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02-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,835
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

EML Light (Came and Went?)

Hello, Fellow MINI Lovers,

Our 2006 MCS had the EML light come on Monday morning as I drove to work. I bought the car new in 2006, and I've never seen the light. I honestly didn't know what it...
07-02-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you, mtk3000! That's good info. We don't...

Thank you, mtk3000! That's good info. We don't have a weapon, so I have no worries there. My main concern is the wine, but I'll declare what we have and see what happens. It wouldn't be the end of...
07-02-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you, everyone, for your posts! It makes me...

Thank you, everyone, for your posts! It makes me feel better. I just didn't want to deal with the stress of unloading our car on a freeway, but it sounds like it won't be that bad. (I had a terrible...
07-01-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I use OEM oil, so if I change it myself, it costs...

I use OEM oil, so if I change it myself, it costs us around $65. The dealer in OKC normally charges $80, but they often run specials for $60 or $70. So, paying $5-$15 to get the oil changed isn't...
07-01-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Niagar Falls - Crossing Canadian Border?

Hi All!

I should have put this in "Off Topic," but once I posted it I couldn't move it. 😕 Sorry about that. My wife and I are road tripping. We're planning to be at Niagara Falls next week, but...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-19-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Detailed our MINIs

I've been detailing the '06 for 11 years now. I've always used the two-bucket system, and it works wonderfully. I was in a hurry as I was trying to beat an incoming storm, so I still didn't have...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-19-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd...

I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd add one more thing. I removed the clear bra off of our '06 MCS a couple of years ago. I left it on too long really. Thankfully, I had kept the car...
05-19-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for all the great advice. I think I...

Thank you for all the great advice. I think I will just top it off with some Sta-Bil 360 in the tank, leave it be, and see how things are when I get back. This car has been my daily driver for 11...
05-16-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

MINI Will Sit for 6-8 Weeks

I have a 2006 MCS. (I bought it new, so I've had it for a long time.) Two years ago we replaced the engine, so needless to say, I'm fairly particular when it comes to engine maintenance. My oil...
11-11-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Our 2016 Countryman does this, and it's quite...

Our 2016 Countryman does this, and it's quite annoying. (It has around 3,000 miles on it.). Has anyone figured out a way to dampen it (with something like a strategically placed felt or rubber...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I didn't see the point in messing with the paint...

I didn't see the point in messing with the paint under the hood. It's not really noticeable. This plastic for the side marker is a different kind of plastic. I've used Collinite on shiny plastic...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-24-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Side Marker/Under Hood

Hello All,

1.) I'm planning to wax our 2016 Countryman for the first time this afternoon. I usually use Collinite 476 on the paint and 303 on the plastic trim. However, the side markers on this...
10-16-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

We came home with a Cosmic Blue Cooper S All4...

We came home with a Cosmic Blue Cooper S All4 Countryman last night! :thumbsup: Pretty excited...a little jealous that my wife gets it as her daily driver :razz:
10-14-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

We test drove a Clubman and a Countryman. We...

We test drove a Clubman and a Countryman. We were really impressed with the new Clubman. The design is classy, and it felt fast. (It was twin turbo charged.) It had a ton of clever gadgets as...
10-13-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Hmmm...I hadn't thought about the Clubman. I've...

Hmmm...I hadn't thought about the Clubman. I've been out of the loop for a bit, so I didn't even realize there was an All4 option on the Clubman. We will definitely consider that. I like the rear...
10-12-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

R60 or F60

My wife and I are planning to get a Countryman. I've had an R53 for ten years now. In 2006 I was faced with the same dilemma. It was around this time of year, and I needed to decide between the...
11-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,205
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I have my original 06'. I have a little over 100k...

I have my original 06'. I have a little over 100k on it, and I just had a new engine put in it. I also had the supercharger rebuilt. I plan to keep it for a long time. :)
11-08-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Oh...as far as maintenance, I would try to get...

Oh...as far as maintenance, I would try to get the supercharger rebuilt before you hit 100k. There's a flaw in the factory seal, and once it runs out of oil bad things happen. Worst yet, MINI is out...
11-08-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Congrats! That's a great find!

Congrats! That's a great find!
11-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

My bumper was easy, but I know what you mean. My...

My bumper was easy, but I know what you mean. My hood was the same way. It would come off in tiny pieces. It would break, and I would fall on my bum. I think my hood took more abuse from the sun,...
11-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Sorry. I uploaded these using my iPhone, and it...

Sorry. I uploaded these using my iPhone, and it wouldn't let me put them all in one post. :P
11-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

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11-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

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11-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Removed Clear Bra w/After Pics

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My clear bra had been on my MINI since I bought it new in 2006, but I finally removed it. (I almost waited too long.) It took me a few hours, but it wasn't too bad once I figured out the...
11-08-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

UPDATE: You guys were right. I haven't been...

UPDATE: You guys were right. I haven't been able to get in touch with the other driver, so I did not get it fixed yet. Our 4Runner ended up needing repairs, so the MINI will have to wait. Also,...
07-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for all the responses. It's definitely...

Thank you for all the responses. It's definitely a frustrating situation. I was shocked by the officer's response as well. He basically, in a round about way, told me he had more important things...
07-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for all the quick replies. ...

Thank you for all the quick replies.

Honestly, I don't have time to deal with a lawsuit. I know it sounds crazy, but my time and sanity are worth more than the money I would get from a lawsuit....
07-18-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,751
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I had my supercharger rebuilt at PSE in Oklahoma...

I had my supercharger rebuilt at PSE in Oklahoma City. The guy there specializes in our supercharger. He knows what he's doing. He said there's a flaw in the seal. He said that he was hired to...
07-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Rear Ended by Uninsured Driver

We were stopped at a stop light. It was raining. We'd been stopped there for around 30 seconds, and a person came up behind us and couldn't stop. They slid into us. The impact wasn't all that...
05-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Luccia, the rotors aren't slotted. I don't feel...

Luccia, the rotors aren't slotted. I don't feel an vibration through the brake pedal. I only hear the pulsating grinding noise while braking. The click happens every time I touch the brake. It's...
05-15-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Any fix for noisy aftermarket brakes?

Hi, all,

Last summer I had some aftermarket brakes/rotors installs. They were not cheap. The rotors are aftermarket OEM equivalent…supposedly. (Which, they look like OEM, but they rust like...
04-11-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,817
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I thought I would add that PSE charges $800 for...

I thought I would add that PSE charges $800 for the rebuild. They took the SC to the dealer where I was having the engine swapped. The mechanic actually called me and told me that he was impressed...
04-11-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,817
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I just had mine rebuilt by PSE in Oklahoma City. ...

I just had mine rebuilt by PSE in Oklahoma City. He knows a lot about our superchargers. I had everything apart (for engine swap), and I was just going to change the oil. I contacted him about the...
04-10-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I went to a place that is recommended by the...

I went to a place that is recommended by the dealer. He was a nice guy. He came out and talked to me about it. He said they could blend it. It would cost at least $100...depending on how far up the...
04-10-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I know this thread is old. I have not dealt with...

I know this thread is old. I have not dealt with this paint issue yet, but I took it in today for an estimate. It looks pretty much the same as it did a year ago. It's been sitting in a...
03-11-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Supercharger Oil Plug Torque?

Hello all. Does anyone know the torque specs for the oil plugs on the supercharger? I'm about to fill it, but everywhere I look just says tighten it. That's cool. I can do that too. :razz: …but...
03-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I'm crazy anal about maintenance. I've taken...

I'm crazy anal about maintenance. I've taken very good care to change the oil more than necessary. I've kept the tranny fluid changed, and I've done everything else imaginable. (spark plugs, air...
03-09-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

My bad…I didn't realize the trim actually changed...

My bad…I didn't realize the trim actually changed in '05.

Congrats on the '06 MCS! That sounds like an amazing find!
03-09-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for the comments all. Eric, I used to...

Thank you for the comments all. Eric, I used to take my MINI to you guys when we lived on the East Coast, and I would have taken it to you guys this time if we were still living there. :( It's at...
03-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I have an 2006. I wouldn't think there are any...

I have an 2006. I wouldn't think there are any downsides to any year R53, but the '06 has a slightly different trim design. This, in my opinion, sets that year apart from the rest. They're just a...
03-06-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Major Work on the R53

I bought this car brand new in 2006. We've decided we're going to hold onto it as long as we can. (until the zombie apocalypse) Well, we put the car in for massive work today. It needs, at the...
02-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for the comments. The dealer estimated...

Thank you for the comments. The dealer estimated it at $7850.00, and the mechanic's estimate is $7,200.00.
02-13-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Supercharger Service at 98,000 Miles?

Hello,

Long story short, we're having to buy a new engine for our 2006 MCS. The MINI is at 98,000, and I was thinking since the engine will be out and the supercharger will be swapped anyway, it...
02-07-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,664
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I'm having to replace the engine in my 2006...

I'm having to replace the engine in my 2006 MSC...at 98,000. I bought it new, and I am incredibly anal when it comes to maintenance. (I changed the oil every 7,500 miles...I went to 10,000 miles...
02-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you for your input. At this point I have...

Thank you for your input. At this point I have two shops willing to do this work. Of course, one is the dealer. The other is Eurosport in Norman, OK. I could replace the head, but I'm afraid the...
01-30-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Cylinder Head/New Engine

I posted a thread quite some time back concerning a misfire. Come to find out it was caused by low compression in cylinders 1 and 4. Cylinders 1 and 4 are leaking into cylinders 2 and 3. (There...
01-30-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

MINI Mechanic in OKC

Does anyone know of a trustworthy mechanic in the OKC area. So far I've found "Edmond Motorwerks," "Mickey's Garage," and "Eurosport." Does anyone know anything about these mechanics? I need at...
11-14-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

UPDATE: So I went about a week and half or...

UPDATE:

So I went about a week and half or so without issue, then both lights came on again. I decided to run Redline SL-1 through the system. Once again the lights stayed off for about a week...
10-21-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

I replaced the ignition coil, and both lights...

I replaced the ignition coil, and both lights stayed off during a test drive. It does seem to be running better as well. I'm thinking/hoping the issue is fixed.
10-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By MiniSuperCooper

Thank you, mrbean. So far I've replaced the...

Thank you, mrbean. So far I've replaced the spark plugs and the spark plug wires (which needed to be replaced anyway). That did not work. There aren't many other options at this point. I'm away...
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