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Today, 01:14 PM
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Posted By A383Wing

Red face Cooper S Throttle Body Brass Vacuum Connection

Does anyone have a broken or bad throttle body for an "S" that has the 90* brass vacuum line that I can get? It's just a press fit, no threads involved

I have a spare throttle body here but the...
Forum: JCW Garage
Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

I honestly don't know....car only has 109,000...

I honestly don't know....car only has 109,000 miles, but that doesn't mean anything......to be honest, it doesn't act like a fuel issue....it's like someone reaches over and switches the key off and...
Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By A383Wing

I got this armrest for my R53 a few years ago...

I got this armrest for my R53 a few years ago just after I got the car.....very well made, and at the right height for me while driving....it holds a lot of stuff, and the top flips up after you push...
Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By A383Wing

does that new armrest pad stay put or does it...

does that new armrest pad stay put or does it need some help as most do? MIne keeps sliding back all the time....I'm considering a couple small hinges on the right side of the pad so it opens up...
Forum: JCW Garage
Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-15-2019 Not much of an update, but...

Update: 6-15-2019

Not much of an update, but making very little progress on the runnability issue right now....the "MINI from Hell" is kicking my butt

Got my 2 new front ABS sensors the other...
Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By A383Wing

I seem to remember reading about it somewhere in...

I seem to remember reading about it somewhere in this forum......but my 3 brain cells can't remember the thread

Bryan
06-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By A383Wing

you do know that you have to step on the brake...

you do know that you have to step on the brake pedal first, right?? Check your fuses

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-13-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Good point.....will have to check that out...... ...

Good point.....will have to check that out......

My pair of front new ABS sensors arrived today.....I'll try and get those installed when the weather cools down a bit

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-12-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Yea, I have thought about those two things as a...

Yea, I have thought about those two things as a possible issue with the car. I do have a spare throttle body, but not a spare gas pedal assembly.

My ABS sensors should be here tomorrow, and the...
06-12-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By A383Wing

I zip-tied the valve closed, car still falls on...

I zip-tied the valve closed, car still falls on its face when accelerating, I don't think the valve is my problem now

Bryan ( time for plan B)
Forum: JCW Garage
06-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-12-2019 Not a lot to report...

Update: 6-12-2019

Not a lot to report yet....still waiting on parts.....

One thing I did do when I put the other damper back on after finding out that my dampers were not broken, was I put a...
06-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By A383Wing

I had the same "clunk" noise in my wife's car a...

I had the same "clunk" noise in my wife's car a few years ago.....turned out to be a bad outer tie rod end......check the simple stuff first

Bryan
06-11-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By A383Wing

JCW pulleys are smaller than stock S units....the...

JCW pulleys are smaller than stock S units....the standard pulley remover will not work....you will need the JCW puller.....what I did with mine was I installed the puller, then put a large enough...
06-10-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By A383Wing

I'm going to try this with my '06 R52 JCW car...

I'm going to try this with my '06 R52 JCW car this week..... the car falls on its face when accelerating.... I just wanted to close the valve for testing before my new valve arrived

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-09-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

My belt is new, it's a Gates K060539, stock...

My belt is new, it's a Gates K060539, stock supercharger 11% pulley......as far as the dampers go, as I stated, I have 2 of them here, both are put together tight as I tried to put a screwdriver...
06-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By A383Wing

A lot of aftermarket scanners, code readers, and...

A lot of aftermarket scanners, code readers, and Bluetooth devices will not clear codes on European vehicles. I have a Snap On scanner which is updated to the latest software version, I couldn't get...
06-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By A383Wing

I agree...the 15K interval is too much in my book...

I agree...the 15K interval is too much in my book

Bryan
06-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 43,092
Posted By A383Wing

Looks good...I see you put an "S" on the front...

Looks good...I see you put an "S" on the front like I did to my '04 R53......I need to repaint the red that was inside mine....the cheap vinyl sticker came off shortly after I installed it

Bryan
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06-09-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By A383Wing

just curious, how & what are you using to try and...

just curious, how & what are you using to try and clear the code with??

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-09-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By A383Wing

Your car looks great.....wish mine looked half as...

Your car looks great.....wish mine looked half as good.....I'm still trying to get mine to run right, but that's another thread in here

Mine has the white stripes on the hood, I'm not a fan of...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-08-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Wayne, I just had the intercooler and seals off...

Wayne, I just had the intercooler and seals off yesterday when I was changing out the air valve, no rips or tears in either seal, no air leaks at either seal when engine is idleing.....

I took a...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-08-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

The first time I had this happen, everyone said...

The first time I had this happen, everyone said the damper was bad and broken.....I took it off, checked it very carefully, and even tried to pry the belt grove away from the main pulley body....it...
06-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By A383Wing

No, they are not.....the sensors will mount in...

No, they are not.....the sensors will mount in either spot....but they are different sensors.....also, the Map sensor has 4 terminals inside, the T-MAP sensor only has 3

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-8-2019 Well, I guess the...

Update: 6-8-2019

Well, I guess the celebration was short lived....took the car out today, and it started back in with cutting out and going into limp mode.....same codes again

P1688 - DME:...
Forum: Electrical
06-07-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By A383Wing

Nobody has an idea what this little 4-wire...

Nobody has an idea what this little 4-wire connector goes to??

Bueller, bueller........
Forum: JCW Garage
06-07-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-7-2019 I went out to the R52,...

Update: 6-7-2019

I went out to the R52, (aka, Mini from Hell), and proceeded to remove the air bypass valve from the car.....I had an extra one here that was on the wrecking yard motor that I...
06-07-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By A383Wing

No, the "tune" is burned into the ECU.....even...

No, the "tune" is burned into the ECU.....even disconnecting the battery will not erase the tune......

Bryan
06-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By A383Wing

My head hurts from trying to understand all of...

My head hurts from trying to understand all of this......so do we have two "S" engines?? One "S" and one "non-S" engine??.......are you swapping a "S" engine into a "non-S" car??

Inquiring minds,...
06-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By A383Wing

I think you better research this, from what I...

I think you better research this, from what I have heard, the shift cables will need to be swapped out as well......the '06 cables are different from your "04 car........

Bryan
Forum: JCW Garage
06-06-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-6-2019 I installed the new BMW MAP...

Update: 6-6-2019

I installed the new BMW MAP sensor this morning and took the R52 out for a test drive before the rain came down.......car still cuts out briefly at about 3/4 throttle or higher,...
06-05-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By A383Wing

Thanks, so the "additional fan" is actually the...

Thanks, so the "additional fan" is actually the power steering fan under the car? Didn't all Mini's have that fan?

Yea, I seem to recall that the 6 disc changer was a dealership item, sorry, my...
06-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By A383Wing

Would like help with some of the build sheet codes and descriptions

I have 2 first gen MINI's, a 2004 R53 S hardtop and a 2006 R52 JCW convertible......I was going through the build sheets that I have printed off for both cars. Most of the descriptions of the car's...
06-05-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By A383Wing

Yup.....that's the one I bought.....works great,...

Yup.....that's the one I bought.....works great, but you will have to take your time and figure out where all the screens are in the tool.....the little owners booklet was not really all that clear,...
Forum: Electrical
06-05-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By A383Wing

What does this wire connector plug into??

Four wire connector behind the door card, looks like it was taped to the metal door frame close to the speaker at the bottom. It's not for the puddle light as seen in the second picture, that only...
06-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By A383Wing

A lot of "aftermarket scanners" & "code readers"...

A lot of "aftermarket scanners" & "code readers" will not clear codes from European vehicles......my Snap-On scanner wouldn't clear codes on my "04 R53........I had at buy the Schwaben scanner from...
06-05-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By A383Wing

Still have that thread going, still working on...

Still have that thread going, still working on the car and fixing things on it......I think I have almost fixed all that was wrong with it from the previous owner(s), but as you know, these cars are...
06-04-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By A383Wing

My recommendation would be to clear all the codes...

My recommendation would be to clear all the codes and start over. The minute the engine light comes back on, read the codes again and compare

Bryan
06-04-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By A383Wing

the wheels are the same as I bought it....but...

the wheels are the same as I bought it....but they were all in the house during the getting the car back on the road over the winter...I do have new tires on it now.......

Bryan
06-04-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,636
Posted By A383Wing

this is for sale in the classified section ...

this is for sale in the classified section

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339481

never mind......it's gone, and I didn't get to save the picture
06-04-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,636
Posted By A383Wing

My "06 R52 JCW car ...

My "06 R52 JCW car

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/100e6598_b7be8baf4b0e7bc3a7951437bcba373e3150f5b2.jpg
06-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By A383Wing

from what I have read and from what others have...

from what I have read and from what others have testified about those MSD coils, they do not work as well as the OE coils......

Your car, your call

Bryan
06-04-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By A383Wing

I wold have to find another driver if we did a...

I wold have to find another driver if we did a meet somewhere.......

Bryan
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06-03-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,515
Posted By A383Wing

OPERATION HEATED DOOR MIRROR DISABLE IS A...

OPERATION HEATED DOOR MIRROR DISABLE IS A COMPLETE SUCCESS!!

I tried to remove the glass from the mirror, it was not coming off.....things were creaking and cracking, but the mirror was still...
06-02-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By A383Wing

unless you are using the wrong tool or wrench to...

unless you are using the wrong tool or wrench to remove & replace the drain plug, you should not have to replace it at every oil change.......I have never replaced mine in either of my cars

Bryan
06-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By A383Wing

Thanks....these are the only aftermarket set I...

Thanks....these are the only aftermarket set I found that I really liked also......they are really bright at night with the LED's behind them.......

Bryan
06-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By A383Wing

I have an '06 R52 JCW car and I was also chasing...

I have an '06 R52 JCW car and I was also chasing electrical issues last year while putting the car back together. I found this large CAN BUS connection all rotten, corroded, & broken due to massive...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,229
Posted By A383Wing

Update: 6-2-2019 I got my new MAP sensor on...

Update: 6-2-2019

I got my new MAP sensor on Friday, have not had time to put it in and see if it works yet, have had other things to do around here besides "The MINI from Hell".......the new...
06-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By A383Wing

Did some tinkering on the R53 yesterday

I have had this R53 for almost 3 years now.....I've been so busy working on the R52 that I have been neglecting it's brother.......not much is needed to do on the R53.....I repaired or replaced a lot...
06-02-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,098
Posted By A383Wing

read the post above yours.....it sold 4 years ago...

read the post above yours.....it sold 4 years ago

Bryan
06-02-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By A383Wing

and send the MSD coil pack back to where you...

and send the MSD coil pack back to where you bought it from and use a stock MINI coil pack......the MSD units are not good enough as mentioned

Bryan
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