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Forum: 1st Gear
06-19-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By ItsmeWayne

No and yes! Normal driving would not change...

No and yes! Normal driving would not change anything as to reliability, but beating the snot out of it daily, will like any car, "eat" away at the longevity.
The JCW has the same supercharger, with...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Cool!

Cool!
Forum: 1st Gear
06-19-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family! Why did you...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family!
Why did you wait so long?
We need pics now!
Congrats on your Mini's
06-18-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Hi
Views: 212
Posted By ItsmeWayne

When you turn on the key, you will hear the fuel...

When you turn on the key, you will hear the fuel pump pressuring the fuel system, when it stops, it is now ready to start.
06-18-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,535
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Many times build up on throttle plate and map...

Many times build up on throttle plate and map sensor is due to oiled air filters. I come across this quite often. Ditch oiled air filters for non oiled air filters!!!
A fouling map sensor, can cause...
06-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Of course there is, but if you are running run...

Of course there is, but if you are running run flat tires, get rid of them first! Then your ride will be better!
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By ItsmeWayne

the 249 code indicates it has cruise control. it...

the 249 code indicates it has cruise control. it is the multi function steering wheel.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By ItsmeWayne

214 stability pac (uses ABS to help control car...

214 stability pac (uses ABS to help control car from push out in wet or dry roads)
228 is sport suspension option
385 these are light wheels package (better for handling)
481 sports seats (much...
06-16-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Bilstein shocks are a good street set up, so all...

Bilstein shocks are a good street set up, so all is good! They should last a good long time too!
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By ItsmeWayne

If you go to this site: http://bimmer.work/ put...

If you go to this site: http://bimmer.work/
put in the last seven characters of your vin, it will tell you what your car came with. Post it here and we can tell you what it all means.
The pics...
06-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The valve guides from the factory were never good...

The valve guides from the factory were never good and while you have the head off, at least you need to see how worn they are! They are known as a weak point on these engines! If they and the valve...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, Marc08EX! Congrats on...

Hi and welcome to NAM, Marc08EX!
Congrats on obtaining an 06 MCS!
We would love to see a few pics!
We may even be able to tell you about your Mini, with some pics in and out!
06-13-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,044
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I think many new buyers are not enthusiasts, like...

I think many new buyers are not enthusiasts, like in the 2000's. Gen 1 Minis were enthusiasts cars, newer Minis are being geared for the larger car market. BMW says it is what people want these days!...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-01-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By ItsmeWayne

A very nice looking Mini, Congrats!

A very nice looking Mini, Congrats!
Forum: 1st Gear
05-30-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to you and the wife, to The NAM...

Hi and welcome to you and the wife, to The NAM family. This is a place to get information on your model and post to others, that are like minded and want to keep their Mini in good working order,...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-24-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I hope this is what you need: Clutch Adaptation...

I hope this is what you need:
Clutch Adaptation

Follow now the Instructions carefully to get a reliable clutch adaptation.
Apply the emergency brakes also keep your food on the brakes and start...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-19-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: 1st Gear
05-18-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, Scott! Congrats on your...

Hi and welcome to NAM, Scott!
Congrats on your 13 Mini S!
Hope you both enjoy it to the max!
Lots of info here to keep it running well, for years to come!
Some pics would be nice!
Forum: 1st Gear
05-18-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, DVR! Congrats on your...

Hi and welcome to NAM, DVR!
Congrats on your Mini purchase!
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,861
Posted By ItsmeWayne

None of the ones I have listed in the recent...

None of the ones I have listed in the recent post, are a long time answer and I know Bryan knows that. He is not even sure, if he will keep the R52, so putting on an inexpensive one is not the end of...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,861
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The others are also supposed to fit R53 engines,...

The others are also supposed to fit R53 engines, even the bapmic, says it fits R53, you will have to check, but says it will fit. I have never bought one though.
any of them would be good for the...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,861
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Bryan Look at these:...

Hi Bryan
Look at these:...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-07-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Pete, Checking with an OBD2 scanner would be...

Hi Pete,
Checking with an OBD2 scanner would be your best way to find out, but I will tell you there has been issues with the ignition switch. A 13 Cooper 3 is a good car with a good engine, so I...
05-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Most likely the seal got damaged during the...

Most likely the seal got damaged during the pulley removal. It is most likely cracked. You could replace it, or buy a compressor. Whatever you do, you should replace the dryer tank as well.
Forum: 1st Gear
05-04-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Enjoy your Mini and...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Enjoy your Mini and drive it like you stole it! They are such fun!
05-03-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It sounds like the controller, is not setting it...

It sounds like the controller, is not setting it to heat mode, or the ac is running. I doubt this is the reason it is overheating. Again, bleeding these cars can be a royal pain in the butt!make sure...
05-03-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,243
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I'll tell you this, I have removed several of...

I'll tell you this, I have removed several of these "frozen" oil plugs, but I found all of them the flat gasket area was the thing that was freezing them, from coming out. I will admit that yours is...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, GatorAlways! Congrats on...

Hi and welcome to NAM, GatorAlways!
Congrats on your beautiful R52!
Read up on stock problems in the gen 1 area. Also, if it has run flats, ditch them for regular tires, buy a 12 volt air...
04-30-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By ItsmeWayne

These first gens can be hard to bleed out all of...

These first gens can be hard to bleed out all of the air. After bleeding with the bleeder on the top hose, have the heater at highest temp, then bleed for cool to warm, you can just crack the bleeder...
04-30-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,243
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi, After I change oil three or four times, I...

Hi,
After I change oil three or four times, I replace the drain plug with a new one. I keep several around.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-30-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, Archercat! Nice looking...

Hi and welcome to NAM, Archercat!
Nice looking Mini!
We hope it is a favorite for you!
Forum: JCW Garage
04-25-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,996
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hey Bryan, I sold the dark silver one over a year...

Hey Bryan, I sold the dark silver one over a year ago, as the racks might be what the doctor ordered for some, I was not one of them! It had to go!
Forum: 1st Gear
04-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Buy some activated charcoal, put in in breathable...

Buy some activated charcoal, put in in breathable material, put on the floors in the back and under the front seats.
It absorbs smoke stink, but takes some time and may need replacing a couple of...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,861
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Bryan, The speedo is set to be off at the...

Hi Bryan,
The speedo is set to be off at the 55mph speed (a federal thing) slower is accurate and higher accurate (within reason)
Since the 205. 45.17s are stock. The 215. 45. 17 read the same....
Forum: 1st Gear
04-18-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, Bunje! We are glad you...

Hi and welcome to NAM, Bunje!
We are glad you joined and would love to see your R53 Mini, so post up some pics when you can and let us know about your track plans!
Forum: 1st Gear
04-15-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By ItsmeWayne

These were much simpler years. I had a 61 factory...

These were much simpler years. I had a 61 factory fuel injected Corvette. Points, mechanical fuel injection, which was really tough to set. They were both fun in the day though! Today's Mini is...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-14-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Paul! Looking...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Paul!
Looking in the gen 1 area, will give you all the info you will generally need to keep your Mini running well and for many years to come!
Post up some pics,...
04-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I feel it all checks out, according to your...

I feel it all checks out, according to your explanation. They will get hot under heavy load! The running voltage should be around 14.2 volts, as the BMW electronics require that. under full load at...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-07-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! There is much...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
There is much information on your car in these pages!
Pictures?
Forum: 1st Gear
04-03-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, mrwaldo! Nice R58, I...

Hi and welcome to NAM, mrwaldo!
Nice R58, I don't see many of them in southern Oregon!
Forum: 1st Gear
03-31-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, ScottKY! Great looking...

Hi and welcome to NAM, ScottKY!
Great looking Mini.
Make sure to only use the correct fluids and only use premium (high octane fuel. You will regret it, if you don't!
Forum: 1st Gear
03-28-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, dale Z28! We hope you...

Hi and welcome to NAM, dale Z28!
We hope you get it going soon! Lets us know what it took!
We would love to see pics of your rides!
Forum: 1st Gear
03-27-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I look forward to seeing your new Mini and...

I look forward to seeing your new Mini and renewed youth!
It is funny,I did not like the stripes in my 06 MCS JCW, but then I thought, it is unique and why not keep it! Now I am glad, as it says...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-27-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I like the stripes on Minis'. I think it is what...

I like the stripes on Minis'. I think it is what gives them the fun look! The beauty is they are easily removed and replaced, to your desires!
The one you are showing here is really nice looking and...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-27-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, varuscelli! I hope you...

Hi and welcome to NAM, varuscelli!
I hope you find the right car for you guys. Minis' are just so fun to drive! We wish you the best in your search for the perfect Mini!
Forum: 1st Gear
03-27-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It is funny to me, that you are plugging that...

It is funny to me, that you are plugging that people are happy with the bigger Minis'. I was not dissing the larger Mini Coopers, I was saying they quit making the smaller ones. If you look up the...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Many have found out these quirky little R53s are...

Many have found out these quirky little R53s are a blast to drive.I am sad that BMW has continued to bloat the newer ones and has given up on the smaller ones! I daily drive an 06 MCS JCW and have...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-23-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Your Mini looks great! ...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Your Mini looks great!
Keep the rubber side down!
03-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I think it would be a great idea, if you can. The...

I think it would be a great idea, if you can. The hats and shirts out there are just not cutting it and we need something cooler, to show our love for these street legal go-Karts!
Keep us posted!...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-26-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I am all about the gen 1 Mini Cooper S models....

I am all about the gen 1 Mini Cooper S models. they are small, they drive raw, like the go-kart they are known for and every time I drive it (daily), I get a smile on my face!
I can not get past...
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