Those towers are a...
05-24-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By Fly'n Brick

My OEMs were replaced 6 years ago, a bit over 60K...

My OEMs were replaced 6 years ago, a bit over 60K miles, with FSD struts and at the same time replaced the RSB with a 19MM adjustable, as stated many time herein, the very best mod bang for the buck....
05-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,962
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Maybe poorly worded. There were some rancorous...

Maybe poorly worded. There were some rancorous feelings expressed by a few diehards about the new regime that were totally unnecessary. As MCS02 puts it, there is no value in revisiting what is...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Fly'n Brick

15K or an engine??? Somebody's smokin' something...

15K or an engine??? Somebody's smokin' something they shouldn't, besides, a stripped bolt indicates whoever worked on it before didn't know their a$$ from a hot rock.
05-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,948
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Well said!! (I'll leave your full quote on my...

Well said!! (I'll leave your full quote on my reply just in case someone missed your point.)
Forum: Detailing 101
05-09-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Regardless of what brand you use, Griot's website...

Regardless of what brand you use, Griot's website has videos showing how to use the products. Select 'Polish & Wax' then 'Surface Prep'. Select a product with Quick View then 'More Details' and...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-07-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Fly'n Brick

I clay bar a couple of times a year after a Dawn...

I clay bar a couple of times a year after a Dawn detergent wash in preperation for a fresh wax application. I use the Speed Shine with clay bar....
05-05-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Does he have any idea what color the engine oil...

Does he have any idea what color the engine oil is. If it looks like a fine latte he's got worse problems that what kind of coolant to buy.
Forum: Electrical
04-27-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Fly'n Brick

It's simple Ohm's law. If you've got a 10 amp...

It's simple Ohm's law. If you've got a 10 amp fuse you need to total the current demands of each item you'll put on that circuit and quit when it totals 10. The power equation is power = voltage...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-27-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Fly'n Brick

You did the right thing. So, don't deny the MINI...

You did the right thing. So, don't deny the MINI some weekend warrioring. The everlasting hills of Oklahoma have a lot to offer to some spirited motoring. Also, not far away from you in October is...
04-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By Fly'n Brick

It would have been nice if they'd replaced the...

It would have been nice if they'd replaced the expansion tank tho they may not be familiar with its habit of seam splitting and I guess they wanted to keep it looking stock as much as possible. ...
04-14-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fly'n Brick

This might be what you are looking for....

This might be what you are looking for....
04-10-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Fly'n Brick

+1 what kurtsunn said. Most change their oil...

+1 what kurtsunn said. Most change their oil every 5K. DO NOT ever take it to a quick lube type shop. Find a reliable BMW/MINI independent shop in your area, other MINI people or a local MINI club...
04-08-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Fly'n Brick

That's what makes MINIs so unique. No two alike...

That's what makes MINIs so unique. No two alike and modding takes them to new dimensions. Make it yours.
04-06-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By Fly'n Brick

To echo something Juice mentioned about time on...

To echo something Juice mentioned about time on the track. Back in my profligate youth a couple of trips to a famous F1 track with a sports car club has given me the knowledge and skill 50 years...
04-05-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Cute was walking up onto #3 green and being met...

Cute was walking up onto #3 green and being met by a 4 or 5" long freshly hatched copperhead. He was 'cute' but the venom was still underlying. So to with the R53 JCW. You're welcome to use that...
04-05-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By Fly'n Brick

I see he's got you into a replacement expansion...

I see he's got you into a replacement expansion tank. Also, I'd replace the dip stick. They have a tendency to break after a spell, mine started to and I was informed what would happen if it broke...
04-01-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Since Richard Lin doesn't post around here on...

Since Richard Lin doesn't post around here on Detailing 101 any more he's fallen by the wayside so his Black Wow is being forgotten. I've had it for 6 or 8 years, refresh it maybe twice a year and...
03-28-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Fly'n Brick

There is a factory recall on the passenger seat...

There is a factory recall on the passenger seat air bag sensor. Recall campaign No. 15V-205 / M650215 seat mat OC3
Contact Schomp, they'll take good care of you.
03-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Someone asked me if I'd had the top up the day...

Someone asked me if I'd had the top up the day before. Surprised the heck out of me, I responded: "What? It goes up?"
Only 4 things will call for running up the head.
1. It is raining
2. It...
Forum: Electrical
03-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Fly'n Brick

OK, some follow up. We can quit being snarky. ...

OK, some follow up. We can quit being snarky. But, to repeat, pictures!
03-26-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Fly'n Brick

+1 on the wind deflector. Also a little gizmo...

+1 on the wind deflector. Also a little gizmo you'll want to add is a one of these: http://www.lightinsight.com/
Way Motor Works carries them as well. It keeps you from looking like a dork when...
Forum: Electrical
03-26-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Fly'n Brick

As the NAM favorite saying goes: "Without...

As the NAM favorite saying goes: "Without pictures, it didn't happen."
Forum: Electrical
03-26-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Fly'n Brick

This could catch some heat but I'm old enough not...

This could catch some heat but I'm old enough not to give ***********, so, I'm thinking this OP might be a troll. As possible evidence: A really wacky idea with no apparent value, a March '18 join,...
03-16-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Something it doesn't mention is Top Tier only. ...

Something it doesn't mention is Top Tier only.
https://www.toptiergas.com/
Yes, it does make a difference.
03-15-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Fly'n Brick

+1 What Way said. Plus, for fun weekend getaways...

+1 What Way said. Plus, for fun weekend getaways a drop head is the only way to go, get some wind in your hair. Topless motoring is motoring at its best.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Otherwise, if bugeye can't help, you have to go...

Otherwise, if bugeye can't help, you have to go thru a dealership. The key is coded to your VIN. They require the VIN number and proof of ownership. You can fax or email copies of those documents....
02-27-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Glad you liked the statement. On thing you can...

Glad you liked the statement. On thing you can carry in the boot that may help a little is a California Duster. They're available at most big box auto supply stores. They work great and don't...
02-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Fly'n Brick

You might not want to go to the trouble or the...

You might not want to go to the trouble or the resource might not be available but a wind tunnel test will show that the shape of the mini while moving thru the air creates a low pressure area at the...
02-13-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By Fly'n Brick

Just don't be surprised it RADAR starts...

Just don't be surprised it RADAR starts responding to things before you think of them.
Col. Blake: "How can you see anything through those filthy glasses?"...or was it Col. Potter
Radar: "I don't...
02-12-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Fly'n Brick

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/tire+repair+k...

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/tire+repair+kit+with+12+volt+air+compressor.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=2&refType=&from=fn
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