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07-05-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By gumbedamit

+1. That's the first thing I taught my son when...

+1. That's the first thing I taught my son when he was leaning to drive a stick. Imagine driving a stick in San Francisco....
06-28-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Car Misfireing
Views: 729
Posted By gumbedamit

You putting the OEM coil back on should give you...

You putting the OEM coil back on should give you a clue. Sometimes all those After Market bolt-on's make things worse.I would go back to the stock CAI and see what;s what. All those bolt-ons you have...
06-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By gumbedamit

Did you check the BCM module located in the front...

Did you check the BCM module located in the front passenger foot well panel. If you left the window open, that's where I would start. It would also help if you had a scanner like the Schwaben to test...
06-25-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By gumbedamit

My 2001 Ford E-250 is Bone dry at 250K miles. ...

My 2001 Ford E-250 is Bone dry at 250K miles.

Never replaced any seal, O-ring or gasket.
05-24-2019, 06:10 AM
05-10-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By gumbedamit

Some people are just too sensitive, seems like...

Some people are just too sensitive, seems like you were just expressing your thoughts based on your experience, that's what we all do here......
05-09-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By gumbedamit

He said he was losing coolant and that his fan...

He said he was losing coolant and that his fan would come on. On the R50's the recovery tank is not pressurized. I had an R50 that exhibited the same problem and when I checked the thermostat the...
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...
04-16-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By gumbedamit

There are 3 drill holes on the bottom center...

There are 3 drill holes on the bottom center piece and 2 drill holes on each side for the wheel wells. They drill into the existing bumper. For those who do their own Wrenching, putting this piece on...
07-31-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By gumbedamit

Since you're removing most of the front end...

Since you're removing most of the front end already, you can remove the LCA bushings without removing the subframe, I did it. I LOWERED the subframe. Used a ratchet wrench to remove the bolts for the...
07-31-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By gumbedamit

+1 There are plenty of vendors here on NAM...

+1

There are plenty of vendors here on NAM that have knuckles on the cheap. When my Pinch Bolt broke, I spent hours and many drill bits, still not able to get it out. Save yourself time and foul...
07-23-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By gumbedamit

Here's the thread. ...

Here's the thread.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/interior-exterior/316320-plasti-dip-plastic-trim-around-car.html#post4314033

I have a few posts on that page with the links to...
07-23-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By gumbedamit

I used Plastidip on my white wheels. Looked nice...

I used Plastidip on my white wheels. Looked nice until I had to clean them, had to remove the Plastidip a week later. I went ahead and just got the proper paint and painted the wheels which came out...
06-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By gumbedamit

Don't know how you are running down the BFG's in...

Don't know how you are running down the BFG's in 15K miles? I have the BFG's Comp 2 A/S with over 30K miles, looks like I'll get another 30K out of them.... Can't really tell if they are loud, put...
06-08-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By gumbedamit

May be your heater core.

May be your heater core.
05-31-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,821
Posted By gumbedamit

VERY NICE:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

VERY NICE:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
05-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By gumbedamit

I'm the 2nd owner of Scarlet , 06/R53. Before I...

I'm the 2nd owner of Scarlet , 06/R53. Before I purchased the car, there was a free Carfax which had all the dealer maintenance records.
05-09-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 170,498
Posted By gumbedamit

Nice!:thumbsup:

Nice!:thumbsup:
04-26-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

The quantity was about the same,but my oil was...

The quantity was about the same,but my oil was much darker. I don't how much time I spent on the SC service, I was doing LCA bushings and a ton of other things over the course of a weekend. I'd also...
04-26-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

Did mine already, just wished that it would have...

Did mine already, just wished that it would have taken less than an hour, just like Ant :lol::lol::lol::thumbsup:
04-24-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

+1:thumbsup:

+1:thumbsup:
04-24-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,313
Posted By gumbedamit

You mean in a location like...

You mean in a location like this?https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_20180424_121150_1b85f41da7f80925856a9ed8638cc5ce601ab90b.jpg

I don't...
04-24-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

The devil is in the details, I liked Ed taking...

The devil is in the details, I liked Ed taking apart an AudiTT's transmission fixing it with a $10 solution or getting the S2000's intricate 24v head sorted out. Not looking for training, I liked the...
04-24-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

Unfortunately, Wheeler Dealers changed their...

Unfortunately, Wheeler Dealers changed their format as well, thus the reason for Ed China leaving. Example: Last week they restored a 69 Opel GT, I had a 1970, which is the same car. They failed to...
04-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 104,762
Posted By gumbedamit

The MC40 will be featured on Wheeler Dealers this...

The MC40 will be featured on Wheeler Dealers this Wednesday on the Velocity Channel .
04-23-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 MC40 on Wheelers Dealers
Views: 2,362
Posted By gumbedamit

MC40 on Wheelers Dealers

They are having a show on the MC40's this coming Wednesday on the Velocity Channel.
03-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 fuel tank thumping
Views: 461
Posted By gumbedamit

That spacer is not the part I'm talking about....

That spacer is not the part I'm talking about. It's the rear foam strut bump stop. It seats over the strut rod, when it no longer seats properly, it makes the thumping, clunking noise, at least that...
03-12-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By gumbedamit

My wife doesn't understand, she thinks I should...

My wife doesn't understand, she thinks I should have a manlier car. I show her that I'm already MUY MAS MACHO! She then gives me that grin, and all is right with the world....

Nice Car... I am...
03-12-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 fuel tank thumping
Views: 461
Posted By gumbedamit

I see you have my twin, even with the Borla...

I see you have my twin, even with the Borla Exhaust, music to my ears....

Your thumping, do you have a stock suspension? I had thumping first on my passenger side, then on the drivers side, drove...
Forum: Suspension
02-27-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By gumbedamit

All those poly mounts may give you tons of...

All those poly mounts may give you tons of vibration in the cabin...
01-25-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By gumbedamit

I would call a Mini Service dept and give them...

I would call a Mini Service dept and give them the VIN and ask if there is a recall for the PS pump. When I checked for my passenger side seat recall, it did not state any recall. I went for a wheel...
12-26-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By gumbedamit

Lower Control Arm Bushing Inner Ball Joints ...

Lower Control Arm Bushing
Inner Ball Joints
CV Joint
12-11-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,094
Posted By gumbedamit

When I did my 15% pulley, I kept saying to...

When I did my 15% pulley, I kept saying to myself, "seems like I lost a lot of low end torque". That went on for a few weeks until I had to replace my valve cover gasket. After the gasket was...
12-01-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By gumbedamit

That SUX!!!! You have to ask yourself a few...

That SUX!!!!

You have to ask yourself a few questions:

Do you want to pay someone $600+ to do the job?
Do you have the tools to get the job done yourself?
Do you have the wrenching skills to...
11-21-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By gumbedamit

I saw 900exdriver's car in the Flesh, it is very...

I saw 900exdriver's car in the Flesh, it is very nicely done! Good luck with your sale. If you need some help with removing some mods, just let me know..
10-24-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By gumbedamit

There are howto's to change the fluid on those...

There are howto's to change the fluid on those trannys. I had an R50, sometimes while stopped and in gear, it would feel like someone hit me from the back. I didn't have the car long to change out...
10-19-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By gumbedamit

These are the parts I'm talking about, these are...

These are the parts I'm talking about, these are just examples, as they do make different types:
...
10-19-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By gumbedamit

Once I took it out for a 2nd time, I just...

Once I took it out for a 2nd time, I just replaced both.
10-18-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
R50/53 - R50/53 Mini Cooper Recall
Views: 8,772
Posted By gumbedamit

I had mine done about 4 weeks ago, only thing I...

I had mine done about 4 weeks ago, only thing I noticed after it was done is the seat being raised all the way up. They said the seat was removed to replace the unit.
10-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By gumbedamit

Sorry you're having this problem, but you...

Sorry you're having this problem, but you state":getting the engine knock code" , what code are you getting?
10-09-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,335
Posted By gumbedamit

I only get waves from Gen1 drivers; so, that's...

I only get waves from Gen1 drivers; so, that's who I wave to , "Gen1 Drivers".

Even then, I get looks like I have 3 heads when I wave... :(
10-09-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By gumbedamit

That leak looks to far to the left to me to be...

That leak looks to far to the left to me to be the crank sensor o-ring, looks more like it is coming from the dip stick o-ring, either way, you will need to put the car in Front End Service Mode....
10-06-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By gumbedamit

BIG BUMP!!!! If you guys are looking for a...

BIG BUMP!!!!

If you guys are looking for a Barry White exhaust, this is the one. It's deep, not loud and you won't sound like you're driving a sewing machine. I put mine on this week, no drone,...
09-22-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By gumbedamit

I'm thanking you because of one of the pictures...

I'm thanking you because of one of the pictures you're posted with your Odometer and clock. I've had my car for just about a year and never realized there was a clock. I used to think, I have all...
09-12-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By gumbedamit

Pelican Parts has some really good how-to's with...

Pelican Parts has some really good how-to's with great pictures and step-by-step instructions.
Forum: Suspension
09-12-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By gumbedamit

Lemforder.

Lemforder.
08-31-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
R50/53 - R50/53 Dipstick
Views: 1,340
Posted By gumbedamit

I still have my original. I can see how it could...

I still have my original. I can see how it could break as most people would probably use their right hand to pull at it and it bends against the tube. I use my left hand and pull it straight out,...
08-31-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By gumbedamit

It's your idler pulley, just changed mine a few...

It's your idler pulley, just changed mine a few weeks ago. Remove your belt and spin your adler pulley and your alternator pulley, you should be able to feel if the bearings are going.
08-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
R50/53 - R50/53 Best year?
Views: 1,838
Posted By gumbedamit

Best Year... 05-06

Best Year... 05-06
08-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By gumbedamit

Shouldn't have to rev to 2K to get the alternator...

Shouldn't have to rev to 2K to get the alternator to charge. Once the car is running even with everything on, voltage should not drop below 12v. I would suspect you're alternator is going. It's been...
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