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07-04-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Minidogger

Use parking brake to hold car until you engage...

Use parking brake to hold car until you engage clutch.
05-07-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Minidogger

I would change the ATF before doing anything else.

I would change the ATF before doing anything else.
05-01-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
R50/53 - R50/53 mullicated oil drain plug
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Posted By Minidogger

Followup thought - Use reinforced abrasive disc...

Followup thought - Use reinforced abrasive disc in the dremel, Definitely use a full face shield + don't have your face inline with the rotation plane. They can break without warning.
04-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 59
R50/53 - R50/53 mullicated oil drain plug
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Posted By Minidogger

Do you have a Dremel? If so, you could use...

Do you have a Dremel? If so, you could use parting wheel & make 2 grooves 90 deg cross. Then use a hand (hammer) impact tool with large phillips bit to get it to turn,.

Or just bite the bullet &...
02-25-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By Minidogger

The used car websites will give you a pretty good...

The used car websites will give you a pretty good idea of what people are asking. Car Guru is a good one to use IMO.

Discount yours 5% below the others & it will sell quickly.
02-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Minidogger

I am happy with schwaben tool from ECS, a site...

I am happy with schwaben tool from ECS, a site supplier.
01-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By Minidogger

Sorry, meant cap. Then you would know if you are...

Sorry, meant cap. Then you would know if you are making any progress.

Another idea is to wipe the bottom of the cap clean when you get home, then check it the next morning. If it is just...
01-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,959
Posted By Minidogger

I would ask the dealer if it is OK to drive it in...

I would ask the dealer if it is OK to drive it in for the repair.

If they say no, then ask when the tow truck arrives & how will they get the loaner to you.

You may have a towing benefit in...
01-01-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Minidogger

I just tell them if I need to protect myself from...

I just tell them if I need to protect myself from your product, maybe I shouldn't buy it at all.

That usually stops the upsale right there.
12-31-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Minidogger

Just from reading about people's issues, it seems...

Just from reading about people's issues, it seems that modifications to increase power tend to reduce reliability. Another factor is using aftermarket parts.

Just my opinion, others will chime in...
12-30-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By Minidogger

I would bounce this question off of a dealer,...

I would bounce this question off of a dealer, knowing they are going to slant you towards new (maybe only a little).

The big difference will be the BMW engine vs. Puegeot.

Personally I like...
12-25-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Minidogger

An easy way to check seal compression is to close...

An easy way to check seal compression is to close door with paper trapped in seal. Then tug on paper.
12-16-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Minidogger

They are on-sale at ECS tuning right now.

They are on-sale at ECS tuning right now.
11-25-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Minidogger

I googled that & see that advance auto & wally's...

I googled that & see that advance auto & wally's both carry it.

I have seen small UV flashlights, you might have to google that too.
11-25-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Minidogger

Not sure how much effort you want to expend, but...

Not sure how much effort you want to expend, but a pro way of detecting leak is to put UV dye in the oil & use a blacklight-flashlight to see the oil trace.
09-28-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Minidogger

Search this site for drain & refill, several...

Search this site for drain & refill, several threads about it.

You drain by pulling out the plastic standpipe, which is inside drain plug on bottom of tranny.

Easiest way to refill (for me...
08-04-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,447
Posted By Minidogger

Jim Lind Shop over on Ridgeway is a independent...

Jim Lind Shop over on Ridgeway is a independent that knows Minis.

The cost of a PPI will be minimal compared to repair bills.

I would say the chances of buying that car & not having an...
07-31-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By Minidogger

+1 on filling thru drain hole. I just used a pc...

+1 on filling thru drain hole. I just used a pc of vinyl tubing that fit tight & used my suction gun to pump it in.

Filling thru the top port was painfully slow. Spilled more ATF than went in.
07-28-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Minidogger

Use good syn oil & change by 5K miles.

Use good syn oil & change by 5K miles.
05-15-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Minidogger

Can the dealer reload software on the ECU?

Can the dealer reload software on the ECU?
05-12-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Minidogger

There is a UV dye you can put in the AF. Then...

There is a UV dye you can put in the AF. Then when it is leaking under pressure, you can use a blacklight-flashlight to see exactly where it is leaking. This is what they did at the factory I...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-18-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Minidogger

It's a beauty!

It's a beauty!
04-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Minidogger

That is a really good deal. I just paid 11k for...

That is a really good deal. I just paid 11k for 45k 2013 base auto. May be a scam. Definitely get it checked out at dealer & car fax it.

If it is legit, grab it.

Really fun to drive. ...
03-30-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11,090
Views: 3,847,835
Posted By Minidogger

Added the stripes today! ...

Added the stripes today!

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