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01-15-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By pnwR53S

I was just going to pass on this thread, but that...

I was just going to pass on this thread, but that the lost of 3rd and 4th piques my curiosity. It is very strange indeed. Normally with shift cable linkage problem on the Mini the failure typically...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By pnwR53S

I think only the European Neon uses the same...

I think only the European Neon uses the same Tritec engine. I am quite sure they are not forced induction so the injector most likely not compatible. People on this forum found good luck with Volvo...
01-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By pnwR53S

Can we please see the before and after stopping...

Can we please see the before and after stopping distance? All talk is trash without data...
Forum: Suspension
12-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By pnwR53S

These haven't occur to me until this thread. High...

These haven't occur to me until this thread. High rotational inertia like wheels, tires, and brakes negatively affects the car's dynamic performance in three ways. Call it triple jeopardy if you'd...
12-11-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By pnwR53S

I nominate Dannorth from the great White North...

I nominate Dannorth from the great White North has the most entertaining post of the month :thumbsup:. Good writing and your transgression of what isn't verb is pardoned.

So you bought a badly...
12-11-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By pnwR53S

I can see that you are on the leading edge of the...

I can see that you are on the leading edge of the English language evolution. :lol::roll:


SFA is a mind bender for me and it took a bit of brain straining for me to figure out WTF is SFA...
Forum: Suspension
11-26-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By pnwR53S

I went and checked my photos. It turns out I...

I went and checked my photos. It turns out I bought the SuperPro FSB bushings and steering rack bushing to save a few bucks since they are not as critical as the control arms'. I didn't experience...
11-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,444
Posted By pnwR53S

I am glad that I stay out of this thread so far....

I am glad that I stay out of this thread so far. I will just give my 2 shillings. Any vendor who interject and attack a home mechanic or owner choosing their path of modification and trying to learn...
Forum: Suspension
10-01-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By pnwR53S

I try not to put foot in my mouth, but here I...

I try not to put foot in my mouth, but here I try. The FSD should not increase ride height. Yes, after you put the dampers in, and lower the jack the ride height might increase because of stiction...
09-10-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

Seeing it in person I now see why it is the open...

Seeing it in person I now see why it is the open trailer of choice for Porsche, BMW, and Vett owners. The basic design remains largely unchanged for over a decade except incremental refinements. They...
08-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,410
Posted By pnwR53S

I find it appalling with the common practice of...

I find it appalling with the common practice of people change out the pressure switch when the oil light comes on. If it were me, I will hook up a real gauge to find out what pressure I am getting,...
08-05-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

tow truck standby

I reviewed the video of the BMW track day. I found the footage that confirm my recollection that there was no tow truck on standby, which normally parks right along side the ambulance. Also it is now...
08-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By pnwR53S

I didn't know you suffer from nerve ailment. Hope...

I didn't know you suffer from nerve ailment. Hope you find what suit you best. For manual gearbox, Mini's clutch is one of the lightest.
07-30-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By pnwR53S

I suggest you get a second opinion - another DMM...

I suggest you get a second opinion - another DMM that is. There is no reason to trust the accuracy of most consumer DMMs unless it it calibrated and traceable to NIST...
07-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By pnwR53S

Issue 1 - search on "trifecta" in this subforum...

Issue 1 - search on "trifecta" in this subforum (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues-9/). It is the best search key word. "trifokker" also should work know how smart...
07-25-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By pnwR53S

They are very well designed, and rightly so for...

They are very well designed, and rightly so for allowed to be used on track over OEM belts. There are 4 anchor point, and two you see in the photo. The other two at the front, one clicks into the OE...
07-24-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By pnwR53S

If your seat is in good condition, one option to...

If your seat is in good condition, one option to consider is Schroth harness. My riding saddle :lol: (Mini can be a wild bucking bronco :eek2:) is in excellent shape so I have no reason to change...
07-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By pnwR53S

I would not replace the high quality nylon line...

I would not replace the high quality nylon line included with the Autometer with unknown quality steel braided one. The extra mass also tends to cause material fatigue from broadband vibration. There...
07-17-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By pnwR53S

The oil pressure should be somewhat proportional...

The oil pressure should be somewhat proportional to the RPM. Also the higher the temperature, the lower the pressure, as the oil becomes less viscous.

I try to picture what you did. I assume you...
07-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By pnwR53S

I got it. The oil pressure switch thread is 3/8"...

I got it. The oil pressure switch thread is 3/8" male NPT. Ask why I know? :wink: The engine has a Chrysler legacy.
07-17-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By pnwR53S

Your photo of the bypass valve seems OK. First of...

Your photo of the bypass valve seems OK. First of all, you need to stop reading the pressure gauge on the Chrono pack. I don't care what wonderbar algorithm one cannot create something from nothing....
07-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By pnwR53S

I checked MINI's oil pressure sensor. There is...

I checked MINI's oil pressure sensor. There is only one and is same for Chrono pack or not. It is just a go/no-go switch. That points to manufactured fake news. Also this post in this thread...
07-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By pnwR53S

The key is moving parts like motors. I cannot...

The key is moving parts like motors. I cannot think of any, except if you have auto climate control which I assume has a lot of vacuum actuators, have them check the condition of the rubber vacuum...
07-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By pnwR53S

Only that I just read this thread...

Only that I just read this thread (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/jcw-garage/329293-value-of-jcw-package-on-used-cooper-s.html#post4404454) that I realize I misunderstood the OP's...
07-02-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20,004
Views: 2,386,523
Posted By pnwR53S

:thumbsup: The joystick :wink: is something to...

:thumbsup: The joystick :wink: is something to look forward to.
06-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By pnwR53S

In marketing and consume psychology, there is...

In marketing and consume psychology, there is this thing called post purchase dissonance. Some would examine rationally, but some would make up reasons to ease the dissonance. The 5W 3.3 ohm resistor...
06-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

Back last year when I retrofitted the OE fog...

Back last year when I retrofitted the OE fog lights, I thought at the time inevitably they would have to be removed and the holes used for brake cooling intake ducts.

Over time I would grown to...
06-19-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 206,083
Posted By pnwR53S

For manual climate control, it only switches on...

For manual climate control, it only switches on when the radiator fan is on low, and ONLY if the DME deems it necessary to switch on. It make sense as traveling at high speed there is no need nor...
06-14-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,835
Posted By pnwR53S

Don't waste the money on QUP multi-ground plugs....

Don't waste the money on QUP multi-ground plugs. Just get BKR7E for $1.85 apiece. Coil packs are not rated for horses so the stock one will just be fine. If mine ever dies, I will get NGK which is a...
06-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By pnwR53S

Welcome to NAM. I have been trying to understand...

Welcome to NAM. I have been trying to understand the underlaying cause(s) for the electrical-hydraulic power steering failure that led to the recall, but I found no reliable information. I pondered...
06-12-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,580
Posted By pnwR53S

Right! How much is the Brembo? I notice Brembo is...

Right! How much is the Brembo? I notice Brembo is quite quick to prostitute their name to many OE brakes with significant upcharge. :wink: A kind of like Bose, HK, or B&O for automotive audio. :)
...
06-11-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,835
Posted By pnwR53S

It was great to see more local Miniacs came out...

It was great to see more local Miniacs came out to the track. Good for you that you started tracking right away. R53s have been the most active Mini's at PIR and there are a great bunch and many...
06-11-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By pnwR53S

If you were a starving college student when you...

If you were a starving college student when you compromised and opted for the Megan you can't be that old to want a cushy ride. :lol: I am afraid Megan CO simple can't last long enough. :grin:
...
06-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By pnwR53S

Blocky rubber tires usually means extreme...

Blocky rubber tires usually means extreme performance summer tires. They are very contrary to cushy ride attributes you are looking for. They are usually 200 wear rating too so alignment is hardly an...
06-11-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By pnwR53S

I am not attacking you, but the first thing that...

I am not attacking you, but the first thing that jumps out at me is instead of questioning the tire or wheel choice, I would re-examine the Megan coilovers that also lowered the car; since cushier...
06-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,555
Posted By pnwR53S

nice photos

Nice photography. I like the complex illumination under the overpass. Are those gun metal colour wheels? I prefer them over black that is so popular now. Black wheels would likely just black blobs in...
06-06-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By pnwR53S

My rubber mat might just move if someone strangle...

My rubber mat might just move if someone strangle me from the back seat with a steel wire. :eek2::grin: I can't see it move even driving on the track with happy and restkess feet. :roll:

...
06-06-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By pnwR53S

We must have different MINI rubber mats from...

We must have different MINI rubber mats from those report sliding. I fail to see how mine can slide around even if the velcro are not there. The features of the accelerator and the dead pedal prevent...
06-01-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,951
Posted By pnwR53S

Seriously, if a wheel speed sensor has recently...

Seriously, if a wheel speed sensor has recently been replaced, I will look into that. If your Mini is in winter road salt locality that add to likelihood the sensor may be damage from being forced...
05-31-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

Thanks for the link. I put it in the wish list...

Thanks for the link. I put it in the wish list for rainy days. I am going to live with the cheap ones for now, and double up should the problem rear its head again. They were fine until I loosen them...
05-31-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

der ring

Please don't ask me how I came across this. This is the ring...
05-31-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,443
Posted By pnwR53S

You know, my post was never meant to put you down...

You know, my post was never meant to put you down except to point out he minor contradiction.



Anyone lifts a finger to do a quick research should understand the difference between low speed...
05-30-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

still that polite little car

Now with the racing brushings and sporty gear shifter, the Mini still is a polite little car in town. I was quite worry about the Powerstiff Black bushing creating very rough ride, or vibrating...
05-30-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

mini is whole again

I wrapped up this one very big project - at least for me. The installation of the CoolerWorx shifter started back on March 20th. As if there is not enough last week I took Mini apart and dropped the...
05-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

visual inspection and photos

I was putting Mini back together from a million pieces in the recent service and the installation of poly bushings. I took the opportunity to inspect and observe things that are normally hidden. I...
05-29-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By pnwR53S

Japanese likes extra gravy with their Tonkatsu...

Japanese likes extra gravy with their Tonkatsu just as German likes extra gravy with their Schweinshaxe. :grin:

I am not ponying up for the extra sauce. :wink:
05-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By pnwR53S

Read and make sure you understand this fully...

Read and make sure you understand this fully before proceed. I am too busy for other things so I won't spend time on it. The pressure transducer output is a voltage, but I doubt you can just...
05-28-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 54,122
Posted By pnwR53S

colour coordination

I have too much time on the hands while I have the shifter console out. I play with the gauge faces and trim rings of the Innovate Motorsports MTX-L Plus. There are 4 permutations. I am quite pleased...
05-28-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By pnwR53S

Crap hub ring to help installing after market...

Crap hub ring to help installing after market wheel with wrong center hole diameter. Crap because is plastic.

Better get ready for a endless debate that it carry the weight of the car. :popcorn:
05-27-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,981
Posted By pnwR53S

Moderator needs to put an underage limit on this...

Moderator needs to put an underage limit on this thread.
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