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11-09-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,936
Posted By kensmini

The latest word from the MINI service dept. is...

The latest word from the MINI service dept. is that the electrical problem is due to a "bad positive terminal cable" that needs to be replaced. Had to leave Ringo over night as the part wasn't in...
11-08-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,936
Posted By kensmini

Thanks all for the info about a rattling speedo...

Thanks all for the info about a rattling speedo needle and a dying battery.

Since October, the problem has only gotten worse. Lately, it's not just a rattling speedo needle and trouble starting:...
10-16-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,936
Posted By kensmini

Motor On: Thanks. My '02 Cooper's VIN is before...

Motor On: Thanks. My '02 Cooper's VIN is before the range noted in the recall notice. Looks like I just need a new battery.
10-16-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,936
Posted By kensmini

Motor On: Thanks for the info. Yes, Ringo...

Motor On: Thanks for the info. Yes, Ringo spends a lot of time resting. Any ideas on where I get details about a possible stock battery recall?
10-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,936
Posted By kensmini

The speedo needle vibrate/clicking sound...

The speedo needle vibrate/clicking sound phenomenon started on my July 02 build 2002 Cooper about July of this summer, 2006. Not just an annoyance as I sometimes can't start the car. After the...
04-30-2004, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,155
Posted By kensmini

I've read much here on the high number of great...

I've read much here on the high number of great motoring miles racked up on Coopers in very little time. For better or worse, my '02 Cooper is not a commuter and spends most of its life within the...
04-30-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By kensmini

I was completely opposed to getting the MINI...

I was completely opposed to getting the MINI factory roof rack because of the holes that would need to be drilled into the roof. But D2MINI makes a good point: There are already a number of holes...
04-30-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,439
Posted By kensmini

Most of the exterior changes are on the subtle...

Most of the exterior changes are on the subtle side. As they should be because MINI will always be faced with keeping the general look of the car the same while still doing periodic refreshings. ...
03-29-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By kensmini

After years of using the auto-on faucet at the...

After years of using the auto-on faucet at the sink in my office's Mens Room, I now find that I'm putting my hands under faucets in every other Mens Room and momentarily wondering why the water isn't...
03-29-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By kensmini

You get what you pay for with the glass shops...

You get what you pay for with the glass shops that come to your car and do the work in 30 minutes or so. New glass should be given 24 hours without driving or opening/shutting doors so that the...
03-29-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By kensmini

I reread your post. Now, I don't think you...

I reread your post. Now, I don't think you wanted the FMH lights set anyway. You just want the darn lights to shut off when you turn off the car, all of them, and without having to use any switch...
03-29-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By kensmini

This doesn't sound right. You should...

This doesn't sound right. You should double-check to see that you've really got the Follow Me Home Light correctly set in Vehicle Memory. My headlights and park lights shut off after about 1 minute...
03-29-2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By kensmini

I second what asodestrom says: I've had great...

I second what asodestrom says: I've had great service and treatment at MINI of SF. Just make sure what they know you need and that the service writer understands your timeframe requirements. Let...
03-29-2004, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By kensmini

You should have 3 years free maintenance and a...

You should have 3 years free maintenance and a four year warranty on your MINI. I doubt if one of the great independent shops you know of can do work for less than nothing.

However, you may want...
03-26-2004, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By kensmini

I get free cab rides between the dealer and home...

I get free cab rides between the dealer and home or the office. Here I thought I'd scored...
03-26-2004, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By kensmini

Like ZAKdog, I'm at the other end of the...

Like ZAKdog, I'm at the other end of the spectrum. I'm at just over 8000 miles in 17 months. What's wrong with me?! My MA kids me about how my MINI lives most days and nights in a $300/month...
03-26-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By kensmini

I've never understood all the whining about the...

I've never understood all the whining about the auto A/C either. I set mine on 68 and leave it. The temp is always perfect and I only need to make changes when I defrost the windshield. And as a...
03-24-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By kensmini

Just got my latest copy of MINI International. ...

Just got my latest copy of MINI International. This issue features Shanghai. And I just found the mag's website at MINI International Magazine...
03-19-2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By kensmini

I don't think it's a given that Vehicle Memory...

I don't think it's a given that Vehicle Memory settings are "overwritten" when your software is updated to v36. I had no troubles with mine. However, if you're heading in for any software changes,...
03-19-2004, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By kensmini

I have a subscription. The magazine is MINI...

I have a subscription.

The magazine is MINI International and is a quarterly, published in several languages, in Hamburg. Each issue focuses on a trendy city and also relates to MINIs in that...
03-18-2004, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By kensmini

I noticed this problem last week after I had...

I noticed this problem last week after I had started using Google's pop-up blocker. For Google, I can hold down the Ctrl key (on a PC) and click on the features and things work okay. I was just in...
03-09-2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,500
Posted By kensmini

Dave, Good letter but you might want to give it...

Dave,
Good letter but you might want to give it another quick edit before you send it to MINI.

While the facts in your bullet points seem to be well supported, you should consider editing your...
03-05-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,294
Posted By kensmini

I just had my first replacement windshield, of...

I just had my first replacement windshield, of the original design, mounted a second time as the first seal didn't take all that well. When I drove after the first heavy rainstorm with the new...
01-28-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,462
Posted By kensmini

My '02 Cooper is named Ringo. I don't know why...

My '02 Cooper is named Ringo. I don't know why but my last few cars have had names. When I was thinking of one for the MINI, a friend suggested Ringo since that Beatle is supposed to have had the...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-26-2004, 12:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 133,105
Posted By kensmini

I wonder if there's a collector out there, who's...

I wonder if there's a collector out there, who's more extreme that I am, who'll want the "white felty shipping pack" to keep with his pristine X3. Aren't collectables more valuable if you hang on to...
01-20-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 42,672
Posted By kensmini

Few waves anymore. In San Francisco, there are...

Few waves anymore. In San Francisco, there are now so many MINIs that the novelty has worn off. A year ago, I had all of the tiniest parking spaces in town to myself. Now when I hunt for them,...
01-20-2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,022
Posted By kensmini

I love my Cooper just the way he is. But if I...

I love my Cooper just the way he is. But if I had to do it over again, I would've ordered the optional non-cracking windshield and the No Rattles Package. Also, I'd delete the Sensi-Stall® feature...
01-15-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,915
Posted By kensmini

My windshield cracked, on its own, while warming...

My windshield cracked, on its own, while warming in the sun in a parking lot two weeks ago. It's a 6 inch crack and begins in the lower left (driver's) side of the glass and extends diagonally...
12-31-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By kensmini

This weekend, (27-29 Dec), while parked at the...

This weekend, (27-29 Dec), while parked at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, the original windshield in my '02 Cooper cracked. No rocks, gravel or other "foreign objects" were involved. I have very...
11-06-2003, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By kensmini

I wrote MINI about this last summer and the reply...

I wrote MINI about this last summer and the reply I got said that no, earlier tachs could not be upgraded to show speed like an '04 can. However, my Cooper is a 2002 model and you probably should...
10-16-2003, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By kensmini

Most of these are listed on pages 101-105 in the...

Most of these are listed on pages 101-105 in the MINI Owners manual, both paper and online at the MINI Owners Lounge. (Page numbers are from the 2002 manual.)
10-16-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By kensmini

Xanthus The lower dash profile is identical...

Xanthus
The lower dash profile is identical with the shelf as without it. In fact, with that open self, your knees might actually have a little more room. By the way, don't be dreaming of gaining...
08-25-2003, 03:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,962
Posted By kensmini

Do not, under any circumstances, allow your first...

Do not, under any circumstances, allow your first MINI anniversary to pass with only 4100 miles on the odometer. I am so unworthy...
Forum: Site Feedback
08-25-2003, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By kensmini

I feel left out that I only read the rants after...

I feel left out that I only read the rants after the guy was banned.

Is it possible that really smart people are beyond the idiot conventions of spelling and grammar, the ones that most of us...
08-25-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,534
Posted By kensmini

Nice tricks but you should note that a couple of...

Nice tricks but you should note that a couple of the above are not universal and may depend on how the Vehicle Memory is programmed and what model year and build date your MINI is.

For example,...
08-25-2003, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By kensmini

Age 42, multi-line discount, safe driver, about...

Age 42, multi-line discount, safe driver, about $800/yr in San Francisco.

It's a State Farm policy that isn't the least expensive but I've had great service and can enjoy the multi-line discount...
08-18-2003, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By kensmini

Cooper's got good advice. I'll add that my...

Cooper's got good advice. I'll add that my dealer is going to do my first oil/filter change at my 1 yr. anniversary, this month, under warranty. I only yesterday turned over 4000 miles (I know, I...
08-07-2003, 01:09 PM
08-06-2003, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By kensmini

I love the Auto AC. If you read the manual and...

I love the Auto AC. If you read the manual and use it a few times, it's easy and works great. If you want to manually control everything, the Auto AC allows you to do that as well. On Sunday, I...
08-04-2003, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By kensmini

Think seriously about getting the Panorama...

Think seriously about getting the Panorama sunroof. Unless you're in the desert without covered parking or concerned about wind noise at high-speed, get it.

Together with the stereo controls on...
05-30-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By kensmini

My onboard computer's MPG exactly matches the...

My onboard computer's MPG exactly matches the real MPG, calculations done by hand using miles driven from the odometer and the gallons pumped number from the gas station. The two MPG values have...
05-30-2003, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,143
Posted By kensmini

I went to the second San Francisco, pre-release...

I went to the second San Francisco, pre-release Italian Job screening last night. This one was sponsored by MINI and the local dealership. No formal rally type thing with the cars beforehand for...
05-21-2003, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By kensmini

The "soda can" ad with the Lemon Yellow...

The "soda can" ad with the Lemon Yellow Cooper is the one that was filmed on my block last autumn. My Motoring Advisor phoned to tell me about it. I'm hoping to see it soon.

If there's an old...
05-15-2003, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By kensmini

Hey Ad Lovers: I just checked all of the above...

Hey Ad Lovers:
I just checked all of the above mentioned mags at the newstand. None of them have any MINI ads. So, I have to assume that 8ball has guessed correctly: These cool new ads are in the...
05-13-2003, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By kensmini

It took forever but it's still great news. Now,...

It took forever but it's still great news. Now, if the MINIs which did not get manual boot releases from the factory (another glaring safety omission) can get these as well, we're talking real...
05-08-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By kensmini

As far as I know, all US 2002 Coopers don't have...

As far as I know, all US 2002 Coopers don't have the manual trunk release, only the manual "has" it.

And yes, Coopers need the feature for the same reasons that Cooper Ss do. If there's a power...
05-08-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By kensmini

Vespa and/or jsun: Do you happen to know if the...

Vespa and/or jsun:
Do you happen to know if the quoted part numbers work for the 2002 Cooper as well as the pre-November '02 MCS?
04-21-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By kensmini

Well, finally, I've heard back from MINI USA on...

Well, finally, I've heard back from MINI USA on the Cooper's speed-sensitive intermittent wipers.

It turns out that the Owner's Manual, the MINI Unwrapped CD-ROM and the little car itself are all...
04-16-2003, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By kensmini

I check the computer mileage with the actual...

I check the computer mileage with the actual mileage and reset the computer at each fill-up. My MINI's computer is extremely accurate. I was very pleasantly surprised.
03-20-2003, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By kensmini

Hey, my MINI is left wheel drive. But that's...

Hey, my MINI is left wheel drive.

But that's not what you meant, was it? :smile:
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