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08-27-2017, 09:48 PM
07-02-2017, 02:21 PM
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Posted By michi1201

Amen brother. Every step of this process had me...

Amen brother. Every step of this process had me on edge almost biting my nails. As Systemlord wrote: why offer clear and precise instructions when each time they are ignored or not understood?
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06-10-2017, 04:37 AM
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Views: 815
Posted By michi1201

Clever! Thank you.

Clever! Thank you.
05-18-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By michi1201

Very nice looking car. If I didn't already have...

Very nice looking car. If I didn't already have my Camden MCS I'd be thinking about getting yours.
05-18-2017, 09:44 PM
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Views: 981
Posted By michi1201

MPSS tires all the way! Best I've ever had.

I'm in Monterey, California and I never drive in the snow or ice. I'm on my second set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports and I love them. They are good in the rain, good dry, first set wore quite well...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-10-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By michi1201

I also went to the larger tire size and...

I also went to the larger tire size and eliminated my curb rash problem on a 2010 MCS.
04-10-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By michi1201

Zunsport in England makes these pop-in / pop-over...

Zunsport in England makes these pop-in / pop-over grille covers that require no drilling or modifications to your car. I have the stainless steel mesh version on my 2010 MCS Camden and it looks to be...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-02-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By michi1201

Akebono pads have worked very well for me on my...

Akebono pads have worked very well for me on my 2010 R56 MCS
03-24-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By michi1201

Optima battery has been a powerhouse.

Optima battery has been a powerhouse.
03-24-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By michi1201

I replaced battery myself in 2010 MCS at about...

I replaced battery myself in 2010 MCS at about fifth year and 60,000 miles. No IBS and no problems.
03-17-2017, 07:02 PM
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Posted By michi1201

Tires!

😳 Wow! What kind of tires are those? I have a 2010 MCS and would be interested in maybe getting these to replace my almost worn out Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Thank you.
Jan
02-26-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,217
Posted By michi1201

I put in Akebono Ceramic pads all around on my...

I put in Akebono Ceramic pads all around on my 2010 MCS about 2 years ago and I love them. Also put new rotors at the same time. Before, with the stock MINI pads my wheels were always dirty and...
02-26-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By michi1201

I have a 2010 MCS with leather seats and have...

I have a 2010 MCS with leather seats and have always found them to be uncomfortable. The side bolsters feel a bit too snug, my thighs feel as though the circulation gets cut off on a long trip...
02-15-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By michi1201

I love the PSSs on my R56S. They just won't break...

I love the PSSs on my R56S. They just won't break loose even in an abrupt turn. Not for cold temperatures though, if your temps get to 36* then these get harder and less gummy. I've got about...
02-15-2017, 11:30 AM
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Posted By michi1201

I have a new wheel and tire in the garage waiting...

I have a new wheel and tire in the garage waiting for use also. Be grateful you don't live in California. I remember the roads in the 1960s-1970s as being in the top 3 or 4 of all the states I had...
01-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By michi1201

You're right; sorry, I thought it was an R56. I...

You're right; sorry, I thought it was an R56. I see you're 2006.
01-30-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By michi1201

I've run an AGM Optima in my 2010 Camden MCS for...

I've run an AGM Optima in my 2010 Camden MCS for two years with no problems. It does not have IBS. No charging "adjustments" were ever done.
01-29-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By michi1201

Start the car. Leave in Park or Neutral. Push the...

Start the car. Leave in Park or Neutral. Push the turn signal stalk until the tire pressure reset shows, press the stalk button to initiate the reset. Drive for a mile or two. It's fully reset.
01-25-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,833
Posted By michi1201

'Nuff said

Well stated and you have complete credibility in this case. Thanks for offering to help out.
01-16-2017, 12:57 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By michi1201

Kinda look somewhat like coffee beans. Have you...

Kinda look somewhat like coffee beans. Have you been grinding your coffee in your engine? Maybe medium roast wasn't enough and your engine carefully achieved a nice, deep French Roast?
01-14-2017, 08:28 AM
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Views: 784
Posted By michi1201

Not sure where you live. In California we have...

Not sure where you live. In California we have Ace Hardware and they have a variety of "O" ring sizes and thicknesses. May just have to get a few until one works. They're cheap.
01-07-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By michi1201

High chance that the head is warped and there may...

High chance that the head is warped and there may be other damage. That's a lot of miles to drive without coolant. I'd try to push for a new replacement engine. No telling what may be messed up...
12-30-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,694
Posted By michi1201

I received mine yesterday. They look good! ...

I received mine yesterday. They look good! Quality outdoor vinyl. I'm not yet sure if I'll put them on my MCD or on both sides of my helmet. I'm glad I got 2. Thanks Freckles!
J
12-26-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By michi1201

Can't you.......

....just go to a dealership and snap some photos up close of the various tires on cars that are just like yours and then go home and do some of your own searches on the internet for pricing, customer...
12-24-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By michi1201

Drop by a MINI dealership and see what they're...

Drop by a MINI dealership and see what they're putting on the new cars. A variety of brands and sizes. You should see something with the same wheel size as yours and then you can go out and buy the...
12-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By michi1201

Most of the run flats that were in use prior to...

Most of the run flats that were in use prior to about 2 years ago. Specifically, in my case, the original Continentals that came with the car in 2010.
Forum: 1st Gear
12-23-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By michi1201

I third that motion.

I third that motion.
12-23-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By michi1201

All but the most recent run flat tires gave a...

All but the most recent run flat tires gave a horrendously harsh ride, twitchy steering over irregular road surfaces, amplified the torque-steering effect when adding or reducing power and cost...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-22-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,015
Posted By michi1201

Pretty ingenious. Hope all goes well and you're...

Pretty ingenious. Hope all goes well and you're back in the saddle soon.
12-22-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 137,224
Posted By michi1201

I put an Optima yellow top in my 2010 MCS about...

I put an Optima yellow top in my 2010 MCS about two years ago without having the Intelligent Battery System reprogrammed. Never have had the slightest problem for 25,000 miles so far.
12-21-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By michi1201

Ok, good information to know. Thanks.

Ok, good information to know. Thanks.
12-21-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,694
Posted By michi1201

I'm in for two. I'll use PayPal. JW

I'm in for two. I'll use PayPal.
JW
12-21-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By michi1201

Well, why would anyone turn on all those high...

Well, why would anyone turn on all those high load drawing accessories and then sit around idling? I'm at or above 2,400 rpm most all the time I'm driving. Your style may be different of course, but...
12-21-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,362
Posted By michi1201

:thumbs up Well stated. Sound advice.

:thumbs up

Well stated. Sound advice.
12-21-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By michi1201

Alternators are not like old fashioned...

Alternators are not like old fashioned generators. They deliver charging at low RPMs that should be more than adequate unless your trips are mostly 10 minutes or less. Any vehicle produced in the...
12-15-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,139
Posted By michi1201

Stunningly good looking and an excellent photo...

Stunningly good looking and an excellent photo too!
12-15-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,214
Posted By michi1201

Thanks

Thank you. I had the plastic timing chain cassette and the tensioner replaced recently at Motoring Magic in Thousand Oaks, CA and, strangely, the car idles noticeably smoother (in neutral it's so...
12-15-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,139
Posted By michi1201

White Silver is #1 for me too!!:thumbsup: Looks...

White Silver is #1 for me too!!:thumbsup:
Looks good on my Camden
12-15-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,214
Posted By michi1201

Silver White Camden 50th Anniversary Edition (2010)

One more attempt to submit photos...
12-15-2016, 04:22 PM
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Views: 2,492,214
Posted By michi1201

Sorry, first photo attempt resulted in all...

Sorry, first photo attempt resulted in all rotating 90* so I'll have to edit and try again.
12-15-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 4,498,485
Posted By michi1201

Camden in Silver White

Here are some (rainy) photos.
12-15-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By michi1201

I wouldn't ever use WD40 on any rubber product....

I wouldn't ever use WD40 on any rubber product. It is petroleum based and would likely disintegrate rubber. Silicone spray or a tube of the gel should help with your noise. Never use it on...
12-15-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By michi1201

I'd definitely go for the newest one you can...

I'd definitely go for the newest one you can afford that has most of what you want. Newer means the engineers re-designed the problem areas to lessen problems and complaints. Also, warranty should...
12-15-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,214
Posted By michi1201

90,000 miles on my 2010 Camden R56. Dust free...

90,000 miles on my 2010 Camden R56. Dust free Akebono brake pads have been a delight. Replaced thermostat at around 70,000; replaced spark plugs at 50,000; oil changed using MINI oil every 5,000....
12-15-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 4,498,485
Posted By michi1201

Will post some pictures soon. It's been raining...

Will post some pictures soon. It's been raining the past few day so it's in need of a wash first. I hope I can figure out how to put pictures into this thread. It seems some folks have a hard time...
12-13-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 4,498,485
Posted By michi1201

90,000 miles on my 2010 Camden R56. Dust free...

90,000 miles on my 2010 Camden R56. Dust free Akebono brake pads have been a delight. Replaced thermostat at around 70,000; replaced spark plugs at 50,000; oil changed using MINI oil every 5,000....
12-13-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,873
Posted By michi1201

I've used the Craven seatbelt buckle substitute...

I've used the Craven seatbelt buckle substitute for a few years with ease and convenience. It's thin and tucks away when not needed. I suppose you could get a buckle end from a wrecked MINI that...
12-10-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 143,346
Posted By michi1201

Did mine at 65,000-70,000 miles, at Magic...

Did mine at 65,000-70,000 miles, at Magic Motoring in Thousand Oaks, CA about 1.5 years ago. Good Mini specialist, fair prices, nice guy. My car is a 2010 MCS Camden, white silver.
12-09-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By michi1201

Thank you.

Thank you.
12-09-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By michi1201

Allen, not Torx, for sure?

Allen, not Torx, for sure?
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