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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By jamez
I was texting with him yesterday afternoon on it....

I was texting with him yesterday afternoon on it. He got it running with a tow-start. So the engine is at least not seized.

We're thinking it's electrical to the starter at this point.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-19-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By jamez
Want to update the group on your success...

Want to update the group on your success yesterday afternoon?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By jamez
Has anyone ever heard of an SC PTO gear seizing...

Has anyone ever heard of an SC PTO gear seizing the SC?

He mentioned he heard a "gravel in the wheel well" type sound (could be SC PTO gears, they sound like that), but I've never heard of an SC...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-18-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By jamez
We should also mention that his sunroof leaked on...

We should also mention that his sunroof leaked on the passenger side.
It may not affect everyone's plans, but should be mentioned.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-16-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By jamez
Yeup, but unfortunately at the time, it was a...

Yeup, but unfortunately at the time, it was a newly implemented rule required by ALL insurance companies to ask new clients and newly insured vehicles. I know this, because I called every one. Short...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-13-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By jamez
Lol. When I got into the MINI market in 2010,...

Lol. When I got into the MINI market in 2010, insurance laws changed up here. I had a 225whp 2006 that I was purchasing that day, and the insurance company (and every subsequent one I called, before...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By jamez
There are few reasons to go for legit, "Period...

There are few reasons to go for legit, "Period Correct" JCW conversions. I did it to Olivia when the engine blew - had a dealer install it and everything. I did it because of a rule change up here...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By jamez
I have the same curious problem. I've...

I have the same curious problem.

I've swapped out the Clutch Switch, same result. Though occasionally in my scans it tells me the clutch sensor is not working. I have a feeling in my case it may...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By jamez
I found a car once and the bulbs were not seated...

I found a car once and the bulbs were not seated correctly. That made them crap.

After taking the bulbs out, reseating them (which is a chore) they worked perfectly. They do not suck, and it's not...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By jamez
Nope, never heard of that problem before. Any...

Nope, never heard of that problem before. Any photos?
When you say "Harness" like at the top of the engine by the airbox?
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 03-22-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By jamez
Lol. "Stock Photo" Just leave the ECS...

Lol.

"Stock Photo"

Just leave the ECS tuning watermark on them and get on with life instead of purposefully removing it.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-13-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By jamez
Being from Canuckistan (or any other non-US...

Being from Canuckistan (or any other non-US country for that matter), and wanting to give him money certainly does make R53Life difficult. He has stuck with his business decision and will continue to...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-13-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By jamez
Thanks for the response. Glad you got it figured...

Thanks for the response. Glad you got it figured out.

It helps future viewers who are looking to find help for their problems (usually in their garages & work spaces).

Trust me, you don't have...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-13-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By jamez
Can you share with us what it ended up being and...

Can you share with us what it ended up being and the process you took to solve it?
Forum: JCW Garage 03-08-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Project Jodie's Day 4... We don't have no...

Project Jodie's Day 4...

We don't have no forced "reality TV" deadlines here... how long will it take to get it done?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGFS-UVw9ds
Forum: JCW Garage 02-07-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Project Jodie Day 3 update: ...

Project Jodie Day 3 update:

https://youtu.be/Jyj_aunl1uE
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-31-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By jamez
Exactly what Nick said. It's one of the easiest...

Exactly what Nick said. It's one of the easiest repairs out there.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-31-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamez
FWIW, 1L/1000km is "within spec" according to...

FWIW, 1L/1000km is "within spec" according to MINI Canada Corporate. I had that level of consumption (without knowing) and had no signs of it as well (no one believes that can happen, and thought I...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-23-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,005
Posted By jamez
The NAM/MA relationship goes back at least 6...

The NAM/MA relationship goes back at least 6 years... things went south, people were not happy and censorship of links and the words were enforced across NAM. Seems as it may be lifted (and great to...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By jamez
With respect, the JCW sport suspension and red...

With respect, the JCW sport suspension and red spring combo drops 10mm from stock.

http://motoringfile.com/files/JCWSUSPENSIONKIT.pdf
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-21-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,796
Posted By jamez
Good car, fun, spirited, good feedback whilst...

Good car, fun, spirited, good feedback whilst driving, SC whine, lots of parts and mods available...

To answer the original question: High Milage, Bad investment?

Depends on how much you want...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-21-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By jamez
The bigger problem is that the JCW kit was a...

The bigger problem is that the JCW kit was a dealer installed option, with parts freely available. Only in the fall of 2005 builds did they move that assembly in-house and start tracking it on the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By jamez
Good question. I can't answer it, but I did just...

Good question. I can't answer it, but I did just pull (to reuse) one with 93k kms. I have no reason to suspect it was changed in its life (could be wrong). It has plastic impeller.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-18-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By jamez
The one in the middle of this shot is a JCW...

The one in the middle of this shot is a JCW Checkmate - with a dealer exterior chrome package(!).
Forum: JCW Garage 01-18-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Preview of the hell that overwhelmed day 3. Tune...

Preview of the hell that overwhelmed day 3. Tune in for the next episode.

This was the bottom bolt for the tensioner on the timing chain cover.

Unfortunately the abrasive cleaning media was not...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-18-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By jamez
chrisoakes if you need those lenses resurfaced...

chrisoakes if you need those lenses resurfaced let me know.

for all yah Ontario residents, join us at Southern Ontario Mini club (and various more localized groups). We're very active on FB
...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-18-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By jamez
if/when you decide to remove the pulley (11.4%)...

if/when you decide to remove the pulley (11.4%) there are JCW sized pulley tools that can do the job. They can be rented or purchased at places like Detroit tuned's site

Whatever you do, do NOT do...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-17-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Day 2 video update: ...

Day 2 video update:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_pwt3OCPuo
Forum: JCW Garage 01-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Very cool! #29 and I are thinking of getting...

Very cool!
#29 and I are thinking of getting some roof decals made similar in style to GP1's. Where about's do you live? [edit: I see the Ottawa area, very cool]
Forum: JCW Garage 01-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Will do, but I won't be at the hanger until next...

Will do, but I won't be at the hanger until next month.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
I didn't even know they were on there until a...

I didn't even know they were on there until a buddy notified me after playing with them.

On the BMW sheet images above, it shows them on the list, but I don't know how common they were in North...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
No mods, removing everything possible and...

No mods, removing everything possible and returning it to OE.

I have Olivia for the mods I wish to do
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By jamez
At least it loads. We don’t even get that...

At least it loads.

We don’t even get that anymore.

Of course there’s “no internet connection”. That MUST be how I’m entering this image into a forum to show the Geolock.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-15-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
There’s a tiny little POS sticker at the bottom...

There’s a tiny little POS sticker at the bottom of the tach (attached photo of my buddies #29 that I had available). That combined with the build date, power-fold mirrors, and colour combination is...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,799
Posted By jamez
Sorry, wrong thread

Sorry, wrong thread
Forum: Canada 01-15-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,799
Posted By jamez
And because I'm such a good friend (and stalker)...

And because I'm such a good friend (and stalker) I have photos of his Not #39...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By jamez
Jean Grey's Dark Silver on Dark silver JCW at the...

Jean Grey's Dark Silver on Dark silver JCW at the factory, built on 2006-05-23
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By jamez
It's not a website "issue" ...It's working...

It's not a website "issue"

...It's working exactly as they want it to...

Outside of the USA, they Geolock us out.
And yes, it is a shame.

Where are you in Canada?
Forum: JCW Garage 01-15-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Take a look at Day 1 Recap video: ...

Take a look at Day 1 Recap video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbquRdLtJVY
Forum: JCW Garage 01-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By jamez
Competition Edition #13/64 Rebuild thread

I picked up a 2006 MCS JCW Competition Edition with a blown engine back in the summer of 2017.

The CE's were an affordable JCW package that was offered in Canada only at the end of the R53 run....
Forum: JCW Garage 01-13-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,279
Posted By jamez
Lol - I have #13! Just in the process (day...

Lol - I have #13!

Just in the process (day 5) of the restoration.

https://www.facebook.com/r53Mini/posts/2020989444843461
Forum: JCW Garage 01-13-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,279
Posted By jamez
Competition Edition was a 2006 Canada only, 1 of...

Competition Edition was a 2006 Canada only, 1 of 64, JCW option package that was the last of the run of R53's for Canada. We call it our GP, but it's not a performance package, it's more of an...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-12-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By jamez
Before my first engine swap, it took a lot of...

Before my first engine swap, it took a lot of effort to shift Olivia. When we re,over the engine, we found the dust boots on the shift cables connected to the tranny were shredded and the cables were...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-12-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By jamez
That is So much easier than the refresh setup....

That is So much easier than the refresh setup. Talk about an exercise in needless frustration...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-12-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By jamez
Sunuvabitch! Oh my god that makes me so angry....

Sunuvabitch! Oh my god that makes me so angry. I'd be tempted to claim it on insurance if you can get replacements
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-12-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By jamez
We call them unicorns around our parts. I know of...

We call them unicorns around our parts. I know of two in our club.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,799
Posted By jamez
Join us with the progress of restoration of...

Join us with the progress of restoration of CE#13.

Continuing the adventure this weekend at the hanger.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbquRdLtJVY

Also on FB:
www.facebook.com/r53Mini/
Forum: JCW Garage 01-12-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,279
Posted By jamez
I don't know if Tata is still around, but sad to...

I don't know if Tata is still around, but sad to say, Charlotte was sold recently. But I hear the new owner intends to keep her the right way.
Forum: Canada 07-15-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,799
Posted By jamez
Thanks man. I will always and forever bow to...

Thanks man. I will always and forever bow to Charlotte, she will always be the best-est around.

With my 3, and Pete's 4, my hanger is certainly filling up.
Forum: Canada 07-15-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,799
Posted By jamez
Due to engine problems and rising operational...

Due to engine problems and rising operational costs (don't we all know it), I am respectfully buying #13 from Jinjiro7's to give it a much needed heart transplant and keep it off the market from...
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