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06-23-2012, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

UPDATE: Rated R was absolutely correct when...

UPDATE:

Rated R was absolutely correct when mentioning that once it's programmed to a specific VIN, it cannot be changed. Kevin @ Warwick Mini did everything he could think of to get it to work,...
06-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Programming VIN and mileage. It works just fine...

Programming VIN and mileage.
It works just fine when hooked up, the gauges came up, everything looked to read correctly on the center unit. It was the data it was pushing to my dual cluster behind...
06-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

US Version Chrono unit in hand, and I decided to...

US Version Chrono unit in hand, and I decided to give it one more shot to see if what happens to the mileage data. Sure enough again, the data seems to be stored inside the center unit, as I have...
05-29-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Gray Raven and I have been discussing it offline,...

Gray Raven and I have been discussing it offline, and we both feel it's best if I just sell the Euro version, and have a US version Chrono reprogrammed.

That's the main reason, but another reason...
05-29-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

haha, thanks. About the echo in here, I didn't...

haha, thanks.
About the echo in here, I didn't understand what you meant in your previous responses, which is why I posted my findings. No harm, no foul. I'm still learning, and it's helping me...
05-29-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Going to sell my European Chrono unit either on...

Going to sell my European Chrono unit either on here, or on Mini2's site.
A gent here on NAM was kind enough to sell me his US version, so when it arrives, I'm going to visit my local Mini...
05-28-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,642
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Thanks! PM'd him.

Thanks! PM'd him.
05-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Interested! Who's selling one?

Interested! Who's selling one?
05-27-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Well that ended not too well. Here's the...

Well that ended not too well.

Here's the scoop...I forgot to take pictures, but it doesn't matter because it has to be redone anyways. The unit I purchased was from a gent in Portugal. Portugal...
05-22-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

The digging I was referring to was finding it in...

The digging I was referring to was finding it in the Bentley manual. There are so many pages, I find it a little difficult to locate exactly what I need in the PDF version.
Thank you for the link...
05-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Oh, good idea! I'll probably continue it this...

Oh, good idea! I'll probably continue it this weekend sometime, and look up more on the removal of some of the panels. Not sure if the dash board should come up and out or not for this. I found...
05-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Actually...I just started it. lol The first...

Actually...I just started it. lol
The first thing I did while pulling panels off was to install my Auto Up Circuit, and got that working. Since some of the panels are off, the next step is to...
04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Awe man Chris! I wasn't able to get a hold of...

Awe man Chris! I wasn't able to get a hold of the RMW Jesus Head yet. lol
I guess I shouldn't fret too much, so far this will be the 3rd tuning at Swift in a row (that I can recall anyway), so the...
04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Awe man, I have the same mods as you in my 2004...

Awe man, I have the same mods as you in my 2004 MCS, and I can't hit 210HP. Oh well. Congrats on your numbers though!
02-25-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

More than sure it can be done. I had a center...

More than sure it can be done. I had a center GPS unit that died last year, and plan on having it removed, and replaced with a center unit that is other gauges instead of the speedo/tac (my current...
12-01-2011, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

An RMW tune, definitely.

An RMW tune, definitely.
08-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

No clue. Though is that a foam filter? I...

No clue. Though is that a foam filter? I can't tell from the photo.
If it is, I'd recommend buying the K&N filter cleaning kit from your local auto parts store. I take mine out each summer,...
07-31-2011, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

The washer jets determine an S from a non-S? ...

The washer jets determine an S from a non-S?
That's just bizarre in a funny way. I wonder how he came to that conclusion? You should've asked him! lol It probably would've started with...
07-27-2011, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Agreed Shane. I told Jan this before, but of...

Agreed Shane. I told Jan this before, but of all the aftermarket parts I have installed in my Mini, I'm most proud of everything that's RMW.
07-23-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Revisiting this one: Visited Mini of...

Revisiting this one:

Visited Mini of Warwick, and they diagnosed it as a busted NAV computer. Over $3k to repair and replace. HAHA!! NOT HAPPENING! lol

Going to go with an instrument cluster...
07-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Nope. Jan of RMW was scheduled to do a tune...

Nope.
Jan of RMW was scheduled to do a tune session at a garage here in New England, and I got myself on the list of folks who wanted him to work his magic. Worked out great, very happy with the...
07-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Gauges: VEI Systems -...

Gauges:
VEI Systems - http://www.veisystems.com/home.html

Tuning:
RMW - http://revolutionmotorworks.com

Those would be my recommendations. :)
07-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

You know me, I would GLADLY pay that cost vs...

You know me, I would GLADLY pay that cost vs having to spend the thousands to revive the NAV system. It was nice to have it while it lasted. But now that it's inoperative, I really don't miss it...
07-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsMid/B0025535.pn...

http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsMid/B0025535.png
That would be this guy, right?
If so, that's the one I'm interested in. And yeah, I've got the dual clustet (tach & speedo) behind the steering...
07-05-2011, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

I thought I heard someone mention that a Mini...

I thought I heard someone mention that a Mini dealership will need to do some coding in the Mini's computer to allow for the new center instrument cluster. One thing's for certain, overall it's...
07-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By Mr Silverblood

NAV Delete?

Hey everyone!

Back in Feb, my wife and I left the Mini at the airport while we went to Florida. Living up in New England, the last winter was extremely brutal. Seems like we had major storms...
07-04-2011, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

Another vote for Jan @ RMW in So.Cal.

Another vote for Jan @ RMW in So.Cal.
04-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Definitely find a shop in your hometown that does...

Definitely find a shop in your hometown that does exhaust repairs or installs. I've had my resonator repaired for about $80 from a local shop where I live. Same with my girlfriends car, her's had a...
04-24-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 812,152
Posted By Mr Silverblood

The color is so rich. Beautiful photo & great...

The color is so rich. Beautiful photo & great use of HDR!
04-23-2011, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

And a better photo of the side stripes. ...

And a better photo of the side stripes.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5539578629_67c00f3226_b.jpg
04-23-2011, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

What better place to take a photograph of the...

What better place to take a photograph of the Monstah...than in front of the Monstah. Appropriate? lol
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5540143052_08a618306e_b.jpg
04-17-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Also, my Mini has 95000+ miles on it. Could the...

Also, my Mini has 95000+ miles on it. Could the supercharger be loosing it's efficiency?
04-17-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

I actually had the belt replaced in December. ...

I actually had the belt replaced in December. :/
I'll be honest, I was hoping for a bigger HP number, but I'm good with it (for now). It can be a little frustrating seeing Mini's modded less than...
04-15-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

I THINK mine is file #13, but I'm not totally...

I THINK mine is file #13, but I'm not totally sure. It does say 11-4-2011, which was Monday, which was when I was there, and my Mini did make 207HP....
04-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

They look pretty good. What's funny about the...

They look pretty good.
What's funny about the first one is that the auction says it's for an R53, but if you look at the Mini in the photo, it's clearly an R56. lol I laughed. :P
04-13-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

A good tool to have is a Scan Gauge 2, highly...

A good tool to have is a Scan Gauge 2, highly recommend! It'll report so much data to you, it's fantastic, along with reporting codes. I logged all the codes I found into my Notes app on my iPhone...
04-13-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,246
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Oooooh, I understand what you mean now! Yeah,...

Oooooh, I understand what you mean now! Yeah, you're right, especially when it's cold out, the gearbox feels VERY tight and a bit tough. I can almost feel the teeth of the gears as I'm shifting.
04-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,246
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Not sure at all, but I will say that I think the...

Not sure at all, but I will say that I think the tightness or sharpness of the R53's gearbox is just fabulous. I had the chance to test drive a bunch of R56's last year, and the "floppiness" of...
04-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mr Silverblood

When my resonator blew apart, it sounded just...

When my resonator blew apart, it sounded just like this.
Have the exhaust looked at, sounds like a pipe may have rusted apart.
04-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Well he did say that they can't get a replacement...

Well he did say that they can't get a replacement easily, so there must be more to that than we know. Either way it's cool. Waiting on getting my results emailed later this week.
04-11-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Of course! Shawn @ Swift will be in the Mini...

Of course! Shawn @ Swift will be in the Mini with a keyboard, and he & Jan can show you on the monitor what each "pull" shows for both HP and torque.
It's fun to watch the whole process.
04-11-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

My final result was 207HP. I had a MAP...

My final result was 207HP.

I had a MAP sensor issue, which thankfully Jan had a replacement with him, and I need to have the 1st O2 sensor replaced. Also might have a leak somewhere in my...
04-11-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Jess, I'd call Swift right away and find out if...

Jess, I'd call Swift right away and find out if they can still do it. Your Mini will be strapped down, so I would think it would be ok. Call them while everyone's still there.
860-823-1909
...
04-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

A few videos from today @ Swift. Jan...

A few videos from today @ Swift.

Jan assisting with an injector swap
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An R56 on the dyno
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Monstah on the dyno.
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04-10-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Ok great, thanks Blue!

Ok great, thanks Blue!
04-10-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,971
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Oh shoot, I wish I knew this earlier, I'm...

Oh shoot, I wish I knew this earlier, I'm scheduled for 10am tomorrow.
Thought about doing Seafoam, but hadn't heard that I should do it before getting tuned, so I didn't bother to pick up a bottle....
04-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mr Silverblood

I take that back...it's well over $3k for the DVD...

I take that back...it's well over $3k for the DVD Player/Computer.
I really don't wanna say it, but that's a completely BS price. If I needed to replace the display and the computer, that's nearly...
04-04-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Well, I scheduled a service visit at the nearest...

Well, I scheduled a service visit at the nearest Mini dealership this Saturday. They'll look into this, and a SES light as well. I'm hopeful it's just the DVD player itself, it would be so much...
04-04-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Good question...but I did have the battery...

Good question...but I did have the battery replaced with a brand new one about 18 months ago, probably closer to 2 years ago now.
Haven't had it checked recently though.

Do you think it's...
04-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mr Silverblood

Checked the disc, no cracks, and pretty much...

Checked the disc, no cracks, and pretty much scratch free. :confused:
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