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Forum: Detailing 101
Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

I had a local recent HS grad detailer looking for...

I had a local recent HS grad detailer looking for summer work. He washed & polished my car and did a ceramic coating for $350. Is it the equal of many pro jobs, probably not but I have an older F56...
Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

I'm not an expert, but I do believe you need a...

I'm not an expert, but I do believe you need a tune with a catless downpipe. Go with a catted dp if you must.

Obligatory rant - running catless is bad business.
Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Well if I was a lot closer I'd buy it and have...

Well if I was a lot closer I'd buy it and have your local MINI dealer install it. Alas none of that is happening. :cry:

Good luck with sale.
Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

If it is resettable without issue then...

If it is resettable without issue then https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-by-foxwell-parts/professional-bmw-mini-scan-tool/014020sch01a~scf/ or similar should be able to do it. However if it has a...
06-14-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,841
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Only gets warning light, no loss of power.

Only gets warning light, no loss of power.
06-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,841
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Mr G, diggin up some old posts - my sons CM gets...

Mr G, diggin up some old posts - my sons CM gets this infrequently. Less since we did the PCV recently (thanks again). I have the same scanner as you and no codes show up at all. Happens only on the...
06-13-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

What tune did you do for your car?

What tune did you do for your car?
06-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

https://remus.eu/car.html?vehicleId=1-23-215-699

https://remus.eu/car.html?vehicleId=1-23-215-699
06-13-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

The dealer is supposed to help you set that up....

The dealer is supposed to help you set that up. Not sure if they still have the "genius" {cough} floating around anymore but that was the job for them.
06-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

O2 sensor failure can cause all sorts of issues,...

O2 sensor failure can cause all sorts of issues, misfire definitely. Hopefully you use OEM or similar high quality so you don't have to do it again soon. How many miles on this one?
06-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Just as a follow up here, not related to bed in...

Just as a follow up here, not related to bed in process. The EBCs dust like mad for me compared to OEM pads or the Akebono's on the Countryman.

They did stop me nicely as I came down a dark road...
06-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

BavSound, if you are going from base stereo and...

BavSound, if you are going from base stereo and upgrading you will probably enjoy the upgrade. If you have an HK you probably need more power first instead of new speakers. You can also look at...
06-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,872
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

MINI sales are way down. Younger buyers aren't...

MINI sales are way down.
Younger buyers aren't into cars like they used to be.
Lots of younger people don't even want to own cars.
Cars are getting more complex and harder to work on.

I...
06-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

There is a small group of people who hate HK...

There is a small group of people who hate HK system. I am a member. I'm constantly upgrading my F56, I think I am finally near the end.
06-12-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Simple job. Look on YouTube.

Simple job. Look on YouTube.
06-12-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

We have many vendors on this site to choose from....

We have many vendors on this site to choose from. Look at the thread listing all the Vendors. For filters you can also find them pretty cheaply on Amazon or Ebay. The dealer will always try to sell...
06-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,686
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

They have so many different ways to get to the...

They have so many different ways to get to the same goal, which is making money. Dealer cash rebates that the manufacturer pays the dealership on a sale. Last car I bought had $2000 dealer cash that...
Forum: Suspension
06-09-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

BMW MINI has certain bolts with encapsulated blue...

BMW MINI has certain bolts with encapsulated blue "loctite" type of thread locker which activates on use. Instead of spending $35 on the bolts that secure the seats to my car, I just put some loctite...
06-09-2019, 11:09 PM
06-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Find an good indy mechanic and get a diagnosis....

Find an good indy mechanic and get a diagnosis. I'm guessing you bought the car without a pre purchase inspection.
06-08-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Looks like your at a Ford dealership, have them...

Looks like your at a Ford dealership, have them fix it before you buy it. Get a Pre purchase inspection anyway and point that out.
Forum: Detailing 101
06-07-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

The Dawn soap is on the right track. A few drops...

The Dawn soap is on the right track. A few drops mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol and water will make a more efficient cleaner. I made up a batch for cleaning Granite instead of the $20 bottle of cleaner...
06-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

a lot of the codes are manufacturer specific and...

a lot of the codes are manufacturer specific and you might need a BMW/MINI reader to find them. Pending codes, historical codes, etc. MINI uses individual coils that fit on each spark plug as opposed...
06-06-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

1. Could be related to old battery or other...

1. Could be related to old battery or other charging system faults. Could be lots of other things as well.

3. No supercharger, you have a Turbo.

How many miles on car? Original plugs & coils?...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-05-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Put a WTB in the marketplace section here. Might...

Put a WTB in the marketplace section here. Might get you some attention.
06-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,686
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

For seem reason I always feel compelled to...

For seem reason I always feel compelled to comment on the sales figures. If I was a bean counter at BMW I'd be looking to offload the brand to a willing buyer. Those numbers are awful and getting...
06-04-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

I'm a bit surprised that the body shop doesn't...

I'm a bit surprised that the body shop doesn't have Alldata or similar. VV realoem is spot on.

As for MINI it is frustrating for sure, but they want to sell you parts, not have you buy them...
06-04-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

https://www.newtis.info has lots of info on that

https://www.newtis.info has lots of info on that
06-03-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

After market h/u will lose a lot of the functions...

After market h/u will lose a lot of the functions that you need. Oil level check, TPMS, etc. I've emailed several Asian vendors and they all dance around the issue because they want to sell product,...
06-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

:eek2: b4 admitting to such a heinous crime, a...

:eek2: b4 admitting to such a heinous crime, a search would work so I don't have to kick you with my Footwell Module.
06-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

This is the way....

This is the way. https://www.blimeycabrio.com/how-a-stud-lifts-a-mini/
Forum: 1st Gear
06-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

You say you don't know what to search for, yet...

You say you don't know what to search for, yet your list of six things is pretty well defined, better than most posters I'd say. I won't tell you to search, but I don't have a lot of answers.

I...
05-31-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,303
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Russian merchant never responded to the ill...

Russian merchant never responded to the ill fitting cap, oh well maybe the next person will save the cash and not buy it.

Fix seems to have done the job. Thanks again Grumpy - you are owed some...
05-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Yes, on a Countryman. Turns out the car needed a...

Yes, on a Countryman. Turns out the car needed a new battery and the lighters worked again. Can't say for sure if it is your problem but worth a check if your battery is old.
05-29-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

No war here. However, because you do it for a...

No war here. However, because you do it for a living doesn't have any bearing on what my ears or brain hear. As long as you can agree with that then the rest is no big deal.

I don't have many low...
05-29-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

POR-15 49308 Black Paintable Rubberized Spray...

POR-15 49308 Black Paintable Rubberized Spray UnderCoating
05-29-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Wheel Lock Bolts #36136792850

Bolts used for approx 25K. The key is new, old one was replaced....
05-29-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Don't have the F60, but the "learning driving...

Don't have the F60, but the "learning driving style" claim is pure BS. More likely needs a software update or it has some other issues. I've had transmission adaptations reset on MINIs before (R60 &...
05-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

The cheap Centric Rotors I put on our 11...

The cheap Centric Rotors I put on our 11 Countryman 40K miles ago look brand new compared to those rotors. Looks like MINI went and sourced the cheapest crap they could find or got stuck with a batch...
05-28-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Getting closer to Audio Nirvana

Previously upgraded my HK in the 2 dr HT.

JL Audio 6 Channel Amp
Bavsound speakers

Enjoyed this for awhile but always felt something was a bit off for me. On some songs the highs were...
05-28-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

When you factor in the warranty the $6K premium...

When you factor in the warranty the $6K premium goes up a lot.

I've never driven the R, nor a new JCW CM. However, wife has 2019 Golf Rabbit and it is pretty comparable to a JCW HT for a lot less...
05-28-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,098
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

How about...

How about https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/800x725/peace_sign_red_car_emblem_62280_1417927211_ad47f53e4d10569bcddeb077698005f00ecd632f.jpg
05-28-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,098
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

A big middle finger and "stop tailgating me you...

A big middle finger and "stop tailgating me you moron" ? LOL

Haven't thought far enough ahead, just know that I don't want any country flags. Maybe someone else will come up with an idea.
05-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Better make sure that it supports all the...

Better make sure that it supports all the functions you want. I've never gotten a clear answer from any of the Chinese companies on this. Usually the answer is as specific as "Yes Dear we support all...
05-26-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Probably need to replace it. You can try some...

Probably need to replace it. You can try some graphite or lithium lube but usually those are inexpensive and easily replaced when they start to fail.
05-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Maybe. I've been researching a possibility....

Maybe. I've been researching a possibility. Google CTKBM28 and read up. I have not been able to get great confirmed answers but manufacturer claims it works for what you and I want.
05-26-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,509
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Automatic universe and everything is expensive 😣...

Automatic universe and everything is expensive 😣 especially at Mini Portland.
05-25-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,509
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

So when I go for a ride I'm only working with 10%...

So when I go for a ride I'm only working with 10% - bummer. Glad I live in a different universe.
05-25-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,098
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Will you be doing other designs that are not...

Will you be doing other designs that are not Union Jack? Like the idea, just want something different.
05-24-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

You can get a free one usually at Harbor Freight....

You can get a free one usually at Harbor Freight. I was going to post similar yesterday, but decided I didn't want to be so blunt.
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