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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By fourpaws
So. Follow up on this story. After much...

So. Follow up on this story. After much fighting, I pulled off my first partial engine rebuild! I only replaced the crankshaft bearings and did it without taking the head off.

I ended up...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By fourpaws
Thanks for the help. I think I know what's...

Thanks for the help. I think I know what's wrong, but I don't have enough experience to know what to do. Here's a diagram of the engine if it helps. ...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-06-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By fourpaws
Crankshaft Wear

I was in the middle of a clutch job on my 04 MCS (my throwout bearing seized up), and I got my flywheel off, and I've noticed I have a fair bit of play in my crankshaft. My mini has 190k miles.

I...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-15-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By fourpaws
Thanks WMW. What I was trying to figure out is...

Thanks WMW. What I was trying to figure out is should I get a replacement stock clutch, and use my existing dual mass, or go for the Valeo kit.

Thanks for the heads up on the other items. I'll...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-14-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By fourpaws
Clutch Replacement

I have a 04 MCS, 6 speed Manual Transmission, 160k miles. Whenever I start pressing down on the clutch, I can hear a squeeking noise, when the clutch is fully depressed it becomes louder, and has...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 12-21-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By fourpaws
As a follow up to this... WMW was correct. It...

As a follow up to this... WMW was correct. It was the seals between the oil pump on the timing chain cover and the block. They were so flat at first I didn't realize they were gaskets. I then...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-19-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By fourpaws
So as a followup... Replaced my starter, banged...

So as a followup... Replaced my starter, banged up my hand a bunch, my mini is now happier.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-07-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By fourpaws
Thanks. It's what I'd expected, but it's good to...

Thanks. It's what I'd expected, but it's good to have someone who's got some experience double checking.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-07-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By fourpaws
Battery to ground and engine block to ground both...

Battery to ground and engine block to ground both look solid. Cables don't show any sign of deterioration, connectors look good.

Trying to jump it didn't help, just the click. I had someone...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-06-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By fourpaws
165k miles I'll inspect the motor mount as...

165k miles I'll inspect the motor mount as well, but I think it's good.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-06-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By fourpaws
R53 - Click, but doesn't Crank

I've got a 04 MCS. Lights look good, I rotate the key from on to start, and the headlights cut off (as expected I believe) and I hear a click (guessing the starter engaging the flywheel), but no...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-03-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By fourpaws
I'm using mobile 1 synth 5w-30. I haven't seen...

I'm using mobile 1 synth 5w-30. I haven't seen any sludge when I replaced the oil filter housing gasket, but I wouldn't rule it out either. I'll take off my oil cap and try to get a good view under...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-02-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By fourpaws
I'm the second owner. How/where do I clean...

I'm the second owner.

How/where do I clean the sludge out of?

Yeah, i'm afraid it's the oil pump as well. What checklist of things should I do with my timing chain cover off?
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-02-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By fourpaws
Low Oil Pressure

I've got a 04 Mini Cooper S, 165k miles. Once the engine is warmed up, at idle, the oil pressure light will come on sometimes. I know that the oil pressure switch only comes on when the oil pressure...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 07-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By fourpaws
You could be under or overcharged with freon. ...

You could be under or overcharged with freon. Have you had anyone add refrigerant lately?

There's a safety switch that will shut off the AC if the pressure gets too high or low. If you're...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 07-16-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By fourpaws
Just a follow up... The new damper has no...

Just a follow up... The new damper has no noticeable play in it, it feels almost solid. So if you can feel play in it, it's getting old.

However, it didn't help my problems with my engine idling...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 07-05-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By fourpaws
Thanks for the advice. Replacement has been...

Thanks for the advice. Replacement has been ordered.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 07-05-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By fourpaws
Possible Harmonic Damper Problem?

I was doing some other work on my mini, and I noticed a problem with my harmonic damper, but I need someone with more experience then me to fill me in. I have a 2004 MCS, build date 9/2003 180k...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-25-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By fourpaws
Thanks for the detailed response. You got me...

Thanks for the detailed response.

You got me digging through prices a bit more. I found some better deals on the evaporator and condenser. I guess I'm replacing everything.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-24-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By fourpaws
Seized AC Compressor

I have a 04 MCS. AC stopped working the other day. I ended up pulling the belt off, and the center of the AC compressor is sized. I am unable to turn the center of the compressor clutch, even...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 05-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,856
Posted By fourpaws
I just wanted to report my experience. 04 MCS,...

I just wanted to report my experience. 04 MCS, manufactured 09/2003. Passenger lowbeam refused to come on, no warning, no color changes in the headlight, just one day I noticed it wasn't working.
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