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Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,885
Posted By veedubpat

���� The parts are looking splendid! With...

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The parts are looking splendid! With the new OE-style replacements I’m looking with renewed interest. Too bad you’re on the opposite side of the world else I’d offer to find a way to help or...
Yesterday, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By veedubpat

Drill out the spot welds just like yours has been...

Drill out the spot welds just like yours has been removed.

Where are you located? That’s an easy job to weld back up.
Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By veedubpat

The differential inside shouldn’t be any...

The differential inside shouldn’t be any different. For confirmation, check aftermarket differentials. If the same aqua ice, Peloquin, or OS Giken unit is used for all 2002-2006 S-cars, you should be...
Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By veedubpat

The stiffness you’re now experiencing is common...

The stiffness you’re now experiencing is common with Bilstein replacement struts. Bilstein runs high initial gas pressure on their offerings. You won’t be ill-served by them, certainly.
Yesterday, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By veedubpat

Throwout bearings sound very scratchy, not...

Throwout bearings sound very scratchy, not rattly. Does your car have a single-mass flywheel conversion / lightweight flywheel?
06-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By veedubpat

Darn, that unit looks a fair bit nicer than the...

Darn, that unit looks a fair bit nicer than the Uro version I used. Solid find. Though the coil windings on the Uro version come in shrink-tubing.
06-14-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By veedubpat

That's the *only* bar that I'd found for the R53,...

That's the *only* bar that I'd found for the R53, and personally, for what you're asking, I wouldn't spend $250 on that as someone who could weld a roll bar in would be more than capable of adding...
06-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By veedubpat

Why would you want a sub-par OE LSD, when you...

Why would you want a sub-par OE LSD, when you could put the time and effort into something like a Quaife?
Forum: Suspension
06-14-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By veedubpat

Right? Damn, guess my regular secret clearance...

Right? Damn, guess my regular secret clearance doesn't cut it...

My Vorschlag plates appear to have fit just fine, so my curiosity remains as to which brand was purchased and required additional...
06-14-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By veedubpat

Get a dremel and carefully remove material until...

Get a dremel and carefully remove material until the pulley separates from the snout. You're already at the point of no return, so just be careful, move slow, and avoid nicking the snout itself...
06-14-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By veedubpat

Contact a local fabricator and have them make you...

Contact a local fabricator and have them make you something.
06-14-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By veedubpat

This isn't like putting a car on a dyno and...

This isn't like putting a car on a dyno and measuring torque, to then calculate horsepower. Somewhat, but no. If there's a leak somewhere, the OE sensors will be incorrect.

This other bloke is...
Forum: Suspension
06-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Forum: Electrical
06-13-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By veedubpat

I'm sure you're more than capable of doing a bit...

I'm sure you're more than capable of doing a bit of research as the internet has been very alive for over 20 years, so feel free. Select yellow bulbs, updated fog light housings, properly-relayed...
06-13-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By veedubpat

Grab a pry-bar and check for flex or visually...

Grab a pry-bar and check for flex or visually inspect them for damage.
Forum: Electrical
06-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By veedubpat

When in a properly designed housing with correct...

When in a properly designed housing with correct cut-offs, yes. More light output low and wide will improve foul-weather lighting performance. Removing blue from the output color spectrum will...
06-04-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,930
Posted By veedubpat

How much ground clearance did you lose with the...

How much ground clearance did you lose with the under-bracing?
06-04-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By veedubpat

This still produces an increase in final drive...

This still produces an increase in final drive ratio which in turn slows acceleration. Regardless of how much or how little, this is what happens.
06-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By veedubpat

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded...

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded up. Probably won't fit nearly anyone else as they're a smidge tight on me, and I have a 15" width hip bones and a 31" waist.
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06-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By veedubpat

Not yet, the exhaust will be the last component...

Not yet, the exhaust will be the last component to getting this car on the road, and this project just keeps growing and growing. Currently finishing up a custom seat bracket for a Cobra fixed back....
05-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By veedubpat

Honestly, if you're after lighting performance,...

Honestly, if you're after lighting performance, I'd add brackets to the bumper / hood and run the "Rallye" style lighting setup. The original fog lamps are poor by comparison to a more proper setup....
Forum: Suspension
05-29-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By veedubpat

How is clearance around the stabilizer / sway bar...

How is clearance around the stabilizer / sway bar end links? It's possible that these are making contact. I've had similar issues with different vehicles.

Can you take some pictures and post them...
05-25-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

Given comparable price levels, the coilovers will...

Given comparable price levels, the coilovers will either be sub-par or equivalent to your spring / strut combination choices.

Coilovers have the potential to go to much greater levels of...
05-25-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By veedubpat

Redline is a quality company. About 12 years ago...

Redline is a quality company. About 12 years ago now I purchased my first shift boot from them, for a '97 VW Jetta. Definitely a nice product.
05-25-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

What do you define as "custom upgraded shocks and...

What do you define as "custom upgraded shocks and springs"?

That, and what coilovers you're considering, will determine the answer.
05-25-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By veedubpat

Lamin-X film works splendid as well.

Lamin-X film works splendid as well.
05-02-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By veedubpat

I'm sure there's a local fabrication shop that...

I'm sure there's a local fabrication shop that can weld a box under there for you.
04-30-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By veedubpat

This is the cap I have on my car:...

This is the cap I have on my car: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8N3J6

Can't comment on how good it is yet as my car isn't finished..
04-30-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By veedubpat

Glowing exhaust is indicative of a clogged...

Glowing exhaust is indicative of a clogged catalytic converter, and BlownAway stated. :thumbup:
04-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By veedubpat

Wait, it's been two weeks and you haven't scanned...

Wait, it's been two weeks and you haven't scanned it yet? Get NCS Expert and start poking around.

Regardless, swapping tires doesn't intrinsically have any ability to cause a functional failure...
04-30-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By veedubpat

My original one was powdered hopes and dreams, so...

My original one was powdered hopes and dreams, so one of these spiffy ones will replace it once I'm ready to actually start driving the car.

If anyone is having issues with a mechanic sensor with...
04-30-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By veedubpat

I noticed that a lot on the west coast. Here in...

I noticed that a lot on the west coast. Here in the North East we're graced by 93, but it really doesn't compensate for the crap weather. :laugh:

Also, regarding ethanol content: it can gum up...
04-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By veedubpat

The airbag sensors are in front of the wheels,...

The airbag sensors are in front of the wheels, attached to the frame rails, set fairly far back (about in line with the front of the motor). Merely bumping a curb will not generate enough force to...
04-27-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By veedubpat

No. The TPMS system, as explained already in this...

No. The TPMS system, as explained already in this thread, uses the ABS sensors to detect a ~10% rotational difference. At that point a TPMS light is illuminated. If anything else was done while...
04-26-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By veedubpat

This will have absolutely zero to do with the...

This will have absolutely zero to do with the functionality of the ABS system or the sensors within.
04-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By veedubpat

Grind down, weld rod on, pull out, skim coat....

Grind down, weld rod on, pull out, skim coat. Shave badge because cooler (or not, either way).

It's a 2006 or earlier car, don't go into the weeds with fixing some little cosmetic stuff when you...
04-23-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By veedubpat

One method or the other compresses the piston and...

One method or the other compresses the piston and prevents air from welling up behind the bleeder screw and not being bled. 2x4 will use time and gravity, various bracketry options will allow DIY...
04-23-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By veedubpat

I could only remember ATS Cup, but I knew that...

I could only remember ATS Cup, but I knew that wasn't quite right. The Google rabbit hole sussed it out for me. Cheers!
04-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By veedubpat

ATS DTC Comp Superlight

ATS DTC Comp Superlight
04-23-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By veedubpat

Well it looks like you're third in line if the OP...

Well it looks like you're third in line if the OP will respond to anyone...
04-21-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By veedubpat

The knuckle is probably out of round and...

The knuckle is probably out of round and stressing the bearings.
Forum: Electrical
04-20-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By veedubpat

Replied... Edit: Refund received, but the...

Replied...

Edit: Refund received, but the package still didn't contain anything besides some fluff.
Forum: Electrical
04-20-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By veedubpat

I received my “module” today, however it seems...

I received my “module” today, however it seems that all I was going to receive was a bundle of cardboard and packing peanuts.

Wonderful.

Unless theres a damn good explanation for this, I’d...
04-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By veedubpat

I'd get that leakdown performed first to ensure...

I'd get that leakdown performed first to ensure that your problem is indeed within the head (and not the aforementioned piston rings). If that checks, then source an OE head wherever (eBay,...
04-16-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By veedubpat

Quick search online suggests a leakdown test, as...

Quick search online suggests a leakdown test, as you can still show good compression while having a knackered head (or piston rings).

What's your budget and who's doing the work?
04-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

When I had my first Mini (2010) and was young...

When I had my first Mini (2010) and was young enough to like stickers on my car, I'd entertained the idea of having a small vinyl made up "Compensate for what?" with the little Mini wing logo.
04-16-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By veedubpat

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r50-cooper-hat/...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r50-cooper-hat/wiring-functional-info/power-train/engine-transmission-control-unitems2/engine-cooling/coolant-temperature-engine/sglNMPu

This has whatcha need.
Forum: Electrical
04-16-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By veedubpat

That's what I figured, thanks for the...

That's what I figured, thanks for the confirmation folks!

$ Sent!
Forum: Electrical
04-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By veedubpat

Hi, are any more of these available? I'm...

Hi, are any more of these available? I'm definitely interested.

And to pitch a somewhat dumb question that I think I know the answer of - does the auto-dsc disable ("track mode") have any effect...
04-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

I dailied a turbo Miata for a while, and I dunno,...

I dailied a turbo Miata for a while, and I dunno, your problems just sound like whiny complaints.. ;)

That said, I purchased this R53 (having had one almost 10 years ago) because I wanted a "hard...
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