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10-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By SteveS

I tried to use a Mahl OX-175D oil filter today....

I tried to use a Mahl OX-175D oil filter today. It would not install. The I.D. of the hole in the top of the filter was too small to fit onto the engine. I measured the ID of the filter tops when...
08-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By SteveS

Not too light or you'll hate it!! From...

Not too light or you'll hate it!! From experience. Had a light weight Comp Clutch and between that and the RMW race cam I burnt thru the clutch in a year, even trying to start up easy. You need at...
08-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS

Stock or equivalent. Perhaps the Valejo's, unless...

Stock or equivalent. Perhaps the Valejo's, unless you have lots of power. The aftermarket ones have some issues with engagement - very little range from disengaged to fully engaged.
04-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveS

I always have a CEL on. Jan (RMW) says its a bad...

I always have a CEL on. Jan (RMW) says its a bad ECU

Taking foot off gas pedal causes engine rpms to increase. This is not related to clutch. It is not related to flywheel. It is not related to...
03-30-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveS

I don't/wouldn't have the Sprint Booster.

I don't/wouldn't have the Sprint Booster.
03-29-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveS

engine blipping by self when lifting off throttle

I don't know if this is a "Yo-yo" problem or something else. When I shift at relative low rpms (<5000 rpm) driving easy and let off the gas as I shift the rpms don't just hang, they actually...
03-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,697
Posted By SteveS

I have a 2003 with new engine supplied by RMW. ...

I have a 2003 with new engine supplied by RMW. The engine is great. However the installer experienced problems with the engine wiring harness and had to replace it. You might want to do that or...
03-02-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,168
Posted By SteveS

RMW recommended and installed a Competition...

RMW recommended and installed a Competition Clutch stage 4. when they rebuilt my engine.

I'm running 262 hp. and 207 ft. lb tq. Stock would probably be marginal, though certainly driveability of...
03-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,823
Posted By SteveS

Did the rebuilder replace the gears which drive...

Did the rebuilder replace the gears which drive the water pump?

Did they replace the oil seals and bearings?

Do they apply new teflon coating on the rotors?
02-28-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 108,295
Posted By SteveS

No, it is not the light weight flywheel. Lifting...

No, it is not the light weight flywheel. Lifting off the gas does not stop the engine from speeding up. There is a momentary (half second or more by my estimation) increase in engine speed when I...
02-25-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 108,295
Posted By SteveS

I don't know if I have the Yo-yo problem, but I...

I don't know if I have the Yo-yo problem, but I have some problem. Note, my car is modified, but has 15%, stock s/c. When I shift at relative low rpms, driving easy. when I let off the gas, the rpms...
02-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,243
Posted By SteveS

I chose it over the OBX. $660 or so with...

I chose it over the OBX. $660 or so with bearings from Tousley Ford in MN.

I chose it over the $400 OBX for peace of mind.

It hooks up very well when you get on it out of a turn. It pulls the...
02-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,910
Posted By SteveS

My stock clutch and flywheel worked fine for 200...

My stock clutch and flywheel worked fine for 200 ft lb tq. at wheels.

Unless you have lots of power adders, the stock clutch is hard to beat .

I have Competition Clutch stage 4 (installed in...
02-02-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 65,532
Posted By SteveS

First run on new RMW rebuilt 1.6. Rebuild...

First run on new RMW rebuilt 1.6.

Rebuild necessitated by low compression (150, 100, 100, 100). Rings/cylinders worn out. Seems a lot stronger than Dyno shows. CP pistons, RMW track cam, RMW head...
01-31-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,839
Posted By SteveS

[QUOTE=GumbyLara;3032249]Well, the previous owner...

[QUOTE=GumbyLara;3032249]Well, the previous owner of my car had an Alta CAI with the stock intake tube, the heat shield, and the foam filter. I have NEVER had luck with foam filters for some reason,...
01-31-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,772
Posted By SteveS

Did the race mini have a harmonic damper? Why...

Did the race mini have a harmonic damper? Why did it fail? A flaw in the forging? Would analysis of the fracture tell?
01-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By SteveS

Are you serious or joking? Some people...

Are you serious or joking?

Some people choose to turn off the DSC. Press that toggle on your control panel for a couple of seconds and the lighted triangle comes on. This way, when your tires...
12-17-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By SteveS

I have no experience with coilovers except for...

I have no experience with coilovers except for the JIC/Cross on my car. They seem to work well.

Grassroots Motorsports recently had a little story about KW's and the QC and testing they are put...
Forum: Suspension
12-15-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,095
Posted By SteveS

LCA bushings

I had Danny put Bavauto offset LCA bushings on and they have held up ok for 50,000 miles.

Here is pic of them from here - someone else:
...
12-15-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,697
Posted By SteveS

Looks like it is all done. Please let us have...

Looks like it is all done. Please let us have your performance impression. What are specs of the engine?
12-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By SteveS

If you autocross, there may be rules which limit...

If you autocross, there may be rules which limit the mods you can make at the risk of bumping you into a class in which you will be uncompetitive. If you just track for fun, then everything is open....
12-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By SteveS

Here is link to cam change out instructions....

Here is link to cam change out instructions. There are variations. I had someone do it for me who used no special tools.

http://www.werkinmini.com/R50-R53%20Camshaft%20Installation.pdf
Forum: JCW Garage
12-10-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,998
Posted By SteveS

What is your budget? $400 or so will get you...

What is your budget?

$400 or so will get you an excellent tune (RMW) which maximizes your performance with existing hardware.

No on bigger pulley. 15% is big enough, and your at 11%, so very...
12-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By SteveS

I have 2003, with (last dyno tune 2 months ago)...

I have 2003, with (last dyno tune 2 months ago) 255 hp/ 201 tq at wheels, with (approximate dollars here)
RMW head and tune - $2700 plus dyno time
15% pulley $150
cam 400
obx header and install...
12-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By SteveS

You need to figure out what you want to do with...

You need to figure out what you want to do with the car, (track, drag, SCCA autocross or pleasure), how much you want to pay, total, then talk with a tuner to maximize the bang for the buck. From...
12-08-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By SteveS

Transmission Lube

I called Redline a week ago for their recommendation of tranny lube. I told them I'm putting in a Torsen differential (Ford SVT, same as Quaife). I was told to use their MTL (75/80).
11-18-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,953
Posted By SteveS

There is a video on Youtube somewhere of...

There is a video on Youtube somewhere of splitting the trans and replacing the dif. Seems easy.
11-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,420
Posted By SteveS

So, tell us about how the engine worked out. What...

So, tell us about how the engine worked out. What is performance and economy like?
11-15-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By SteveS

Can you do an update on the Cusco performance and...

Can you do an update on the Cusco performance and Stage 4 Clutch performance? I'm facing decisions soon on this.
10-08-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,725
Posted By SteveS

Rmw Street Cam

I have personal dyno experience with the RMW street cam. My dyno charts are at post 11 and post 16 of this thread:
...
10-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,627
Posted By SteveS

Here is excellent pictorial story of clutch and...

Here is excellent pictorial story of clutch and transmission removal, and replacement along with installation of Quaife:

http://lyle.smu.edu/rcam/cpm3v/miniclutch/miniclutch01.htm
09-16-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,120
Posted By SteveS

RMW street cam

Check my dyno charts on this thread:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=3129340

Posts 11 and 16. Very good performance bump. Only change is cam....
09-16-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 65,532
Posted By SteveS

This is follow on to post 11 above. Since the...

This is follow on to post 11 above. Since the test, have replaced fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, fuel filter and pre-cat oxygen sensor.

Only mod between 6/24/10 dyno in post 11 above and...
09-14-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,837
Posted By SteveS

Thanks all. Process is well described above....

Thanks all.
Process is well described above. I got some help. Points learned: To remove injector connectors, squeeze the metal clip and pull straight out. To move injector harness where it...
09-12-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,837
Posted By SteveS

Help - how do you remove fuel pressure regulator

I need help.
I'm trying to replace the fuel pressure regulator. I do not have a repair manual. Looking at the motor, it looks like I have to remove the two bolts which hold the fuel rail to the...
Forum: How to
09-03-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 96,901
Posted By SteveS

Fuel pump replacement

Can anyone tell me how to replace the fuel pump on 2003 MCS? Is it pretty much disconnect, remove and replace? Is there any pressure relief step before opening up the fuel tank?
08-04-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveS

Here is pic of new/correct O2 sensor. Note the...

Here is pic of new/correct O2 sensor. Note the slots in the sides of it.
07-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveS

WARNING! Use Factory Oxygen Sensor

My car was throwing codes. P2097 Post Catalytic fuel trim sensor, too rich bank 1.

I bought online 2 oxygen sensors. The online store - Partsgeek, listed the them as Bosch with same p/n. I had...
06-24-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 65,532
Posted By SteveS

Day at the Dyno: baseline today: 184 tq, 230...

Day at the Dyno:
baseline today: 184 tq, 230 hp. after 197 tq, 245 hp (about 80deg. F.)
(11/07 was 189 tq, 239 hp after tune, about 70 deg. F.)
The change '07 to '10 was RMW street cam)
Today...
04-28-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,897
Posted By SteveS

ferodo ds2500 brake pads work great with stock 03...

ferodo ds2500 brake pads work great with stock 03 calipers, just very dirty. No squeek, and they stop awsome even at the track. Work real well cold through hot. Last a long time too.
04-26-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,281
Posted By SteveS

Thanks for your thoughts. I'll just have to wait...

Thanks for your thoughts. I'll just have to wait to see if the adaptives will clear. I can reset them - somewhere I recall writing down the procedure.

Car runs fine though, but lousy economy. ...
04-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,281
Posted By SteveS

Bump. Anyone?

Bump.

Anyone?
04-20-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By SteveS

I have a 2003 MCS. I had powerflex bushings in...

I have a 2003 MCS. I had powerflex bushings in the lower mount only. They did cause a lot of "buffeting" or NVH at idle. I lived with it for a couple of years, and recently removed the item and...
04-20-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,281
Posted By SteveS

Check Engine Light, code 08343 and P0130

My check engine has been on for a while.

First it threw a P2097 code - Post Catalytic fuel trim sensor, too rich bank 1.

I had both oxygen sensors replaced (Bosch)

That did not clear the...
03-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 73,684
Posted By SteveS

You are not taking engine over 5,000 rpm? What...

You are not taking engine over 5,000 rpm? What have you been told about engine break-in technique? Not to hijack this thread, as this is a controversial topic. But some believe running hard seats...
03-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By SteveS

engine differences

See this file:

http://idisk.mac.com/thezachs/Public/MCS_Powertrain.pdf

It explains the differences between R53 cooper and cooper s
02-22-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By SteveS

Just remember that there are significant...

Just remember that there are significant differences between the supercharged and non-supercharged short-block. Crank, bearings, rods, pistons, valves and other things. Don't replace with the cooper...
02-18-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,310
Posted By SteveS

2003 R53 Hood Release Cables

Recently I found my hood release would just barely unlatch the hood. The hood would not pop up, but if someone pulled the latch I could lift the hood up. I figured out that the cables must be a...
01-27-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,288
Posted By SteveS

This is freaking unbelievable!! Will do! Talk...

This is freaking unbelievable!! Will do! Talk about retroactive perks. RMW/Jan is top notch! Thanks.

Future freeby suggestion - RMW to embroider a listing of all the items on the bill of the hat...
01-26-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,288
Posted By SteveS

Is that true? Well then, where's my hat?

Is that true? Well then, where's my hat?
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