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Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19,611
Views: 2,288,991
Posted By Ive's Mini
Hit this today! ...

Hit this today!
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Forum: Cooper (non S) 05-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ive's Mini
The Magnaflow unit fits like OEM. I have it...

The Magnaflow unit fits like OEM. I have it attached to my stock cat back system and I love the way it changed the sound. Much deeper. With the stock manifold, I never felt a gain using race mode...
Forum: Cooper (non S) 05-20-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ive's Mini
I think my car picked up 25-30 hp from the...

I think my car picked up 25-30 hp from the manifold. Tremendous gain. That being said, tuning may be possible now that the car is breathing better. The original manifold drops down to a golf ball...
Forum: Cooper (non S) 05-20-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ive's Mini
The Sprint Booster is an amazing device. People...

The Sprint Booster is an amazing device. People on this forum bash it because it technically doesn't add horsepower, but the throttle lag diminishes tremendously making the car faster. Everyone who...
Forum: Cooper (non S) 05-16-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ive's Mini
An update. All smiles! This car is transformed....

An update. All smiles! This car is transformed. I just came back from a 700 mile ride. The car climes hills without downshifting. Accelerating onto a highway is awesome! Driving freely on this...
Forum: Cooper (non S) 04-29-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ive's Mini
A discovery for all us Non-s people

My 2008 Non-s has 186000 miles on it. I was getting ready to replace my oil filter adapter gaskets for the 2nd time and when I removed the exhaust manifold cover, I found that my exhaust manifold...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-09-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
Yes, your engine is a N12 as well. Here is...

Yes, your engine is a N12 as well.

Here is the link to the replacement part:...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-07-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
I would like to report success with the Bursar...

I would like to report success with the Bursar Tools Russian PCV diaphragm part. Over 2000 miles since install and zero oil consumption! Best $40 spent ever!
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-09-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
Here are the pics: ...

Here are the pics:
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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
$30 Russian part installed!

I received my part today and I installed it. I also gutted the original cover and attached it on top of the new part. The average person will never notice the slight gap at the rearmost point. Now...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-17-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
I just ordered a $30 kit from Russia that...

I just ordered a $30 kit from Russia that replaces the diaphragm in the PCV system in the valve cover. I will report back to the success or failure of this kit. If it fixes it, that is better than...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 09-09-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,430
Posted By Ive's Mini
The consumption is coming from the valve seals. ...

The consumption is coming from the valve seals. That is why the cloud happens after idling. I am at 174000 miles and that is my issue. I'm going to replace my valve seals and do my timing chain...
Forum: General MINI Talk 09-29-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ive's Mini
I WIN!!! Here are some pics. It took me less...

I WIN!!! Here are some pics. It took me less than 10 minutes to get it open once I had my head clear. I used my light and my digital boroscope to get a picture and form a plan. I used a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 09-02-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,300
Posted By Ive's Mini
2008 Non-s. 135000.

2008 Non-s. 135000.
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,194
Posted By Ive's Mini
The sprint booster was the best money I have...

The sprint booster was the best money I have spent for the fun factor. I have the sport package as well, and there is no replacement for what the sprint booster adds. I too picked mine up here on...
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