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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-05-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By MINIAC
The MSRP on those labels is incorrect. ...

The MSRP on those labels is incorrect.

Effective dates and R53 base price:

2002-03 = 19,300
2002-09 = 19,425
2003-09 = 19,449
2004-01 = 19,895
2005-01 = 20,400
2005-09 = 20,600
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-02-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By MINIAC
Use a VIN decoder to list the options on your car...

Use a VIN decoder to list the options on your car ...

http://myminivin.com/

Price the options ...

http://www.mini2.com/usa04prices.pdf

Do the math ;)
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-23-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By MINIAC
The facelift (July 2004) marked the beginning of...

The facelift (July 2004) marked the beginning of 2005 model year production.

Without knowing the model year you can tell whether a car is a pre-facelift by looking at the dash ... it will have a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By MINIAC
RealOEM lists it as a Steering Column part ... ...

RealOEM lists it as a Steering Column part ...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RE33-USA-09_2000_R53_Mini_Cooper_S&diagId=32_1270#32306793632
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By MINIAC
A faulty steering angle sensor will set off the...

A faulty steering angle sensor will set off the TPMS and DSC lights.

Did you try resetting the TPMS?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-16-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By MINIAC
There is a recall ... ...

There is a recall ...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r50-r53-hatch-talk-2002-2006/296774-power-steering-recall.html

If any of the power steering hoses are leaking they will make...
Forum: JCW Garage 04-06-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By MINIAC
Any model year Cooper S with a JCW Tuning Kit or...

Any model year Cooper S with a JCW Tuning Kit or any Cooper S built July 2004 onward with have a supercharger with teflon coated rotors. The supercharger in a JCW Kit has a 11% reduction pulley.
Forum: Electrical 04-03-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By MINIAC
From his gallery ... ...

From his gallery ...
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By MINIAC
Black Wow...

Black Wow https://www.amazon.com/Black-Wow-BW04-4oz/dp/B00144FZUG
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-28-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By MINIAC
The 1st Gen Hatchback (R50 and R53) was built...

The 1st Gen Hatchback (R50 and R53) was built through November 2006. The first 2nd Gen (R56) was a 2007 model.

The 1st Gen Convertible (R52) was built through July 2008. The first 2nd Gen (R57)...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By MINIAC
Installing a straight exhaust ... ...

Installing a straight exhaust ...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/138698-r53-battery-relocate-and-straight-exhaust.html
Forum: 1st Gear 03-26-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By MINIAC
200 - 210 bhp JCW Upgrade Kit (airbox, 380cc...

200 - 210 bhp JCW Upgrade Kit (airbox, 380cc injectors + tune) was available October 2004.

LSD was available as factory option (2TA) starting with January 2005 builds.
Forum: Interior/Exterior 03-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MINIAC
I think you'll need to order everything except...

I think you'll need to order everything except the e-brake boot ...
...
Forum: R55 :: Clubman Talk (2008+) 03-09-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By MINIAC
You can use KBB What's My Car Worth...

You can use KBB What's My Car Worth (https://www.kbb.com/whats-my-car-worth/) to get a ballpark figure of it's value. Use the MINI VIN Decoder (http://myminivin.com/) to get the list of options for...
Forum: Interior/Exterior 03-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MINIAC
1st Gen facelifts have a 3 section center console...

1st Gen facelifts have a 3 section center console ... a utility box between the downtubes, the cup holder and gear shift surround and the e-brake section which has a little storage tray.

I have...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-08-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By MINIAC
The two generations also have a different "drive"...

The two generations also have a different "drive" characteristics ... the 1st Gen being "raw" and the 2nd more "refined".

You need to do some test drives and decide which Gen and which model you...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By MINIAC
The N18 was used in Cooper S models effective...

The N18 was used in Cooper S models effective with 2011 model year production and in JCW models effective with 2013 model year production.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-07-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
Which is only the GP :wink:

Which is only the GP :wink:
Forum: JCW Garage 03-07-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
Decoding the VIN indicates it has option 3AL but...

Decoding the VIN indicates it has option 3AL but the VIN itself doesn't have a character identifying it as a JCW model as is the case with the GP.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
In the US market ordering the the JCW Package...

In the US market ordering the the JCW Package ($6,300) required ordering the Sport Package ($1,400).
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
... these are 2009 or later models.

... these are 2009 or later models.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
Because the GP VIN identifies it as such :wink:

Because the GP VIN identifies it as such :wink:
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-06-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By MINIAC
1st Gen model years were 2002 - 2006 for Hardtops...

1st Gen model years were 2002 - 2006 for Hardtops and 2005 - 2008 Convertibles.

1st Gen Cooper S models are supercharged and 2nd Gen Cooper S models are turbocharged.

Problematic:

Midlands...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MINIAC
The only true 1st Gen JCW model was the GP,...

The only true 1st Gen JCW model was the GP, identified by VIN characters 4 -6 (Vehicle Code) of 'RE9' and character 11 (Assembly Plant) of 'Y'. All others are Cooper S models, identified by VIN...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By MINIAC
I have a similar problem ...

The "lock" button disintegrated on the remote key for my 2002 MCS.

Is it possible to replace just the casing?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By MINIAC
A faulty steering angle sensor will cause the...

A faulty steering angle sensor will cause the TPMS and traction control lights to stay on.
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 02-08-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By MINIAC
Comprehensive info on availability dates of JCW...

Comprehensive info on availability dates of JCW Kits and distinguishing between them ...

1st Gen JCW Tuning Kits and Factory Models - The MINI Wiki...
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 02-07-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By MINIAC
If those are 15x5.5 Heli-Spoke 492 wheels they...

If those are 15x5.5 Heli-Spoke 492 wheels they probably won't clear the front brakes on your Clubman.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 02-07-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By MINIAC
RealOEM doesn't how any wheels smaller than 16"...

RealOEM doesn't how any wheels smaller than 16" for an F54 Clubman.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=LN53-USA-01-2016-F54-Mini-Cooper&mg=36

What is an R15 rim?
Forum: JCW Garage 02-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By MINIAC
A 15% reduction supercharger pulley will generate...

A 15% reduction supercharger pulley will generate that gain not a 2% ATI crank pulley.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-05-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By MINIAC
It will only fit on July 2004 or later builds...

It will only fit on July 2004 or later builds :wink:
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-04-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By MINIAC
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drive...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/321587-flash-tunes.html
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-02-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By MINIAC
The 5th Gen Eaton M45 supercharger (with Teflon...

The 5th Gen Eaton M45 supercharger (with Teflon coated rotors) was used for Cooper S models fitted with a JCW Tuning Kit or built July 2004 onward.
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 02-02-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By MINIAC
The JCW Package (option 3AL) which included the...

The JCW Package (option 3AL) which included the JCW Tuning Kit, JCW Sport Brakes and LSD wasn't available until November 2005 builds. This option could only be ordered in conjunction with the Sport...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 02-02-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By MINIAC
JCW performance can be attained by fitting a...

JCW performance can be attained by fitting a reduction pulley to the supercharger on a Cooper S model.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-29-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By MINIAC
That was fitted within the last two years of...

That was fitted within the last two years of ownership.

A radio was dealer installed option when I bought the car. This was included in the sale of the car:
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-28-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By MINIAC
Unfortunately, due to lack of garage space, I...

Unfortunately, due to lack of garage space, I sold the 2002tii in September 2002 about 2 months after taking delivery of my MCS. It was not easy to part with since it had been my only car for almost...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-28-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By MINIAC
Tweaked my uBlock filters and all is now working...

Tweaked my uBlock filters and all is now working :thumbsup:
...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By MINIAC
Clicking the "Insert Image" icon isn't working...

Clicking the "Insert Image" icon isn't working for me. I can select an image in the popup but there's nothing to click which inserts the image in the post.

I'm only able to use the "Attachments"...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 01-27-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By MINIAC
Build Specification shows Leatherette Upholstery...

Build Specification shows Leatherette Upholstery ...

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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-25-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By MINIAC
The stock setup directs air into the lower...

The stock setup directs air into the lower portion of the box ...

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The K&N Typhoon directs the air at the filter.
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 01-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By MINIAC
If you want an automatic you want a Cooper S...

If you want an automatic you want a Cooper S model as the CVT used in the 1st Gen Cooper had lots of problems.

When you say "2006 or newer" are you considering a 2nd Gen MINI or are you also...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-23-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By MINIAC
Way meant that Sport Suspension Plus did not...

Way meant that Sport Suspension Plus did not lower the car.
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,241
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:

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Forum: R52 :: Cabrio Talk (2005-2008) 01-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
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, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By MINIAC
Sometimes referred to as Salad Shooters ... ...

Sometimes referred to as Salad Shooters ...
...
Forum: MINIs & Minis for Sale 12-01-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By MINIAC
Last 7 of VIN?

Last 7 of VIN?
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