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Yesterday, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Capt_bj

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in...

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in coating' which will result in higher dusting until this is worn off.
Forum: Detailing 101
06-11-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Capt_bj

I've used steam for years and never had a problem...

I've used steam for years and never had a problem

you can pickup a small steam cleaner for around $100
...
06-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,050
Posted By Capt_bj

need I say more? ...

need I say more?
...
06-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Capt_bj

ah, the memories ..... bought my first S in 2002...

ah, the memories ..... bought my first S in 2002 and hence became one of the early birds to DIY oil changes and went thru the "what the heck will fit" dances

First bought a socket of the correct...
06-02-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By Capt_bj

I use and recommend the Fumoto

I use and recommend the Fumoto
06-02-2019, 06:09 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By Capt_bj

What exactly is a "signature"? It appears...

What exactly is a "signature"?

It appears that the 'totally al a carte ordering' days are over .... daughter just bought an F57 and as she was shopping I was brought up to date on how one builds...
05-12-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Capt_bj

done all the time ..... that screw just holds the...

done all the time ..... that screw just holds the rotor in place while the wheel is off. Be careful that the rotor stays seated properly while you get the wheel on and you're fine.
05-02-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,222
Posted By Capt_bj

three comments 1. Did you see my post from...

three comments

1. Did you see my post from YEARS ago and repeated regularly: the bung is a 1/2 inch perfect fit ..... the metric is loose and screws you up...
04-30-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Capt_bj

I suspect the issue is surface prep ..... ...

I suspect the issue is surface prep .....

most automotive clear is intended to be applied over 'base coat' which was itself applied over a primer base. The primer provides the physical bond to the...
04-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Capt_bj

https://www.onallcylinders.com/2017/05/19/6-bigges...

https://www.onallcylinders.com/2017/05/19/6-biggest-brake-rotor-myths-debunked/

3. Brake Rotors WarpFALSE.

Rotors don’t warp.

Back in the 1970s, in what was probably a scene right out of the...
04-13-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Capt_bj

the bedding procedure where you go out and brake...

the bedding procedure where you go out and brake HARD several times in succession is to rapidly bed the brakes like when you slapped so new pads in the middle of a track day

for normal use, as...
03-29-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,222
Posted By Capt_bj

self-tighten over time really?????? ...

self-tighten over time

really??????

there is a valid issue with the plastic seal sticking and then using the documented metric size socket to remove the stuck bung

answer ...... use the...
03-29-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,222
Posted By Capt_bj

to get to this ...

to get to this

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/jj200282/20190328_142133_zpsnsrovora.jpg


from this (see right)
...
03-28-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,222
Posted By Capt_bj

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1024x768/100_0006_2638f9a4baad1f13297e08ce1cdce450b348b9f2.jpg
special extractor sockets ... these are IRWIN brand. They have...
03-20-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Capt_bj

- a used car is worth what you are willing to pay...

- a used car is worth what you are willing to pay .. IME asking others generates more angst than anything else ... but you asked .... (don't EVER ask after you buy one unless you want to be...
03-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Capt_bj

https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/thermomet...

https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/thermometers/non-contact-pocket-thermometer-93983.html $20

how one checks a wheel / rotor temp carefully
03-16-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Capt_bj

torque wench: I've been using a $20 HF for...

torque wench:

I've been using a $20 HF for years .. wheels mostly and a wheel has never fallen off nor have I stripped a lug. OTOH had had this same result when using a simple lug wrench and the...
03-15-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Capt_bj

I already have a compressor there are...

I already have a compressor

there are compressors and then there are compressors . . . .

the metric you must look at with air tools is CFM .... cubic feet per minute and even here you must...
03-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Capt_bj

door closed, car running, run the window all the...

door closed, car running, run the window all the way down and hold button for 5 seconds

run all the way up and hold for 5 seconds

run all the way down and hold for 5 seconds

check for normal...
Forum: Detailing 101
02-22-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Capt_bj

considered polish/buff rather than paint? Make it...

considered polish/buff rather than paint? Make it shine and no worries about the paint not handling the heat.

for paint I'd look at engine paints which typically have a higher temp rating than the...
02-18-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Capt_bj

filter the juice b4 you put it in? .... a chunk...

filter the juice b4 you put it in? .... a chunk of old panty hose would work. I'd use the filters I get for straining auto paints b4 they go in the spray gun ..... even a coffee filter would work.
...
Forum: Electrical
02-13-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Capt_bj

https://www.gobadges.com/led-door-light-projection...

https://www.gobadges.com/led-door-light-projection-courtesy-puddle-light-p/mini-door-light.htm

currently
SALE PRICE: $19.99

regular PRICE: $26.99


Gen2 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S:
02-11-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Capt_bj

if you hear the pump run and juice don't come out...

if you hear the pump run and juice don't come out the lines either

1. the line is clogged/pinched or

2. if the line broke or came off the pump you should be finding a puddle of juice under the...
01-25-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Capt_bj

try Hampton Roads Club Mini fb group . . . ...

try Hampton Roads Club Mini fb group . . .

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7634376535/?ref=br_rs
01-23-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Capt_bj

I've had nearly a dozen replaced by Safelite over...

I've had nearly a dozen replaced by Safelite over the years, most recently on my R59 (which has ALL the wiz-bang sensors).

ONE TIME I had an issue (on a Honda) and after one call they came back...
01-18-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By Capt_bj

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1024x768/mini_green_f055d493652cedb6aeb9c2e36059daa5f9e68b76.jpg
not 'unusual' ..... factory 'sport stipe'...
01-14-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Capt_bj

color code 668 is the black that's been used for...

color code 668 is the black that's been used for roof, mirrors and wheels since 2002. Astro Black

The corresponding white is 899, Aspen White

silver wheel is A54 Brt Silver Met

I'm using the...
12-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Capt_bj

https://tiresize.com/comparison/ MINI speed...

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

MINI speed always reads about 4mph high at 60 ... built in <read 60 actual 56>

been discussed many times. appears many EU cars come this way because of fines...
12-15-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Capt_bj

Are you 'up north'? Possibly encrusted with road...

Are you 'up north'? Possibly encrusted with road salt etc ... (move to FL)

I'd give a soak with PB Blaster first ... or WD-40 if you can't find PBB ... soak for a few hours and work the mechanism...
12-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Capt_bj

"UPS" save the box, it is reusable ...

"UPS"

save the box, it is reusable

***************
if you return to the rent a trailer or tow dolly option

be aware that there are wheelbase (width) and low bottom clearance issues with...
Forum: How to
12-12-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Capt_bj

Remember that torque wrenches aren't very...

Remember that torque wrenches aren't very accurate at the ends of their scales.

very true and very important .....

also ... do not drop!

and

consider the beam style ... cost less and...
12-08-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Capt_bj

Way offers well thought out packages IMO ...... ...

Way offers well thought out packages IMO ......

MINI brakes have been over engineered as compared to the size of the car from day one. If you aren't tracking you don't need holes slots or BIGGER....
12-03-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By Capt_bj

followed your links intending to purchase ...

followed your links intending to purchase

asked me to put in year model etc

and came back that these would NOT fit my 15 R59 ......

feel free to PM ... if they DO fit I'd buy 2 sets
11-28-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Capt_bj

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/100_0412_f35fa2e940a8cb6536f3a7d1446c57994cb8b50e.jpg...
11-13-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,975
Posted By Capt_bj

Bought my first MINI in the fall of 2002 and soon...

Bought my first MINI in the fall of 2002 and soon after found some web sites

on a MINI site saw someone offer up a 79 Mini for sale ….. this site had a section for ‘classics’

A few horror...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Capt_bj

I use a home steam cleaner .... steam cuts grease...

I use a home steam cleaner .... steam cuts grease and gunk without the 'force' of a pressure washer

https://www.harborfreight.com/1500-watt-steam-cleaner-kit-63042.html
...
09-16-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Capt_bj

can't match it up to a pic in the factory part...

can't match it up to a pic in the factory part catalog

is this a "not UK" car ??????

could be one of the "not UK" issues you'll find
09-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By Capt_bj

and BTW if you go to the MiniFini site you don't...

and BTW if you go to the MiniFini site you don't find much

Way Motor Works is where you CAN find the many attachments for the system including as you mention a bike rack ....
...
08-31-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
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:
...
Forum: Site Feedback
08-13-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Capt_bj

there are blockers for iPad .... example: ...

there are blockers for iPad .... example:

The original AdBlock - the last ad blocker you'll ever need. We've been blocking ads on iPhones and iPads since 2012 - we know our game :)
AdBlock allows...
Forum: Detailing 101
08-11-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Capt_bj

it will cook off trust me ... getting a...

it will cook off

trust me ... getting a thick plastic bag stuck on a hot exhaust pipe stinks longer!
08-09-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Capt_bj

implied most other shows like this will give...

implied

most other shows like this will give credit to the source of the 'custom built subframe' they used

just my opinion as a long time classic owner ...

with that kind of HP vs weight and...
08-09-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Capt_bj

the "experts" kept calling it a Cooper .... ...

the "experts" kept calling it a Cooper ....

no Cooper model in 72 ... the even showed the badge that said it was a Saloon 850 ,,, the real Cooper and S 61 thru 71 ....

also said all were ALL...
08-07-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Capt_bj

my comments were for an early 2007 later...

my comments were for an early 2007

later GEN2 cars use a two stage sensor <in addition to the counter> (so I'm told) and breaking the first wire causes a change in electrical resistance which the...
08-04-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Capt_bj

this ain't great IMO but it's free ...

this ain't great IMO but it's free

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r58-cooper-s-sac/

been working on MINIs in my garage since 2004 ... basic mechanicals and suspension etc of the R58/9 are...
07-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Capt_bj

I learn something new about Mini all the time ......

I learn something new about Mini all the time ... never heard of or saw this 'screw' type cable connector but did some digging and shazam there it is.

Assuming you have some cable length to play...
07-28-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Capt_bj

I've had my car for 14 years .. standard...

I've had my car for 14 years .. standard mechanical pump on a 1275 with HIS-6/HIF-44 carb

no fuel filter

never had a problem

know where you buy your fuel

if you doubt the quality of your...
07-27-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Capt_bj

I don't believe you'll find a fuel filter in the...

I don't believe you'll find a fuel filter in the parts list for a carb'd < pre injection > car. Mine has none.

Haynes mentions fuel filter service only when discussing routine maintenance on fuel...
06-25-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 76,323
Posted By Capt_bj

MINI for SURE told us the wrong wrench size for...

MINI for SURE told us the wrong wrench size for fit ... it is a PERFECT 1/2 inch. Any metric you use is a sloppy fit at best ....
...
06-24-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By Capt_bj

OP said front brakes so I did not mention...

OP said front brakes

so I did not mention the retraction tool which is only needed on the rears (unless the all4 is different)
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