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Forum: Canada
08-15-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,301
Posted By jamez

RIP #52 of 64

Today TheOnlyMTS and I witnessed some carnage that I do not like to bring to you.

Five days ago we were alerted from a MINI dealership that they had a CE coming in for trade in, but there seemed...
Forum: Canada
08-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,301
Posted By jamez

Thread revival. After a helluvan adventure in...

Thread revival.
After a helluvan adventure in rebuilding her, I sold #13 to a buddy of mine, she's in good hands - though the mod bug may have hit him :(

With the help of this thread and others,...
08-11-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By jamez

I intend on taking the MINI-e with me to a stack...

I intend on taking the MINI-e with me to a stack of events in the area, The Glenn, The Mac and perhaps even the dragon may be possible, but will take serious planning and additional time given (what...
08-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By jamez

There are a few sticky points about moving to an...

There are a few sticky points about moving to an electric MINI.

We will have to take a moment to mourn the loss of our driving companion; the manual gearbox, along with the lovely pop and burble...
08-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By jamez

MINI-e The 2020 Electric MINI thread

I have been given the honour of the purchasing rights to the first MINI-e to Canada when it arrives in 2020. I can’t tell you how stoked I am. I’m not a stranger to EV’s, having spent 2 years with my...
04-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By jamez

I was texting with him yesterday afternoon on it....

I was texting with him yesterday afternoon on it. He got it running with a tow-start. So the engine is at least not seized.

We're thinking it's electrical to the starter at this point.
04-19-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By jamez

Want to update the group on your success...

Want to update the group on your success yesterday afternoon?
04-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By jamez

Has anyone ever heard of an SC PTO gear seizing...

Has anyone ever heard of an SC PTO gear seizing the SC?

He mentioned he heard a "gravel in the wheel well" type sound (could be SC PTO gears, they sound like that), but I've never heard of an SC...
04-18-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By jamez

We should also mention that his sunroof leaked on...

We should also mention that his sunroof leaked on the passenger side.
It may not affect everyone's plans, but should be mentioned.
04-16-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By jamez

Yeup, but unfortunately at the time, it was a...

Yeup, but unfortunately at the time, it was a newly implemented rule required by ALL insurance companies to ask new clients and newly insured vehicles. I know this, because I called every one. Short...
04-13-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By jamez

Lol. When I got into the MINI market in 2010,...

Lol. When I got into the MINI market in 2010, insurance laws changed up here. I had a 225whp 2006 that I was purchasing that day, and the insurance company (and every subsequent one I called, before...
04-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By jamez

There are few reasons to go for legit, "Period...

There are few reasons to go for legit, "Period Correct" JCW conversions. I did it to Olivia when the engine blew - had a dealer install it and everything. I did it because of a rule change up here...
04-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By jamez

I have the same curious problem. I've...

I have the same curious problem.

I've swapped out the Clutch Switch, same result. Though occasionally in my scans it tells me the clutch sensor is not working. I have a feeling in my case it may...
04-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By jamez

I found a car once and the bulbs were not seated...

I found a car once and the bulbs were not seated correctly. That made them crap.

After taking the bulbs out, reseating them (which is a chore) they worked perfectly. They do not suck, and it's not...
03-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By jamez

Nope, never heard of that problem before. Any...

Nope, never heard of that problem before. Any photos?
When you say "Harness" like at the top of the engine by the airbox?
03-22-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By jamez

Lol. "Stock Photo" Just leave the ECS...

Lol.

"Stock Photo"

Just leave the ECS tuning watermark on them and get on with life instead of purposefully removing it.
Forum: JCW Garage
03-13-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By jamez

Being from Canuckistan (or any other non-US...

Being from Canuckistan (or any other non-US country for that matter), and wanting to give him money certainly does make R53Life difficult. He has stuck with his business decision and will continue to...
03-13-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By jamez

Thanks for the response. Glad you got it figured...

Thanks for the response. Glad you got it figured out.

It helps future viewers who are looking to find help for their problems (usually in their garages & work spaces).

Trust me, you don't have...
03-13-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By jamez

Can you share with us what it ended up being and...

Can you share with us what it ended up being and the process you took to solve it?
Forum: JCW Garage
03-08-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Project Jodie's Day 4... We don't have no...

Project Jodie's Day 4...

We don't have no forced "reality TV" deadlines here... how long will it take to get it done?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGFS-UVw9ds
Forum: JCW Garage
02-07-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Project Jodie Day 3 update: ...

Project Jodie Day 3 update:

https://youtu.be/Jyj_aunl1uE
01-31-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By jamez

Exactly what Nick said. It's one of the easiest...

Exactly what Nick said. It's one of the easiest repairs out there.
01-31-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,400
Posted By jamez

FWIW, 1L/1000km is "within spec" according to...

FWIW, 1L/1000km is "within spec" according to MINI Canada Corporate. I had that level of consumption (without knowing) and had no signs of it as well (no one believes that can happen, and thought I...
01-23-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,259
Posted By jamez

The NAM/MA relationship goes back at least 6...

The NAM/MA relationship goes back at least 6 years... things went south, people were not happy and censorship of links and the words were enforced across NAM. Seems as it may be lifted (and great to...
01-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By jamez

With respect, the JCW sport suspension and red...

With respect, the JCW sport suspension and red spring combo drops 10mm from stock.

http://motoringfile.com/files/JCWSUSPENSIONKIT.pdf
01-21-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,935
Posted By jamez

Good car, fun, spirited, good feedback whilst...

Good car, fun, spirited, good feedback whilst driving, SC whine, lots of parts and mods available...

To answer the original question: High Milage, Bad investment?

Depends on how much you want...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-21-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By jamez

The bigger problem is that the JCW kit was a...

The bigger problem is that the JCW kit was a dealer installed option, with parts freely available. Only in the fall of 2005 builds did they move that assembly in-house and start tracking it on the...
01-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By jamez

Good question. I can't answer it, but I did just...

Good question. I can't answer it, but I did just pull (to reuse) one with 93k kms. I have no reason to suspect it was changed in its life (could be wrong). It has plastic impeller.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By jamez

The one in the middle of this shot is a JCW...

The one in the middle of this shot is a JCW Checkmate - with a dealer exterior chrome package(!).
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Preview of the hell that overwhelmed day 3. Tune...

Preview of the hell that overwhelmed day 3. Tune in for the next episode.

This was the bottom bolt for the tensioner on the timing chain cover.

Unfortunately the abrasive cleaning media was not...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By jamez

chrisoakes if you need those lenses resurfaced...

chrisoakes if you need those lenses resurfaced let me know.

for all yah Ontario residents, join us at Southern Ontario Mini club (and various more localized groups). We're very active on FB
...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By jamez

if/when you decide to remove the pulley (11.4%)...

if/when you decide to remove the pulley (11.4%) there are JCW sized pulley tools that can do the job. They can be rented or purchased at places like Detroit tuned's site

Whatever you do, do NOT do...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-17-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Day 2 video update: ...

Day 2 video update:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_pwt3OCPuo
Forum: JCW Garage
01-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Very cool! #29 and I are thinking of getting...

Very cool!
#29 and I are thinking of getting some roof decals made similar in style to GP1's. Where about's do you live? [edit: I see the Ottawa area, very cool]
Forum: JCW Garage
01-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Will do, but I won't be at the hanger until next...

Will do, but I won't be at the hanger until next month.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

I didn't even know they were on there until a...

I didn't even know they were on there until a buddy notified me after playing with them.

On the BMW sheet images above, it shows them on the list, but I don't know how common they were in North...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

No mods, removing everything possible and...

No mods, removing everything possible and returning it to OE.

I have Olivia for the mods I wish to do
01-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jamez

At least it loads. We don’t even get that...

At least it loads.

We don’t even get that anymore.

Of course there’s “no internet connection”. That MUST be how I’m entering this image into a forum to show the Geolock.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

There’s a tiny little POS sticker at the bottom...

There’s a tiny little POS sticker at the bottom of the tach (attached photo of my buddies #29 that I had available). That combined with the build date, power-fold mirrors, and colour combination is...
Forum: Canada
01-15-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,301
Posted By jamez

Sorry, wrong thread

Sorry, wrong thread
Forum: Canada
01-15-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,301
Posted By jamez

And because I'm such a good friend (and stalker)...

And because I'm such a good friend (and stalker) I have photos of his Not #39...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By jamez

Jean Grey's Dark Silver on Dark silver JCW at the...

Jean Grey's Dark Silver on Dark silver JCW at the factory, built on 2006-05-23
01-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jamez

It's not a website "issue" ...It's working...

It's not a website "issue"

...It's working exactly as they want it to...

Outside of the USA, they Geolock us out.
And yes, it is a shame.

Where are you in Canada?
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Take a look at Day 1 Recap video: ...

Take a look at Day 1 Recap video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbquRdLtJVY
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By jamez

Competition Edition #13/64 Rebuild thread

I picked up a 2006 MCS JCW Competition Edition with a blown engine back in the summer of 2017.

The CE's were an affordable JCW package that was offered in Canada only at the end of the R53 run....
Forum: JCW Garage
01-13-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,534
Posted By jamez

Lol - I have #13! Just in the process (day...

Lol - I have #13!

Just in the process (day 5) of the restoration.

https://www.facebook.com/r53Mini/posts/2020989444843461
Forum: JCW Garage
01-13-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,534
Posted By jamez

Competition Edition was a 2006 Canada only, 1 of...

Competition Edition was a 2006 Canada only, 1 of 64, JCW option package that was the last of the run of R53's for Canada. We call it our GP, but it's not a performance package, it's more of an...
01-12-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By jamez

Before my first engine swap, it took a lot of...

Before my first engine swap, it took a lot of effort to shift Olivia. When we re,over the engine, we found the dust boots on the shift cables connected to the tranny were shredded and the cables were...
01-12-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By jamez

That is So much easier than the refresh setup....

That is So much easier than the refresh setup. Talk about an exercise in needless frustration...
01-12-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By jamez

Sunuvabitch! Oh my god that makes me so angry....

Sunuvabitch! Oh my god that makes me so angry. I'd be tempted to claim it on insurance if you can get replacements
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