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06-20-2018, 08:25 AM
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Posted By cerenkov

Yes.

Yes.
06-13-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By cerenkov

The R56 paddle shifters unscrew similar if not...

The R56 paddle shifters unscrew similar if not exactly like the R53.

I had mine apart a while back in a failed attempt
in vinyl wrapping the multi function button covers. Remove the airbag...
05-24-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 306,872
Posted By cerenkov

Return it and get this one. Best one you can...

Return it and get this one. Best one you can buy.

http://store.helix13.com/helix-2nd-gen-mini-stepped-core-intercooler/
05-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By cerenkov

The mini is no different than any other car with...

The mini is no different than any other car with respect to using automatic car washes. Touch less ok, touch use at your own risk.

No if your OCD, like myself, then hand washing is the only way...
05-17-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By cerenkov

I bought my genuine MINI stripes from ECStuning. ...

I bought my genuine MINI stripes from ECStuning. They have the cutouts for the emblem.
04-04-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,582
Posted By cerenkov

For the N18?

For the N18?
02-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

There are no replaceable batteries for the...

There are no replaceable batteries for the regular R56 key, it charges when in the ignition. At least neither of my keys have a pop off door like the one in the video.

Comfort access key does...
02-12-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

They do all makes and models including BMW/MINI. ...

They do all makes and models including BMW/MINI. But you're right, go with the person that gives the best combination price and service.
02-10-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

Carolina Key https://www.carolinakey.org

Carolina Key

https://www.carolinakey.org
01-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By cerenkov

You can buy the bolts and nuts at any local...

You can buy the bolts and nuts at any local hardware store for a lot less than $40. Probably less than $10 and that's stainless steel versions.

BTW, you reuse the stock six nuts that are already...
12-28-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By cerenkov

What is your reasoning for installing the device...

What is your reasoning for installing the device on the upstream sensor?
12-28-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By cerenkov

If I'm not mistaken the p0420 code is the...

If I'm not mistaken the p0420 code is the efficiency code and triggered by the catless downpipe because the upstream and downstream sensor are reading very similar.

It really has nothing to do...
12-27-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By cerenkov

The AFR readings (that I assume) you are reading...

The AFR readings (that I assume) you are reading via the OBD2 port may or may not be accurate with this device installed.

People don't normally get codes on the pre-cat sensor after the...
12-27-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By cerenkov

Is this on the upstream or downstream sensor? ...

Is this on the upstream or downstream sensor?

Previously you stated upstream (what would be the precat sensor on a stock downpipe).

Can you clarify?
11-22-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,658
Posted By cerenkov

1: supply from meth pump to distribution manifold...

1: supply from meth pump to distribution manifold
2-5: one to each intake port
6: charge pipe located before the t-map sensor
11-16-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By cerenkov

would really need to see the tag and any...

would really need to see the tag and any identification markings. If those aren't available you'd need to measure the diameters of the compressor and turbine wheels for starters.
11-15-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,830
Posted By cerenkov

That’s sucks. I’ve been using the plugs...

That’s sucks.

I’ve been using the plugs for 20,000 miles with no issues.
11-08-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By cerenkov

It might not be to your taste and it might be a...

It might not be to your taste and it might be a bit overpriced but how exactly is it a scam?
11-02-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By cerenkov

I have the cold start delete on my stage 2.

I have the cold start delete on my stage 2.
10-06-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By cerenkov

Swaybar ends links should cost about $50 each or...

Swaybar ends links should cost about $50 each or less. Rock Auto might have them for less. This is something that you can do yourself with a few metric wrenches in a parking lot in less than...
10-05-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 78,316
Posted By cerenkov

Lol, same happen to me with the intercooler tube.

Lol, same happen to me with the intercooler tube.
10-05-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 78,316
Posted By cerenkov

The best is to put the PRK jumper on the SYS. ...

The best is to put the PRK jumper on the SYS. The PRK is the farthest one to the right, if you haven’t found it all ready. You can also use an flat head screw driver to act as a jumper to short...
10-05-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 78,316
Posted By cerenkov

To make sure our terminology is the same, you...

To make sure our terminology is the same, you tried the whole system jet and all (while on the windshield) with the jumper in SYS?
10-04-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By cerenkov

Hopefully, but I don’t know if the heat is the...

Hopefully, but I don’t know if the heat is the issue. The banjo connection where it meets the tube of the oem oil line is fragile, where as the swaged connection of the Detroit tuned line is much...
10-01-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 38,413
Posted By cerenkov

If you want more top end power then you really...

If you want more top end power then you really need a bigger turbine. The stock S and JCW run out of air at higher rpm. You will lose some low end response.
09-27-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 78,316
Posted By cerenkov

That is ScanXL from Palmer performance the same...

That is ScanXL from Palmer performance the same folks that put out the dashcommand for the iPhone.
09-27-2017, 07:47 AM
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Views: 78,316
Posted By cerenkov

Why not use a hole saw?

Why not use a hole saw?
09-25-2017, 07:00 PM
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Views: 38,413
Posted By cerenkov

Back pressure is a myth. You don’t want back...

Back pressure is a myth. You don’t want back pressure. You want scavenging and proper line up of exhaust resonances (pulses) which is one of the purposes of the twin scroll turbo design.
09-24-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By cerenkov

I've done the swap. Really straight forward. ...

I've done the swap. Really straight forward.

For the oil feed line, I'd go with the one from Detroit Tuned. About the same price but much better quality.
...
08-27-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By cerenkov

You can actually remove the wheel well liner and...

You can actually remove the wheel well liner and clean it out. I cleaned my out when I was installing a big brake kit.
08-24-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,064
Posted By cerenkov

No. New keys are only available from MINI who in...

No. New keys are only available from MINI who in turn has to order them from Germany (preprogrammed the VIN)
08-23-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By cerenkov

I wonder if the codes are old codes that have...

I wonder if the codes are old codes that have never been reset. If so they are inactive and wouldn't trigger a light on the dash.
08-16-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By cerenkov

Is it possible that you damaged a wire and when...

Is it possible that you damaged a wire and when going WOT the engine rocks causing the wire to move and touches something and shorts to ground?
08-16-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By cerenkov

You're right, sorry didn't read your first post...

You're right, sorry didn't read your first post closely enough. I'll think about it some more.
08-16-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By cerenkov

I was thinking that there is a lot more unburned...

I was thinking that there is a lot more unburned fuel (from running rich during WOT) in the exhaust stream that the sensor detecting.
08-16-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By cerenkov

When you go WOT, air to fuel ratio goes rich, so...

When you go WOT, air to fuel ratio goes rich, so this maybe the reason. Normal driving is fairly lean especially with direct injection and super lean burn mappings.
08-10-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By cerenkov

There is no reason to change the wires unless...

There is no reason to change the wires unless there is obvious damage. The wires are before the voltage is stepped up by the coils.

Did you happen read the trouble codes? And if so what where...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-09-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,571
Posted By cerenkov

Can you provide documentation that they are...

Can you provide documentation that they are forged? I've just never seen it. And people swap out the stock pistons with forged ones from CP, Mahle, etc, so if they are already forged why do this?
08-04-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

Why don't you ask the dealer. That will get you...

Why don't you ask the dealer. That will get you a definitive answer.
08-04-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

The dealer can't program the key. It is done...

The dealer can't program the key. It is done offsite and mailed to the dealer. When you pick it up from the dealer all you do is put it in the car and it works. There is no additional programming...
08-04-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

No that won't work. They need to come straight...

No that won't work. They need to come straight from the dealer. The dealer gets them preprogrammed to the VIN from BMW Germany.

There are some key resellers (like my neighbor) that can order...
08-02-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

Comfort access is when the key works on proximity...

Comfort access is when the key works on proximity for unlock and starting.


i.e. You don't have to take the key out of your pocket or purse.
08-02-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,828
Posted By cerenkov

Not entirely true. My neighbor is in the OEM key...

Not entirely true. My neighbor is in the OEM key fob business. I can buy MINI fobs from him. He orders them from the dealer (preprogrammed to the VIN as required) at a discount and passes that...
07-24-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By cerenkov

For oil changes, I prefer 5000 miles or at least...

For oil changes, I prefer 5000 miles or at least once per year.
07-13-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By cerenkov

The front O2 sensor determines the air to fuel...

The front O2 sensor determines the air to fuel ratio. It is important. The second O2 not so much. It just determines the efficiency of the cat. Running a catless DP should only give the P0420...
07-07-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By cerenkov

The Akrapovic high flow cat will also pass the...

The Akrapovic high flow cat will also pass the visual inspection. It looks pretty much OEM.
07-06-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By cerenkov

Other owners in NJ report that Manic tune will...

Other owners in NJ report that Manic tune will allow you to pass emissions with either the high flow cat from akrapovic or a catless downpipe. Without the tune you definitely will not pass.

I...
07-04-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By cerenkov

It could initiate a leak in the oil cooler and/...

It could initiate a leak in the oil cooler and/ or thermostat. Which are known issues.
07-02-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By cerenkov

It's actually very simple. Replace the oil feed...

It's actually very simple. Replace the oil feed lines with the ones from Detroit Tuned. Also get new downpipe to turbo studs and nuts.
07-01-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By cerenkov

Like thefarside said, compression check and leak...

Like thefarside said, compression check and leak down check first. You can get the tools from harbor freight for cheap. You need to know if there is something catastrophic with the engine.
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