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06-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By oldbrokenwind

No need to be sorry, I was wrong about the...

No need to be sorry, I was wrong about the function of the damper. I was in a hurry this AM. My bad!

Damper bolts can be removed using the flywheel locking tool that's part of most timing tool...
06-17-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By oldbrokenwind

When I got up to 280, I added WMI so I can't...

When I got up to 280, I added WMI so I can't comment on personal experience. However, I can comment on power addiction --- it's very difficult to stop adding power once you get started. Waiting 'til...
06-17-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By oldbrokenwind

First of all, are you trying to change the pulley...

First of all, are you trying to change the pulley (center bolt) or the vibration damper (three torx bolts)? Take a look at this illustrated parts list to be sure which you want to change ---...
06-16-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I had to use two different machine shops, 1st one...

I had to use two different machine shops, 1st one couldn't do the balance. Shop around for somebody that can do both jobs.
06-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Your #1 piston looks significantly different,...

Your #1 piston looks significantly different, like it's getting coolant to burn with gas. Have you done a compression / leak down test? Might be more than a coil problem.
06-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Turbo choice depends on HP goals. Most of the...

Turbo choice depends on HP goals. Most of the popular hybrids will get you up to 300WHP, but more than that will require a bigger unit --- Garrett or BW's EFR series. Most reliable hybrid (my...
06-16-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Any chance the vibration has been there all along...

Any chance the vibration has been there all along and you're just now noticing it? It takes awhile to get used to the new-found power and performance associated with a fresh build, and maybe that...
06-15-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

CR numbers will depend on whose equipment you...

CR numbers will depend on whose equipment you use. My Harbor Freight set usually produces about 140 PSI and sometimes lower, while my tuner's set produced the recommended numbers of 160. Expect lower...
06-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Your choice of clutch and flywheel should depend...

Your choice of clutch and flywheel should depend on your intended use. If the CM satisfies your intentions, AND it has the timing hole, go for it. I can assure you, setting the timing as...
06-15-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Can't use just any map --- gotta have the same...

Can't use just any map --- gotta have the same map ID number as your ECU software, i.e., mine is H810B and here's a partial list of maps I have (the others are custom for my build) --- Since I've...
06-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Compression testing on a cold engine will produce...

Compression testing on a cold engine will produce numbers slightly lower than a hot engine. Your objective is to get numbers within 10 PSI or so of each other. Any large deviation is an indication of...
06-13-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 539,152
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Check out RPM Power Canada, located in Vancouver,...

Check out RPM Power Canada, located in Vancouver, the "local" source for RPM tunes. Supposedly comparable to Manic, and Mario pushes both. Better to have it installed directly than mailing the ECU.
06-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Like I said above, without this timing hole in...

Like I said above, without this timing hole in the flywheel, timing CANNOT be set properly. It will not affect current timing, unless something else is done that causes timing to be disrupted. You'll...
06-12-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Looks like both these gaskets are shot. However,...

Looks like both these gaskets are shot. However, since both oil and coolant are under pressure, I don't see a path for either one to leak into the other. Maybe when you get the assembly apart, you'll...
06-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 539,152
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If you don't have the AP yet, I strongly advise...

If you don't have the AP yet, I strongly advise you keep it that way. Manic is a much better option and can also provide the exhaust pop you want. Check out the Manic website, look for a local...
06-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By oldbrokenwind

MrGrumpy, if you'll clean up your mailboxes, I...

MrGrumpy, if you'll clean up your mailboxes, I can respond to your PM. Let me know when it's ready?
06-11-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Just did a search on NGK's web site. Noticed this...

Just did a search on NGK's web site. Noticed this plug uses a 14mm socket instead of the usual 16mm. Also noted they're $16 each and on national backorder. I haven't tried them but don't see any...
06-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I've seen a couple threads that say JMTC...

I've seen a couple threads that say JMTC flywheels don't have the hole for locking the flywheel when setting / checking timing. Be sure to check for this feature with any flywheel you buy. There is...
06-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Are you sure the smoke was coming from the...

Are you sure the smoke was coming from the solenoid? There's a plastic tank in the same area, and if it leaks you could have the same problem. Also, double check the vacuum hoses --- they soften...
06-11-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By oldbrokenwind

There are "hi-flow" catted DP's available ---...

There are "hi-flow" catted DP's available --- Mario gets a lot of publicity with his. Probably others available from NAM vendors.

MrGrumpy, if you want to receive a PM, you gotta clean out your...
06-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If you can find the $$$, go for an OS Giken STR...

If you can find the $$$, go for an OS Giken STR series clutch / flywheel package. Minimum chatter with aluminum and very reliable, even when handling 300+ WHP and 400ft-lbs torque.
06-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By oldbrokenwind

When I had a similar "popping out of gear"...

When I had a similar "popping out of gear" problem (5th gear), it turned out to be a worn bushing on the tranny linkage. Could also be the shaft linkage, which is splined, was mated wrong when...
06-09-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If your "small pastils" is the freeze plug...

If your "small pastils" is the freeze plug looking thing, it should be replaceable. Pretty sure I've seen threads here that described oil leaks from that plug --- bad seal, not perforated. Might be...
06-09-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By oldbrokenwind

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1098x730/screen_shot_2019_06_09_at_12_07_41_pm_d097288d2d1f8e58155f5041731193177908a23a.png
Take a look at items 13 and 15 in the...
06-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Do the other upgrades first and wait for the...

Do the other upgrades first and wait for the clutch to start slipping. By then, you should have more info on which clutch will be best for you --- and you'll probably have higher goals too, power is...
06-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By oldbrokenwind

If the squeeling is there while car is not...

If the squeeling is there while car is not moving, don't worry about non-engine parts. When replacing or inspecting tensioner / friction wheel parts, it's a good time to replace the belt too.
06-09-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Most likely the oil seal. The vibration damper...

Most likely the oil seal. The vibration damper can be removed (and will NOT affect timing) for a better look at it, without loosening the main crank bolt (which WILL affect timing).
06-07-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Normal temp in 2nd gen mini's is about 220 deg F....

Normal temp in 2nd gen mini's is about 220 deg F. Even tho it's summer, run the heater for awhile to get air out of those hoses. Also push the "MAX A/C" button and run it like that for awhile too....
06-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Been busy all day, sorry for the delay. ...

Been busy all day, sorry for the delay.

Pulled up the antenna part number on RealOEM and found 4 different ones. Two are "ended" 65203450762...
06-02-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Talk to the head shop about seating the FI seals...

Talk to the head shop about seating the FI seals for you. His price might be less than the tool price and it's pretty much a one-time use tool --- not used often unless you specialize in Mini repair....
06-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Mine has been completely removed since late 2010,...

Mine has been completely removed since late 2010, and AM / FM reception is still fine. And I live in the boondocks, with a mountain range between me and the big city. If you really want a...
06-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Definitely, maybe even sooner, while waiting for...

Definitely, maybe even sooner, while waiting for an OCC, to see if it affects the oil consumption. Consider a dual OCC, to save space?

Or re-configure your existing setup and put the side port...
06-02-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

I can't imagine seals and rings preventing a pump...

I can't imagine seals and rings preventing a pump from locking up, 'specially an old one. I'm told they aren't that expensive, compared to the HPFP, so I'd invest in a complete unit, made in the USA....
06-01-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Bentley manual is good, newtis is better. I use...

Bentley manual is good, newtis is better. I use both.

The Mini part number is the one I used before I found the same kit at forum vendors. It has all the needed gaskets, o-rings, etc. I ordered...
06-01-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Rear PCV port is active when manifold pressure is...

Rear PCV port is active when manifold pressure is at or near zero --- vacuum. PCV activity switches to the side port during boost, which is the least often during normal daily driving conditions....
06-01-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Blocking the rear PCV port will cause positive...

Blocking the rear PCV port will cause positive crankcase pressure. I strongly suggest an OCC there.
06-01-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldbrokenwind

One more gasket set --- the one with all the...

One more gasket set --- the one with all the gaskets for "stuff" attached to the head. And if you remove the fuel injectors, there's a special tool needed to put it back together --- injector seals...
06-01-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Compression / leak-down check? Hopefully you...

Compression / leak-down check? Hopefully you replaced the valve stem seals, they're a good source for oil leaks. Bad PCV can cause crankcase positive pressure, forcing oil thru turbo seals and into...
05-28-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Why not take a trip to your local muffler shop...

Why not take a trip to your local muffler shop and talk to them about options. They can easily provide product at a much better price, and should have the experience to suggest a muffler / resonator...
05-27-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By oldbrokenwind

With all these different faults, I'd guess at a...

With all these different faults, I'd guess at a low battery problem. I've read that a low battery can cause all kinds of random problems.

Hopefully, during any recent engine bay work, all...
05-26-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By oldbrokenwind

At the risk of hijacking this thread, I'm also...

At the risk of hijacking this thread, I'm also interested in how MWMWMWM is solving his problem with the cam caps. Updates from both of you?
Forum: JCW Garage
05-26-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Hi again Ludopo, were you able to get the Garrett...

Hi again Ludopo, were you able to get the Garrett over 22PSI? Tuning or FCD's? And what kind of WHP are you putting down now? Added boost should add to your earlier 300 numbers.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-25-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Smog testing in NV is a county option. My county,...

Smog testing in NV is a county option. My county, Lyon, doesn't require it.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-25-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By oldbrokenwind

You're partially correct, low speed handling is...

You're partially correct, low speed handling is different. However, it's easily compensated with the gearbox --- downshift before punching it, including corner recovery. Traction is retained with...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Couple things to note --- UK dyno results...

Couple things to note ---

UK dyno results are usually in BHP while USA dynos are almost always in WHP --- gotta consider this when comparing numbers. Using an online conversion chart, my 383 WHP...
05-17-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By oldbrokenwind

N14 Custom Exhaust Manifold

I’ve been looking for a long-tube header as my next upgrade. All I can find are a couple from Italy —- Scara73. RPM Canada is developing one but it’s only available as part of their stage 4 upgrade...
05-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Here's the timing hole in my '07MCS OEM flywheel,...

Here's the timing hole in my '07MCS OEM flywheel, marked with an arrow. Other 3 holes around the perimeter are probably for OEM balancing.
...
05-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Here's a link to a very detailed cam replacement...

Here's a link to a very detailed cam replacement procedure, for my '07 MCS --- https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r56-cooper-s-hat_200709/repair-manuals/11-engine/11-31-camshaft/1VnY7d2Xnh --- It...
05-10-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By oldbrokenwind

That's a good way to handle it if you're gonna...

That's a good way to handle it if you're gonna sell the car right away --- next owner won't have any way to check / set the timing. You're better off in the long run to take your spare flywheel with...
05-10-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By oldbrokenwind

Time for you to learn about the illustrated parts...

Time for you to learn about the illustrated parts list for Mini's --- http://www.realoem.com/bmw/index.do --- just enter the last seven characters of your VIN then browse for the part numbers you...
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