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07-15-2019, 10:09 AM
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Posted By oldbrokenwind

Bentley manual is good. Also look at ...

Bentley manual is good. Also look at https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ for repair procedures, torque settings, and special tools. Then use https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select for illustrated...
06-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By oldbrokenwind

No need to be sorry, I was wrong about the...

No need to be sorry, I was wrong about the function of the damper. I was in a hurry this AM. My bad!

Damper bolts can be removed using the flywheel locking tool that's part of most timing tool...
06-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,985
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Compression testing on a cold engine will produce...

Compression testing on a cold engine will produce numbers slightly lower than a hot engine. Your objective is to get numbers within 10 PSI or so of each other. Any large deviation is an indication of...
06-09-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By oldbrokenwind

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

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Take a look at items 13 and 15 in the...
06-02-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,985
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I can't imagine seals and rings preventing a pump...

I can't imagine seals and rings preventing a pump from locking up, 'specially an old one. I'm told they aren't that expensive, compared to the HPFP, so I'd invest in a complete unit, made in the USA....
06-01-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,985
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Bentley manual is good, newtis is better. I use...

Bentley manual is good, newtis is better. I use both.

The Mini part number is the one I used before I found the same kit at forum vendors. It has all the needed gaskets, o-rings, etc. I ordered...
05-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By oldbrokenwind

STR1CD according to my packing list.

STR1CD according to my packing list.
05-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By oldbrokenwind

The above shortcuts are great for someone with...

The above shortcuts are great for someone with previous Mini repair experience. For the "newbie" I recommend using the repair instruction set found here --- https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ ---...
05-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I read somewhere that when the ground wire, the...

I read somewhere that when the ground wire, the one on the front center valve cover bolt, is loose / broken, coils get burned. Have you verified this ground wire is secure?
04-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Replacement's recommended in most of the repair...

Replacement's recommended in most of the repair manuals, however, with lotsa TLC (no added twists / bends, and no damage to either flange on each end), it can be reused. Mines been apart 2 - 3 times...
02-21-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 79,971
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I don't know how many of these balls it takes to...

I don't know how many of these balls it takes to fill the tank, but here's a couple pics of what they look like ---

Each ball is just slightly smaller than the cap opening....
02-19-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 79,971
Posted By oldbrokenwind

My Howerton tank came "baffled" --- full of...

My Howerton tank came "baffled" --- full of ping-pong size balls, each one full of holes --- like "swiffle" balls. He told me his illuminated version (another option) wasn't compatible with the...
01-18-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,174
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Received Eurotechs "crank bolt lock" yesterday,...

Received Eurotechs "crank bolt lock" yesterday, installed it today, paid homage to my favorite gods, and hit the Start button. SUCCESS!

Here's a cut-away view of a similar device, showing how the...
01-18-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Once upon a time I had a dealer diagnose a failed...

Once upon a time I had a dealer diagnose a failed engine as a "probable blown head gasket". Turned out to be a blown cylinder wall. Granted, this is "unusual" but you need to be cautious about a...
01-13-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Suggest you contact MarioKart or RPM Canada...

Suggest you contact MarioKart or RPM Canada directly. Last time I contacted them, this was part of an upgrade still being developed. Also, it may not be available separately from the other upgrade...
01-07-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By oldbrokenwind

BOV dumps to atmosphere --- DV re-circulates to...

BOV dumps to atmosphere --- DV re-circulates to turbo inlet.
12-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,879
Posted By oldbrokenwind

For those interested, it's update time again....

For those interested, it's update time again. Taking advantage of NAM's new Build section, and posting there ---...
12-14-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,044
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Yes, there's only one hole the locking tool fits....

Yes, there's only one hole the locking tool fits. If you have trouble engaging it, try using a small screwdriver or drill bit to locate the hole, then jockey the flywheel around 'til the tool...
11-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 82,038
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If you decide to replace / repair the engine,...

If you decide to replace / repair the engine, take a photo of the cat's intake end and post it for us. Somebody with more experience should be able to see whether or not it's fouled.
11-18-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 82,038
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Dkdzyn --- my engine is highly modified and my...

Dkdzyn --- my engine is highly modified and my 2885 code always came up when I didn't downshift with a pedal-to-the-metal condition. Sudden hard acceleration should be done when in boost RPM's --- by...
11-18-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Fill it up with coolant and bleed it --- the ECU...

Fill it up with coolant and bleed it --- the ECU gets very unhappy when the coolant sensor detects nothing.
11-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Drivetrain 250-300hp Mini
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Posted By oldbrokenwind

Even on a straight and level road, torque steer...

Even on a straight and level road, torque steer can be scary as hell! I've had occasion to change lanes because of it --- fortunately traffic was minimal, and I was out in front anyhow. An LSD helps...
11-10-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 79,971
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Instead of reading quarts, substitute "parts",...

Instead of reading quarts, substitute "parts", just be sure to use equal "parts" when mixing them. I too use the pre-mix method, but my 5 gal M1 container is full to the top and there's no way to...
11-06-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Whatever you do, please send a notice to ALL...

Whatever you do, please send a notice to ALL members that changes have been made, and include a brief description. It was only yesterday that I found out about the General --- Build section.

I too...
10-26-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Sorry, I'm getting lazier with old age and...

Sorry, I'm getting lazier with old age and abbreviate too much. Yes, down pipe --- gonna be a PITA to move out of the way. Maybe the procedures in https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ will help. WG's...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By oldbrokenwind

It's extremely difficult to get at all the bolts...

It's extremely difficult to get at all the bolts without removing that part of the exhaust, leading up to more labor hours and questionable workmanship. Bite the bullet and let them loosen / remove...
10-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Drivetrain Rpm power tune!!!!
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Posted By oldbrokenwind

One caution with light flywheels --- if your...

One caution with light flywheels --- if your turbo is too big, i.e., spools later, you lose inertia at launch. My 300+WHP can't spin tires when launching, even with lotsa intentional clutch slipping....
10-03-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Part of your rebuild should be a Cylinder Support...

Part of your rebuild should be a Cylinder Support System --- something to put between the water jacket and cylinder walls. I used https://cylindersupportsystem.com even tho he's on the east coast. He...
09-19-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By oldbrokenwind

For future reference --- pushing the start button...

For future reference --- pushing the start button WITHOUT stepping on the brake (auto trans) or clutch pedal (manual trans) will activate only the electronics and NOT the "start cycle". Sounds to me...
09-11-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Here's the one I use ---...

Here's the one I use --- https://altaperformance.com/i-14007154-boost-port-adapter-for-r56-turbo-engine.html Similar versions should be available at most of the NAM vendors.
09-10-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Between the NewTIS site (procedures) and...

Between the NewTIS site (procedures) and https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select (illustrated parts lists), there's not much else we need except tools and money.
09-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Thermostat is an integral part of the housing and...

Thermostat is an integral part of the housing and it's quite common for the housing / gasket to leak. If yours hasn't been changed yet, that's most likely your problem --- I can't determine cause...
08-19-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Sounds like you're ready to learn about your...

Sounds like you're ready to learn about your Mini. Here's a link to an illustrated parts diagram --- https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select --- either enter the last seven digits of your VIN, or...
08-15-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By oldbrokenwind

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/914x463/screen_shot_2018_08_15_at_1_35_10_pm_3b296ecff41f4455e5f084d97227744746607848.png


Not sure what your year / model is,...
Forum: How to
07-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Dealer has one but don't know whether or not it's...

Dealer has one but don't know whether or not it's the "best". Part # can be found in RealOEM. There's also a gasket kit for all the head-mounted parts, except for the exhaust and actual head gasket....
03-11-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By oldbrokenwind

That's one of the two PCV hoses --- the one that...

That's one of the two PCV hoses --- the one that connects directly to the intake manifold, so it sees all the vacuum and boost. If not connected properly, it will cause manifold leaks and ultimately...
02-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Drivetrain Tuning matters !!
Views: 1,074
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I've heard that Link gave up on R56's 'cause the...

I've heard that Link gave up on R56's 'cause the HPFP can't supply enough fuel to warrant stand-alone ECU development costs. I've also heard that BMW has a fuel pump that MIGHT fit the R56, and it...
02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Drivetrain Alta Accessport
Views: 1,300
Posted By oldbrokenwind

To modify or create a custom tune, you gotta find...

To modify or create a custom tune, you gotta find somebody with the programming device and a license to operate it. Last I heard, a couple years ago, there was only one outfit in the USA that had it,...
02-12-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Without trying to turn the spindle, try moving it...

Without trying to turn the spindle, try moving it from side-to-side and up-down --- there should be zero movement. Any movement indicates shot bearings. There should also be no movement when pushing...
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...
11-15-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,648
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Don't judge the plugs 'til you do a tear-down and...

Don't judge the plugs 'til you do a tear-down and find all the damage. Last time mine blew, I found CYL #1 plug (1422) lost the ground electrode, but I also had zero compression while the other three...
11-09-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Take a look at all the starters using the Real...

Take a look at all the starters using the Real OEM illustrated parts list --- http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select Just "bingo" the variables you're interested in --- year, model, engine type,...
10-21-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By oldbrokenwind

After all the coolant system repairs, are you...

After all the coolant system repairs, are you sure the hoses were all reconnected to their correct location? Real OEM illustrated parts list has some pretty good diagrams ---...
10-19-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,767
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If you have access to an ohm-meter, check the...

If you have access to an ohm-meter, check the heater for resistance --- should be almost a short circuit, maybe 10 ohms or less? Then try this link for some troubleshooting ideas ---...
10-01-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By oldbrokenwind

It can be done, but remember, the crankcase...

It can be done, but remember, the crankcase depends on the intake manifold vacuum to keep its pressure at or below atmospheric pressure. if crankcase pressure gets excessive, oil thru the turbo stops...
09-20-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,997
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Have you seen this thread? ---...

Have you seen this thread? --- https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r56-hatch-talk-2007/319268-a-hypothetical-since-so-many-care-about-semantics.html
08-18-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 541,062
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If that place in SLC still has a license, they...

If that place in SLC still has a license, they might do a custom dyno tune for you. Try Ziptie's old web site for a link to the new co.
08-02-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Tuner can increase the pop. Manic can also make...

Tuner can increase the pop. Manic can also make it a "flame-thrower", on request. Gas mileage is controlled with your foot. Last I checked, I was getting 40+MPG and I have a Manic stage 4 tune....
07-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By oldbrokenwind

This is an "interference" engine --- if timing is...

This is an "interference" engine --- if timing is in-correct,(oops! pretty stupid mistake) valves MAY run into the pistons. Also, hand rotation, when timing chain is installed, must be done ONLY in...
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