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10-12-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Polishing the glass

I happen to own a orbital buffer. I ordered a glass polishing kit which contained the right abrasives and polishes to really clean up pitted glass. There may be shops that do this too. Ripping out my...
10-11-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Fog lights

I just purchased a 2011 Clubman S with 69K and every option package including HID lights.
I run my fogs up until I need my headlights on and I like the low to the ground light, though not much light...
10-10-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20,119
Views: 2,429,641
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Thermostat housing

Yep, had to replace the stat housing, thermostat and pipe on my just purchased 2011 Clubman S with 69K on her clock. The dealer paid for it and allowed me to take it where I wanted. Not too shabby a...
10-05-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Problem found

Yes, I took it to a very reputable MINI shop here in Columbia, SC. He did as you suggested. Pressure test revealed cracked stat housing. He did a complete vehicle inspection too and it passed with...
10-03-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Coolant leak

Help. I’m looking to purchase a 2011 Clubman S and we test drove it yesterday. Upon returning to the dealership, I noticed green coolant dripping from about the center of the engine. Just a drip, not...
03-09-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,512
Posted By wvmtnbiker

New to Columbia

Just moved here to Columbia, SC and looking for a local MINI Club. We are retired but love to drive our Countryman All4 anywhere.
Anyone interested in antique shops, quaint coffee shops and scenery?...
03-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Very nice

Thanks for the great links, especially Pelican Parts. Pretty reasonable upgrades I think.:thumbsup:
At least YOU gave me something to go on.:nod:
03-25-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Ouch

I kinda figured I'd get the "do a search thing". No worries. I will.:impatient:
03-24-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By wvmtnbiker

HID upgrade

So I'm sure this has come up, but I HATE my 2013 CMs halogen headlights.bive upgraded to 4150K PIAA lamps both high and low beams. They still suck!:mad:

So what's the best/easiest way to upgrade...
03-10-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Nice site

Yeah, I saw these and they are pretty cool. Thanks for the link.:thumbsup:
03-10-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By wvmtnbiker

No worries, mate

Lots of cool references here good for a laugh or two!:grin: But they still look cool and my CM is red and black. So I think decision is made.
03-10-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Many thanks

Thanks for the honesty. For sure I will check you guys out!:thumbsup:
03-09-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Intake kit.

Now I know this is a redundant question, so don't shoot me please.:grin:

I want to upgrade the intake on my 2013 Countryman S All4. This is only one of a very few performance upgrades I intend to...
03-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Skull center cap meaning.

Hello fellow MINI owners. I have a unique question that may or may not have an answer.
I am about to replace the center caps on the OEM wheels of my 2013 Countryman S All4. I keep seeing caps that...
03-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Austria made

Thanks for the great info. I wanted to get a grill badge and one showing the Austria coat of arms seemed fitting. My grandfather was born in Austria and came to America via Ellis Island. So this...
03-06-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Mr Mechanic

Sounds like you have taken on a few projects. Glad you got your hands into it. If you aren't savy about brakes, have someone who is do them. They are a bit tricky and you certainly want to bring her...
03-06-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Country of origin

Hey everyone! How can I find out exactly where my 2013 Countryman All4 S was built? I should know this but right now I just don't.:confused:

Thanks.
11-05-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Headlight aiming

My headlights plain suck. I don't have HIDs. On low beam with new PIAA Extreme White 4000k bulbs, my beam pattern extends way too far ahead. Fog lights help fill the gap but without their help I...
07-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Fall colors run

JP: this would be a great drive to do with Hampton Roads club. Keep in touch with any updated info. Are you coming to the Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix? Several of us are going.
07-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Join us

Trey: good to have you with us. We will be doing some great drives the rest of this year. For sure a fall colors run in the Canaan Valley area. Always lots of FUN. Are you planning on coming to the...
07-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By wvmtnbiker

AC not draining

After running the a/c for a good while, I notice that there is never any water draining from the condenser from removing humidity. All my other cars always have a puddle of water underneath after...
04-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By wvmtnbiker

If anyone plans on attending, could you please...

If anyone plans on attending, could you please let me know? Our navigator is down for this trip and I will be leading the drive. However, if there are no responses, I think we will plan on being at...
03-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Cold auto tranny

So today it was 13 degrees this am. It got to 31 this afternoon. Here's the issue. When I went out to leave work, car started normally but for the life of me I could not get the auto shifter out of...
03-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,553
Posted By wvmtnbiker

PIAA vs Silverstar Ultra

My 2013 Countryman S uses an H13 headlight bulb. The stock lights just don't do the job for me at night. So what exactly are the pros and cons of using PIAAs extreme white bulbs versus Sylvanias...
03-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Floor mat fitment

Hello Mini friends. Just took delivery of my 2013 Countryman S All4 today! Love it. So different than my 2005 Cooper S.
My question: will the floor mats from a 2011-2012 Countryman fit mine? I have...
03-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Center armrest, OEM logo carpet set

Looking for an armrest for my 2013 Countryman S All4 and a set of carpet mats with logo on them.
03-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Center armrest

Just purchased a 2013 CPO Countryman S All4 yesterday. Wow, what a great ride she is.
So where is the best and cheapest place to get a center armrest with flip open top?
Thanks.
03-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 1,027,608
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Mine

Just purchased a CPO 2013 Countryman S All4 yesterday from Mini of Pittsburgh. Dramatic change from my 2005 Mini Cooper S.
02-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Weird noises.

My '05 S with 82K recently started making some strange sounds from the engine somewhere. It started this right after the big cold snap we had. She was in storage and I gently started her up with no...
02-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Meet up

John, Joyce and I should be there. Twiggy has a engine noise that doesn't sound good at all. Maybe supercharger bearings??:eek2:

Is Lee's car an automatic? If so, could you bring it Saturday? We...
11-25-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Another great year!

It's hard to believe that 2013 is drawing to an end. We sure had some great fun and the drives were just super! Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway end to end was a real treat too. We had the chance to do...
11-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Thanks.

Gee, haven't been on NAM in a while and just now read this. Thanks for the Birthday wish and we enjoyed you and Sue also.
09-26-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Fall drive 2013

Hey, thanks for checking us out.:thumbsup: Our fall drive is October 12 and will include a trip to Canaan Valley and the sights in that area.

John should be posting the details this weekend...
09-01-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wvmtnbiker

October drive

This year's Fall Leaves Tour 2013 is in the works. A must trip consist of a drive to Canaan Valley to take in some of the most wonderful sights ever! Of course a stop in Thomas/Davis will be on the...
08-17-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Missed you...

Darn!:sad: Sure wish you could have come with us. Of all the cars I've owned from Corvettes to Porsches, I love my Mini. Brings a smile to my face every time I drive her.

We have a fall drive...
08-17-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Yum!

Today we had a blast driving to Parkersburg WV. All in all, about 200 miles round trip. We stopped at Sams Crystal Creations where we got to see glass marbles being made. What a process to produce...
08-11-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By wvmtnbiker

A couple more pics

Brpt 2013
08-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Some pics of the BRPT 2013

Finally, here they are. It was fun!
07-31-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Who can resist?

Hey, we're talking chocolate here folks--happy happy happy!:lol:

What a great drive John has come up with. It will be a blast and who can resist chocolate, good friends, a boat ride and more?:nod:...
07-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By wvmtnbiker

August drive

Hey gang! Well our fearless trip planner has come up with another great drive for us.
Save the date: August 17th. This is a Saturday and most likely a good long drive.

While John has the details,...
07-10-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Mod party

Does anyone know where the mod party is going to be at? Somewhere in PA I think but not too sure.:confused:

Date and Time?
07-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By wvmtnbiker

If no rain...

Twiggy does not like rain. And boy we sure have driven enough in it lately. I'm hoping for sunny skies.

I now have Tee shirts for club members. Jim: I have yours and Sue's too.

I only ordered...
06-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Bpv

Brody: ok about boost and the difference between turbo/supercharged. I think I'll just go the ignition route for now and see how that works. Several forum posts on here suggest the coil/wires/plugs...
06-22-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By wvmtnbiker

At least one works

Hey everyone,
Thanks for the great but sad information. Thankfully I have my other key that still works, so I'll just use it.

Sure cant afford a new key/fob right now.

This forum is just the...
06-21-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Bpv

Isn't this for turbo charged cars? Mine is supercharged so there's no boost per se. Right?:confused:
06-21-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Good info

Never get tired of smiling when driving Twiggy. So where does one get a Detroit Tuned BPV? Hard to install? I'd love to do the pulley but it looks very complicated. Plugs, wires, coils, brakes and...
06-21-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,565
Posted By wvmtnbiker

I am not alone.

Ha, I didn't know WOT either.:grin:
06-21-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Talkin upgrades here

My scenario: bone stock 2005 S manual tranny.
My mission: upgrade a few easy things to her run even better!

From Outmotoring I plan on getting their Stage 3 ignition kit: Screamin' Demon coil,...
06-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By wvmtnbiker

Key battery?

My 2005 S entry key won't unlock/lock my Mini anymore. If I hold the button long enough, it might work and might not. I am sure there is a lithium battery to be replaced but how the heck do you get...
06-16-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By wvmtnbiker

2013 brpt

Two couples from our club just completed the annual Blue Ridge Parkway Tour today. And did we have a blast starting in Cherokee, NC all the way to the northern terminus of the parkway in VA!:nod:
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