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Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 02-28-2017, 07:41 AM
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Views: 1,424
Posted By Kahnfucious
Money Sent for Trim Pieces

Money Sent for Trim Pieces
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 01-24-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,338
Posted By Kahnfucious
PM sent on the coilovers and the plug wires

PM sent on the coilovers and the plug wires
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-02-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Kahnfucious
Take out the shark thing and go for a real tune...

Take out the shark thing and go for a real tune on a dyno after you do headers, injectors and camshaft. Rear sway bar for sure - skip the big brake kit and get a good set of pads on there.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-01-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Kahnfucious
Don't know until you try - some people have...

Don't know until you try - some people have gotten it to work..in my experience it didn't it was too small. Venair is another brand of silicone hose.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-01-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Kahnfucious
I only hope for you the OEM hose will fit onto...

I only hope for you the OEM hose will fit onto the intake. I have the DDM works intake - and despite all my persuasion there was no way the hose was gonna stretch enough to fit over the intake. In...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-28-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,494
Posted By Kahnfucious
They are saying there is no good way to fix a...

They are saying there is no good way to fix a head gasket? Usually it's just removing the head and replacing the head gasket - not that difficult of a job but lots has to come off. If there are...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-25-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,494
Posted By Kahnfucious
No - as zippy stated when you first posted and...

No - as zippy stated when you first posted and helix also pointed to - you need to check compression to see if there is any mechanical damage. Run a compression check before you spend more money...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-23-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 86,459
Posted By Kahnfucious
Don't give up on the TSW right away - it's very...

Don't give up on the TSW right away - it's very harsh at the beginning but give it maybe 500-1000 miles and it will mellow out.

Good luck with everything!!
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-14-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kahnfucious
I agree with your sentiment - I can't remember...

I agree with your sentiment - I can't remember exactly but I don't think the cost of the powerflex bushings is that different than OEM. Have a look. ...ball joints are also pretty cheap and the...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 04-10-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 98,189
Posted By Kahnfucious
RMW does LIVE tuning at performance shops across...

RMW does LIVE tuning at performance shops across the US - just have to find out where and when
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-10-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 86,459
Posted By Kahnfucious
Cool - gonna do anything custom on the bottom end...

Cool - gonna do anything custom on the bottom end or just get it back together again? Also - did you ever get a tune or just run the 380 CCs without any kind or remapping?
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-09-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 86,459
Posted By Kahnfucious
Wow Greek good stuff!!! I remember when you...

Wow Greek good stuff!!! I remember when you dropped the tranny last time - when are you dropping that subframe again??
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-09-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Kahnfucious
http://www.unifilter.com/cleaning-oiling/ if it's...

http://www.unifilter.com/cleaning-oiling/ if it's a unifilter which is what I think they use
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-08-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,686
Posted By Kahnfucious
I have never heard those horror stories...you...

I have never heard those horror stories...you would have to explain to me what chemical agents between the two oils scientifically could even do that. people switch from regular to synthetic all the...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,686
Posted By Kahnfucious
Run the car for about 10 minutes or so to get it...

Run the car for about 10 minutes or so to get it and the oil warm, turn off car (I put that in there in case you are a literal fellow), release drain plug, drain it....release the oil filter canister...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-07-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Kahnfucious
Careful with the engine mount - the early models...

Careful with the engine mount - the early models 2002 and 2003 don't necessarily leak fluid - they crack see my photo. You could not see that from the top with it installed. It crumbled in my...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-07-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Kahnfucious
No - there are only two bolts holding the mount...

No - there are only two bolts holding the mount to the body. Accessed from the bottom - to remove the shock though there is a bolt at the bottom a big one that goes into the suspension ...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-06-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Kahnfucious
Having done it a few times now I could do front...

Having done it a few times now I could do front and rears in about 2.5 hours - rear is truly a joke - like 3 bolts and one nut on top of the shock body...I could do each side in about 20 minutes not...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 04-05-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Kahnfucious
Don't do TSW if your dad is interested in comfort...

Don't do TSW if your dad is interested in comfort - they absolutely transmit tons of vibration info the cabin. Vibratechnics is the forum favorite - I have the TSW and it's bearable but I've grate...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-28-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kahnfucious
EXACTLY Shawnnn -- he hasn't even started to feel...

EXACTLY Shawnnn -- he hasn't even started to feel the true MINI burn yet of all the maintenance and replacement items that are waiting.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-28-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kahnfucious
Preston, as others on this thread have said --...

Preston, as others on this thread have said -- someone did some very bad things to this car in its previous life. Reading over the diagnosis from mini there are a couple of red flags to me: 1)...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-28-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kahnfucious
Veritas - I'm not angry or meant the language...

Veritas - I'm not angry or meant the language distespectfully I'm just shocked and I'm giving him the tough love no one else wants to - he needs to move away from this car.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-28-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kahnfucious
Right - I want to know what the ***** cost...

Right - I want to know what the ***** cost $20k...That's the price the car retailed for when brand new
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-27-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kahnfucious
Hi Preston, Please enlighten me as to how you...

Hi Preston, Please enlighten me as to how you spent $20,000 on a 2002 cooper? Unless you bought this car brand new or 1 year old im struggling to add it up. As for selling it - no shot - you...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-21-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kahnfucious
Offer it up to the mechanic friend for $3,500 -...

Offer it up to the mechanic friend for $3,500 - he invests his labor and makes $1,000?? Selling it on his own?
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-21-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kahnfucious
Yeah - there is that. I think hard to sell a...

Yeah - there is that. I think hard to sell a broken car....you'll get like $2000 max. And too annoying to invest more money to get it running. Are you sure the $2000 repair bill is legit? I am...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-21-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kahnfucious
Haha - what about donating it to a charity and...

Haha - what about donating it to a charity and taking the tax write off.. Not sure if she filed yet but might still be able to get it into 2015. Personally since it's only gonna be able to yield...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-21-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Kahnfucious
Thanks ECS - I have another idea. What about...

Thanks ECS - I have another idea. What about just buying a check valve https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2779657/?gclid=CPfk0tji0csCFZGIaQod-sMBDg and adding a bit of hose to step up to the right size or...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-20-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Kahnfucious
So i need help with a broken braking system part...HELP

Hey guys it's been one of those two steps forward, one step back kind of weekends. I went to move a line out of a clip and it snapped the plastic piece it was connected to.

What is this little...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-19-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,511
Posted By Kahnfucious
It's under the left side (when facing the car)...

It's under the left side (when facing the car) supercharger horn. Google install boost gauge r53 - most of them go here for boost pressure
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-18-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Kahnfucious
Yup - I took a tiny bit of oil and rubbed it on...

Yup - I took a tiny bit of oil and rubbed it on with my finger as well.

Updated: thanks again for the encouragement slipmagt...I took it out for a quick 1 mile jog. Everything felt pretty good,...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-18-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Kahnfucious
Ha - yeah that could have been tragic. I used a...

Ha - yeah that could have been tragic. I used a soft piece of wood against the rail to get the injectors seated after pushing on it and getting it as far as possible. Just started the car - all...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-18-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Kahnfucious
Thanks - yeah they can't move anymore forward...

Thanks - yeah they can't move anymore forward because the fuel rail is holding them. I guess I didn't expect to have air space around the body. I know the O ring does the sealing..it just looks wrong...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-18-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Kahnfucious
Thanks follow up question - how far do the...

Thanks follow up question - how far do the injectors seat info the intake manifold. This this just looks off??? I know the o ring does the sealing but should the injector sit further down?? The 2...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-18-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,511
Posted By Kahnfucious
Yup - that goes to your fuel pressure...

Yup - that goes to your fuel pressure regulator....many people t that location for a boost gauge. I myself was a little shocked at how easy that hose unplugs.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-17-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Kahnfucious
Random question: is it SAFE to leave a fuel rail disconnected?

Hey guys,

Doing some work on the car - got the injectors out (very corroded) - is it safe to leave a fuel rail and fuel line disconnected for a few days while j wait for some other parts? I...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-13-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,410
Posted By Kahnfucious
Awesome - thanks catch_me. One additional...

Awesome - thanks catch_me. One additional question build related but not cam related. How did you release the airbag? I know about the two holes - but what did you insert in there and at what...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-12-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Kahnfucious
This doesn't apply to the S model. Different...

This doesn't apply to the S model. Different transmission altogether. Is it an S (supercharged) or just regular - non S.

If the non S - no they didn't sort out the issue.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-12-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kahnfucious
Agreed - but it's still not enjoyable..we tried...

Agreed - but it's still not enjoyable..we tried all kinds of gymnastics to make it work...climbing across with a baby carrier or unclipping. Setting it down ..All really are not fun. It also...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-12-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kahnfucious
Yup - until you are in the thicket of it no one...

Yup - until you are in the thicket of it no one really understands parenthood...easy to theorize and go with "measurements". Real life is very different than theory....we all had theories..
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-12-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kahnfucious
You See it yes - but it is miserable. Getting an...

You See it yes - but it is miserable. Getting an infant car seat in and out requires you to tip the car seat backward and then rotate through the opening. When you have a child who is asleep I...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-12-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kahnfucious
As stated above you are 1) asking too much...

As stated above you are

1) asking too much money - think of the audience of buyers on an 11 year old car..it's going to have a high percentage of people who want their first car..$5-6k. The mini...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-09-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,410
Posted By Kahnfucious
@ECS - please start carrying some sort of...

@ECS - please start carrying some sort of performance Cam for the r53 that IS all :-)
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-09-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,410
Posted By Kahnfucious
Sorry just re-read. Definitely keep me updated...

Sorry just re-read. Definitely keep me updated on when you do get the cam in. I watched the mod mini video on head gasket replacement looks very straight forward except for the rockers and making...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 03-08-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,410
Posted By Kahnfucious
Very interested in how this all feels - I am...

Very interested in how this all feels - I am considering that cam as well. How was the install? And tips or tricks?
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 03-04-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By Kahnfucious
Payment sent for madness header

Payment sent for madness header
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-04-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kahnfucious
Yeah - r50 really needs some level of back...

Yeah - r50 really needs some level of back pressure...sorry. Sucks you had to do all the work to install it.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-03-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kahnfucious
Wondering if it should be a header...

Wondering if it should be a header than...although does that necessitate a good catback.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-03-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kahnfucious
Hey Unbreakable / Salty Salt -- thanks for the...

Hey Unbreakable / Salty Salt -- thanks for the insightful responses... I am torn. I want to get the main mods that I think are realistic for the car (not really going to invest in a head...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-03-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kahnfucious
Thanks Pelican - I just don't think that an...

Thanks Pelican - I just don't think that an exhaust has a better bang for the buck than a cam. I am also trying to determine which things should be done before the tune -- my guess is that an...
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