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Yesterday, 08:11 AM
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cabrio strut tower braces

I took these two photos to show the potential effectiveness of the cabrio braces for the strut tower is more than another "upgrade" placebo.
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06-14-2019, 08:21 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

I don't know about you. I want to know right away...

I don't know about you. I want to know right away when events of importance happens. That's why I don't read yesterday's news. :wink: Keeping you apprised of drivetrain management parameters at the...
06-05-2019, 05:46 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Thanks for the idea. For some reason I was...

Thanks for the idea. For some reason I was fixated of using a double sided tape. I would just use some wide 3M blue tape to hold down two long ends. You sure about the accuracy of the iPhone app. I...
06-02-2019, 11:50 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

I myself have been rather foggy what IE fixed...

I myself have been rather foggy what IE fixed plates delivers until now. I had always under the impression the end result is -1.25 degree, but I have been wrong all along based on quick info from the...
06-01-2019, 11:39 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

It struck me as well as how flat the torque curve...

It struck me as well as how flat the torque curve is, and that results in the linear slope of the HP curve. Very impressive and no doubt the best R53 engine dyno chart I've ever seen. It is like the...
05-30-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

CV joint problems can be very elusive and can...

CV joint problems can be very elusive and can manifest in many symptoms. Often they start very subtly and very gradually get worst. The progression of worsening could also add additional clues but...
05-29-2019, 05:04 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

r compound tyres

The forth R compound tire also arrived all the way from the East Coast. This will be Desire's first set closest to racing slicks but without the slick price tag. :lol:

Oh, and Desire thinks she...
05-27-2019, 06:51 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

calibrating the lambda gauge

While having Desire up on the Quickjack I took the opportunity to re-calibrate the MTX-L Plus wideband sensor. It should have been an easy job had I not did such a good job protecting the O2 sensor...
05-24-2019, 10:20 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

You are killing me.:lol: I know all too well the...

You are killing me.:lol: I know all too well the Assembled by ECSTuning kits.:thumbsup: Put my name down for a large one for the backyard shop like those featured in Grassroots Motorsports mag.
05-20-2019, 08:03 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Hay Mr. Bump32. Good to hear you are getting your...

Hay Mr. Bump32. Good to hear you are getting your car more track oriented. I have some ORP guest passes if you want to come out and drive with us one day. All you can eat driving from 9 to 5 except...
05-18-2019, 06:35 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Desire did quite OK

The rain clouds moved in around 4pm and we were biting our nails. We kept thinking as long as it does not rain hard and causing enough wetness that the tires need to channel water we should be fine,...
05-16-2019, 09:12 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

I too was very impressed, and wonder if that is...

I too was very impressed, and wonder if that is the Romanov's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Romanov) garage; or somewhere in Vegas ...
05-15-2019, 01:26 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

AutoHausAZ support is top. I called and explained...

AutoHausAZ support is top. I called and explained what I found and followed with photos. He agrees it is a defect and there is an axle on the way to me soon. I just need to return the defective one...
05-11-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

char broiled

Titanium sure would scream high performance. :wink: Or I can come up with all sorts of impractical ideas and patent them, like liquid nitrogen supplied rotor cooling, rotor cooling by mean of heat...
05-06-2019, 10:21 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

the mundane stuff

It is very hard to get excited with the mundane stuff that you purchase. What showed up at the doorstep? I picked it up and for the weight I knew immediately this is a box of front outer ball joints....
05-05-2019, 10:36 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

desire saved from the glue factory

It was only 7,500 miles that I nearly send Desire to the glue factory - give her to my family as I bought a Porsche. Fortunately for Desire none of my family members care to drive a outdated car with...
05-03-2019, 09:25 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

only 6,000 miles ago

A bit of self-assessment for myself and Desire. It was only about 6,000 miles ago...
04-26-2019, 03:47 PM
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clean bill of health for Desire

No tech inspection is too thorough to prepare for a track event. Since Desire just had the supercharger and front axles replace too many things can go wrong. There are also the unfinished job like...
04-25-2019, 08:27 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

desire is now 1/64 chinese

Desire enters into 2019 with a long list of deferred maintenance. My plan was to devote a few weeks to sort everything out before signing up for track events. I would turned out there were no few...
04-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By pnwR53S

Have you properly verify that indeed the starter...

Have you properly verify that indeed the starter is bad or intermittently bad, which can include the solenoid being the cause? I ask as a lot of folks don't know how and ended up misdiagnose the...
Forum: Suspension
04-24-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By pnwR53S

I left mine in after examined them closely. You...

I left mine in after examined them closely. You would find the spring would not seat right without it. Additionally it would shift around without and you would be amazed the moaning and groaning...
04-14-2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Dampener it is, as it does not damp worth a damn...

Dampener it is, as it does not damp worth a damn like the original damper. :lol:
04-13-2019, 06:49 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

We need more snarky remarks like this to keep the...

We need more snarky remarks like this to keep the forum fun and from dying. :lol: :thumbsup:
04-09-2019, 04:47 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

guangzhou

Here are some photos from Guangzhou. As a whole most cars I saw are big yawns, including most luxury imports. There are a lot of electric bicycles and tricycles. Some are just brute force...
04-04-2019, 08:17 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Studio F A Porsche

I wrote a post a while back about a Panasonic appliance designed by Porsche's design studio...
04-02-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Priceless. The best form of flattery is...

Priceless. The best form of flattery is emulation. :lol:
02-25-2019, 07:36 AM
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Views: 683
Posted By pnwR53S

Totally normal like new back in 2004...

Totally normal like new back in 2004 (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/315565-05-pepper-white-mcs-modification-project.html#post4304924).
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02-14-2019, 08:09 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

After I found a YT video from M7 posted in 2008...

After I found a YT video from M7 posted in 2008 about a "sequential" paddle shift conversion, I came across this wind tunnel @ UNCC video M7 post recently. It is too good not to share here of the...
02-14-2019, 07:41 AM
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Posted By pnwR53S

I was having a brainfart. I have researched dog...

I was having a brainfart. I have researched dog box before and Quaife makes the sequential box for Mini Challenge. You have to google it with the right keywords to find it.

The Q2MBM can be yours...
01-30-2019, 07:43 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

spring is just around the corner

Today it felt like spring is just around the corner. It was 54F, sunny, and calm wind. Mini hog got to stretch the legs hooves and I snapped a few shots.

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01-30-2019, 03:28 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Wow! After the longwinded exploration of...

Wow! After the longwinded exploration of "dropping unsprung weigh (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/suspension/334033-dropping-unsprung-weight-in-my-mini-an-invite-to-a-discussion.html)t"...
01-26-2019, 12:29 PM
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Posted By pnwR53S

Make sure you have plenty of silicone grease...

Make sure you have plenty of silicone grease between them. Then use one of this and whack it really hard. It requires a lot of well aimed blows.

Just image it is the ex-whatever :eek2:

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01-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By pnwR53S

If you can feel the distinct notches (detents) in...

If you can feel the distinct notches (detents) in the shifter at 3rd and 4th, I can assure you that your problem lies likely not with either cable as I have remarked. Best of luck.
01-15-2019, 11:52 AM
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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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
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, 08:13 AM
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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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,101
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
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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...
Forum: Suspension
10-01-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
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, 08:03 AM
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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, 10:21 AM
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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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 93,015
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, 05:36 PM
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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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,958
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...
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