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Forum: 1st Gear
07-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,569
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,321
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,514
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,405
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,794
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,728
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By Fly'n Brick

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

This might be what you are looking for....
04-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
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
Forum: 1st Gear
02-11-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Fly'n Brick

You can't find a motor that is any more fun to...

You can't find a motor that is any more fun to drive. Keep in mind that these li'l guys do need paid attention to and managed. They are NOT driven 'em and forget 'em grocery getters. Keep close...
02-05-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Fly'n Brick

I'll bet if you provide one and ask nice they'll...

I'll bet if you provide one and ask nice they'll save you a jar full.
01-16-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
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&refType=&from=fn
This is what I carry and the bag has room for an extra qt of oil, some...
01-15-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Fly'n Brick

That black canvas, it's supposed to be hidden...

That black canvas, it's supposed to be hidden away. Only reason mine goes up:
1: It's raining or getting a bath.
2: It's snowing
3: Co-pilot whining loudly about being too hot or cold and I...
01-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Fly'n Brick

The answer is in this question: Why does it take...

The answer is in this question: Why does it take more hot water to make cold water hot than it takes cold water to make hot water cold? Thermodynamics. Heat travels TO cold and the colder it is...
12-29-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Fly'n Brick

See, there ya go. Besides, they look a heck of a...

See, there ya go. Besides, they look a heck of a lot better under the bonnet than that ugly plastic blob.
Forum: 1st Gear
12-24-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Fly'n Brick

You got the VERY best MINI you could possibly get...

You got the VERY best MINI you could possibly get hands down, well done!!
I would add to the already good lists.
A pair of strut tower plates to prevent tower mushrooming.
Black Wow for the black...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-22-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Fly'n Brick

It looks as though you've got things well in...

It looks as though you've got things well in hand. Lots of guys are replacing the plastic expansion tank with stainless. The aging plastic seam has a bad habit of failing at awkward times. The...
Forum: Site Feedback
12-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,548
Posted By Fly'n Brick

OK, I'll change my "I would not participate." to...

OK, I'll change my "I would not participate." to an emphatic NO.
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