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Forum: General MINI Talk 01-18-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By MINIAC
Probably a reference to the character Charlie...

Probably a reference to the character Charlie Croker in The Italian Job movies.

Try getting MINI related plates in California. I tried getting MINIAC in July 2002 but had to settle for:

179686
Forum: R52 :: Cabrio Talk (2005-2008) 01-17-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By MINIAC
MINI FINI Sport Link...

MINI FINI Sport Link (https://www.waymotorworks.com/sports-link.html) + Spare Link (https://www.waymotorworks.com/mini-fini-spare-link-tire-carrier.html) for carrying full size spare on rear ...
...
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 12-09-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By MINIAC
668 is Solid Black ... Astro Black (A25) is a...

668 is Solid Black ... Astro Black (A25) is a metallic color.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 12-06-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By MINIAC
That site has been "dead" for 6 years...

That site has been "dead" for 6 years :razz:
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 12-06-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By MINIAC
1st Gen gear ratios can be found here...

1st Gen gear ratios can be found here (http://www.mini2.com/forum/faq.php?faq=1st_general#faq_transmission_faq).
Forum: 1st Gear 12-01-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By MINIAC
Sometimes referred to as Salad Shooters ... ...

Sometimes referred to as Salad Shooters ...
...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 12-01-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By MINIAC
Last 7 of VIN?

Last 7 of VIN?
Forum: JCW Garage 11-29-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,450
Posted By MINIAC
The JCW Tuning Kit could have been dealer...

The JCW Tuning Kit could have been dealer installed.

A factory JCW will have option code 3AL.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 11-26-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By MINIAC
To get any choice in tires you'd have to go...

To get any choice in tires you'd have to go 225/50-16 which is going to put the tire 10mm closer to the wheel well trim ... and might rub with an ET37 wheel.

Taller tires like 205/55-16 and...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 11-07-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By MINIAC
I kept records of gas usage since taking delivery...

I kept records of gas usage since taking delivery of my MCS in July 2002. I've averaged 27 MPG over 72,000 miles ... with low of 17 MPG on a tank driving in San Francisco and high of 34-35 MPG on a...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-29-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By MINIAC
In the North American market, the N18 wasn't...

In the North American market, the N18 wasn't introduced until the 2011 model year. JCW models didn't get the N18 until the 2013 model year.
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 10-27-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By MINIAC
The 210 bhp kit wasn't available until October...

The 210 bhp kit wasn't available until October 2004 but there was an upgrade for the 200 bhp kit (which included the JCW airbox and larger fuel injectors included in the later kit).

Pop the hood...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-27-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By MINIAC
1st Gen Convertible (R52) production was 2005 -...

1st Gen Convertible (R52) production was 2005 - 2008 model years :wink:
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 10-27-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By MINIAC
Please post the last 7 of VIN so original build...

Please post the last 7 of VIN so original build spec can be checked.

Which JCW Tuning Kit does it have ... 200 or 210 bhp?
Forum: 1st Gear 10-25-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By MINIAC
A 2005 or 2006 Cooper S model with have more...

A 2005 or 2006 Cooper S model with have more power (+7 hp / +7 lb-ft) due to a more efficient supercharger (Teflon coated rotors) and slightly better acceleration due to revised gear ratios.

A...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 10-22-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By MINIAC
Within 94 minutes of being posted for sale based...

Within 94 minutes of being posted for sale based the on when the post was edited :wink:
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 10-21-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By MINIAC
The first post indicates it sold quickly.

The first post indicates it sold quickly.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-06-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MINIAC
One of the risks of buying aftermarket parts...

One of the risks of buying aftermarket parts :wink:

Exhaust Hanger Change - January 2004
Shifter Bushing Change - ?
Forum: General MINI Talk 10-06-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By MINIAC
Unlike the 1st Gen models characters 3 - 6 of the...

Unlike the 1st Gen models characters 3 - 6 of the VIN will identify 2nd and 3rd Gen JCW models.

If you're ordering a new MINI you will get a JCW model if you order one. I have no idea if build...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MINIAC
Good luck finding such a comprehensive list :roll:

Good luck finding such a comprehensive list :roll:
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MINIAC
It's just a copy of a MINI USA Press Release...

It's just a copy of a MINI USA Press Release highlighting the major new offerings.

More details here (http://www.mini2.com/forum/usa/92830-chronology-1st-generation-mini-changes.html).
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MINIAC
2006 Model Year Press Release...

2006 Model Year Press Release (http://www.mini2.com/forum/usa/92830-chronology-1st-generation-mini-changes.html#post1780227)


:thumbsup:
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-05-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By MINIAC
Is the driver seat upholstery no longer available?

Is the driver seat upholstery no longer available?
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By MINIAC
I edited my previous post to attach 10 pictures...

I edited my previous post to attach 10 pictures showing my MCS and the few mods I've done to it.

Hosting them elsewhere can result in broken links :wink:
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By MINIAC
You can also attach up to 10 pictures from your...

You can also attach up to 10 pictures from your computer to a post.

For example ...

176770

176771

176772
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 10-05-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MINIAC
Since the JCW Package option (3AL) wasn't...

Since the JCW Package option (3AL) wasn't available until November 2005 builds, this only applies to 2006 models :wink:
Forum: JCW Garage 10-04-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By MINIAC
The JCW Tuning Kit wasn't a factory option until...

The JCW Tuning Kit wasn't a factory option until November 2005 builds (2006 model year).

The 210 bhp JCW Kit (with the JCW airbox and 380 cc injectors) wasn't available until October 2004. If this...
Forum: 1st Gear 09-25-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By MINIAC
I drove a Taiga (metallic green) 1973 tii for 29...

I drove a Taiga (metallic green) 1973 tii for 29 years ...
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 09-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,167
Posted By MINIAC
The Sport Package did not include a sport...

The Sport Package did not include a sport exhaust.

P/N 18100141760 was the exhaust in the JCW Engine Tuning Kit and was superceded by P/N 18100398918.
...
Forum: 1st Gen FAQs 09-17-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By MINIAC
Great job putting this together! On item...

Great job putting this together!

On item 0004 I think the NAM VIN decoder only lists general specifications. You can get the actual build specification of your MINI by entering the last 7 of VIN...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 09-07-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By MINIAC
Although more expensive I would go with the...

Although more expensive I would go with the Cravenspeed Flexpod (https://www.cravenspeed.com/products/the-flexpod-gauge-mount-for-mini/) which mounts to the back of the tach ...
...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-06-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,949
Posted By MINIAC
At least the grill hides the black bumper guard. ...

At least the grill hides the black bumper guard.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1600x1067/80-jcw_gp_concept_448_d1e4f072ad93093c9115970bdf3b2ab0ed460cbb.jpg
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 09-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,693
Posted By MINIAC
Stripped usually means no options. In the US...

Stripped usually means no options.

In the US ordering the JCW Package ($6,300) also required ordering the Sport Package ($1,400). This car was also optioned with Chrono Package, MFSW, Armrest and...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 09-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By MINIAC
Yes

Yes
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 09-02-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By MINIAC
A 2005 R50 has a 5-speed Getrag.

A 2005 R50 has a 5-speed Getrag.
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 09-01-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By MINIAC
Have you priced this car using KBB...

Have you priced this car using KBB (https://www.kbb.com/whats-my-car-worth/)?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 08-30-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By MINIAC
The 2nd Gen Convertible (R57) wasn't introduced...

The 2nd Gen Convertible (R57) wasn't introduced until the 2009 model year.

2007 and 2008 Convertibles (R52) had the same engine as 2005 and 2006 models.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-29-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By MINIAC
Not true ... N18 was introduced in the 2011 US...

Not true ... N18 was introduced in the 2011 US model year for all non-JCW Cooper S models, and 2013 model year for JCW models.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-26-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By MINIAC
The marks on the intercooler cover left by the...

The marks on the intercooler cover left by the underhood foam seal can probably be removed with Simple Green or Goo Gone.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-24-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By MINIAC
Low mileage 1st Gen MCS Convertible for sale ... ...

Low mileage 1st Gen MCS Convertible for sale ...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r52-cabrio-talk-2005-2008/145661-last-of-the-supercharged-official-100-a-6.html#post4324712
Forum: JCW Garage 08-22-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By MINIAC
There were two JCW Engine Tuning Kits ... that...

There were two JCW Engine Tuning Kits ... that latter version included the JCW airbox and larger (380cc) fuel injectors with an ECU remap.

Are you saying you have the early kit and bought the...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 08-22-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By MINIAC
Does the JCW Kit include the larger fuel...

Does the JCW Kit include the larger fuel injectors?
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 08-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By MINIAC
When was the package installed? The cold air...

When was the package installed?

The cold air intake by BMP Racing was one of the earliest ...
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 08-10-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By MINIAC
Yes they are. Here's a picture of the...

Yes they are.

Here's a picture of the underside of the cargo board ..
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 08-10-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By MINIAC
Not a box but ...

The cargo board I built for my 2002 MCS:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/640x480/80-cargo_board_fitted_f48aa04021b58a319ac7fa795707c10efa4fcd3c.jpg

A couple...
Forum: 1st Gear 08-09-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By MINIAC
It only has 73K on the clock. Also because it has...

It only has 73K on the clock. Also because it has the JCW Tuning Kit it will have the 5th Gen Eaton supercharger used in facelift models.

According to the Ad the car is in Culver City. Google...
Forum: 1st Gear 08-08-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By MINIAC
I'd stay away from any 2nd Gen with the N14...

I'd stay away from any 2nd Gen with the N14 engine (2007 - 2010 MCS and 2009 - 2012 JCW).

I wouldn't buy a used MINI without having it checked by an independent MINI specialist.
Forum: 1st Gear 08-08-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By MINIAC
The first one on your list is a 2nd Gen R56. ...

The first one on your list is a 2nd Gen R56.

The last one has a JCW Tuning Kit and has the least mileage of the bunch.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 08-08-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By MINIAC
FAQ: How to remove interior bits...

FAQ: How to remove interior bits (http://www.mini2.com/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_interior#faq_faq_removal)
Forum: General MINI Talk 08-03-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By MINIAC
Availability Dates...

Availability Dates (http://minicooper.wikia.com/wiki/JCW_Tuning_Kits_and_Factory_Models#1st_Generation_MINI_Cooper_S):

2003-04 - JCW Tuning Kit (200bhp)
2004-10 - JCW Upgrade Kit (JCW airbox and...
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