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11-07-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By chrisneal

I never sold these last winter. Still sitting in...

I never sold these last winter. Still sitting in my garage. $500 firm.

I likely won't check in here often, so please e-mail me at my username at gmail dot com if you're interested.
02-13-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By chrisneal

Still available. If they sell I will post here...

Still available. If they sell I will post here and say so.
11-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By chrisneal

These are still available. The person above did...

These are still available. The person above did not purchase due to the word "firm" that they must have missed in my ad.
Forum: 1st Gear
11-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By chrisneal

Yes, I know that it's stupid. Why not tint your...

Yes, I know that it's stupid. Why not tint your windshield while you're at it? :roll:
11-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By chrisneal

Four 15" alloys with Pirelli 190 Snowcontrol winter tires mounted & balanced

Four nice looking alloy wheels (non-Mini brand) in great shape, no curb rash, very minor pitting etc. Well fitting center cap hides the lugs.

Mounted and balanced on them are four Pirelli 190...
03-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,151
Posted By chrisneal

Did I remove the wrong wheel?

2005 MC 5-speed. Shifter cables need to be greased, so I went to pop the hood to remove the airbox and deal with THAT pain in the ass, and whaddaya know, the hood release breaks. The cables are still...
06-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 93,909
Posted By chrisneal

I'm keeping my 2005 MC forever. I am pretty...

I'm keeping my 2005 MC forever. I am pretty confident that I'll never own another car that I like as much, so I'm going to make this one last. The mileage is currently at 72k, and I don't plan on...
06-17-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By chrisneal

OK, cool. That I can do, and have done. Thanks...

OK, cool. That I can do, and have done. Thanks again!

Maybe this is a good time to stick a cone filter in there...
06-17-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By chrisneal

Thanks! Most of the posts I saw were from MCS...

Thanks! Most of the posts I saw were from MCS owners; any idea if the shifter cables are just as accessible under the MC hood? I wouldn't even know where to look for them.
06-17-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,774
Posted By chrisneal

I am amazed, with gas being as expensive as it...

I am amazed, with gas being as expensive as it is, at how many people I see driving around with underinflated tires. Maintaining appropriate tire pressure is one of the easiest and most effective...
06-17-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By chrisneal

Except that they've driven it 23k more miles...

Except that they've driven it 23k more miles since it was replaced, and might not have gotten any better at it.
06-17-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By chrisneal

Stiff/sticky gearshift

In November 2010 I bought a 20 year old Volvo 740 to use as my daily driver, so that I can stop putting so many miles on my 2005 MC. Between then and now, I've driven my Cooper less than 1,000 miles....
05-29-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By chrisneal

Can't remove headlight bulb on '05 MC. Help!

Having trouble removing the regular beam headlight bulb from my 2005 Cooper. Everyone says just to pull it out, and the manual says something completely incomprehensible, but it seems fixed in place...
04-04-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By chrisneal

Anyway, I bought the Pirellis. Nice talking to...

Anyway, I bought the Pirellis. Nice talking to everyone, thanks for nothing.:roll:
04-02-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By chrisneal

Looking for summer tires for 15" R81s

Hello,
I spent a good deal of time searching, but it seems the 15" rims were never very popular, so I couldn't find much info.

I have a 2005 MC with the original Continental all-seasons mounted...
02-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,441
Posted By chrisneal

Thanks! :grin: That's awesome. That place was...

Thanks! :grin: That's awesome. That place was really hard to shoot with all of the sunlight streaming in through the holes in the roof.

I've never been busted (I've run a few times, though). I...
02-25-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,441
Posted By chrisneal

Wow, some good stuff here... Andy, I love those...

Wow, some good stuff here... Andy, I love those shots you posted, especially the classroom.

Some Guy - I know where that is! :grin: I've been in a bunch of buildings on that campus. Definitely...
02-25-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,821
Posted By chrisneal

Thanks Eric. Well, I took it in, and it...

Thanks Eric.

Well, I took it in, and it turns out you can't just replace that one little piece, you have to replace the molding for the whole length of the roof. I'll definitely be more careful in...
02-20-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,821
Posted By chrisneal

Roof molding replacement question

While removing a large mass of ice from the roof of my car recently, the the corner piece of roof molding above the passenger side A pillar came off with it.
...
06-03-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 81,435
Posted By chrisneal

Haha, screw that! For $70 + shipping, I think...

Haha, screw that! For $70 + shipping, I think I'll use my good old-fashioned eyes.



Thanks for that great info. :thumbsup:
06-03-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,441
Posted By chrisneal

That I cannot discuss on a public forum. :wink: ...

That I cannot discuss on a public forum. :wink:



Thanks! Yes, that church is an amazing building. If you could pan down that view, you would see where some of the ornamentation was ripped...
05-13-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,258
Posted By chrisneal

I use Royal Purple because it's purple.

I use Royal Purple because it's purple.
05-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By chrisneal

Is it the manual or the CVT?

Is it the manual or the CVT?
05-12-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,441
Posted By chrisneal

Thanks! :) I think the Xti would be an excellent...

Thanks! :) I think the Xti would be an excellent choice; really you can't go wrong with Nikon or Canon. I have a D80 and I love it, but the price is still quite high. The Xti has come down to around...
05-12-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By chrisneal

Sorry...It's gotta be chili red with the...

Sorry...It's gotta be chili red with the white...GOTTA BE. I"m on my 2nd! :grin:
05-12-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,814
Posted By chrisneal

I don't see how that is possible.

I don't see how that is possible.
05-12-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,693
Posted By chrisneal

Isn't "sketchy dealer" redundant? :sly:

Isn't "sketchy dealer" redundant? :sly:
05-12-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By chrisneal

Yeah, you're gonna need to put it on a lift and...

Yeah, you're gonna need to put it on a lift and drop the tranny... :wink:
05-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,441
Posted By chrisneal

Here are some of my favorites from the past...

Here are some of my favorites from the past winter/spring... :) Sorry to get carried away with the # of photos, but this is pretty much how I spend all my free time now, so I have tons of 'em.

1....
05-12-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,350
Posted By chrisneal

Woops I just found OctaneGuy's write-up. :o In...

Woops I just found OctaneGuy's write-up. :o In the interests of contributing to this thread rather than cluttering it up, here's the link:
...
05-12-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,350
Posted By chrisneal

ummmm... ...

ummmm...

http://www.ida-africa.org/images/site_graphics/adoption%20photos/Tik_-_sheri_275.jpg

That's one's not dumbed-down enough for me, is there a good one somewhere with photos and...
11-06-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By chrisneal

Boston area oil changes?

Hello,
I've got a friend driving a new 2007 MC, and with a few thousand miles on the clock she's looking for an oil change. She doesn't want to get raped at the dealer, and I'm not quite good enough...
11-06-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By chrisneal

Hm. Apparently we can't refer to, ah, Mr. Cheney...

Hm. Apparently we can't refer to, ah, Mr. Cheney around here.
11-06-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By chrisneal

I've always had nothing but good experiences with...

I've always had nothing but good experiences with Herb Chambers' service department, and Mark in particular. It's not always easy to get a quick appointment, but bear in mind that they only have one...
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By chrisneal

There's nothing more satsifying than leading such...

There's nothing more satsifying than leading such people to their frictionless doom. This is one of the many reasons that I'm glad to drive a manual transmission - engine braking does not show up via...
07-16-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By chrisneal

http://www.junglewalk.com/animal-pictures/606/Chim...

http://www.junglewalk.com/animal-pictures/606/Chimpanzee-1948.jpg
07-10-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By chrisneal

Solvents like WD-40 and citrus do not "dissolve...

Solvents like WD-40 and citrus do not "dissolve dirt."
07-02-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,134
Posted By chrisneal

I agree 100%. Good riddance.

I agree 100%.


Good riddance.
07-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,871
Posted By chrisneal

Don't worry, the police may not catch up with...

Don't worry, the police may not catch up with her, but sooner or later Darwin will. Some people are truly not worth the oxygen they consume. :mad:
Forum: Test Forum
06-29-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By chrisneal

https://smtp.eheinc.com/exchange/CNeal/Inbox/FW:-9...

https://smtp.eheinc.com/exchange/CNeal/Inbox/FW:-9.EML/1_multipart/http%3A_xF8FF__xF8FF_i131.photobucket.com_xF8FF_albums_xF8FF_p302_xF8FF_mchl_wood_xF8FF_toon.gif?Security=3
06-27-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,045
Posted By chrisneal

I think they're trying to make the car look...

I think they're trying to make the car look shorter by chopping off that rear quarter panel. Unfortunately it also makes the car much uglier. :sly: It's a wagon - let it look like one.


I agree...
06-27-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By chrisneal

mineartg, congrats on escaping with so little...

mineartg, congrats on escaping with so little (apparent) damage! As you say, it sure could have been much, much worse. :eek2: Hopefully the other driver's insurance will skyrocket enough to make...
06-26-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,045
Posted By chrisneal

Good God, no. :eek2: Please tell me they're not...

Good God, no. :eek2: Please tell me they're not really going to produce it with that Honda Element-style grey plastic crap surrounding the rear end.

Otherwise, it looks pretty nice. I agree with...
06-25-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By chrisneal

Do you mean 91 octane, or do the new engines...

Do you mean 91 octane, or do the new engines actually require 93?
06-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,917
Posted By chrisneal

I really hope they don't do this "SUV" thing....

I really hope they don't do this "SUV" thing. :sly: This rendering reminds me of an Isuzu Vehicross.

By the way, this is not the Clubman.
06-20-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,139
Posted By chrisneal

Reminds me of Eddie Izzard's bit about the...

Reminds me of Eddie Izzard's bit about the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.

"This is Plymouth?! But we've just come from Plymouth!" :lol:
06-16-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By chrisneal

It doesn't seem like there's much that goes on,...

It doesn't seem like there's much that goes on, but check MINI2 - the New England forum there is MUCH more active than on NAM.

I believe that Lime Rock and NHIS are the closest tracks, and you'll...
06-15-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,917
Posted By chrisneal

That's what I thought about the side repeater...

That's what I thought about the side repeater grilles on the R56 that slice off at the bonnet. I still can't believe that's the production design. It's the first design since the Subaru B-9 Tribeca...
06-15-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,911
Posted By chrisneal

Inexcusable is right. :mad: Very sorry to hear...

Inexcusable is right. :mad: Very sorry to hear of this experience. There's no way I would pay for that car, even if they fixed the damage that was visible so far.
06-14-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By chrisneal

I have a friend that I meet for dinner/movie type...

I have a friend that I meet for dinner/movie type stuff once or twice a month. She doesn't have a car (lucky her!). I used to offer her rides home, so that she wouldn't have to take the bus or walk,...
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