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Forum: 1st Gear
05-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 93,933
Posted By biggripper

Not 100% sure but I believe Midnight Black and...

Not 100% sure but I believe Midnight Black and Midnight Black Metallic are the same. So MB would be your answer. Thanks for sending the link to the library of motoring that’s helpful.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-22-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 93,933
Posted By biggripper

Ok I did some updating to the list....hopefully...

Ok I did some updating to the list....hopefully it’s squared away for a while.
03-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,167
Posted By biggripper

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer...

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer "anti-friction compound such as glycerine" to the cylinder head contact surfaces. Has anyone done this? Is it completely necessary? What exactly is...
03-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By biggripper

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer...

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer "anti-friction compound such as glycerine" to the cylinder head contact surfaces. Has anyone done this? Is it completely necessary? What exactly is...
03-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,628
Posted By biggripper

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer...

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer "anti-friction compound such as glycerine" to the cylinder head contact surfaces. Has anyone done this? Is it completely necessary? What exactly is...
03-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,477
Posted By biggripper

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer...

So the Bentley manual says to apply a thin layer "anti-friction compound such as glycerine" to the cylinder head contact surfaces. Has anyone done this? Is it completely necessary? What exactly is...
03-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By biggripper

Right you are. Thanks for the tip. I've been on...

Right you are. Thanks for the tip. I've been on NAM a long time and somehow I didn't know that. Oh well better late than never.
03-16-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By biggripper

Yes I could see how that could be a bit...

Yes I could see how that could be a bit confusing. I guess, I would characterize it as an assumption--perhaps a misinformed one. I only have the one MINI, after all, and it happens to be a JCW...
03-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By biggripper

JCW's draw lots of attention...In Italy

I haven't experienced this kind of attention in my MINI since I had my 02 MCS back when MINI's were still new and rare.

One of the highlights of bringing my 11JCW when I got stationed here is all...
03-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,506
Posted By biggripper

Thanks Zephyr, that makes sense.

Thanks Zephyr, that makes sense.
03-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,506
Posted By biggripper

I had not yet occurred to me to make a...

I had not yet occurred to me to make a distinction between long or short drives but I would guess it is typically after short drives because I rarely take long drives.

Today was definitely a...
03-03-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,506
Posted By biggripper

The oil is only a couple weeks old and my oil...

The oil is only a couple weeks old and my oil smelled the same before also. Car runs fine also and there is no colored smoke.

I guess I'm mostly hoping that other members can take a minute or two...
03-03-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,275
Posted By biggripper

I also have a leak that seems to favor the...

I also have a leak that seems to favor the passenger side of the engine but I'm pretty sure mine is starting at the valve cover and working its way down the engine. There is an obvious ring of oil...
03-03-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,506
Posted By biggripper

The Oil On My Dipstick Smells Like Gasoline

The oil on my dipstick smells like gasoline. Not always, but definitely quite often. Sometimes it's faint, while other times it's quite strong.

I tend to check my car when I get home from a...
Forum: JCW Garage
02-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 275,299
Posted By biggripper

I think that is correct, but perhaps more simply...

I think that is correct, but perhaps more simply it is 2011+ cars. LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) is BMW/MINI speak for mid-cycle refresh/update that is common among the brands. It is a mid cycle...
02-11-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,176
Posted By biggripper

Thanks. I went ahead and got the skene. I'll...

Thanks. I went ahead and got the skene. I'll install it when I get to Italy and pick up my car. I prefer the centered look and the fact that if I choose to remove it, there will not be any holes...
01-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,176
Posted By biggripper

I'm sorry to hear that. Did you end up in...

I'm sorry to hear that. Did you end up in another MINI?
01-29-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,176
Posted By biggripper

Have you had a chance to instlall the Skene...

Have you had a chance to instlall the Skene holder on your wife's MINI yet? Any need to take the front bumper cover off to install?

I was initially interested in the cravenspeed version but it...
01-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By biggripper

Alright someone give me some feedback. Have I...

Alright someone give me some feedback. Have I price these too high? I thought I priced them fairly am I wrong?
01-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,987
Posted By biggripper

Has anyone done the update yet. I've never done...

Has anyone done the update yet. I've never done an update before. All you need is a thumb drive right?
01-09-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By biggripper

17" Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST Runflat Tires

I have 4 used Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST Runflat Tires (205/45 R17). These tires are in very good condition with slightly over 10,000 miles of normal use. New tread depth for these tires is 10/32 and...
04-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

Indeed, I do.

Indeed, I do.
03-07-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,907
Posted By biggripper

Yes they'll fit fine.

Yes they'll fit fine.
03-04-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

This mod should have ZERO impact on the vehicle's...

This mod should have ZERO impact on the vehicle's ability to pass smog testing. The resonator exists only to attenuate the sound of the system. Unless emissions testing includes a test for noise...
02-29-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,685
Posted By biggripper

I'll give you my $.02. I had an 02 MCS (15%,...

I'll give you my $.02. I had an 02 MCS (15%, Miltek, Alta RSB, CAI). I now have a 2011 JCW.

R53 MCS Strengths
Go kart feel
lower stance
supercharger whine
interior design
exterior design
...
02-04-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,055
Posted By biggripper

I agree. My 02 MCS with SS+ and a 19mm RSB was...

I agree. My 02 MCS with SS+ and a 19mm RSB was perfect (for me). It was flat and had better rotation. Overall it was so much more go-kart like than my 11 JCW with the standard set up. Now I'm...
01-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

The resonator is 26 inches long and the outer...

The resonator is 26 inches long and the outer diameter of both ends is 2.25 inches or 60mm.

After living with my JCW exhaust sans resonator for several months now. I've decided to post a few...
12-31-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 457,353
Posted By biggripper

Looks pretty sharp. It make me wonder what the...

Looks pretty sharp. It make me wonder what the challenge graphics would look like on my EG. Hmmm?
12-24-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 98,567
Posted By biggripper

No office features for iPhone unfortunately.

No office features for iPhone unfortunately.
12-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 33,148
Posted By biggripper

No, but a pretty sweet looking ride all the same....

No, but a pretty sweet looking ride all the same. Always been a big fan of those wheels. They look pretty sharp. You've got some pretty serious looking cans out back, is that a Remus system?
11-29-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,107
Posted By biggripper

Dunno how I missed this thread. Add me to the...

Dunno how I missed this thread. Add me to the list. I've been enjoying my red roof since February!
11-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 146,303
Posted By biggripper

I'd find a good vinyl guy and get it all wrapped....

I'd find a good vinyl guy and get it all wrapped. It's either that or a repaint.
11-22-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 146,303
Posted By biggripper

Haha. I see you also have a dog name Cooper! ...

Haha. I see you also have a dog name Cooper! Funny!
11-22-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 146,303
Posted By biggripper

Nice! Looks just like mine, minus the wheels.

Nice! Looks just like mine, minus the wheels.
11-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,005
Posted By biggripper

I've been having this intermittently for months...

I've been having this intermittently for months now. I've been unsuccessful at replicating the sound at the dealership. I'm growing increasing worried that I'm going to suffer a break down or some...
11-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

I still love mine. Glad I did it. That said,...

I still love mine. Glad I did it. That said, I'm not thrilled about some of the droning that shows up at highway speeds and under heavy acceleration. It's not a deal breaker but I decided to see...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-11-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 42,357
Posted By biggripper

33 here. This is my first JCW but my second MINI.

33 here. This is my first JCW but my second MINI.
11-07-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

Is it possible that the resonator delete could...

Is it possible that the resonator delete could cause any appreciable power loss due to a reduction of back-pressure. I'm thinking that's not really possible. The challenge cars use a freer flowing...
11-04-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 146,303
Posted By biggripper

Man that looks a lot like my old neighborhood in...

Man that looks a lot like my old neighborhood in North Las Vegas.
10-26-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 146,303
Posted By biggripper

Very nice!

Very nice!
10-25-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 98,567
Posted By biggripper

Yes the connectivity is via the iPhone and...

Yes the connectivity is via the iPhone and perhaps android phone (someday)
09-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By biggripper

Year: 2011 Model: JCW Hardtop Miles: ~5,500 ...

Year: 2011
Model: JCW Hardtop
Miles: ~5,500
Issues:
-Squeaky clutch pedal
-Sunroof rattles
-Intermittent brief high-pitched squeal after power-up/power-down
-Under hood cosmoline...
09-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

So it was pretty much a "sound only" clip? ...

So it was pretty much a "sound only" clip? That's a good idea, though, I hadn't thought of that. Did the clip have a lot of wind buffeting?
09-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

Hahaha. Well thanks for the kudos. I would...

Hahaha. Well thanks for the kudos. I would really not have preferred to go "boot-open" but again I don't have a proper camera and all the videos I shot previously with my phone inside the car I...
09-11-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By biggripper

Vacaville/Fairfield MINI owners

I'm looking for any fellow MINI owners in Vacaville/Fairfield, CA.
09-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

I almost forgot to mention that my wife is, to my...

I almost forgot to mention that my wife is, to my surprise, a fan of the delete. I did my best to conceal the change from here by driving with the sport button off. Not five minutes in to her first...
09-11-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

Here is some new video. I shot both of these...

Here is some new video. I shot both of these with the sport button on. Also of note, I was running with the boot lid open (crazy I know). My only means of shooting video is my iPhone 4. Because...
09-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

I love me some broken tractor!

I love me some broken tractor!
09-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,238
Posted By biggripper

I would say any low end torque loss is negligible...

I would say any low end torque loss is negligible on my JCW. All I know is my MINI now sounds like it has balls-a-plenty.
09-09-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,203
Posted By biggripper

Did the DCT feel pretty nice?

Did the DCT feel pretty nice?
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