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Forum: JCW Garage
04-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By bugeye1031

Sorry to see such a nice and loved Clubby...

Sorry to see such a nice and loved Clubby murdered like that. I purchased a car back from the insurance company many years ago ('79 528i) and I made lots of money on it. It was a fair amount of...
03-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,911
Posted By bugeye1031

I have the Way Motor Works TSW X Brace on the...

I have the Way Motor Works TSW X Brace on the lower front. It is stout. It reduces clearance a little...I hear it on most speed bumps, but I'm lowered a little - on NM Alpha springs....
03-01-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By bugeye1031

These ducts will fit...with some creativity and a...

These ducts will fit...with some creativity and a GrilleCraft grille. I had to modify the front bumper for them to fit behind the grille, but it worked. If your objective is to show them off, then...
02-09-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By bugeye1031

I can vouch for the Schwaben tool being able to...

I can vouch for the Schwaben tool being able to clear the code after the fault has been fixed....I've done it several times.
12-24-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By bugeye1031

My R55 started leaking into the boot when the...

My R55 started leaking into the boot when the "rubber stopper" part number 51492756547 went missing. I replaced it and the leak stopped. This piece is located at the bottom of the barn door weather...
12-24-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By bugeye1031

As far as I know, those ZUG stickers are not...

As far as I know, those ZUG stickers are not available from MINI and no one is doing reproductions. If the clear is coming off/delaminating, perhaps you could remove it all and recover it with clear...
09-04-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By bugeye1031

Yes, the JCW turbo inlet is 40mm versus 38mm for...

Yes, the JCW turbo inlet is 40mm versus 38mm for the S....and the innards are correspondingly larger as well.
08-31-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By bugeye1031

Those bolts are for adjusting the fit of the...

Those bolts are for adjusting the fit of the headlight so it fits into the headlight trim ring on the hood....they will also adjust the aim of the headlight, but I don't believe that is their primary...
08-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By bugeye1031

I haven't checked it out, but I've been told that...

I haven't checked it out, but I've been told that the S and JCW grilles (upper and lower) will not fit a base 2nd Gen. I believe that part of the issue is that the design of the S and JCW requires a...
08-20-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By bugeye1031

The difficult part for me has been the rubber...

The difficult part for me has been the rubber seal at the bottom of the windshield glass....the cowl has to fit into that in order to fit flush against the windshield.....

I've tried installing...
08-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Drivetrain Turbo Heat Shield
Views: 936
Posted By bugeye1031

I have the WMW blanket because it keeps the heat...

I have the WMW blanket because it keeps the heat where it needs to be (and it fits perfectly) and the NM titanium shield just because I like the looks of it. ...
08-08-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By bugeye1031

I have one in the basement that I no longer need....

I have one in the basement that I no longer need. I'm not sure what its worth....shipping would be from 02563.
07-29-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,569
Posted By bugeye1031

No, the WMW blanket does not require the removal...

No, the WMW blanket does not require the removal of the turbo....you will need to remove the stock turbo heat shield to gain access.
Forum: JCW Garage
07-15-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By bugeye1031

Skip- Love that color combination! Nice work on...

Skip- Love that color combination! Nice work on the mirrors and roof...not to mention the wheels!
07-11-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By bugeye1031

WMW blanket, OE shield, NM shield

WMW blanket, OE shield, NM shield
07-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,571
Posted By bugeye1031

This seller hasn't posted since November...

This seller hasn't posted since November 2017....will change title of listing
07-01-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By bugeye1031

I'm glad he could rent a truck...15 miles...

I'm glad he could rent a truck...15 miles wouldn't have done any more damage...finding a good shop is always difficult. I've taken MINIs to shops familiar with BMWs but they didn't have much...
Forum: GP Talk
06-04-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,462
Posted By bugeye1031

^^^ I agree. I have the GP2 belly pan on my R55,...

^^^ I agree. I have the GP2 belly pan on my R55, which is slightly dropped with NM Alpha R55 springs. No rubbing...I occasionally rub my WMW understrut brace on rutted gravel roads and speed bumps...
05-20-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By bugeye1031

Right, they just pop off. I think that I used a...

Right, they just pop off. I think that I used a small crow bar and maybe a towel or plastic to protect the "box".
05-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By bugeye1031

Check out Pelican Parts DIY- ...

Check out Pelican Parts DIY-

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/296223-r56-headlight-adjustment.html
05-04-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By bugeye1031

Mecaplast

1) Has anyone compared these to each other?
Not that I'm aware of.

2) OEM or will the knock-offs work? This is about a 2 or 3 year car for my daughter.
Mecaplast is the original equipment...
05-03-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By bugeye1031

Tires

My winter tires are ExtremeContact™ DWS06 as mentioned above, and my summer tires are Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's.

I like them both - I don't drive my Clubman in snowy/icey conditions...use my...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By bugeye1031

Welcome to NAM! The timing chain guides wear out...

Welcome to NAM! The timing chain guides wear out sooner than many people expect...wear depends on many factors, including oil change intervals. Take a look at the FAQ's in the 2nd Gen forum. Your...
02-05-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,493
Posted By bugeye1031

Same here....there are many worse ways to spend...

Same here....there are many worse ways to spend your time and money.
Forum: 1st Gear
01-25-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By bugeye1031

Welcome to NAM. I don't think there are...

Welcome to NAM.

I don't think there are specific tie-downs for your needs. I'd agree with you that strapping to the wheels might be the best approach.
01-10-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By bugeye1031

i had some R56 Megan coilovers on my daily driver...

i had some R56 Megan coilovers on my daily driver Clubby... they were an improvement over my worn out stock shocks, and I liked that I could dial in the ride height. Overall, they worked well.

I...
01-08-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,536
Posted By bugeye1031

eBay has some F56 seats....seems like I saw some...

eBay has some F56 seats....seems like I saw some at AllMag as well. I have some F56 seats - have installed the drivers seat, but not the passenger seat, yet. I had some help from a MINI tech - he...
12-20-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 38,775
Posted By bugeye1031

Beautiful car

Nice car and nice mods! I thought that all Goodwoods are automatics...very cool!
12-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By bugeye1031

I can vouch for the NM springs....mine have been...

I can vouch for the NM springs....mine have been in service for about 100,000 miles.....
11-27-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,824
Posted By bugeye1031

Check post number 23 of this thread- ...

Check post number 23 of this thread-

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/267088-hood-release-not-working-open-hood-help.html

I can't attest to the probability of...
11-27-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 56,201
Posted By bugeye1031

Schwaben Scan Tool

The Schwaben will clear airbag lights

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-by-foxwell-parts/professional-bmw-mini-scan-tool/014020sch01a~scf/
11-26-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By bugeye1031

I would bet that it's the fog light bulb. Sounds...

I would bet that it's the fog light bulb. Sounds similar to a problem that I had a while back. It seems like the Xenon bulbs don't fail like that.....they seem to just keep getting dimmer.

If...
11-26-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By bugeye1031

The tool worked in my case, which was - I had...

The tool worked in my case, which was -
I had the passenger seat out of the car,
I put the key in the ignition and started the car (even though I knew that I shouldn't have),
I re-installed the...
11-17-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By bugeye1031

Agree - would do it soon. Under that heat shroud...

Agree - would do it soon. Under that heat shroud is your exhaust manifold, so there is a lot of heat coming off of it. Inspect those wires pretty closely before you install the tubing.
11-13-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
R55 Rear Wing
Views: 2,028
Posted By bugeye1031

Source for custom rear wing/spoiler for the Clubman

Alloy Racing Fabrications in the UK has fabricated some Clubman wings. They have a nice design. Cost would be something like $500 to $600 including powdercoating, but not shipping. They would...
11-05-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bugeye1031

Very Common Clip

These clips are used all over 2nd gen MINI's. If your MINI has had the windshield replaced, the tech may have broken them and just left them off.
...
10-31-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By bugeye1031

Welcome back! Pepper white is classic! ...

Welcome back! Pepper white is classic!

$1,000 seems like a little much to me....at $120 per hour that's about a day...not including the parts, which aren't that much. Getting access to everthing...
10-30-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,569
Posted By bugeye1031

I have only installed the WMW blanket...so I...

I have only installed the WMW blanket...so I can't comment on the universal blankets, but the WMW blanket fits extremely well and doesn't interfere with the waste gate actuator rod. I installed the...
10-24-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By bugeye1031

The only other fluid remotely above the bushing...

The only other fluid remotely above the bushing is brake fluid....and I can't see how that could leak down that way....and you would notice some other issues. There isn't any power steering fluid,...
10-23-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 48,617
Posted By bugeye1031

Two Lightning Blue R55's

My first was a 2009 Clubman S - Blitzen - and my second is a 2009 Clubman JCW - Scout.
10-20-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By bugeye1031

I wanted to dress up my engine bay and, after...

I wanted to dress up my engine bay and, after dealing with a faulty expansion tank on my R52, I wanted to eliminate a potential weak point, so I went with the Forge unit. It is a beauty....
10-19-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By bugeye1031

I second this recommendation....I would also add...

I second this recommendation....I would also add that this adds to driving fun under all circumstances....for me, it felt like it eliminated some of the lag between my right foot and the engine, so I...
10-18-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By bugeye1031

Mario- How are you going to use the car? If it's...

Mario- How are you going to use the car? If it's a daily driver, follow your gut on how a particular mod would make the car more fun to drive. It sounds like you mods so far are aiming toward more...
09-14-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By bugeye1031

Here are some pictures of my current setup.

Here are some pictures of my current setup.
09-12-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,770
Posted By bugeye1031

My wife's 2007 non-S needed a timing chain at...

My wife's 2007 non-S needed a timing chain at about 120,000 miles when the death rattle got loud. We bought it new and it had regular oil changes at about 5,000 miles. It used a little...
09-06-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By bugeye1031

Welcome back Dave!!!

Welcome back Dave!!!
07-25-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By bugeye1031

My '09 S came without an underhood heat shield,...

My '09 S came without an underhood heat shield, and it had about a third of the scoop air inlets open. The scoop started to warp after about three years...here in Massachusetts. The dealer replaced...
07-12-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By bugeye1031

Love those orange stripes Darrin

Love those orange stripes Darrin
Forum: JCW Garage
06-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By bugeye1031

Glad to hear that the forum and it's members came...

Glad to hear that the forum and it's members came through for you....glad to be a part of this community!
07-14-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,493
Posted By bugeye1031

Keeping mine

I'm planning on keeping mine indefinitely. I enjoy driving it - as in , not boring ....I look forward to my longish commute because of this car. Still maintaining it and modding it. 153,000 miles.
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