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Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 02-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By tylewis
I did a stock to catless DP install without...

I did a stock to catless DP install without removing the heatshield. Getting the stock one out is a PITA, putting the catless in is a breeze. There is a lot of pushing from top, pulling from the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-15-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tylewis
Interesting, very good to know. I am running the...

Interesting, very good to know. I am running the vehicle without a passenger seat. Really the only thing I want is to have the notification from the tach gone as it removes my speed display and temp....
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-14-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tylewis
Good to know, thank you for the useful...

Good to know, thank you for the useful information. That was an oversight on my behalf but it is what it is. I was hoping it was as simple as pulling a fuse but alas, complexity is a friend and foe.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 11-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tylewis
How to shut off passenger seat light

I recently removed my passenger seat and as a result the system detects a seat malfunction. How do I stop the vehicle from recognizing the issue so my tach isn't displaying the warning? Goes without...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By tylewis
White smoke-boost problems

Apologies in advance, I am almost sure this topic will have been covered somewhere else, if so, please refer me so I don't clog up the forum.

I have the oil filter housing gasket issue, need to...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By tylewis
I also had this done at Helix in Philly. I had...

I also had this done at Helix in Philly. I had about 70k on when it was done and no real improvement in performance. Probably more placebo than anything else but it was good to have done regardless....
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-28-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By tylewis
Awesome thank you. Catless DP shouldn't affect my...

Awesome thank you. Catless DP shouldn't affect my viability as to receiving the HPFP, should it?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-27-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By tylewis
HPFP Going I Think

I know this topic has been covered before, just wanted to get some quick feedback. It is my hope I can get an answer quick and this thread quickly gets swallowed to the volume of the forum.

Mods:...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-25-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By tylewis
lol

lol
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 09-21-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By tylewis
Big Brake Conundrum

Is there an effective Big Brake Kit that doesn't cost over $2000? I have to replace my brakes and am planning on making the vehicle a track focused vehicle and it won't be my DD soon so I have the...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 08-21-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By tylewis
Autocrossing and positive thoughts

Took my R56 out today at Warminster Park in the Philly area for our 9th Autocross event of the year. It is my first event with my new anti-sway bar and downpipe which was very exciting. With all the...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 07-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By tylewis
Took the trip out here to Wisconsin and had no...

Took the trip out here to Wisconsin and had no issues whatsoever. The vehicle ran great and just ate up the miles. Couldn't be happier. i say put that ***** on because the exhaust notes alone make it...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 07-01-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
Just installed the H-Sport rear sway bar and with...

Just installed the H-Sport rear sway bar and with these tires, the car grip is madness. Absolutely thrilled with everything.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 07-01-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By tylewis
So I just did this install yesterday and have run...

So I just did this install yesterday and have run a few miles with the DP in. I also have the Milltek. The CEL just popped on but I cant imagine you will run into issues. I am going to be taking a 14...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-28-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
Wanted to put up one more update. I had the tires...

Wanted to put up one more update. I had the tires on for an Autocross event this past sunday. I was running less PSI than I wanted (About 30-35) all around, definitely felt a little soft but overall...
Forum: Suspension 06-28-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,889
Posted By tylewis
Do I need adjustable endlinks for the bar?

Do I need adjustable endlinks for the bar?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-21-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
After a bit of driving I can give some insight as...

After a bit of driving I can give some insight as to my thoughts. Note that my previous tires were garbage and I think run-flats so as a whole, pretty miserable. Anything would be better. The Indy...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-19-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
I went ahead with them, my local speed shop...

I went ahead with them, my local speed shop ordered them for me. Considering the price and my desire for a very grippy tire, I felt they should be fine. They will be put on tomorrow. I can give my...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-17-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
How was the grip on them?

How was the grip on them?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By tylewis
Very good. Thank you for your input. I will...

Very good. Thank you for your input. I will likely follow your advice then. Probably a good idea to give Manic a call and see what they have to say about the whole thing.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-16-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By tylewis
FMIC over a full exhaust?

FMIC over a full exhaust?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-16-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By tylewis
Very good, thank you. My original goal was to do...

Very good, thank you. My original goal was to do a stage two tune with various parts (obviously) but I ordered a Focus RS due in October so, to save a bit of cash on parts, I am just going to do a...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-16-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By tylewis
Heck, for a few cents you could use a few zip...

Heck, for a few cents you could use a few zip ties to secure it. Let me know how it works for you. If successful, would you be willing to make me one?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-16-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By tylewis
If one were to drive to Manic to get a tune, how...

If one were to drive to Manic to get a tune, how much time would that actually take to have the tune done?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-16-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By tylewis
Firehawk Indy 500

Anyone try them? I need to get tires within the next few days and they seem like a good option. Can't beat the price on Tirerack and the reviews are good but I would like to hear directly from the...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-31-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By tylewis
I would like a splitter for performance purposes....

I would like a splitter for performance purposes. What would be recommended? How much downforce can be expected?
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-24-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By tylewis
I am second owner with about 65,000 miles. Don't...

I am second owner with about 65,000 miles. Don't know if the plugs have ever been changed. No misfires to speak of, only "hiccups" I have noticed I believe to be a HPFP very slowly going, if it is...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-23-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,125
Posted By tylewis
Big thanks to Pelican Parts for this, I printed...

Big thanks to Pelican Parts for this, I printed everything out and read it over a few times, I think I can knock this out in no time. Really appreciate the help.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-23-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By tylewis
That was extremely helpful. Thank you for...

That was extremely helpful. Thank you for directing me to the right place.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-23-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By tylewis
Any value in performance ignition kit?

Is there any real value in a performance ignition kit? It will be going on a 2010 R56S. Idea is to have a stage two tune done by Manic over the summer. Below is a link to a kit I found rather...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-23-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,125
Posted By tylewis
Yeah, I'll try and get around to that today,...

Yeah, I'll try and get around to that today, maybe tomorrow. I'll record the knock before and after the new pump is installed to see if there is any difference.


Can someone direct me to a...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-21-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,125
Posted By tylewis
Just placed my order for a new one on ECS Tuning....

Just placed my order for a new one on ECS Tuning. I have the knock pretty bad every time I drive so hopefully this reduces it a bit. At the least I've invested in preventative maintenance.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-17-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,761
Posted By tylewis
I live in West Chester and expect to come see you...

I live in West Chester and expect to come see you guys within the next few weeks. Looking to do something soon.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-17-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,371
Posted By tylewis
Is there a walk through to the removal of the...

Is there a walk through to the removal of the lower heat shield anywhere? I understand it is challenging and would like to go over the process a few times before I start digging around underneath.
...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-13-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By tylewis
I would start with fuses but this beats me

I would start with fuses but this beats me
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,371
Posted By tylewis
Thank you, this is helpful

Thank you, this is helpful
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-01-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,371
Posted By tylewis
How to Downpipe install?

I am sure it exists but I am having trouble finding it. Can someone link me to or provide me with a "How-To" for a downpipe replacement? Can someone also shed some light on what the "service mode" is...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 02-27-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,549
Posted By tylewis
Gold and Red look excellent, I like it

Gold and Red look excellent, I like it
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-24-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By tylewis
Cut your losses, if you love Mini's, finance or...

Cut your losses, if you love Mini's, finance or lease a new one. Don't spend the same amount of money you paid for the car for a new engine. New Mini, better motor, best decision.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-22-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By tylewis
I am also in PA, Philly region and during that...

I am also in PA, Philly region and during that storm my mini tackled it like a boss. I have garbage tires on too and it mobbed through like a boss. Best car I have ever owned.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-17-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By tylewis
So as I understand it, if only the OBD test is...

So as I understand it, if only the OBD test is done, I will be fine with a catless DP, is this correct? It is the "sniff" test that will get me into trouble.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-16-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By tylewis
I live in Pennsylvania. I am not sure what they...

I live in Pennsylvania. I am not sure what they do here. I'll have to head to my local shop to find out. This helps thank you.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-16-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By tylewis
Catted or Catless down pipe

I wanted to do a catless downpipe in prep for a stage 2 tune. It seems like its going to be a hassle though. When I need to get it inspected, it will fail right? Yeah. If I get it tuned, then the...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-16-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By tylewis
I mean, I run Royal Purple 5w30. I really don't...

I mean, I run Royal Purple 5w30. I really don't think it matters all that much to be honest. I like Royal Purple because I have always had success with it. It was what I was recommended and all of my...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-11-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By tylewis
That's an interesting thought. I will try that....

That's an interesting thought. I will try that. Since the time of this originally being posted, I have not run into any issues. It also has not been that cold either.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-10-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By tylewis
To the above to responses. No I didn't notice...

To the above to responses. No I didn't notice anything worse or unusual during wet or damp conditions.

Thank you for making mention of the fuel pump. It might make sense to get that taken care of....
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-06-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By tylewis
Thank you that helped me a lot. It looks like...

Thank you that helped me a lot. It looks like limp mode is exactly what happened. Maybe it was a malfunction because of the real low temperatures, not sure. Either way this helps.

My ScangaugeII...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-05-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By tylewis
Warning light and rough idle on cold start

I started up my R56 this morning and as soon as I did, I got a high variability in revs. I also had an engine light in the center screen of the Tach. This engine symbol was half filled half empty...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-04-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By tylewis
Alright. Thanks everyone. Chances are I will go...

Alright. Thanks everyone. Chances are I will go with WMW.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-02-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By tylewis
Of the products I listed above, how do you feel...

Of the products I listed above, how do you feel about them? Do these parts warrant your gold seal?
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