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Forum: MINI Camera and Video 06-07-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,829
Posted By beken
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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-25-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By beken
Mine came with a pouch containing a jack, lug...

Mine came with a pouch containing a jack, lug wrench and tow hook. It has hooks on either end of the pouch to hook it to the tabs on the floor of your boot.

I went to a wrecker and got a 4x100...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-25-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By beken
I agree with Derek86. If you want your car to...

I agree with Derek86. If you want your car to last long, then don't modify it. Anything you do to your car affects the balance between longevity and performance of your car.

Though having...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-25-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By beken
For those with time on your hands, on Facebook,...

For those with time on your hands, on Facebook, there is a group driving across Canada from East to West then joining MTTS in Portland for the start of the Western route of MTTS.

It's called...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By beken
The dealer that sold you the car need to take...

The dealer that sold you the car need to take care of it. We recently had that experience with my daughter's CPO'd MINI. Even though the CPO takes effect immediately after you pick up your car,...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By beken
Probably the previous owner had them and took...

Probably the previous owner had them and took them off.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By beken
I have both. The carpet mats are lighter in...

I have both.
The carpet mats are lighter in weight overall. Your interior is quieter when motoring and you may or may not feel it in the handling.

The Rubber ones are heavy. They trap water...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-09-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By beken
I have a trusted mechanic who keeps up to date...

I have a trusted mechanic who keeps up to date with most things BMW or MINI. They are also restoration specialists currently working on a frame off restoration of a classic mini. If you go the...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,181
Posted By beken
I've already crossed the 245000 mark since this...

I've already crossed the 245000 mark since this picture was taken. Closing in on the 250000 mark.

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Forum: General MINI Talk 05-01-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By beken
Good for at least 1/10th of a second.

Good for at least 1/10th of a second.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 04-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By beken
I did a 22mm rear swaybar first before I added...

I did a 22mm rear swaybar first before I added the pulley.

It's a slippery slope. The MINIs come out of the box very well balanced as far as chassis configuration and power train goes. Once...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-06-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By beken
I have had mine on my car for years. I think I...

I have had mine on my car for years. I think I even got it from Way.


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Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By beken
Stay away from DEXCOOL. It will gel up the...

Stay away from DEXCOOL. It will gel up the inside of your motor's waterjackets. Only really good on GM cars.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 83,193
Posted By beken
Well, it's 2018 and the last time I posted on...

Well, it's 2018 and the last time I posted on this thread was in 2015. I wonder how many people who posted on the thread are still here.

So for 2018, so far, I still have my MINI, and it's...
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By beken
I used about $1.00 worth of chicken fence wiring...

I used about $1.00 worth of chicken fence wiring and have a bunch left over. Only made one and it's been on there for many years. Measure and cut approximately. You can bend this stuff to fit. ...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-06-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 547,976
Posted By beken
In Canada, where dealer parts are usually twice...

In Canada, where dealer parts are usually twice the price for the same part in the US, I was quoted $604. CDN for the fan motor assembly. Dealer then applied a 15% discount on both parts and labor. ...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 547,976
Posted By beken
In the end, I ended replacing the original fan...

In the end, I ended replacing the original fan motor with a MINI Fan motor at great expense. Long story....lesson learned at trying to save a few bucks.

1) bought a Dorman fan motor for a good...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-31-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By beken
That cable in your hand looks like an AUX cable...

That cable in your hand looks like an AUX cable for plugging in an audio device, like an iPod touch or something. Possibly, the previous owner wanted to run it to the side of the shifter console.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-31-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By beken
Actually, from time to time, I would back in...

Actually, from time to time, I would back in close to a wall (like in an indoor parking lot) and watch through my rear view mirrors when I step on the brake pedal. I have one those center brake...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,800
Posted By beken
The black one. Not the Black-eye Purple one. ...

The black one. Not the Black-eye Purple one.

biFurcator might recognize the car.

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Forum: Canada 01-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,162
Posted By beken
Seems most clubs have migrated to Facebook. ...

Seems most clubs have migrated to Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/TorontoMiniClub/


or

http://torontominiclub.com/
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-25-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By beken
1) Turn on car. 2) turn on headlights 3) wash...

1) Turn on car.
2) turn on headlights
3) wash your windshield. The first time, the headlight washer jets should work. They only come on once every 3rd or 4th time you wash your windows and only...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-13-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By beken
i think the dealer tried to guilt me into paying...

i think the dealer tried to guilt me into paying for the Premium Package as I didn't order the heated seats nor the 17" wheels. I was going to walk when the dealer said they didn't order it that way...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-12-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By beken
When I ordered my car, I ordered it without a...

When I ordered my car, I ordered it without a sunroof. But when it arrived, it had a sunroof anyways. :eek2:
Forum: MINI Collectibles 01-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By beken
MINI Race Track Set.

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Forum: General MINI Talk 01-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,385
Posted By beken
Almost every single day including business trips,...

Almost every single day including business trips, and MINI events in other parts of the country (or countries).


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Forum: Vancouver Mini Cooper Club 01-10-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By beken
What did you replace it with?

What did you replace it with?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 547,976
Posted By beken
Is consensus here that the Dorman unit is better...

Is consensus here that the Dorman unit is better than the TYC fan motor? I tried to read through as much of this thread as possible given my limited amount of time on this topic. In Canada, a MINI...
Forum: General MINI Talk 12-22-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By beken
Merry Christmas. 1940's must be an in...

Merry Christmas.

1940's must be an in thing this year. I just finished running sound for a Christmas stage production of a show based in the same era.

...
Forum: General MINI Talk 12-21-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,810
Posted By beken
black-eye purple roof. ...

black-eye purple roof.


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Forum: Canada 12-19-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By beken
bifurcator lives in my neighbourhood. His car is...

bifurcator lives in my neighbourhood. His car is a CE.

...
Forum: General MINI Talk 11-28-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By beken
For things I don't want to do myself, along with...

For things I don't want to do myself, along with the dealerships, I let Fred's Automotive at Fraser and 38th fix my car.
Forum: General MINI Talk 09-29-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By beken
Clutch and front bushings are the only things...

Clutch and front bushings are the only things replaced so far.

also the 15% reduction pulley, and 22mm rear swaybar, Madness CAI, and spark plugs.

Everything else on the drive train is...
Forum: General MINI Talk 09-27-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By beken
Crossed a mileage milestone. Afraid of which...

Crossed a mileage milestone. Afraid of which major component is going to be first to break.

...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 09-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 4,482,244
Posted By beken
Crossed another mileage milestone. Thanks for...

Crossed another mileage milestone. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

...
Forum: Canada 09-19-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 36,852
Posted By beken
Welcome to all the new sign ins across the...

Welcome to all the new sign ins across the country. I wonder if we have enough people signed up across to country to do a MINI relay or geoCache thing. Like start in Victoria BC and pass a baton...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By beken
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/35648182183_c5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/35648182183_c5beb5c834_z_d.jpg
Forum: Canada 08-03-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By beken
Ha....nobody even looked. We had a pretty...

Ha....nobody even looked.

We had a pretty decent turn out last night...

...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By beken
MINI Invasion at the Lansdowne Mall drive in movie 08/02/2017

Lansdowne Mall in Richmond BC has drive-in movies on Wednesday nights all summer.

Tonight is MINI Invasion night hosted by the Vancouver MINI Cooper Club.

If you can make it, meet at the...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By beken
I just received an email from BC Ferries today. ...

I just received an email from BC Ferries today. Looks like they might have some special sunrise and sunset fares. I bet they will be on weekdays though.

If we can get a group together, we'll...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By beken
Aw man!! I would join you if I could, but...

Aw man!! I would join you if I could, but arriving back in Vancouver from New York on the 25th.

I'm originally from Lake Cowichan myself.

I will post this on Facebook for the Vancouver...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By beken
Lots of great roads on the island. Wished...

Lots of great roads on the island.

Wished I had the time and ferry fare to get over more often.
Forum: Canada 03-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By beken
You missed the Circle Island Tour a couple of...

You missed the Circle Island Tour a couple of years ago... :eek:

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Forum: General MINI Talk 03-06-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By beken
PSMINI.org ? I'm not in the Seattle area,...

PSMINI.org ?

I'm not in the Seattle area, but if I am, I sometimes look them up to hang out with them.
Forum: Canada 02-16-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 36,852
Posted By beken
Hello Jay, The CE was not much more than a...

Hello Jay,

The CE was not much more than a specially badged version of a JCW car. The reason being the GP had a low mounted intercooler that was not legal in Canada without MINI spending a lot...
Forum: MINI Club of Calgary 02-16-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By beken
Check their Facebook page. Not a lot going on,...

Check their Facebook page. Not a lot going on, but I posted and got a reply almost immediately. So they're still there.
Forum: MINI Club of Calgary 02-09-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By beken
There used to be a pretty vibrant club in...

There used to be a pretty vibrant club in Calgary. I haven't checked in to their site in quite awhile, and just noticed their site is gone.

It looks like they migrated to a Facebook page like...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-27-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By beken
The headlight washers work the first time after...

The headlight washers work the first time after you turn on the headlights and activate your windshield wash. Then every third time you activate the windshield wash after that. If you want to...
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-25-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 154,680
Posted By beken
A second and third car. A BMW 5-series, and...

A second and third car. A BMW 5-series, and original owner of a collector plated Pontiac Fiero V6
...
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,993
Posted By beken
I'm partial to Black Eye Purple also. ...

I'm partial to Black Eye Purple also.


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