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05-05-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By DneprDave

I bought non-runflat tires for my MINI about...

I bought non-runflat tires for my MINI about 20,000 miles ago. I bought a slime kit and I have AAA road service. I haven't had a flat in 30 years, I don't think a spare is necessary.
04-18-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By DneprDave

He can take the housing off with a strap style...

He can take the housing off with a strap style oil filter wrench and get a new plastic housing. Just don't screw it on so tight next time.
04-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By DneprDave

I have taken mine off without breaking anything....

I have taken mine off without breaking anything. It took some careful wiggling of the hose and gently prying the tabs apart.
Forum: Suspension
04-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By DneprDave

Take it to a machine shop and have them fix it.

Take it to a machine shop and have them fix it.
04-13-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
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...
04-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By DneprDave

I got a Helix intercooler. When I took it out of...

I got a Helix intercooler. When I took it out of the box, it was so shiny and beautiful I wanted to order another, just to hang on the wall and look at it....
03-27-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By DneprDave

My 2010 MINI with the N14 engine has been trouble...

My 2010 MINI with the N14 engine has been trouble free since I purchased it new. Any engine could fail if they are abused by not maintaining them properly, but with regular 5000 mile oil changes, and...
03-25-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,074
Posted By DneprDave

I checked the oil and drained the oil catch can,...

I checked the oil and drained the oil catch can, The oil was OK, It's always OK, but I check it anyway.
03-24-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By DneprDave

The turbo recirculating valve actuator is vacuum...

The turbo recirculating valve actuator is vacuum operated, if you have a big vacuum leak, it can cause a lot of problems.
Change out the head cover, fix the leak and you'll be alright.
...
03-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By DneprDave

The stock intake is a true cold intake, it is...

The stock intake is a true cold intake, it is engineered for the MINI's engine. Most aftermarket cold air intakes aren't even cold air intakes, they take in warm engine air from under the hood. and...
03-20-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,070
Posted By DneprDave

There is a gray R55 MINI Clubman in my...

There is a gray R55 MINI Clubman in my neighborhood, I have been waving at it for years, with no response. Just a couple of months ago they started waving back. I guess it pays to be persistent.
03-20-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,224
Posted By DneprDave

No, that comment is false.

No, that comment is false.
03-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By DneprDave

Get a group 48 or H6 battery. Group 48 is the U.S...

Get a group 48 or H6 battery. Group 48 is the U.S designation and H6 is the European designation for the same battery.

Look for one that has more than 480 cold cranking amps, the stock MINI...
03-06-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By DneprDave

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/300x152/ibs_2_4719f813984a6b9bc6112255e198a599794333cb.jpg
From your photo, you don't have the IBS (Intelligent Battery Sensor)...
03-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By DneprDave

I haven't had any problems with my purchased new...

I haven't had any problems with my purchased new 2010 "S" with the N14 engine.
Forum: 1st Gear
02-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By DneprDave

Here is another list. ...

Here is another list.

https://www.minirepairshops.com/
Forum: 1st Gear
02-13-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By DneprDave

The cylinder walls are supposed to be smooth...

The cylinder walls are supposed to be smooth after eighty eight thousand miles. The cylinders are honed to help seat the rings during break-in.
$395 is reasonable for walnut blasting the intake...
01-03-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By DneprDave

It could also be the policy of the dealer that...

It could also be the policy of the dealer that you took it to. The management may discourage highly technical interactions with the customer, or maybe you had an inexperienced technical advisor.
...
12-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,074
Posted By DneprDave

EBC Red brake pads and oem rotors are a very good...

EBC Red brake pads and oem rotors are a very good combination. I wasn't prepared to change the rotors on my last brake job, and didn't want to wait for rotors to come or to drive to the dealer, so I...
11-28-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By DneprDave

Make sure the battery is good. MINIs do a lot of...

Make sure the battery is good. MINIs do a lot of weird electrical things when they have even a marginal battery. How old is the battery, it may be time to replace it.

It was not a good idea to...
11-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,373
Posted By DneprDave

You don't need to media blast the intake ports on...

You don't need to media blast the intake ports on your N12 MINI, it doesn't have direct injection, it has port fuel injection, so the fuel washes the oil from the PCV system off of the intake valves....
Forum: Detailing 101
10-10-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
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...
08-17-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By DneprDave

Stylish or works, pick one, you can't have both,...

Stylish or works, pick one, you can't have both, when it comes to turbocharger heat shields. The best one is WMW's Turbo Heat Shield and you can't see it when it is installed.
Though you could put...
07-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By DneprDave

The turbo wrap will improve the efficiency of the...

The turbo wrap will improve the efficiency of the turbocharger by keeping the heat inside the turbocharger. A turbocharger is a heat engine after all.
07-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By DneprDave

Me too, OEM heat shield over a Way Motor Works...

Me too, OEM heat shield over a Way Motor Works turbo wrap.
07-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By DneprDave

You ma not need one. Pull the rubber hose off of...

You ma not need one. Pull the rubber hose off of the turbocharger inlet, and look to see if there is oil there, if it is clean, you don't need an oil catch can.
06-20-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By DneprDave

You could rent an engine hoist or buy one from...

You could rent an engine hoist or buy one from Harbor Freight for about $180.

When I was a teenager, I took the engine out of my Morris Minor by just unbolting it and lifting it out by myself.
05-22-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By DneprDave

My 2010 Clubman with the N14 engine has been...

My 2010 Clubman with the N14 engine has been completely trouble free since I bought it new.
05-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,380
Posted By DneprDave

I think that the reduction of traffic on MINI...

I think that the reduction of traffic on MINI forums is that MINI's advertising doesn't promote the sportiness and weirdness of these little cars anymore. New MINI commercials are boring and they...
05-19-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,380
Posted By DneprDave

I have been a member of both sites and have about...

I have been a member of both sites and have about the same number of posts at each site. I think any blocking and censorship is just plain silly and I'd like to see it stopped.
05-09-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By DneprDave

https://www.minirepairshops.com/

https://www.minirepairshops.com/
Forum: Detailing 101
05-09-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By DneprDave

I bought this at Griot's, it's a synthetic clay...

I bought this at Griot's, it's a synthetic clay bar mit. It works great.

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/fine+surface+prep+mitt.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search
04-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By DneprDave

I also use EBC red stuff pads and OEM rotors. I...

I also use EBC red stuff pads and OEM rotors. I change both at the same time.

The EBC Pads leave very little dust, they are a great improvement over OEM pads.
04-08-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,074
Posted By DneprDave

I was going to do that and got as far as removing...

I was going to do that and got as far as removing the false grill in the hood scoop. Looking at the scoop without the grill in it, I thought that it looked good!

The grill has been out of my...
04-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,074
Posted By DneprDave

They should have a five hundred mile road race...

They should have a five hundred mile road race for MINIs and call it the MINIapolis five hundred!:lol:
Forum: Electrical
03-29-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,788
Posted By DneprDave

I love the teeth in the grill!:lol::lol::lol:

I love the teeth in the grill!:lol::lol::lol:
03-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By DneprDave

The timing chain tensioner is hydraulic,...

The timing chain tensioner is hydraulic, operating off of engine oil pressure. With the oil level so low, the oil pressure would have been low also. That could have cause a slack chain and caused...
02-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By DneprDave

Yes, in a way. I have a Dnepr motorcycle, made in...

Yes, in a way. I have a Dnepr motorcycle, made in Kiev, Ukraine. The soviets named companies after local geographical features, so my 'net handle is after the river, indirectly.
02-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By DneprDave

I think getting your sample from the drain plug...

I think getting your sample from the drain plug is your only option.
01-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 537,266
Posted By DneprDave

Ok! Up until 2010, the Access Port will work on...

Ok! Up until 2010, the Access Port will work on your MINI, if the previous owner of the AP unmarried it from their car before selling it.

In 2011 MINI changed the Engine Control Unit so that it...
01-28-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By DneprDave

You could save a lot of money by bringing your...

You could save a lot of money by bringing your MINI to an independent shop.

https://www.minirepairshops.com/
01-01-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By DneprDave

I got my Union Jack roof decal from a local Fast...

I got my Union Jack roof decal from a local Fast Signs.

https://www.fastsigns.com/locations

They are a national franchise and will design and install anything you want.

I designed my own...
12-04-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By DneprDave

Just take the positive lead off the battery and...

Just take the positive lead off the battery and put an ammeter between the battery cable and the battery. All the current being used will show on the ammeter. Then pull one fuse at a time and note...
11-02-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By DneprDave

Here is a site that lists independent MINI repair...

Here is a site that lists independent MINI repair shops all over the US.

https://www.minirepairshops.com/
10-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By DneprDave

I always wave at other MINIs, though I don't get...

I always wave at other MINIs, though I don't get as many return waves as I did a few years ago.
MINI is not marketing to car enthusiasts like they use to. Many new owners just look at MINIs as an...
09-05-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 86,333
Posted By DneprDave

Yes, the turbocharger side of the PCV can get...

Yes, the turbocharger side of the PCV can get blocked and if the rear PCV line has been blocked or deleted, it can cause pressurization of the crankcase and excessive oil consumption. The cure is a...
08-23-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 81,328
Posted By DneprDave

My passenger side PCV had been blocked off for...

My passenger side PCV had been blocked off for seven years and I have had no problems.
08-16-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By DneprDave

You have to take the intake manifold off and...

You have to take the intake manifold off and clean it mechanically, some people have done it with carburetor cleaner and a set of wire brushes, most do it by walnut shell blasting the intake ports,...
08-02-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,594
Posted By DneprDave

It'll look better when they take it out of the...

It'll look better when they take it out of the crate.:thumbsup:
07-27-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By DneprDave

I haven't put an aftermarket fresh air intake on...

I haven't put an aftermarket fresh air intake on my car because in researching them, I found that they do not add horsepower, as advertised and they are much noisier than the well engineered stock...
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