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06-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
Posted By gobble

Well I just bought a 2013 JCW car for my 15 1/2...

Well I just bought a 2013 JCW car for my 15 1/2 year old son's first car that will double as my track car. He's going to spend time tinkering with it whether he likes it or not. If I had that when I...
06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
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...
05-25-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 958
Posted By jacknk

My fix for code 93A8 Driver Side Airbag Stage 1

I wanted to post this hoping it would help someone. My airbag light came on ant the code was 93A8, driver side airbag stage 1. I could clear the code and it would come back as soon as I started the...
05-25-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
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...
05-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By WayMotorWorks

As an actual repair shop I have submitted and...

As an actual repair shop I have submitted and done many extended warranty claims.

I can say avoid Endurance they didn't want to pay anything and had limits like would only pay $1500 toward a $7000...
05-09-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By Tigger2011

Maintaing a tuned Gen II

Haven't really seen anyone put together a best practices list for maintaining a tuned Gen II and thought the community could benefit from one. Preventative maintenance is the key to maximizing your...
05-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Cab00se

R56 Halogen to OEM Bi-Xenon Conversion - Start to Finish

Hey guys, yes I know another one of these. Well in all my searching the forum I managed to find thread after thread on this particular topic and most of them started out strong and eventually just...
04-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By my_wifes_mini

No experience on performance, but cat is better...

No experience on performance, but cat is better for the environment, and catless is better for your wallet. Spend the money, buy the one with the cat, and maybe our children will still get to drive...
Forum: Suspension
03-24-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By Eddie07S

A few of things... - Rear shock replacement -...

A few of things...
- Rear shock replacement - the bottom bolt is self tapping. And there are no “real” threads in the aluminum lower control arm. That is, the threads are what were made when the...
Forum: Suspension
03-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By mbwicz

As stated, a spring compressor is required. Have...

As stated, a spring compressor is required. Have plenty of respect for the amount of energy stored in the spring, take your time and get the compressors setup so that the spring compresses evenly...
Forum: Suspension
03-19-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,677
Posted By Eddie07S

Basically, this is true. But, and there is...

Basically, this is true.
But, and there is always a but (because there are very few absolutes, especially with suspensions), there is more to it than just this.

Getting back to your comment about...
01-16-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By MINIAC

For 1st and 2nd Gen ... ...

For 1st and 2nd Gen ...

https://www.mini2.com/forum/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_mini_generations
01-15-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By ECSTuning

Just saw this, sorry for the delay. I cannot tell...

Just saw this, sorry for the delay. I cannot tell if 51312754853 which is the holder for it is damaged from your pics.
DIY on that part: ...
01-13-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By renchjeep

N18 carbon buildup 100k miles

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190110_155431_4c190c6c6ea63fc2a338b70e81d2ea4992d71b3c.jpg...
01-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By seandallen

Base vs. S oil filter housing

To the OP: As the proud owner of a base model, you do not have the oil cooler/heat exchanger attached to your oil filter housing. Compare these two diagrams:

Base model:...
Forum: 2nd Gen FAQs
12-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,271
Posted By Eddie07S

This is an interesting thread. Clearly MINI...

This is an interesting thread. Clearly MINI people have put a lot of thought and effort into this subject. Thanks, everyone for posting their thoughts.

A couple points...
As was stated in the the...
12-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,054
Posted By bratling

This thread is a real treat! So much great...

This thread is a real treat! So much great experience to learn from. I admire your two years of stick-to-it-ness!
12-05-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Lex2008

FYI, after I cleared the p0141 code the second...

FYI, after I cleared the p0141 code the second time, the malfunction indicator light (MIL) hasn't returned. I've driven over 1000 miles on the new engine since then. Why hasn't it returned?, I have...
10-03-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 944
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...
09-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By ECSTuning

Yes there was a design update for the OEM. I am...

Yes there was a design update for the OEM. I am using the HT version ( which was designed off the update and it has been good so far, matches OEM and no CEL and oil consumption has been reduced. I...
08-31-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Capt_bj

MINI ... not Mini this help? ...

MINI ... not Mini

this help? https://www.minimania.com/pdfile/R56_Roof_Rack.pdf
*****************************

My Mini next to my first MINI ..... note the difference please :popcorn:
...
08-19-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By oldbrokenwind

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2225_d9f0b9c9cbaeb978f9222510e11e8b8030f9b240.jpg

You're missing a "counterweight" on the transmission shifting...
08-18-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By mkov608

Well here are some considerations for bolted...

Well here are some considerations for bolted joints. Anytime you have a problem like the one you've described, you need to look at three things. The bolt, the parent thread (the wheel hub in this...
08-14-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,653
Posted By Rob Hunt

I made a 3D model in Fusion 360 for a 1st gen...

I made a 3D model in Fusion 360 for a 1st gen mini rearview mirror blanking plate (mine is an 06, not sure if it'll fit other prefacelift cars or not). You should be able to get this 3D printed out...
07-30-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By TheSwordBearer

Just wanted to report that the problem was with...

Just wanted to report that the problem was with the connection to the fuel pump/sensors. A good cleaning of the connector and the problem is fixed.

Sword.
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07-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,206
Posted By Lex2008

Additonal tips on removing & installing engine on auto R56 Mini Cooper S N14 engine

Ladies,

I have a few tips and thoughts to share if you're gonna be removing and replacing your N14 engine based upon my experience doing this for the first time on my 2008 R56 Cooper S, N14...
06-05-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By CravenSpeed

We'll help with the hardware, it's not a standard...

We'll help with the hardware, it's not a standard thread. Just contact [email protected]
05-31-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,456
Posted By Dave.O

Ok I have been a member of both sites for a long...

Ok I have been a member of both sites for a long time. Yes, I was banned from NAM for a long time because of not agreeing with older Mods that were on a “power trip”. It was a lot different back in...
05-31-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,456
Posted By bratling

That's some paranoid bull. Referring someone to...

That's some paranoid bull. Referring someone to another resource is showing your confidence and wealth of useful information. If we send them a good resource, they'll remember that help and return.
...
05-09-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 137
Drivetrain N18 Carbon Buildup
Views: 35,973
Posted By MrGrumpy

Just a little bump to the thread. On topic, I...

Just a little bump to the thread.
On topic, I have a 2012 Countryman with the N18, 115,000 miles on the clock. Just had it in the shop yesterday for some routine things, and had them look..... no...
05-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By bugeye1031

Check out Pelican Parts DIY- ...

Check out Pelican Parts DIY-

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/296223-r56-headlight-adjustment.html
02-06-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,886
Posted By cjv2

Here you go. Price is currently around $35 and...

Here you go. Price is currently around $35 and there appear to be multiple sellers. It's a competing product, from CTA Tools, to the super-spendy one you can only find near the $100 price point:
...
01-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 541,170
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...
01-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Drivetrain What should I do???
Views: 1,303
Posted By oldbrokenwind

More considerations --- - Gonna do the...

More considerations ---
- Gonna do the tear-down / re-assembly yourself or pay someone else to do it? I expect machine shop work will be contracted out.
- Gonna take your time and build it slowly...
Forum: Suspension
01-26-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,703
Posted By EdsNotHere

Power Flex bushings and new control arms.

/articles/how-to-replace-the-front-control-arm-bushing-without-removing-the-subframe.59/

Google the above

I did this tonight but didn’t have access to the write up as the server was down. I...
Forum: How to
01-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By thebombardier

[Interior] HOW TO: Replace Lower Heated Seat Element

One day this fine winter I was driving around and suddenly thought to myself "Jesus, this seat is getting really hot. Like painfully hot." as I felt a burning sensation under my left thigh. I decided...
01-19-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By fitchesbass

Follow up to my original post, in case anyone has...

Follow up to my original post, in case anyone has the same issue down the road. Located the source of the leak two weeks ago with the help of a friend's garage/lift.

Long story short: A intake...
12-26-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 42,046
Posted By Tigger2011

One of my personal favorites of a driver letting...

One of my personal favorites of a driver letting it all hang out. Great big brass ones.

Reventino 2015
11-05-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 114,605
Posted By geofox784

I 3D printed an adapter and made an easier to understand guide

So I handmade an adapter (https://i.imgur.com/hSChCLk.jpg) out of PVC and wood and it worked, but using and making it was difficult. For my second cleaning I designed and 3D printed an adapter that...
10-16-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Powerflex doesn't make a 22mm rear bar bushing as...

Powerflex doesn't make a 22mm rear bar bushing as it wouldn't fit the original bracket.

But we do offer our 22mm poly bushings and brackets we use on our WMW 22mm bars....
10-10-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By rkw

Auto start/stop was on Gen2 in most parts of the...

Auto start/stop was on Gen2 in most parts of the world but not in the US. genik is in Europe.

In any case, NAM is a North American forum and you won't find much expertise here about a European...
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