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Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 02-15-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,938
Posted By pnwR53S
a few more photos

A few more fotos of Desire frolicking at the waterfront. :)

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Forum: General MINI Talk 02-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 2,250,966
Posted By pnwR53S
Desire and Harvey

Took Desire out for a Sunday morning cruise to see his friend Harvey. Mini was thrilled with the photo op...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 02-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,938
Posted By pnwR53S
burger king

the burger king house
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There are subtle things that are...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 02-05-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By pnwR53S
I have been dreaming for a 100 HP per litre NA...

I have been dreaming for a 100 HP per litre NA car ever since high school. It is easier to achieve it if you don't care about daily drivability. The recipe is more the less the same since early...
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 2,250,966
Posted By pnwR53S
mini got taken for a joyride

My street car named Desire got taken for a joyride. :eek2: Then prove of life photos were taken at the rough and tumble neighbourhood. :eek:

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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By pnwR53S
I think it is a lot more mundane. Put it in good...

I think it is a lot more mundane. Put it in good ole "auto pilot" so you right foot can go to sleep. :sly:

Eject is on the toggle bank only if PO was smart to elect the rare option.
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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-31-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By pnwR53S
If you remove the exhaust top heat shield, which...

If you remove the exhaust top heat shield, which you should to replace the switch you can see it there. See my post here with big photos....
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-29-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By pnwR53S
This "!!!!!!!!!" loud is max, and this "!" is...

This "!!!!!!!!!" loud is max, and this "!" is min. :lol:

The hydraulic "lifters" are built into the rocker arms. They are miniature.

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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-25-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,464
Posted By pnwR53S
Perhaps more aptly Google's free storage is not...

Perhaps more aptly Google's free storage is not so much as lost leader but, like search, an important part of the company's scale of this planet's data gathering for big data mining. Google and...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 172,113
Posted By pnwR53S
Check F38 also.

Check F38 also.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 01-24-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,938
Posted By pnwR53S
cut rate ignition cables

The set of NGK ignition cables arrived. It is everything that I envisioned and expected. The rubber boots and wires all feel nice to the touch and passed my visual inspection. The cable conductor is...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-23-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By pnwR53S
I won't take that to the bank. :grin: For all I...

I won't take that to the bank. :grin: For all I know the beam could have bounced off the mirror onto your cheek. :lol:

Seriously I was thinking doing the same last night.:thumbsup:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-20-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By pnwR53S
Do you know in details how Autozone...

Do you know in details how Autozone tested/checked the alternator as good?

I am pretty sure that the engine DME has a enable/disable signal going to the alternator, and that should be checked. As...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-19-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By pnwR53S
can it be done?

You should make a video to show us how it's done, from any gear of you choice into 1st at just 60 MPH, and of course don't release the clutch.:thumbsup:
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-19-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By pnwR53S
Back to OP's original question. As through these...

Back to OP's original question. As through these exchanges there is still his first hand experience and not mine. How well he can describe the exact condition and difficulty in downshift from 2nd...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-17-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By pnwR53S
amish love their rides too

Here is proof Amish are not simple. Evidently they love their rides as much as we. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47RGj-37eNk
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-12-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By pnwR53S
I would estimate 9/10 cars was ordered with it....

I would estimate 9/10 cars was ordered with it. It has to be the most popular option at the time. Like most things there are pros and cons. The worst con is as the car ages with exposure to the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-10-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By pnwR53S
:eek2: It is more than possible to bleed the...

:eek2:

It is more than possible to bleed the brakes on these, despite there is ABS too.:wink:

Do note that the boost assist make the pedal feel spongy that is typical in most cars.
Forum: Navigation & Audio 01-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By pnwR53S
Your questions make absolute sense, even for one...

Your questions make absolute sense, even for one that doesn't have a HK system. Audio is audio and not hi-tech rocker science. Your easiest path is to avoid the difficult job of running the speaker...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 01-06-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,938
Posted By pnwR53S
cut rate dipstick for mini

The dipstick in my Mini shows no sign of mechanical fatigue. I have always been careful using it by letting it twist naturally while inserting and removing it from the steel tube. Seeing so many...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-03-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 172,113
Posted By pnwR53S
power steering and alternator

Sometimes one has to eat humble pie despite of one's confidence. I have never look closely on how the electric power steering is wired until now though I have browsed thru most of the Mini...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-29-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By pnwR53S
it is the photos, stupid

I have to say, ECS has some of the best product photos of the Mini vendors. For this you get the lion share of my purchase. Additionally I like the no sneaking around that you post too the...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 12-28-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,196
Posted By pnwR53S
It seems to me you benefited from NAM selling...

It seems to me you benefited from NAM selling enough of your stuff. A site has to survive with revenue sources. Go try Fartbook if you think they are better. Fartbook installs Trojan and spys on you,...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 12-21-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,776
Posted By pnwR53S
where are u?

I am puzzled. Where are you? The photos suggest this Mini is in Taiwan. Yet your classified shows you are in Mid West. I like photo puzzles as they are fun.:)

NAMers. You can too join the fun as...
Forum: Site Feedback 12-20-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,800
Posted By pnwR53S
If you think you can boost the traffic on NAM by...

If you think you can boost the traffic on NAM by all mean do it. It will boost the traffic alright, but the quickest way to sink your site financially. I hope the moderators have copious time on...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-11-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By pnwR53S
Exedy clutch kit

In addition to the racing clutch kit, Exedy makes an excellent clutch kit similar to Valeo. Its flywheel is slightly lighter than Valeo with a more conventional shape. Price wise is very close to the...
Forum: General MINI Talk 12-08-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 2,250,966
Posted By pnwR53S
poor man's vibra-technics motor mount

Here is my personal experience with the Superpro spacer for the OEM motor mount. Despite my guarded reservation I want to find out for myself as it is only $12.75 on sale.
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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-06-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By pnwR53S
There are two (micro) switches in the passenger...

There are two (micro) switches in the passenger side lock per schematic. However, one shows it is doing nothing electrically. The schematic is for 06 cars so other year range may be different.
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Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 12-06-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By pnwR53S
I have a thread on this...

I have a thread on this (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/319779-mini-hit-the-wall-before-pir-turn-4-a.html). There is no such thing as the better gear ratios. It is...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-05-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By pnwR53S
I checked the schematic. There are two switches...

I checked the schematic. There are two switches built into the passenger side door actuator. Four wires in all to the actuator.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-05-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By pnwR53S
To OP. I wonder if the lock actuator with the...

To OP. I wonder if the lock actuator with the door you swapped in simply getting lazy sitting around with idle hands.:grin:

It is a motor and gear actuator so lock and unlock is the same motor...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-05-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By pnwR53S
You are spot on with the link.:thumbsup:

You are spot on with the link.:thumbsup:
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 12-03-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By pnwR53S
Now it is now a fair price. Someone grab this...

Now it is now a fair price. Someone grab this fast. Can I put this in the rear so the rear wheels won't spin? :lol:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-03-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By pnwR53S
The best place to keep an eye on is the increased...

The best place to keep an eye on is the increased gap along the brown line in the photos. When the rubber damping material deteriorates often the gap increases. Often the pulley moves towards the AL...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-03-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By pnwR53S
I have no proof, but can reason. Other than OEM...

I have no proof, but can reason. Other than OEM brands ignition parts most aftermarket are nearly always crap. NGK is one exception. And I am not talking just Mini. This includes domestic and foreign...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-02-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By pnwR53S
A test is to see if you have the same result...

A test is to see if you have the same result using the toggle switch.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,126
Posted By pnwR53S
I am not sure which would be better, rings or...

I am not sure which would be better, rings or valves. Needing new rings is just a simplistic statement. Unless the Mini engine is known to eat rings but not causing other expensive problems generally...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-01-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By pnwR53S
From what you wrote, you are not exactly the home...

From what you wrote, you are not exactly the home mechanic type. I would agree you best bet right now is to take it to a trustworthy tire place, or wheel alignment place. The last place you want to...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-01-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,126
Posted By pnwR53S
Thanks for the update, as we all want to know the...

Thanks for the update, as we all want to know the progress.

Did your neighbourhood mechanic tried to narrow down if it the rings are bad or the valves? I suspect more likely is a valve. If all...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 11-30-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By pnwR53S
Eh, I do care about performance increase. I like...

Eh, I do care about performance increase. I like the engine sucking more air over sound. I would do this but my Mini would be very hurt that I turn him into a One Eye Pirate of the Pacific Northwest....
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-28-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By pnwR53S
You sure had a BOV - Blown Open Valve instead of...

You sure had a BOV - Blown Open Valve instead of a BPV, and that explains all.:lol:
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 11-27-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By pnwR53S
This is one auto to manual conversion...

This is one auto to manual conversion (http://www.blimeycabrio.com/dont-try-this-at-home/) I am aware of.
Forum: General MINI Talk 11-22-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 2,250,966
Posted By pnwR53S
no more twisties to get pizza

With the rainy season upon us here, I spend more time for other pursuits, including cooking good food. I perfected my interpretation of cheese and pepperoni pizza. Instead of greasy pepperoni I use...
Forum: General MINI Talk 11-18-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 2,250,966
Posted By pnwR53S
Nice job! Did you do it yourself, and if so did...

Nice job! Did you do it yourself, and if so did you order the cut to model specific?
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 11-15-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By pnwR53S
By chance did you disconnect the battery when...

By chance did you disconnect the battery when changing the airbox? You definitely should disconnect the battery when you mess with the connectors.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 11-15-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By pnwR53S
All the vital signs you wrote are not to be...

All the vital signs you wrote are not to be dismissed lightly. However if the only thing you touched is the air intake, I suspect that you didn't seat the two ECU connectors properly. Check that and...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By pnwR53S
Just want to say that NVH is additive with each...

Just want to say that NVH is additive with each piece of part that you change to stiffen things up and take out the damping, NVH increases. I have been keenly aware of each incremental increase of...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 11-15-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By pnwR53S
reading incomprehension

We both have reading incomprehension.:roll:

The price including shipping. It is tempting even for my Mini that has a barely broken in engine. Should I get a spare engine plus gearbox - is the...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 11-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By pnwR53S
ATI is the only recommended pulley. You can get...

ATI is the only recommended pulley. You can get the under version should you choose. WMW sells both. Never go with those light weight "performance" pulley.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-12-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 172,113
Posted By pnwR53S
To the best of my knowledge, Dorman is a Chinese...

To the best of my knowledge, Dorman is a Chinese auto parts company. It is not even OEM equivalent. The company tends to capitalize on parts that are failure prone and offer their cheaper versions....
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