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Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 02-14-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
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PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Rather than popping the ball joint from the taper...

Rather than popping the ball joint from the taper (which could tear the rubber seal), couldn't you just remove the two carrier bolts and drop it out the bottom of the knuckle while still attached to...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Can't say I'm at all surprised by this. Just add...

Can't say I'm at all surprised by this. Just add that to the long list of inept dealership repair practices... More evidence that it's best to do your own wrenching on these machines.



Did...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-24-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Curious minds... How did you make out with...

Curious minds...

How did you make out with the rail replacement project?

Were the broken pieces you found left over from a repair done before you owned your MINI, or were your existing guide...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-20-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Maybe that's part of the problem; checking the...

Maybe that's part of the problem; checking the level with the engine still hot from appx. 50-miles of driving home from work? It's a pressurized system where the level will fluctuate some depending...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
OK, good deal on the block test, but did you do...

OK, good deal on the block test, but did you do the pressure test as suggested?

Is your coolant reservoir just emptying dry, with the level not staying somewhere within the MIN and MAX marks with...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-19-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Which should be noted is halfway up the...

Which should be noted is halfway up the reservoir.
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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-18-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Along with the block test, a coolant pressure...

Along with the block test, a coolant pressure test was also suggested by gumbedamit back in post #38...

The coolant is going somewhere . . .
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-18-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
It has been suggested a few times in this thread...

It has been suggested a few times in this thread (Posts 20, 22, 38) that you perform a block test to check for exhaust gasses in your coolant, which could account for your coolant loss.

You have...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-16-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Looking down from the top - yes, I believe you...

Looking down from the top - yes, I believe you would likely be able to see enough of the guides to evaluate their condition.

But looking up from the bottom - you can certainly try, but I doubt...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-16-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
That's a great point, especially on the heels of...

That's a great point, especially on the heels of gumbedamit stating there was no abnormal chatter or indication of guide failure...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-16-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Not sure that you need to go as far as replacing...

Not sure that you need to go as far as replacing the crank sprocket and/or chain (unless of course it is (A) needed, and (B) required to remove/replace the guide rails), but in addition to removing...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-09-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
That bit of info is incorrect... Definitely...

That bit of info is incorrect...

Definitely DO NOT inflate your tires to the spec displayed on the side of the tire.

The spec on the side represents the maximum pressure the tire can take...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,501
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Here's my thought since you asked. I'm not...

Here's my thought since you asked.

I'm not sure that anything painted white would remain white for very long in an engine bay - unless you plan on making this a show car only...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-08-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yes, absolutely, if your engine in the process of...

Yes, absolutely, if your engine in the process of overheating.
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 01-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 19,226
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
WTB: R53 Fuel Injector Electric Plug (one needed)

Looking to rig a basic setup to rebuild, clean, flush and test a backup set of R53 fuel injectors I have on hand, and rather than use alligator clamp test leads on the contacts, I’d rather have a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-04-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The supercharger is pretty snug to the block at...

The supercharger is pretty snug to the block at the location of the leaking cover plate. I highly doubt that you'd be able to get in there (with tools or hands) to remove it with the S/C in place.
...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-02-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
​How to test the fan using a continuity meter or...

​How to test the fan using a continuity meter or multimeter:

Disconnect fan plug from harness

Put multimeter into continuity mode and connect negative lead to the brown ground wire on the fan...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-31-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
There are always additional tasks that can be...

There are always additional tasks that can be more easily accessed whenever parts are removed from our MINIs.

With the passenger axle removed, you have great access to the oil filter housing,...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-30-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
In my opinion, and for the amount of work that's...

In my opinion, and for the amount of work that's involved to replace the worn boots with new ones, you're better off replacing the entire axle with a re-built axle that will come with a warranty.
...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-26-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
When you say you 'checked battery,' was it...

When you say you 'checked battery,' was it checked by you or by an auto parts store with an automobile battery tester (which tests cranking power, and whether the charging system is functioning under...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-26-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yikes! I can't imagine what one would have...

Yikes!

I can't imagine what one would have to do in order for one of the water pump drive tabs to actually break off...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
$6000 to repair your existing transmission, or to...

$6000 to repair your existing transmission, or to replace it with a new one?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Agreed, but in this case, it IS the real deal, as...

Agreed, but in this case, it IS the real deal, as the actual OE seal that comes from MINI is a Chrysler part... No risk here in getting an inferior "lesser" seal.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
THIS (https://goo.gl/jkAunY) place sells 'em for...

THIS (https://goo.gl/jkAunY) place sells 'em for half that...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
OK... "If you want traction and quiet in an R53,...

OK... "If you want traction and quiet in an R53, buy Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 tires."

I won't suggest wheels, as those are dependent on your personal aesthetics, but my setup, which I'm...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yes, it was, and no - I didn't look at the...

Yes, it was, and no - I didn't look at the numbers on it, but just now, I did locate an image of it that clearly shows the numbers; looks like 4667198... Have a look.

A quick check online for...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-20-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,597
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Cap only; p/n 17107515499

Cap only; p/n 17107515499
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-20-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Sorry to hear... Did your diagnosis/quotes...

Sorry to hear...

Did your diagnosis/quotes come from mechanics familiar with MINIs?

You don't want just any shop to do this work. Half of what they charge in labor will been spent figuring...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
If I'm not mistaken, the OE units ARE made by...

If I'm not mistaken, the OE units ARE made by Denso...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-20-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Back when I changed my crankshaft seal (MINI OE...

Back when I changed my crankshaft seal (MINI OE p/n 11111485171), I recall noticing that it had the Chrysler pentagon logo on it.

Given the relationship between BMW/Chrysler at the time of the...
Forum: Site Feedback 12-19-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,800
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
No

No
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-19-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yes, we know that ALL automobile tires need air...

Yes, we know that ALL automobile tires need air inside...

What exactly are you asking?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-19-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I concur... :grin: Much better than the...

I concur... :grin:

Much better than the alternative...
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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Thanks Nick. Your always solid advice is a...

Thanks Nick.

Your always solid advice is a tremendous resource to those on this forum!
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Figure 10 of the DIY specifically mentions...

Figure 10 of the DIY specifically mentions removing the axle.
There's no other way to replace the seal (on any transaxle) without first removing the axle.



I had no difficulties whatsoever...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Shaft output seal seepage/replacement

Recently replaced my passenger-side axle, and in doing so, I must've upset the output shaft seal (p/n 23117518638) as it's begun to seep over the past couple weeks.

Yes I know... I should've...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
It's certainly doable; if your arms look like the...

It's certainly doable; if your arms look like the dude below... :grin:
But for the rest of us who are more "well-fed," your options are:

A) Do a partial f/e/s/m (only remove outer and inner...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Both camshaft and crankshaft sensors have been...

Both camshaft and crankshaft sensors have been mentioned in this thread.

Just to be clear, here are approximate indicators of where they both are located;

Camshaft position sensor on the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-18-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Not sure which of your cylinders is off, as you...

Not sure which of your cylinders is off, as you mentioned in your post that cylinder 1-3 were @ 190, and cylinder 1 was @ 120... Is cylinder 4 the potentially 'bad' cylinder here?

Irregardless of...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 12-14-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,718
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
You might want to do that... This is what...

You might want to do that...

This is what mine looked like (compared to a new filter) when I first acquired my MINI. It was the very first thing I checked. I have no idea how air was able to...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-13-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The new video does highlight the sound better...

The new video does highlight the sound better than with the first. Sounds like more than 'just' a tire issue. Could be a wheel bearing, could be your brake pads worn to nothing and rubbing on the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-12-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yes, according to this photo of p/n 16146765122,...

Yes, according to this photo of p/n 16146765122, the Fuel Filter & Level Assembly for your vehicle......
Forum: General MINI Talk 12-10-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19,352
Views: 2,250,959
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
New tie-rod assemblies, along with new end links...

New tie-rod assemblies, along with new end links all the way around to complete my suspension rehab project; replacement of my struts, shocks, shock mounts, axles, inner/outer ball joints, LCA...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-08-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Replace your stock drain plug with a Fumoto valve...

Replace your stock drain plug with a Fumoto valve (F-106 for the MINI; about $23) and you'll never need to remove the drain plug again. You just open the valve like a faucet, and when all the oil...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-08-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The filter housing cap doesn't need to be torqued...

The filter housing cap doesn't need to be torqued down at "Gorilla Strength."

What I do, is use a 3/8" drive stubby ratchet with a low-profile 36mm socket and tighten to hand tight, using one...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 12-06-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-05-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I'd start with a place that just does tires, and...

I'd start with a place that just does tires, and have them re-balance all four tires. They'll get a good look at your wheels at that time and will be able to tell you if there's wheel or tire...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The thermostat (red) and water pump (green) areas...

The thermostat (red) and water pump (green) areas are in close enough proximity to one another for leakage to run into the same general region on the front of your engine, so I don't think it's a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-03-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
A bad wheel bearing isn’t going to create wobble...

A bad wheel bearing isn’t going to create wobble or shake. It’s just going to make a ‘groaning’ noise at speed, or while turning.

Wobble is most likely to come from worn tie-rod ends, or bad...
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