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Today, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By WhatV8

Based on your pics, I would consider it a 'stuck'...

Based on your pics, I would consider it a 'stuck' caliper, where the outer pad is not being pulled against the rotor, so all the force, and therefore wear, goes to the inside pad. When your caliper...
Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By WhatV8

I am on board with what is described above. I...

I am on board with what is described above. I have used that basic procedure for multiple brand/type pads over ~20 years or so and haven't had any 'weird' brake related issues following it. Hardest...
Forum: JCW Garage
Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By WhatV8

Aren't the shifters in the Mini cable actuated...

Aren't the shifters in the Mini cable actuated (i.e.- not direct or hard linkage)? If you have vibration in the shifter, then that would be either coming through the floorpan via the engine mount or...
Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By WhatV8

I am pretty sure most F54 Clubby's have a single...

I am pretty sure most F54 Clubby's have a single mirror projector light...at least mine has the driver's side (LH side) with it. I now run the Mini checkered mirror caps and the checkered covers...
Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By WhatV8

Wow, that guy must have thought he was closing...

Wow, that guy must have thought he was closing the hood on a '77 F-150!?! My wife's former Patriot was similar as was my former aluminum hooded Legacy, no-go for pushing it shut, only the drop...
06-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By WhatV8

^^ the safety aspect is likely a portion of it,...

^^ the safety aspect is likely a portion of it, the other is simply weight. With all the other 'systems' being tacked into cars these days, weight is a serious enemy of every car design, as it...
06-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,883
Posted By WhatV8

That works...just think of the added rear...

That works...just think of the added rear down-force with the 'aggressive' rear wing angle...:razz:
06-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By WhatV8

Congrats, love the green!

Congrats, love the green!
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
Posted By WhatV8

...then again, some of us are just a bit more...

...then again, some of us are just a bit more wacky than others...
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05-15-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By WhatV8

While it would be much easier for the vinyl guy...

While it would be much easier for the vinyl guy to wrap the roof with those items removed, it shouldn't be 'required' IMHO. Any shop worth their weight should be able to get a good fit against the...
05-09-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By WhatV8

Interesting figures, IMHO. If folks are following...

Interesting figures, IMHO. If folks are following that table, it makes more sense why I see more and more tires with sidewalls that stretch out from the tread to the rim (i.e.- 215 on an 8" rim).
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05-09-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By WhatV8

Just over 23K on the clock here and no issues...

Just over 23K on the clock here and no issues yet. I have not heard of any issues related to plugs with our F54's. I am guessing crappy gas quality, maybe non-top tier gas (i.e.- less added...
05-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By WhatV8

If local laws prohibit the function, then the...

If local laws prohibit the function, then the dealer is not a viable option. Your only real choice is either Carly or BimmerCode. I have no experience with either, but there are a couple threads on...
03-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By WhatV8

Today's cars also cycle the A/C on a schedule as...

Today's cars also cycle the A/C on a schedule as programmed by the BCM (Body Control Module) or whatever moniker MINI/BMW uses in order to prevent issues when the A/C is called on for use. Also...
03-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By WhatV8

That almost sounds like something...

That almost sounds like something suspension/bodywork related rather than brake shoe/caliper/rotor related. Based on your video, it is happening in both reverse and forward, correct? I would think...
03-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By WhatV8

I think it is time to set the new wheel 'fashion'...

I think it is time to set the new wheel 'fashion' standard with that combo...could be sweet :razz:
03-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,934
Posted By WhatV8

Run flats (RFT) are most always going to be a...

Run flats (RFT) are most always going to be a stiffer ride than a 'normal' all-season type tire, since the sidewalls have to support the vehicle's weight without any air pressure. They may not be...
03-12-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By WhatV8

If you folks are serious about this, then there...

If you folks are serious about this, then there is some good reading here:

http://racelouvers.com/

The guy seems to have spent some time doing the research and separating out the 'real' info vs...
03-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,538
Posted By WhatV8

There you go, something of a start and good to...

There you go, something of a start and good to see. As you notice, the Temp delta at the start is larger than the end in the top graph, so as the Wagner intercooler starts to heat soak, its...
03-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By WhatV8

What size tire are you running now?? If your new...

What size tire are you running now?? If your new tire diameter is <5% different, I wouldn't worry about the speedo error. Our cars generally read high on the speed anyway due to various reasons. I...
03-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,538
Posted By WhatV8

It would be nice if there was some standardized...

It would be nice if there was some standardized manner of comparing based on, 1) Pressure drop across core, 2) Temperature drop across core and 3) Flow rate through unit. Volume and area don't...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-04-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,566
Posted By WhatV8

Neat video, cool watch and listen. Driving a...

Neat video, cool watch and listen. Driving a manual isn't much more than an auto, IMHO. I have always owned a manual tranny car of some sort since I started driving, kind of second nature to me...
03-01-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By WhatV8

The O.D. of the new tires will be larger than the...

The O.D. of the new tires will be larger than the currently worn tires, hence the reference. Also, even though they are the same labelled size, the tire diameter does vary from manufacturer to...
02-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By WhatV8

I agree with the author missing the 'point', the...

I agree with the author missing the 'point', the Clubman is not a 'track star' by any means in any trim level. I figured that out in the first turn out of the pits on my local road course for a...
02-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By WhatV8

I am guessing the ambient light/IR sensor is...

I am guessing the ambient light/IR sensor is powered off that interior light circuit. If the sensor/circuit is dead/off, the default is to have the auto lights in the 'on' position for safety...
02-21-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By WhatV8

Sounds more like you have some contamination in...

Sounds more like you have some contamination in the tank rather than 'bad' fluid. I am guessing you are using one of the commercially available 'blue' low-temp juices out there, which are pretty...
02-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By WhatV8

Car looks great, maybe go with color matching...

Car looks great, maybe go with color matching your strut bar to your rims if the current color really bugs ya?? That would tie in nicely with the combo you have or possibly the Gold Jacks on the...
02-20-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By WhatV8

Good info above on aiming headlights, here is...

Good info above on aiming headlights, here is another resource I have used in the past. I have had several email conversations with Daniel on other applications, great guy and a serious lighting...
02-20-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By WhatV8

I believe all those various spanner panels are...

I believe all those various spanner panels are molded in black plastic, not sure if the color is through the material or not, so be careful not to cut too deeply to remove the scratches. For most...
02-18-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By WhatV8

As Vetsvette noted, I wouldn't worry too much...

As Vetsvette noted, I wouldn't worry too much about it, as long as they are the same size. With a 2WD vehicle, having slightly mis-matched tire diameters isn't as critical as with an AWD. The...
02-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,390
Posted By WhatV8

Nor should you want to know in this situation...

Nor should you want to know in this situation :razz: Just remember, no good deed goes unpunished, as so they say...
02-13-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,883
Posted By WhatV8

Mmmm, make mine with a Bass and Guinness...

Mmmm, make mine with a Bass and Guinness Antwerpen...
Forum: JCW Garage
02-06-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By WhatV8

A few guys around here have modded their Forester...

A few guys around here have modded their Forester XT's into little auto-x monsters, but they are all down at Impreza height stance too...since they share the same platform it makes it easy to shop...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-29-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By WhatV8

My guess is that the pads were mostly gone when...

My guess is that the pads were mostly gone when you got the car...I am guessing you didn't inspect/measure what was there then?? I would toss on a new set of pads and see where it takes you and by...
01-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By WhatV8

It was, mid-60's and light breezes...perfect...

It was, mid-60's and light breezes...perfect Monday to be at the track and not work!! You are not the only one missing the same things, we just got another 2" snow with some rain mixed in...yeah!?!
01-21-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By WhatV8

Great news, easy fix and on with life! Can't ask...

Great news, easy fix and on with life! Can't ask for much better for the issue.

With enough 'go pedal' use, you can discolor your muffler, see below. That was after 4 - 20 minute sessions out on...
01-21-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 68,248
Posted By WhatV8

Nice looking color, should look great in the sun!...

Nice looking color, should look great in the sun! Wonder when they will add that to the color list on the build website?!?
01-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By WhatV8

Is that filter inlet open to the engine...

Is that filter inlet open to the engine compartment? If so, the heated air it is pulling in will limit power increases as the temps will likely offset the airflow potential.
01-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By WhatV8

Maybe some 'glitch' in a firmware update at the...

Maybe some 'glitch' in a firmware update at the last service? With how much programming our cars have, it is always a possibility.

Slightly unrelated, had a friend with an 07 Camry SE V6 with 6sp...
01-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By WhatV8

Sounds like some sort of bad sensor input/output...

Sounds like some sort of bad sensor input/output that is unfortunately intermittent. I know I can 'confuse' my tranny in certain situations, but yours is certainly not sounding like that. Until it...
01-16-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By WhatV8

My local MINI dealership is conjoined with its...

My local MINI dealership is conjoined with its sister BMW dealership (i.e.- same building, different side), so no biggie for them. BMW occupies 3/4 of the building and MINI the other 1/4. Around...
01-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By WhatV8

That is almost a 'good' comment to hear, meaning...

That is almost a 'good' comment to hear, meaning that they will be doing some searching to find the source of the smell. I wonder if it is something that came loose and is simply laying on the...
01-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By WhatV8

I have had similar issues with my 17 F54 unit,...

I have had similar issues with my 17 F54 unit, but it has happened may 2-3x in the two years I have had it, so I haven't pursued it further. When this happened, none of the preset buttons want to...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By WhatV8

I have been running the BFG G-force Comp 2 A/S...

I have been running the BFG G-force Comp 2 A/S since May of last year...great tire and held up well to a track day event, though not its 'strong suit'. Great in the wet and darn good in snow with...
12-03-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By WhatV8

Best bet to see a 'real' pic if nobody here has...

Best bet to see a 'real' pic if nobody here has those particular combo's is to search dealer inventories with the online pics. I am partial to the white or contrasting roof, it just looks 'better'...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-26-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By WhatV8

dpcompt, if the Eibach Pro's for your Mini are...

dpcompt, if the Eibach Pro's for your Mini are progressive rate, the street ride quality shouldn't be sacrificed much, if at all. During the first 3/4" of suspension travel, the spring rate will be...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-14-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By WhatV8

It depends on a lot of variables as to how close...

It depends on a lot of variables as to how close you can get to that 8% off MSRP, that is for sure. I would have to expect the discount would be less for a JCW than either an S or 'justa', just...
11-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By WhatV8

See my sig line ;) They are certainly firmer...

See my sig line ;)

They are certainly firmer than the stock spings, but not 'harsh' IMHO. With the way folks around here gripe about run-flat tire ride quality, I could see a lot of folks not...
11-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By WhatV8

I run Eibachs on my 'other' car and they work...

I run Eibachs on my 'other' car and they work well, no issues. Take the amount of drop with a grain of salt, there are a lot of factors that go into the final ride height. From my experience with...
11-11-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By WhatV8

Price drop, would hope someone on here could use...

Price drop, would hope someone on here could use some backup/spares.
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