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06-06-2019, 09:14 AM
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Posted By DneprDave

Too bad Radio Shack went out of business.

Too bad Radio Shack went out of business.
05-26-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By DneprDave

I think grease would be too thick. I'd use...

I think grease would be too thick. I'd use silicone spray.
05-22-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By DneprDave

I could be the dirty injectors (how did you test...

I could be the dirty injectors (how did you test the injectors). The in tank fuel pump relies on fuel for cooling, it can be damaged by running out of fuel, or the High Pressure Fuel Pump is ...
05-21-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By DneprDave

Change the transmission fluid. MINI claims that...

Change the transmission fluid. MINI claims that it is lifetime fluid, but that isn't so.
05-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By DneprDave

You measure the thickness of the rotor, if they...

You measure the thickness of the rotor, if they are less then the value stamped on the rotor, they need to be replaced. My Mini's rotors were worn below the minimum thickness on my first brake pad...
05-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By DneprDave

Yes, that is exactly right. I blocked off the...

Yes, that is exactly right. I blocked off the passenger side PCV line with a BSH dual boost tap and installed a BSH oil catch can about nine years ago . I haven't had any problems with the PCV...
05-05-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By DneprDave

I bought non-runflat tires for my MINI about...

I bought non-runflat tires for my MINI about 20,000 miles ago. I bought a slime kit and I have AAA road service. I haven't had a flat in 30 years, I don't think a spare is necessary.
Forum: 1st Gear
05-05-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By DneprDave

MINIs should always be garaged, they don't like...

MINIs should always be garaged, they don't like to live outside!
04-30-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,483
Posted By DneprDave

No, It's to gadam far away!

No, It's to gadam far away!
04-22-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By DneprDave

I'd look for oil leaks first, if you are smelling...

I'd look for oil leaks first, if you are smelling oil. you will have to clean up the engine first. Just getting in there and cleaning will let you see about where it is leaking, then you can keep a...
04-22-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By DneprDave

You should put your location on your page. so...

You should put your location on your page. so people will be able to give you more accurate information.
04-22-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By DneprDave

Yes, head cover and valve cover are the same...

Yes, head cover and valve cover are the same thing, MINI calls it a head cover.
Try taking it on a long drive and see if it goes away.
04-21-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By DneprDave

It may be oil burning. Oil burning can look like...

It may be oil burning. Oil burning can look like a water leak, because it is very light colored, almost white, but it lingers in the air, unlike a water leak.
You may need a new PCV valve, which is...
04-18-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By DneprDave

Try to stay with the same wattage lamps as stock,...

Try to stay with the same wattage lamps as stock, the wires going to the headlamps are small and have been known to fail when high wattage lamps are used.
04-18-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By DneprDave

Put new stock lamps in it, halogen lamps do get...

Put new stock lamps in it, halogen lamps do get dimmer with age.
04-18-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By DneprDave

He can take the housing off with a strap style...

He can take the housing off with a strap style oil filter wrench and get a new plastic housing. Just don't screw it on so tight next time.
04-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By DneprDave

Maybe you do. ...

Maybe you do.

https://www.minirepairshops.com/
04-18-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By DneprDave

Get an estimate from an independent MINI repair...

Get an estimate from an independent MINI repair shop as well as the MINI dealer. Dealers are expensive.
04-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By DneprDave

I have taken mine off without breaking anything....

I have taken mine off without breaking anything. It took some careful wiggling of the hose and gently prying the tabs apart.
04-14-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By DneprDave

I have done alignments and I always set the...

I have done alignments and I always set the alignment measurement in the middle of the oem specified range. I can see that if you use your car for the track only that you could experiment with...
04-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By DneprDave

Oem specs. anything else is crazy.

Oem specs. anything else is crazy.
Forum: Suspension
04-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By DneprDave

Take it to a machine shop and have them fix it.

Take it to a machine shop and have them fix it.
04-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By DneprDave

I have Continental Control Contact Sport A/S...

I have Continental Control Contact Sport A/S tires on my MINI and am very happy with them. They have a 50,000 mile warranty, I have 20,000 miles on them and they are hardly worn.
I drive a...
04-13-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By DneprDave

It is hard to beat the Harmon Kardon sound...

It is hard to beat the Harmon Kardon sound system, what are you trying to improve?
04-13-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By DneprDave

I've tried many ways of bedding brakes, it seems...

I've tried many ways of bedding brakes, it seems that every manufacturer has their own procedure. I have found that it doesn't make any difference whether you bed them in or not, the car will stop...
04-12-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By DneprDave

I like that the Rota RBs have a wide outer lip,...

I like that the Rota RBs have a wide outer lip, that recesses the wheel's center disc. It seems that most new wheels have the spokes right out to the edge of the wheel, it makes it easier to curb the...
04-10-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By DneprDave

Translation for pdeinc: WG= Wastegate ECU=...

Translation for pdeinc:

WG= Wastegate
ECU= Engine Control Unit
MBC= Manual Boost Controller
04-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By DneprDave

What's FESM?

What's FESM?
04-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By DneprDave

I got a Helix intercooler. When I took it out of...

I got a Helix intercooler. When I took it out of the box, it was so shiny and beautiful I wanted to order another, just to hang on the wall and look at it....
03-27-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By DneprDave

My 2010 MINI with the N14 engine has been trouble...

My 2010 MINI with the N14 engine has been trouble free since I purchased it new. Any engine could fail if they are abused by not maintaining them properly, but with regular 5000 mile oil changes, and...
03-26-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By DneprDave

The best thing you can do is to insulate the hot...

The best thing you can do is to insulate the hot side of the turbocharger, it'll drop the under hood temperatures dramatically and it is good for the turbocharger, increasing tit's efficientcy.
...
03-25-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,550
Posted By DneprDave

I checked the oil and drained the oil catch can,...

I checked the oil and drained the oil catch can, The oil was OK, It's always OK, but I check it anyway.
03-24-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By DneprDave

The turbo recirculating valve actuator is vacuum...

The turbo recirculating valve actuator is vacuum operated, if you have a big vacuum leak, it can cause a lot of problems.
Change out the head cover, fix the leak and you'll be alright.
...
03-23-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By DneprDave

The easiest thing is to check is the turbine,...

The easiest thing is to check is the turbine, take off the hose to the turbocharger inlet which exposes the inlet turbine. Grab the center of the turbine and check that it spins freely. There also...
03-22-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By DneprDave

I personally am not interested in more sound from...

I personally am not interested in more sound from under the hood I want what works best. But you could put a high flow air filter in your MINI.
You could put a John Cooper works intake in your...
03-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By DneprDave

The stock intake is a true cold intake, it is...

The stock intake is a true cold intake, it is engineered for the MINI's engine. Most aftermarket cold air intakes aren't even cold air intakes, they take in warm engine air from under the hood. and...
03-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By DneprDave

The stock air intake is the best one, unless you...

The stock air intake is the best one, unless you want more intake noise. Most aftermarket intakes actually reduce horsepower.
03-20-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,073
Posted By DneprDave

There is a gray R55 MINI Clubman in my...

There is a gray R55 MINI Clubman in my neighborhood, I have been waving at it for years, with no response. Just a couple of months ago they started waving back. I guess it pays to be persistent.
03-20-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 81,412
Posted By DneprDave

The head cover is between the turbocharger...

The head cover is between the turbocharger suction and the throttle body, if you haven't blocked off the PCV line to the throttle body.
03-20-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,269
Posted By DneprDave

No, that comment is false.

No, that comment is false.
03-19-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By DneprDave

Have the Autozone guy test the new alternator...

Have the Autozone guy test the new alternator anyway, they can be bad out of the box.
Who does he think he is? He's a clerk, not a mechanic.
03-19-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 81,412
Posted By DneprDave

P1497 means that you have an air leak between the...

P1497 means that you have an air leak between the turbocharger and the throttle body.
I've been running my MINI with the PCV line to the throttle body blocked off and an oil catch can on the PCV...
03-19-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By DneprDave

When I was a poor college student, I used to buy...

When I was a poor college student, I used to buy Snap-On tools. I have 3/8' sockets, ratchets and combination wrenches in SAE, metric and Whitworth. Snap-On's prices have grown much faster than...
03-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,550
Posted By DneprDave

I washed it.

I washed it.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-13-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By DneprDave

But it still has that awful looking front end,...

But it still has that awful looking front end, couldn't they do something about that?
Forum: JCW Garage
03-08-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By DneprDave

That's not true. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act,...

That's not true. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, prohibits manufacturers from denying or voiding a warranty for using aftermarket parts on your car.
...
03-07-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By DneprDave

The MINI oem battery has the vent tube on the...

The MINI oem battery has the vent tube on the positive side of the battery, so you should put the vent tube on the side nearest the positive battery terminal.
03-07-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By DneprDave

My R55 Clubman S with the N14 engine (purchased...

My R55 Clubman S with the N14 engine (purchased new) has been trouble free.
03-07-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By DneprDave

Sunglasses?

Sunglasses?
03-06-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By DneprDave

You misunderstand. My new oem MINI battery was...

You misunderstand. My new oem MINI battery was not strong enough for me to sit in my car and listen to the radio,(a very small electrical load) for even a half an hour, before it was too weak to...
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