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Forum: JCW Garage
05-26-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By RB-MINI

Looking at the third pic on this link it looks...

Looking at the third pic on this link it looks like you are missing the outer portion and only have the inner brace which backs up the grill.

https://www.outmotoring.com/speaker-grill.html
Forum: JCW Garage
05-26-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure what the rear grilles look like on a...

Not sure what the rear grilles look like on a cab, but it looks like the grille is missing on your car. The rear hardtop grilles are not round and kind of look like large shark fins beacause the rear...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-26-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By RB-MINI

The rears don’t say HK, but they’ll be silver...

The rears don’t say HK, but they’ll be silver like the fronts and have a frame surrounding the mesh grille. Non HK has black grilles without the frame.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 25,779
Posted By RB-MINI

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by...

A Justa pulley might physically fit, but going by the fact that the engines came with different pulley designs from the factory there must be a reason why it's not a good idea to use one on an S.
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Forum: JCW Garage
05-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 25,779
Posted By RB-MINI

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look...

Although Amazon says they’ll fit an S, those look like Justa crank pulleys. I realize descriptions aren’t
always accurate, but the Bapmic only lists Justas in the title, and looking up the URO part...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-11-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 25,779
Posted By RB-MINI

Wow, this car is really making things difficult...

Wow, this car is really making things difficult for you. :mad:

I suggest an ATI, but a PRW fluid gel damper is also good, and a better value. ATI and PRW both have a 2% that will go well with your...
05-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20,382
Views: 2,498,454
Posted By RB-MINI

For California DMV, MNNI = BMW MINI and MINI =...

For California DMV, MNNI = BMW MINI and MINI = Classic Mini
05-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By RB-MINI

Yes, they're often replaced to get rid of the...

Yes, they're often replaced to get rid of the radio control car look.
05-07-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

:thumbsup: Got it mixed up with the R52

:thumbsup: Got it mixed up with the R52
05-07-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By RB-MINI

Original 16" on my '05 R53. The flexible one on...

Original 16" on my '05 R53. The flexible one on your R52 looks like the Honda S2000/Element/CR-V antenna which was a popular mod.
05-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

You'll have to transfer the wires from the new...

You'll have to transfer the wires from the new aux connector to the existing connector on the back of the radio since it also has wires for the factory NAV. Also, the aux in and cd changer use...
05-07-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure if you can tap the wire somewhere closer...

Not sure if you can tap the wire somewhere closer to the dash or BCM, but the plug for the rear fog should be right above the exhaust tips, behind the black plate where the the pre-facelift backup...
05-06-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

So just to clear up my quickly written post, you...

So just to clear up my quickly written post, you put the completely empty cartridge back into the cd changer, let it read all 6 slots, then ejected the cartridge, added cd's, then re-inserted and...
05-06-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

:thumbsup: You still might have to swap the...

:thumbsup:

You still might have to swap the pins over to your factory plug so check out steps 10 and 11 in the MINI instructions I linked to for details. You'll just have to figure out the wiring...
05-06-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

Looking again at the 2nd gen aux, it looks like...

Looking again at the 2nd gen aux, it looks like you can probably move the 3 wires for the audio to the existing plug in your radio just leave the USB non-functioning. The USB might be able to be...
05-06-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By RB-MINI

You should be able to add the aux input with the...

You should be able to add the aux input with the cd changer still hooked up, but you might have to swap the aux wires/pins to the existing plug in the back of the radio. The aux with USB pictured...
05-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 30,001
Posted By RB-MINI

I've read conflicting posts over the years about...

I've read conflicting posts over the years about the R56 trailing arm conversion. Some say you have to use 1st gen sensors, some say they used 2nd gen sensors, and others are vague and dont say which...
04-23-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By RB-MINI

Correct, the 1st gen kit was called the MINI...

Correct, the 1st gen kit was called the MINI aerodynamics package and was not JCW branded accessory, although it’s often called the JCW aero kit by mistake. There was also an aero rear wing available...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,315
Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure how it ended up in the US, or if it was...

Not sure how it ended up in the US, or if it was from a pre or post sale conversion, but there was a JCW engine for sale with this style of plate about two months ago in Northern CA.
04-16-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,478
Posted By RB-MINI

Not sure if anything changed for the newer...

Not sure if anything changed for the newer transmissions, but 35-45 C (95-113 F) is what I've seen for the Gen 1 and 2's.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-21-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By RB-MINI

Welcome! How many miles/km on the...

Welcome!

How many miles/km on the transmission? Hopefully some fluid changes or valve body adjustments will solve the issues. More info can be found in this thread:...
03-19-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By RB-MINI

I think the lighter assembly is the same in all...

I think the lighter assembly is the same in all first gens, but ECSTuning can probably give you the answer as he owns an R52 and almost always has the answer to questions regarding them.
03-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By RB-MINI

A bulb in this lights up the ring:...

A bulb in this lights up the ring: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/bulb-socket/61346915065~oem/
Forum: Detailing 101
03-18-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By RB-MINI

Manufacturers usually pad print calipers and...

Manufacturers usually pad print calipers and don't clear coat. Most DIY'ers use vinyl decals, but they might not hold up depending on the quality of vinyl and how hard you drive the car, even under...
03-11-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By RB-MINI

I don't remember the socket configuration of the...

I don't remember the socket configuration of the pre-facelift fog light, but there should be a place for it in the housing. I think the factory fog light option only lights up one side even though...
03-11-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By RB-MINI

If your car has the regular grille in the hood,...

If your car has the regular grille in the hood, the driving light bracket slide through the slats. The brackets would have been riveted to the hood and cutting is only needed if you have the...
03-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By RB-MINI

1. Switch "2" is the factory driving/rally light...

1. Switch "2" is the factory driving/rally light switch which are normally in front of the upper grille. As wired from the factory, and in accordance with DOT(?) law, they would only come on with the...
02-18-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By RB-MINI

This might help with the warning lights and...

This might help with the warning lights and options: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/electrical/231785-r53-ncs-expert-guide-add-in.html

There was also a recent thread with the same...
02-18-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By RB-MINI

The problem with any used center cluster (NAV,...

The problem with any used center cluster (NAV, Chrono, or even the same big speedo) is you won’t be able to change the mileage from the donor car. Check out what your odometer is reading now, vs what...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-28-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By RB-MINI

Welcome! Was this Courtney Letica's...

Welcome!

Was this Courtney Letica's challenge car?

Also, did the Challenge cars have lighter weight BBS R90 wheels, or are they the same really heavy (24+ lbs.) R90's from production MINI's?...
01-26-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,518
Posted By RB-MINI

You should be able to get another overflow tube...

You should be able to get another overflow tube from ECS Tuning for about $20. The transmission fluid level should be set with the car level with a fluid temp between 95 - 113F. If the temp is too...
01-24-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 103,932
Posted By RB-MINI

Congratulations on your MC40! Not sure if I...

Congratulations on your MC40!

Not sure if I would consider the air intake or the whole 210hp JCW kit not period correct for an MC40 since both JCW kits were dealer add-ons/accessories at the time,...
01-23-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By RB-MINI

With NAV there's already a plug at the back of...

With NAV there's already a plug at the back of the radio where the aux wires connect. You should be able to add the aux wires to the NAV connector according to the pin configuration for the radio....
01-23-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By RB-MINI

The MINI Goodwood is an S with a non S hood. Not...

The MINI Goodwood is an S with a non S hood. Not sure if anything else is different to make it fit though.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 25,779
Posted By RB-MINI

Congrats, after all of that work it must be...

Congrats, after all of that work it must be really satisfying to finally be driving it!
01-21-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By RB-MINI

I thought the belts didn’t last as long with a...

I thought the belts didn’t last as long with a 17% since the pulley was smaller and the belt was dealing with a tighter bend. If going with a 15% + 2% ATI, what size belt is needed?
01-20-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By RB-MINI

The tensioner shouldn't really go bad because of...

The tensioner shouldn't really go bad because of a stretched or slightly big belt, more so from age or physical damage like from belt breaking. If the belt breaks, not only do you lose boost, power...
01-20-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By RB-MINI

The tab in that position shows the belt has...

The tab in that position shows the belt has stretched or is too long. In general, with the correct sized belt for whatever pulley is installed, the tab would be somewhere in the range of a half and...
01-18-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By RB-MINI

You should also be able to use a purple haze gas...

You should also be able to use a purple haze gas door from a cabrio. Both the regular and S cabs have painted covers.
Forum: 1st Gear
01-15-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By RB-MINI

Yep, updating to v32 will eliminate having to...

Yep, updating to v32 will eliminate having to accept the warning. It also has a 3D map mode and updates some other things I don't remember. If you're lucky the dealer or one of the techs will still...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-15-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By RB-MINI

:thumbsup: Those are good looking tips on...

:thumbsup:

Those are good looking tips on the stock exhaust. Do you know what brand they are? Also, not sure if your NAV firmware has been updated, but the latest(last?) version has the warning...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By RB-MINI

The conflicting information is probably because...

The conflicting information is probably because the tab is not specifically a gauge to determine belt tension. From what I've read, one hole showing is generally ideal and half to none is usually an...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-14-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By RB-MINI

That's a really nice MINI, and an aero kit and...

That's a really nice MINI, and an aero kit and LSD to boot! :thumbsup:

i would probably go ahead and change the belt since it's not expensive and can do some damage if it breaks. Also, check with...
01-03-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By RB-MINI

Was the power antenna wire on the new head unit...

Was the power antenna wire on the new head unit connected? Even though a car doesn’t have a “power antenna”, they often have an antenna amplifier/module and the power antenna or remote turn on lead...
01-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By RB-MINI

:thumbsup: It still would be a good idea to...

:thumbsup: It still would be a good idea to secure the drain tubes when you have some time to prevent issues in the future.

In the rear, sources besides the hatch seal and SR drains are the third...
12-31-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By RB-MINI

It usually isn’t clogged drains, it’s the rubber...

It usually isn’t clogged drains, it’s the rubber tubes connected to the drains come off and the water drains down the pillar to the carpet, damaging the BCM module on the passenger side in the...
12-31-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By RB-MINI

The longer pads are normal for the facelift...

The longer pads are normal for the facelift MINI’s. I don’t think you can switch pads as the way they attach is different, but you should be able to switch the entire door panels. Since you have...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-27-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By RB-MINI

The pepper white MINI has some great mods. Looks...

The pepper white MINI has some great mods. Looks like it also has a Tarret 3 piece swaybar. :thumbsup: Haven’t seen too many of those.

I also like how the car has been debadged and is running...
12-26-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By RB-MINI

The rain sensing wipers on my ‘05 need to be...

The rain sensing wipers on my ‘05 need to be ”reset” every time the car is started by turning the wiper switch to the off position, then back to auto, or make sure you turn the wipers off when you’re...
12-26-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By RB-MINI

I think the textured paint is no longer available...

I think the textured paint is no longer available from MINI. You might try using SEM textured paint to see how close the match is. You can buy SEM textured paint in rattle cans or by the quart. It’s...
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