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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues Today, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By AoxoMoxoA
It’s the “output” shaft seal, where the inboard...

It’s the “output” shaft seal, where the inboard splined end of the axle goes into the gearbox, and no, it’s not particularly difficult to replace. Just need a longish thin flathead screwdriver or...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
With the axle out, it will aid the process of...

With the axle out, it will aid the process of removing the oil filter housing and replacing the gasket from housing to block. The two housing to oil cooler o-rings are best replaced via removing the...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-18-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I'd like an answer to the PMs I sent and/or the...

I'd like an answer to the PMs I sent and/or the post (3-posts ago) to this thread. If the item is unavailable, please tell me.
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-18-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Btt ETA: Also would be open to purchasing...

Btt

ETA: Also would be open to purchasing an entire tachometer (in good non-scratched condition) outfitted with the chrome trim.
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-15-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Btt

Btt
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-13-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Do yourself a big favor and get that confirmation...

Do yourself a big favor and get that confirmation in writing.



From THIS (http://tinyurl.com/y8bykojw) October 2015 article

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-12-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Price and hopefully a photo or two please?

Price and hopefully a photo or two please?
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-11-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Just looking for the chrome trim, and yes, it...

Just looking for the chrome trim, and yes, it does separate via three tabs. If you want, you can price out as the trim only or the tach w/trim.

It is chrome, correct?
Photos would be great;...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-11-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Sent you a PM last week regarding an item I’m...

Sent you a PM last week regarding an item I’m looking for. Didn’t receive a response, so I’ll post it below.
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It appears that on the red R53, the dash instrument trims are chrome. If the...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
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Btt
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Not sure what the point of your post is. I’m...

Not sure what the point of your post is.

I’m well aware that the chrome parts are available brand new from several vendors. I’m not interested in paying $268.95 for a set of brand new set of...
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Sorry, didn't see your signature. Perhaps it's a...

Sorry, didn't see your signature. Perhaps it's a similar process?
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-07-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Waiting on a response to my PM.

Waiting on a response to my PM.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-07-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Have you checked the appropriate fuses inside the...

Have you checked the appropriate fuses inside the interior fuse panel located in the driver's footwell?
Might also want to try disconnecting the battery, waiting a couple minutes, reconnecting...
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-07-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The first part of THIS...

The first part of THIS (http://tinyurl.com/y74g7ug3) video outlines the process...

Once you lift the front trim cluster off, carefully lift the speedometer glass (actually plastic) off the gauge....
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-06-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-06-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Btt

Btt
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-05-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,657
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I can't believe I'm responding to a thread that...

I can't believe I'm responding to a thread that originated 48-hours after my '04 R53 rolled out of the factory (D.O.B. 10/31/2003), but here goes...

I don't particularly have quarrel with the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-04-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
There is no separate gasket used there, but I...

There is no separate gasket used there, but I believe you do need to apply some anaerobic sealant (Permatex Blue?) to the cleaned up mating surfaces when reassembling.

Folks that have actually...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-03-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Replying to an older thread here, but I’ll add...

Replying to an older thread here, but I’ll add that I’m very pleased with my Stratmosphere (w/resonator). Very well built and perfect fit. Delivers a rich deep tone at idle/low rpms, and comes to...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-02-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Did you replace those P.O.S. ‘old aftermarket’...

Did you replace those P.O.S. ‘old aftermarket’ wires with a new set of stock OE wires?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-30-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I haven't measured, but is there a taper to the...

I haven't measured, but is there a taper to the sealing surface of the axle?

Unbolting the axle and checking for play will need to happen this coming weekend. Hopefully by then, I will have heard...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-29-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Not at all, I was very careful to slide the old...

Not at all, I was very careful to slide the old axle straight out, and the 'new' (remanufactured) back in. At the time, there was nothing to negotiate around, since I was in the middle of a complete...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-28-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Good info! I wonder if the support bearing...

Good info!

I wonder if the support bearing can be adjusted to the right if that’s the case. Should the splined end on the gearbox side “bottom out” inside the gearbox?
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
As has been suggested, it's likely an adapter...

As has been suggested, it's likely an adapter ring for aftermarket wheels to fit the MINI hub. Perhaps it came off the inside of the wheel in your photo. Check the other three wheels to see if...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-26-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Oh I am... By seal #3, I'm pretty sure that in...

Oh I am... By seal #3, I'm pretty sure that in my case, the only way gearbox oil is getting out of the gearbox is by wicking past the inner lip of the seal. Not likely that I've had three bad seals....
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-25-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Appreciate the input. It leaks after I've...

Appreciate the input.

It leaks after I've driven the car. In fact, there's a "spray pattern" of gearbox lube on all areas underneath which are in-line with the seal, indicating oil coming out as...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-25-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Btt

Btt
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Shaft output seal repeated leakage

This question is probably better answered by those who own shops such as Way Motor Works and Detroit Tuned who service MINIs on a daily basis, but obviously, the more the merrier...

At the end of...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-22-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Good point... My '04 (10/03 production date)...

Good point...

My '04 (10/03 production date) doesn't have a place for a spare, so I'm guessing it came from the factory with run-flats, although running the VIN through the BMW/MINI vin decoder...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-20-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Did you replace the green gasket? How long did...

Did you replace the green gasket? How long did the entire operation take? Any unexpected surprises or roadblocks encountered during the task?

This was going to be on my “Spring Service” list (that...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Looks like you have a crank sensor o-ring...

Looks like you have a crank sensor o-ring replacement in your future...

Just curious; How did your s/c oil look? I have that job in my future...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-20-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I had a look, and what’s there is the type that...

I had a look, and what’s there is the type that drop over the existing trim. I’m looking for the actual replacement chrome pieces as indicated above.

Do do you have any of those hanging around?
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-17-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-15-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Chrome tachometer trim wanted for R53

Am interested in acquiring the following CHROME interior trim piece in good used condition for my 2004 R53.

p/n 62116977371
Chrome Ring - For the pre-facelift 'single' tachometer atop steering...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-13-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-13-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 59,522
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
I used a basin wrench to remove my rounded off...

I used a basin wrench to remove my rounded off bolt.

Better off replacing the traditional plug with a Fumoto valve, p/n F-106, and never have to remove it again.
...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
If I understand you correctly, you're referring...

If I understand you correctly, you're referring to the bolts you screw in to allow the radiator core support to slide outward, correct? If so, the ones I use are M8 (1.25) x 145mm long. They...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19,661
Views: 2,297,744
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Replaced a faulty driver's-side door lock...

Replaced a faulty driver's-side door lock actuator. With the remote/key, it would move downward and lock, but would not pop-up and unlock.

Considered buying new (+/- $170), but ended up...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-01-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
That would’ve been hilarious, but I’m pretty sure...

That would’ve been hilarious, but I’m pretty sure that’s the tire pressure lamp. Check engine lamp is on the tach.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-01-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Check whether you have fuel pressure at the rail....

Check whether you have fuel pressure at the rail.

There's a Schrader valve (similar to a tire valve) at the right-side end of the rail that you can access after removing the intercooler. Remove...
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-27-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Yup, questioned that move as well. If there are...

Yup, questioned that move as well. If there are no O2 related codes, leave it be. If you're going to randomly swap out working electrical parts just because you're at 100k miles, there's a very...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-27-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Admittedly, I'm not at my sharpest early in the...

Admittedly, I'm not at my sharpest early in the day, but I'm not sure how one would employ a brake bleeder to drain the supercharger. If you've gotten as far into the engine as to remove the water...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-26-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
And he also had time to pretty it up! How...

And he also had time to pretty it up!

How did your s/c oil compare to the TV MINI in both color and quantity drained?

I've done everything on that 100k mile service and more, with the exception...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-26-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
The fuel filter change was the cleanest I've...

The fuel filter change was the cleanest I've seen!

They couldn't hide however, the klutzy job of draining of the coolant. Better done with car low to the ground, IMO.

Speaking of coolant, it...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-24-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Agreed! Ant (Edd lite?) is a likeable bloke...

Agreed!

Ant (Edd lite?) is a likeable bloke for sure, but Edd dug in deep to explain the hows and whys, which to me had infinitely more value than Mike's shtick...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-23-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
It's possible to fill the pulley-side port with...

It's possible to fill the pulley-side port with the s/c still attached, but there's no access to the equally important water pump side. In either instance, you'd still have to drain the old oil,...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-21-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Curious as to what led you to put the original...

Curious as to what led you to put the original back on the motor if the '05 teflon s/c didn't fail.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-21-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,460
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
Been there; done that... https://goo.gl/8Lm4K2 ...

Been there; done that...
https://goo.gl/8Lm4K2

Glad you're all set.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-20-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By AoxoMoxoA
First, do NOT drive the car until you have this...

First, do NOT drive the car until you have this sorted...

What makes sense to me is that your fan is either not getting power (not plugged in, fuses blown or relays bad), or your fan is bad and...
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