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08-26-2005, 03:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,660
Posted By Joe Donovan

10 years after.

I'll wager a gentlemans bet that;
1. MOST people w/ after market mods, will loose money in trade/ resale value by not removing mods.
2. This is not true of a JCW car.
3. If you keep your car for...
08-18-2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,954
Posted By Joe Donovan

I'm sorry if I made any members mad and I didn't...

I'm sorry if I made any members mad and I didn't say different opinions about mixing tires weren't welcome here. What I said that the opinions wouldnt be welcomed by MEMBERS who know cars and...
08-17-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,954
Posted By Joe Donovan

Anybody who thinks that mixing tires is ok, needs...

Anybody who thinks that mixing tires is ok, needs to have a warning sticker on there MINI!!! MINIs are not straight line, RWD, dragrace cars. They are a car W/ a very sophiosticated suspension,...
08-17-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Joe Donovan

Ranzo. where are you? If you are in, or near a...

Ranzo. where are you? If you are in, or near a big city, there is probably a MINI club near you. Post a reply and see what happends , or add a city to your info.
08-17-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Joe Donovan

I used my wifes acetone free nail polish remover(...

I used my wifes acetone free nail polish remover( cause it was handy) as my acetone was at the shop. It worked great- no removal, no residue,. no problems, and free! Wife even supplied cotton...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-15-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Joe Donovan

Look used

I bought our 04 JCW/MCS used w/ 3100 miles. Great deal, everything we wanted, under full warantee, and didnt have to go crazy staying off the go peddle for the break in miles. TOTALLY HAPPY USED MINI...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-15-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 93,949
Posted By Joe Donovan

Big Bucks Paint

Go for the CR, Red is the most costly to make!!
08-14-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,164
Posted By Joe Donovan

Been there and replaced one of them . MA says the...

Been there and replaced one of them . MA says the new one is improved.
The problem is that we don't use them but the car does. Every time we open and close the doors the window goes up and down...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-14-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe Donovan

If it is a car you like the looks and options of...

If it is a car you like the looks and options of and you follow all the advice given , I'de say it is a great deal, and yes I'feel you could resell w/little or no loss, but if you like the car now,...
08-13-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Joe Donovan

Mods Are Cheap!

Even if the new 07 generation MINI is as great a car as the 04-06 car, after the bugs are out, I think most of us on NAM and other club oriented sites, are already benefiting from the price of...
08-13-2005, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Joe Donovan

Prices are already comming down on aftermarket...

Prices are already comming down on aftermarket goodies for the current engine /chassis, and no doubt will come down further, when the new design comes out. The mod items for the new design car on the...
08-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,063
Posted By Joe Donovan

I had this problem, and had it to the dealer 3...

I had this problem, and had it to the dealer 3 times to have it cleared . Sometimes it would clear itself. The code that they found was the pre cat (front )- o2 sensor. They finally had to do the...
08-08-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,077
Posted By Joe Donovan

This was a reoccuring problem w/ my04 JCW/MCS....

This was a reoccuring problem w/ my04 JCW/MCS. The cable comes out of a hanger. Putting it back is a temp. fix, as it WILL come out again .! Make them replace it!
08-07-2005, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Joe Donovan

Wheel Gallery

Here is another great thread, closed the posts but still open for viewing. Hopes this helps. Joe.
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35500&highlight=Wheel%20gallery
08-07-2005, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Joe Donovan

MINI2 Forums

If not a member of MINI2 forums , you should look into it.
http://www.mini2.com/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_wheels_tyres#faq_faq_bolt_etc The ET listing is the offset!
If you cant find the link , post...
Forum: Suspension
08-07-2005, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By Joe Donovan

I dont, it's very expensive and not worth it...

I dont, it's very expensive and not worth it unless your job requires it. When I was an aircraft mech. They had to be recilabrated every 6 mos. or when dropped, and when new after shipment. If you...
Forum: Suspension
08-07-2005, 03:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,865
Posted By Joe Donovan

Total Agreement.

I've talked with drivers of gutted dedicated MINI race cars (one just yesterday) They all agree that the people who benefit from the rear bars, for MINIs, are the Companys that sell them!
08-06-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,131
Posted By Joe Donovan

My dealer quoted me $150. Mabey you should...

My dealer quoted me $150. Mabey you should complain!
08-06-2005, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By Joe Donovan

Turn the radio on!!!

Turn the radio on!!!
08-06-2005, 02:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By Joe Donovan

Go back and read the break in procedure by the...

Go back and read the break in procedure by the motorcycle guy .I am a former Aircraft mechanic and have built over 60 race engines. Your flying fish annology is not even one that deserves commenting...
08-06-2005, 01:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By Joe Donovan

Her Rack

"What's Her Name" is definately a girl, she's been quite high maintenance so far. Lost all her orentation fluid this week and started wineing about it ,so I took her in and they replaced her rack....
08-03-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,406
Posted By Joe Donovan

Love those old vista cruisers John. Always wanted...

Love those old vista cruisers John. Always wanted to graft one of the tops onto my old ford van.

I think the best solution to the dirty hatch problem would be to graft on an outlaw sprint car...
08-03-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By Joe Donovan

Ring seal is what is being debated here, and it...

Ring seal is what is being debated here, and it can't happend at low RPMs thus this debate. I dont want to have an engine that runs for 200k miles if it is only opperating at 80% of its potential,...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-03-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,375
Posted By Joe Donovan

"Whats Her Name" just turned 21K, John, Lets...

"Whats Her Name" just turned 21K, John, Lets celebrate, We're drinking miles now !!!:lol:
08-03-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By Joe Donovan

As for Oil pressure, There is none in the...

As for Oil pressure, There is none in the cylinder. The oil travels from the block to the crank main journels, through drilled passages to the rod journels, spills out onto the rod beams, runs up to...
08-03-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By Joe Donovan

I've read all of these posts before posting, and...

I've read all of these posts before posting, and the one I'm quoting has the most impact. First off , ring seal Has little to do w/ the spring tension of the rings. The spring tension is only needed...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-03-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,375
Posted By Joe Donovan

Exhaust Note

I read somewhere, that in the development of the JCW exhaust,that what they were trying for , was to get the sound of the original MCS, and spent a lot of $$$$ doing just that. I love the sound of my...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-03-2005, 05:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,350
Posted By Joe Donovan

I know the subject and I speed read, so I ignore...

I know the subject and I speed read, so I ignore your posts

EDITED by DiD: Site Rule #2 (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/index.php?page=guidelines)
Forum: Suspension
08-02-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Joe Donovan

Which Rear Anti Sway Bar?

Since I'm doing springs and adj. rear camber/toe, and I,ve had enough practice with putting cars up on jack stands, I figure now is the time to do a rear sway bar. Which one and why? Keeping in mind...
Forum: Suspension
08-01-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Joe Donovan

K-Mac May Be The Best Way To Go

I had to wait till monday, but now I can answer my own Questions.
Since I've been planning to lower "What's Her Name" For quite sometime, I've been looking at options to get the desired camber and...
Forum: Suspension
07-31-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By Joe Donovan

Having been an aircraft mechanic in the USAF I...

Having been an aircraft mechanic in the USAF I can ditto the 3/8 drive suggestions. The torque wrench is a different story. The click type wrenches have to be recalibrated frequently or they can...
Forum: Suspension
07-30-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Joe Donovan

K-Mac Rear Adjusters-- Help!

Does anybody have K-Mac rear camber adjuster kit? Advertising says that they give you both camber and toe adjustment, which means to me that they are for both upper and lower control arm adjustment....
07-04-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By Joe Donovan

Springs

Has anybody had any experience W/ Bavarian Autosports springs?
Thanks Joe D.
04-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Joe Donovan

05 JCW Software

Yes they did and I didn't even ask for it!!
Joe.
04-07-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Joe Donovan

JCW Free Upgrade.

Took our 04MCS JCW in for service, and my M.A. had them load the 05 JCW software! No Charge!! Great improvment!! Not only more power but soooo --SSSMMMOOOOOOTHEEE....Thanks Brian @ Moritz...
10-01-2004, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Joe Donovan

The "cleavage car" is for sale on ebay...

The "cleavage car" is for sale on ebay motors:eek:
09-26-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,046
Posted By Joe Donovan

Fwd== Sports car?

Let me offer a comparative answer. Take my MCS. Remove a sparkplug wire.
Then take away all the power options and creature comforts and stuff that make it a pure pleasure to drive. Loosen everything...
09-26-2004, 04:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,046
Posted By Joe Donovan

Sports Car!?!?

Well, Yours may not be, but mine sure as @!%&*+
Is!! Give me five ten year old kids (the age that I became truly interested in cars) and let me take them for a ride in my 04 JCW-MCS, A-N-D- when...
09-19-2004, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Joe Donovan

Nevermind!!!

To quote Gilda Radner , NEVERMIND!!! I found out today that it's some wieeerrrd problem w/ my provider!!! :sad: Sorry for the post. I' ll delete in a day or two . Thanx Joe.:grin:
09-19-2004, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Joe Donovan

This will sound crazy, but beer drinkers often...

This will sound crazy, but beer drinkers often have this problem.
Serously!:eek2:
09-19-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By Joe Donovan

The young, and the unworldly,usually make fun of...

The young, and the unworldly,usually make fun of new and different people and things. Even Ralph Nader later printed an apology to Corvair. People who make unkind comments , other than in jest, are...
09-19-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Joe Donovan

09-18-2004, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Joe Donovan

H1 Monster Mash

This guy should win an award!! Speak up for 1st ammendment rights .
The h2 --- Just an ego trip for another Spoiled Brat, confused, Drug Store
Cowboy A.H. !!!!!!!:eek2: :eek2: :grin:...
09-18-2004, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Joe Donovan

MetroplexMINI.com

ANYBODY? visiting from MM know what the heck the deal is w/ the site being down so long? please PM me here. Thanks Joe D.:sad:
09-18-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By Joe Donovan

Window Motors

Do a search and type in "window motor" and you'll find the others.
I dont meen to drag a dead horse to death, but for those of you who have not "YET" had window motor problems:
1. Dont get all...
09-16-2004, 10:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By Joe Donovan

Just got back from readin the results to a...

Just got back from readin the results to a search, I didn't have to look far.
Went to main page and typed in "window problem". Try this and look @ these two in a row. #1 joe coooool 6-20-04 #2...
09-16-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By Joe Donovan

No doubt about the MINI being the most fun on...

No doubt about the MINI being the most fun on four wheels ,and I did'nt mean to mislead anyone. In fact I've owned more than my share of fun cars,:lol: :smile: :eek2: :razz: :lol:
and my MCS-JCW...
09-16-2004, 05:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By Joe Donovan

Richard; I have not done a search on NAM,...

Richard;

I have not done a search on NAM, but hang out on metroplexmini.com.
( sorry the site is down right now ) Will be a member of the local Dallas Ft. Worth club, by the end of the month....
08-11-2004, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,975
Posted By Joe Donovan

:smile: The MINI ( Mini) cooper got started...

:smile: The MINI ( Mini) cooper got started because John Cooper wanted to make it go faster.:razz:
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