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Yesterday, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Capt_bj

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in...

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in coating' which will result in higher dusting until this is worn off.
06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,870
Posted By gobble

On the car thing in general, I don't get why...

On the car thing in general, I don't get why anyone would want a big dumb truck. I think your IQ drops a substantial amount when you climb into one of those things. I guess I'm in the minority...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome. If you haven't paid for the car in...

Welcome.
If you haven't paid for the car in full I'd have it inspected by a MINI mechanic as with 93k miles it likely has some things needing attention you want to find out before you own it and...
06-04-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By vetsvette

You should be able to find what you need here. ...

You should be able to find what you need here.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=XP73-USA-07-2014-F56-Mini-Cooper_S
06-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By 1qwkmini

Honestly people... LL-01 (LONG LIFE-01) is...

Honestly people...

LL-01 (LONG LIFE-01) is simply BMW's way of extending service intervals. E.G on my X5 diesel (with LL-04 oil) the service interval for warranty is 10,000 Miles. That is...
06-03-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,303
Posted By S-2013

Yeah, went the Russian route at first but the...

Yeah, went the Russian route at first but the plastic cap blew of on the highway. Ended up getting a whole new valve cover after that. It might be a good idea to buy this Ali-E kit for backup and...
05-29-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By squawSkiBum

I doubt I'm going to change anyone's mind on the...

I doubt I'm going to change anyone's mind on the "my one car won't make a difference compared to all the other polluters" argument. Again, it's a logical failure, tragedy of the commons and all that....
05-28-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,502
Posted By MiniAndo

Hey now, that's not true! You are forgetting...

Hey now, that's not true! You are forgetting about the moral superiority over automatic owners!
/s

My niece is learning to drive on a standard transmission and already has a superiority complex...
05-26-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By squawSkiBum

The catless downpipes are sold "For offroad use...

The catless downpipes are sold "For offroad use only" so technically it is the responsibility of the person modifying the car. If you want to delete the cat from your track only car I'm fine with...
05-25-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By Crossingover

Unfortunately not everyone understands how rude...

Unfortunately not everyone understands how rude and irresponsible it is to pollute another person’s air they breathe (no different than with cigarette smokers but at least there are public space bans...
05-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By Chris Austin

Turbo failing on 2012 Countryman

My 2012 Mini Countryman with under 80k miles reported an engine fault, which was diagnosed by the dealer as a failing turbo, with a cost of $5700 to repair.
This is a certified pre-owned car from...
05-18-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By f60jcw

I will definitely report back as I get acquainted...

I will definitely report back as I get acquainted with it this weekend.
05-14-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Fly'n Brick

People ask me about the mileage and I just grin...

People ask me about the mileage and I just grin (see sig. below) and tell them 'I don't care'.
05-14-2019, 06:29 AM
05-14-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By N2MINI

If you want to build a product to be able to use...

If you want to build a product to be able to use phone, tablet, etc in a car it needs to be 100% voice activated.. I wish they would make that a country wide law ASAP... Some folks can't keep it in...
05-13-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Fly'n Brick

There is a huge populous on our streets and...

There is a huge populous on our streets and highways entertaining the idea that they can 'multitask' even while operating a motor vehicle. This idea is an even huger fallacy. Multitasking should go...
05-13-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By buzzsaw

Have you considered the potential legal liability...

Have you considered the potential legal liability if this product was proven to contribute to an inattentive driving accident? Considering our highly litigious society, this would be a concern that...
05-06-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By javendan

I'm happy that you have not needed a spare in 30...

I'm happy that you have not needed a spare in 30 years.

Unfortunately, in my over 30 years of driving I have had to use a spare more than a handful of times and recently, with this Clubman, had...
04-22-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By gearhead60

I believe the Cravenspeed braces are cast...

I believe the Cravenspeed braces are cast aluminum and are machined to size/shape. They are much lighter than comparable steel ones, but being cast have much higher rigidity and less weight than the...
Forum: Suspension
04-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By WayMotorWorks

You don't need to realign it as the subframe...

You don't need to realign it as the subframe lines itself back up on the pins coming off the body will line it up.
04-14-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By wcpfour

I just installed new EBC pads and StopTech rotors...

I just installed new EBC pads and StopTech rotors on my F54 JCW, and did StopTech pads and rotors on my R53 JCW GP a couple of years ago. Followed the same procedure to bed them in both times. I've...
04-13-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By DneprDave

I've tried many ways of bedding brakes, it seems...

I've tried many ways of bedding brakes, it seems that every manufacturer has their own procedure. I have found that it doesn't make any difference whether you bed them in or not, the car will stop...
04-13-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By vetsvette

^^^ THIS ^^^ is pretty much the way I bedded my...

^^^ THIS ^^^ is pretty much the way I bedded my new StopTech brakes on my R56. But when I installed the BBK on my F56, on the 80 mile drive home, I hit them hard a couple of times when I had the road...
04-13-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By iwashmycar

Go out and do HARD stops from 60-10....maybe 4 or...

Go out and do HARD stops from 60-10....maybe 4 or 5. DO NOT COME TO COMPLETE STOP at any time. You may start to smell them...good. Do it some more from 45-5ish. You should be smelling them by now....
04-13-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Capt_bj

the bedding procedure where you go out and brake...

the bedding procedure where you go out and brake HARD several times in succession is to rapidly bed the brakes like when you slapped so new pads in the middle of a track day

for normal use, as...
04-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By njaremka

Each pad manufacturer will tell you something...

Each pad manufacturer will tell you something different because they use slightly different materials and manufacturing process. The bedding procedure is as much for mating the pads and rotors as it...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-08-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By MoBoost

I like the race track camouflage wrap!

I like the race track camouflage wrap!
Forum: 3rd Gen FAQs
03-31-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,217
Posted By jma

This is what I used:...

This is what I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N1HKGVQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My car is 2016 Clubman base, production date 11/30/2015, hope this helps.
03-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By OCR

I assume that the car is yours..? YOU have to...

I assume that the car is yours..?
YOU have to live with it, YOU are driving it, YOU have to wash it, etc., etc.

Therefore, shouldn't it be YOU that picks any modifications, color changes, etc. ?...
03-29-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,684
Posted By bratling

This weekend might be a good time to go get a...

This weekend might be a good time to go get a deal… This just landed in my inbox:
...
03-29-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By gearhead60

Install went smoothly for a change.....stay tuned...

Install went smoothly for a change.....stay tuned for a blow by blow. Initial impressions are sharper turn in and flatter trajectory around corners......
03-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By Stretch-22

1 Year Review

I hit 1 year with the Countryman this week. Put on about 23.5k miles so far. For anyone out there looking for owner feedback, here is some info.
My car is a 2018 S All4 model. Technology Package,...
03-08-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By bilal074

Team dynamics wheels and ecs! Warning!!

Hello, I want to share a recent experience ordering Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 wheels from ECS Tunning.

It all started a April last year, spring is upon us and excited for the season to do some...
02-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By njaremka

OP has an R56, so the "one ball mod" will not...

OP has an R56, so the "one ball mod" will not apply here.

For R56, if you want just a little bit more noise, you can have the second cat and resonator removed and replaced with a straight pipe...
Forum: JCW Garage
02-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,427
Posted By KYDan

Go for it! I was 67 when I bought a C7 corvette...

Go for it! I was 67 when I bought a C7 corvette Z06 and I showed it the proper respect after an unintentional donut! 70 now and going for the GP3. Don't let the old man in!

Here is the latest...
Forum: Suspension
01-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,660
Posted By J_L

Well, after about 6 months with the H&R bars, I...

Well, after about 6 months with the H&R bars, I decided to remove them. I think they are just too stiff, for me at least. In a straight line, the car would bounce and shake over any imperfections in...
01-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,494
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We install them in 15-20min

We install them in 15-20min
01-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By v10climber

They're service advisors. They're not technical...

They're service advisors. They're not technical people. I think you were expecting way too much.
12-31-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By DarkMiniCooperS

Complete audio install

Hi motorers,

*I know I should post this in the F60 section but it applies to any F series as well*

My current F60 is my 4th MINI since 2003. I did complete audio install on my first 03 R53 and...
12-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By MrGrumpy

Well folks, for anyone curious, we have a...

Well folks, for anyone curious, we have a definitive winner in the adhesive competition!
I didn’t even try the Gorilla Glue Epoxy, since after reading closer, it won’t bond to polyethylene or...
12-04-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Sstrickstein

Check Engine for Evaporative control and Lean Bank One

I have purchased a 2014 MCS F56 a few weeks ago. When driving in stop and go traffic the idle would race up to 1500 RPM and eventually set the check engine light. I cleared it a few times and the...
11-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By ECSTuning

Its might be over but we still have some other...

Its might be over but we still have some other deals for people who missed it.

Final Hours ECS Tuning Sale : Which include ECS Carbon Fiber Intakes, Wheel Spacers, Wheel stud conversion kits,...
11-08-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,463
Posted By JAB 67

why are you posting in yellow?

why are you posting in yellow?
10-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By DarkMiniCooperS

Found the problem: the connector at the...

Found the problem:

the connector at the module had come off and would not clip back in place. Fixed it and it runs great!
Forum: Detailing 101
10-10-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By bee1000n

I start with the wheels and the plastic trim,...

I start with the wheels and the plastic trim, then do the roof.

My process, basically what the detailer taught me: Cover about a quarter of the roof (the front half of the driver's side of the...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-10-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By DneprDave

I spray the car wash on the car and wipe it down...

I spray the car wash on the car and wipe it down with a small, plush microfiber towel, working from the top down. after wiping the whole car down, I polish it with a large plush microfiber towel and...
10-03-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By OutMotoring

Have you checked your MINI brakes lately?

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1ff8e8490c8b8eca73d12df95/images/9be56065-8e93-4b18-8a20-8f1ea66595a0.jpg (http://www.outmotoring.com/what-mini-do-i-have.html)What's new at OutMotoring?
+ Check out...
09-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By snwmble

Thumbs up Finally satisfied w/ my stereo install (Bavsound speakers/subs + JBL 2-channel amp)

I started with a non-HK system that sounded horrid when I bought it. Coming from an Audi w/ Bose, it was a huge step down as far as audio experience....and knew I needed to upgrade.

I initially...
Forum: Electrical
09-10-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By 6FT6

I got these for reverse, no error codes. You can...

I got these for reverse, no error codes. You can check for the other bulbs here as well....
09-08-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By NBCGLX

My 2019 F57 has this option code. I believe it's...

My 2019 F57 has this option code. I believe it's called that because of the cornering lights. The matrix LED headlights that are available outside the U.S. have a different option code.
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