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07-10-2019, 05:46 PM
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Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure why MINI was so stingy with the paint,...

Not sure why MINI was so stingy with the paint, but under the hood and hatch isn't clear-coated so you'll probably end up with a primer spot on the rail. Maybe they wanted to be like the Silver...
07-05-2019, 01:13 AM
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Views: 137,742
Posted By RB-MINI

That’s the “regular” optional spoiler which is...

That’s the “regular” optional spoiler which is less aggressive than the aero spoiler, part number 51627117730.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,782
Posted By RB-MINI

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by...

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by the fact that the engines came with different pulley designs from the factory there must be a reason why it's not a good idea to use one on an S.
...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,782
Posted By RB-MINI

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look...

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look like Justa crank pulleys. I realize descriptions aren’t
always accurate, but the Bapmic only lists Justas in the title, and looking up the URO part...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-11-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,782
Posted By RB-MINI

Wow, this car is really making things difficult...

Wow, this car is really making things difficult for you. :mad:

I suggest an ATI, but a PRW fluid gel damper is also good, and a better value. ATI and PRW both have a 2% that will go well with your...
05-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20,450
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Posted By RB-MINI

For California DMV, MNNI = BMW MINI and MINI =...

For California DMV, MNNI = BMW MINI and MINI = Classic Mini
03-19-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By RB-MINI

I think the lighter assembly is the same in all...

I think the lighter assembly is the same in all first gens, but ECSTuning can probably give you the answer as he owns an R52 and almost always has the answer to questions regarding them.
01-26-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,747
Posted By RB-MINI

You should be able to get another overflow tube...

You should be able to get another overflow tube from ECS Tuning for about $20. The transmission fluid level should be set with the car level with a fluid temp between 95 - 113F. If the temp is too...
01-20-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By RB-MINI

The tab in that position shows the belt has...

The tab in that position shows the belt has stretched or is too long. In general, with the correct sized belt for whatever pulley is installed, the tab would be somewhere in the range of a half and...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-15-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By RB-MINI

Yep, updating to v32 will eliminate having to...

Yep, updating to v32 will eliminate having to accept the warning. It also has a 3D map mode and updates some other things I don't remember. If you're lucky the dealer or one of the techs will still...
Forum: Electrical
12-26-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By RB-MINI

What about going with pre-facelift xenons? It’s...

What about going with pre-facelift xenons? It’s plug and play to go to facelift projectors from regular xenons so it might work the other way too.
12-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By RB-MINI

These should be the installation instructions:...

These should be the installation instructions: http://www.motoringfile.com/howto/Driving_Lights_902.pdf

There’s also a factory extension harness so you can mount the switch by handbrake instead of...
12-12-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By RB-MINI

There’s even more of an advantage to changing the...

There’s even more of an advantage to changing the pulley with the SC out in an auto as the engine sits about 1-1.5 closer to the passenger side which makes the gap between the frame rail really...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-01-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By RB-MINI

If the headlight leveling sensors are working,...

If the headlight leveling sensors are working, check the inside of the headlights to make sure the ball and sockets for the adjusters are still connected. They can pop loose from slamming the hood...
11-21-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Navigation & Audio Aux Cord part number
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Posted By RB-MINI

I would put the aux wires into the NAV plug in...

I would put the aux wires into the NAV plug in case the pins get damaged removing them. It would be better to have something go wrong with the cheap aux cable than the harness for the NAV. The MINI...
11-06-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By RB-MINI

Shifting only to 2nd when stopping and starting...

Shifting only to 2nd when stopping and starting in 2nd is normal for the Aisin trans on 1st gen MINI's, and maybe 2nd gen too. I think the non-S CVT's go to 1st.

Has the transmission fluid ever...
11-04-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By RB-MINI

It still might work because that's a 12 pin...

It still might work because that's a 12 pin connector and the aux only uses three of the pins. If this is the correct pin diagram for your radio in post #2, then you can posssibly transfer the wires...
10-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By RB-MINI

These might be the stripes:...

These might be the stripes: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/set-of-laurel-decor/51142162126/
You can send a forum PM to ECS to be sure.
10-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By RB-MINI

This should be it, but you can double check with...

This should be it, but you can double check with ECS to make sure it will work with the Bluetooth interface already installed in your car as it might use the same connections at the back of the...
10-20-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By RB-MINI

I don’t think any aftermarket interface for a...

I don’t think any aftermarket interface for a thumb drive won’t be clunky for navigating through your music with the factory radio. Adding the factory aux-in will let you connect a music player or...
10-20-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By RB-MINI

This thread might have some helpful info starting...

This thread might have some helpful info starting from reply #5: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/266275-oil-filter-cage-spring.html
10-20-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
R50/53 - R50/53 Best supercharger pulley?
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Posted By RB-MINI

The JCW pulley is about 11%. I think a JCW...

The JCW pulley is about 11%. I think a JCW specific puller is available from WMW.
Forum: JCW Garage
09-28-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By RB-MINI

If it is, the previous owner shouldn't have oiled...

If it is, the previous owner shouldn't have oiled it. These should be the links for paper filters:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-mahle-parts/jcw-kit-air-filter/13717558382~mah/
or...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By RB-MINI

JCW airbox vacuum actuator?? :confused:

JCW airbox vacuum actuator?? :confused:
09-26-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By RB-MINI

Maybe the pigtail that goes to the JCW airbox for...

Maybe the pigtail that goes to the JCW airbox for the vacuum actuator??
08-12-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By RB-MINI

Post #13 of this thread explains how the squeak...

Post #13 of this thread explains how the squeak was eliminated “99%” of the time without removing the fan housing: ...
08-11-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 Early gas "door" swap
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Posted By RB-MINI

Do you mean a “regular” painted gas door when...

Do you mean a “regular” painted gas door when referring to an early gas door? In general the painted gas doors were on the non S R50 MINI’s and the exposed and recessed chrome “fuel cap” doors were...
08-07-2018, 02:32 PM
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Posted By RB-MINI

The spoke design would look good on a Spyker.

The spoke design would look good on a Spyker.
Forum: Suspension
08-05-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By RB-MINI

The piston should screw in using a caliper tool...

The piston should screw in using a caliper tool that works like a C clamp with a “socket” with 2(4?) pins that fit into the piston. I got a cheap kit from Amazon for about $25.
08-02-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure as I haven't had to remove or replace my...

Not sure as I haven't had to remove or replace my bulbs yet. The ball and socket issue is normally the reason for the downward pointed headlight problem with the face-lift projection xenons. Another...
08-01-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By RB-MINI

Popped loose at the 9 o’clock position ...

Popped loose at the 9 o’clock position

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/800x533/80-mini_xenon_problem_1_88704f612dda6d0ef646b7fa3838ff891eb60547.jpg

Attached...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-31-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By RB-MINI

It’s an R56 so no CVT, but it’s still a really...

It’s an R56 so no CVT, but it’s still a really good ideal to service the auto trans unless you know for sure it’s been done recently. If you don’t know the history I would do the filter/strainer and...
07-29-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,661
Posted By RB-MINI

You can order one of these and put them in the...

You can order one of these and put them in the cupholder or fabricate your own trim plate.
https://www.lohen.co.uk/shop/gen-2-mini/interior/interior-parts/lohen-button-mount
07-23-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By RB-MINI

I used Duplicolor Custom Wrap matte metallic...

I used Duplicolor Custom Wrap matte metallic graphite on my wheels, sprayed over gloss black centers. I didn't go with Plasti-dip because their gun metal color was more like blue/grey primer and...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-23-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By RB-MINI

It should have come with the 200hp JCW tune. If...

It should have come with the 200hp JCW tune. If the dealer did things correctly, and it lasted all these years, there should be a sticker somewhere on the ECU by the airbox.

The hard part to...
07-19-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By RB-MINI

You can get genuine MINI ones from ECS for $12...

You can get genuine MINI ones from ECS for $12 each.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2003-Cooper-R53-S-Coupe-L4_1.6L_W11B16A/Search/SiteSearch/mirror_gasket/
07-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,661
Posted By RB-MINI

Depending on the specs of your 17's, you might...

Depending on the specs of your 17's, you might need a spacer so the tire doesn't rub against the lower spring perch. 1st and 2nd gens with ST's need at least a 5mm spacer with factory 17x7 et48 and...
07-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 199
R50/53 - R50/53 2006 JCW R53 "Refresh"
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Posted By RB-MINI

The connector on the front of the block should be...

The connector on the front of the block should be for the crank position sensor. The seals are known to leak so I would replace it since you have access to it now.
07-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By RB-MINI

Good luck with your search :thumbsup: You...

Good luck with your search :thumbsup:

You can also run the last 7 digits of the VIN for any MINI or BMW here to find out the build info and options on any car you're looking at: ...
07-15-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,468
Posted By RB-MINI

Did you remove the overflow standpipe from inside...

Did you remove the overflow standpipe from inside the drain hole?
Forum: JCW Garage
07-11-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,782
Posted By RB-MINI

Even though you're getting a reading on your...

Even though you're getting a reading on your tester, I would try the crank position sensor you have incoming before sending out all those important and expensive modules and key.
07-08-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,760
Posted By RB-MINI

Convertibles were under the seat, and hardtops in...

Convertibles were under the seat, and hardtops in the back right behind the wheel well. There are separate hardtop and convertible amps because of the different acoustical properties between the two...
07-08-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
R50/53 - R50/53 What This? New Find
Views: 1,057
Posted By RB-MINI

That’s the highly sought after, no longer in...

That’s the highly sought after, no longer in production, Ian Cull auto up module. It adds auto up to your windows and some other programmable things like auto fog lights, auto DSC deactivation, and...
07-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,095
Posted By RB-MINI

If you go with a sc pulley make sure you use the...

If you go with a sc pulley make sure you use the correct puller for the smaller JCW pulley so you don’t end up mangling the pulley and having to cut it off. Another option is to replace the crank...
07-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By RB-MINI

It’s a flux capacitor... old concept from around...

It’s a flux capacitor... old concept from around 1955 and realized in 1985. :lol:

Great looking car and plate frame. :thumbsup:
06-14-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,722
Posted By RB-MINI

The stock wires and coil are supposed to be good...

The stock wires and coil are supposed to be good up to at least 250whp builds so no reason to replace it they're still good.

Have you checked your crank pulley to see if it's starting to separate....
06-13-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By RB-MINI

Here's a link with some notes on shifting...

Here's a link with some notes on shifting tuning/adjustments for some Aisin 6 speed transmissions:

https://www.sonnax.com/tech_resources/332-adjusting-clutch-control-valves-on-aisin-fwd-6-speeds
06-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
R52 - R52 Customizing...
Views: 376
Posted By RB-MINI

Nice dipstick for the coolant :lol:

Nice dipstick for the coolant :lol:
05-28-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By RB-MINI

:thumbsup: glad you figured it out with the...

:thumbsup: glad you figured it out with the clutch. All of the keyless go cars I’ve driven were auto so I thought you were stepping on the brake.

Now you just have to check if the constant power...
05-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By RB-MINI

The radio should Have separate wires for switched...

The radio should Have separate wires for switched and constant power. It sounds like the constant power wire for the memory isn’t hooked up correctly.

On the accessories issue, are you stepping on...
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